The purpose of this position is to support campers and counselors in Hand-in-Hand. Hand in Hand the inclusion program within Day Camps@the J. The Unit Head will supervise and manage the daily operations of the Tzofim (3-5 grade) and Naarim (6-8 grade) Hand-in-Hand groups. The Unit Head will assist the Hand-in-Hand counselors (8-10 counselors) on a daily basis with camper concerns, schedules, and behavior management. The Unit Head will work with the Hand-in-Hand staff in implementing proper supports for campers with various needs and abilities and will advise Hand-in-Hand staff how best to work with each camper's needs. The Unit Head will also attend Hand in Hand morning sessions and collaborate with Hand in Hand staff to make inclusion of campers with special needs successful. Hand in Hand is a six week specialty camp of Day Camps @ The J that assists campers with various social needs.
The Unit Head should have knowledge and experience working with kids with various needs and abilities. The Unit Head will report directly to the Director of Inclusion.
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The Stamford Jewish Community Center is a cultural, educational and recreational center, offering exceptional programs, classes and special events designed to enrich the mind, body and spirit. While we are driven by the Jewish values of welcoming guests, kindness, respect, and communal responsibility, we warmly welcome people of all ages, faiths, ethnicities and backgrounds.