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Mental Health Professional
NJY Camps
21 Plymouth St
Fairfield, NJ 07004

Principal Responsibilities:

Position Summary:

NJY Teen Camp (TAC) is seeking an energetic, creative, and passionate leader to serve as our camp's Mental Health Professional. This MESSH (Mental, Emotional, Social, and Spiritual Health) Professional serves a key role in the overall camper care and staff care of our community, both for Teen Camp campers and staff. Under the supervision of the Teen Programs Director and the NJY full-time Mental Health professional, the MESSH professional is responsible for the development of successful mental health support structures for teen campers and staff. This is a seasonal summer full-time non-exempt position, with part-time hours before summer session begins.


Pre and post camp:

During the summer season:

Salary and Benefits:

  1. Salary range of $6000-$7500 , commensurate with experience
  2. Private Room & Board Provided
  3. Discounted camp fees for children (if applicable)

To Apply:

Please submit a cover letter and resume to with subject: MESSH, Teen Camp

NJY Camps provides equal employment opportunities to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, age, sex (including pregnancy), sexual orientation, gender identity, disability, or any other characteristic protected by law. NJY Camps encourages individuals from underrepresented groups to apply. In order to increase equity in hiring, NJY Camps prefers not to receive informal referrals from individuals with personal connections to NJY Camps and cannot factor such referrals into the selection of candidates for interviews.

This job description is intended to convey information essential to understand the scope of the position. It is not intended to be an exhaustive list of skills, efforts, duties, or responsibilities associated with the position.

Minimum Qualifications:


  1. A Graduate or higher level degree in a mental health field
  2. Familiarity with Jewish values, customs, and culture is preferred
  3. Previous experience in a camp, school, or similar setting preferred.
  4. At least 3 years of relevant experience
  5. Experience supporting children, teenagers, and/or adult mental, emotional, social, and spiritual health - in proactive and reactive ways
  6. An ability to think critically and act swiftly in high stress situations
  7. Attention to detail in documentation and maintaining records
  8. Excellent written and verbal communication skills and comfort in communication with teens and young adults
  9. The inclination to be a caring, empathetic, patient, hardworking, and diligent professional who takes initiative and is creative, enthusiastic, open-minded, and high-energy
  10. Strong abilities to function both independently and as part of a team



Agency Information:

About NJY Camps:

NJY Camps (NJY) is one of North America's premier Jewish summer camp networks. Comprising five overnight summer camps, NJY serves children of all ages, backgrounds, and abilities. NJY's mission focuses on supporting the growth and development of every individual member of its community so that they can learn new skills, develop greater self-confidence, and foster a strong Jewish identity. Having recently celebrated its centennial anniversary, NJY is reimagining its next 100 years. NJY Camps serves more than 3300 campers, over 800 summer staff, across 2000 acres of land.

Teen Camp (TAC) is NJY Camps' co-ed overnight camp and travel program for teens entering grades 10 & 11. For more information, please visit our website.