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Lead Preschool Counselor for Noahs Ark Summer Camp
JCC of Greater Baltimore
3506 Gwynnbrook Ave
Rosenbloom Campus
Owings Mills, MD 21117

Principal Responsibilities:

SUMMARY:

Noah's Ark Summer Camp is about discovery, exploration, and friendships. We provide children with incredible experiences both indoors and outdoors, including swim, sports, music and movement, nature and gardening, Israeli Culture, farm to table cooking, arts and crafts, weekly Shabbat sing-a-longs and so much more! Our camp counselors work collaboratively to take advantage of all that summer has to offer, leaving campers with a memorable summer experience.

As a Lead Camp Counselor, you are responsible for providing a safe and stimulating environment which allows children to develop a sense of independence and encourages mutual respect. You will develop daily activities and experiences that promote discovery, increase children's awareness and problem-solving skills, inspires them to delve deeper in their learning and explorations and express their creativity.

As a Lead Counselor, you are primarily responsible for communicating information to parents and the director regularly. You would develop and implement a high-quality camp program for the children which reflects the vision and values of the Noah's Ark and the JCC as a whole.


ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

Teaching

Administrative & Classroom

Communication & Community


Work Environment:

The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate to high.

Physical Demands:

The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to move from standing to crouching and to sitting on the floor and back to standing. Physical stamina is required to bend, stand, lift up to 35 pounds, work with children on the floor, work outdoors in a variety of temperatures, and the mobility to ensure the supervision and safety of children. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, peripheral vision, depth perception, and the ability to adjust focus.

Please note all active staff are required to show proof of full vaccination status as a condition of employment as of November 15, 2021.

This job description is not intended to be all-inclusive, and incumbent will also perform other reasonably related business duties as assigned by supervisor or other management as required. The JCC reserves the right to revise or change job duties as the needs arise. This job description does not constitute a written or implied contract of employment.

The Jewish Community Center of Greater Baltimore is proud to be an equal opportunity employer. In keeping with our Jewish values, we are dedicated to a policy of non-discrimination in employment on the basis of race, religion, color, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, national origin, age, marital status, citizenship, veteran's status, physical or mental disability that does not prohibit the performance of essential job functions (with or without reasonable accommodation) or any other basis protected by federal, or applicable, state or local law. We welcome everyone interested in our mission to join us. If you require accommodations, please contact us and we will make every effort to meet your needs.

Minimum Qualifications:

Qualifications:

Required:

 Bachelor's degree in a child related field from an accredited college or university or the ability to meet Maryland requirements for employment in a preschool setting with mandated coursework completed (90 Hours Certification)
 Minimum of 2 years experience working with children
 Strong communication skills
 Strong organizational skills
 Ability to relate to young children and adults
 Ability to actively engage with children in a developmentally appropriate manner
 Working knowledge of the growth and development of young children and ability to utilize this information
 Ability to act independently in the classroom setting
 Ability and willingness to work with a team
 Possesses Certifications and coursework required by Licensing, or willingness to complete (CPR, Child Abuse Awareness and Prevention, Developmental Screening, ADA, Breastfeeding for Infant Toddler staff, Basic Health and Safety, COVID Course)
 Ability to multitask and maintain proper ratios/supervision at all times

 Ability to recognize safety hazards and protect children from harm

Salary:

Under $25,000

Agency Information:

JCC membership is like becoming a part of a family, everyone truly is welcome! Drop by and take a tour; you won't believe how many wonderful recreational, educational, social and cultural activities you will find here. There really is something for everyone! Members enjoy a wide variety of benefits including free group fitness classes and use of our Fitness Center, Aquatics Center, Parenting Center, Teen Center and Performing Arts Center. Special member rates save you money on many classes and events as well.