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Camp Haverim Head Assistant Teacher Position
Kaplen JCC on the Palisades
411 E. Clinton Ave.
Tenafly, NJ 07670

Principal Responsibilities:

August 15-26, 2022

Camp Haverim is a two-week camp for children and teens with autism and other cognitive and developmental delays, with sufficient communication and self-help skills, and attend 11 months of special schooling . Camp dates are August 15-26

Responsibilities include:
 attending all training meetings
 arriving each morning by 8:30am
 staying each day until campers are dismissed and the rooms are cleaned up
 assisting the campers with all programming and activities
 assisting with toileting
 following behavior plans (but deferring to Head Teacher for aggressive or harmful behavior)
 going into the swimming pool each day unless you have provided the camp with an exception (health or religious) before the start of camp, and
 providing for the overall safety and security of campers at all times

Minimum Qualifications:

 Teacher Certification In Special Education
 Educational Assistant with minimum of 5 years working in a Special Education Setting
 Experience working with children in a structured setting
 At least 2 professional references
 Team player mindset, patience, compassion and professional attitude
 Camp Experience
 Special Needs Experience- whether educational or actual professional work experience - an advantage
Hours - 8:30am-3:00pm
Salary commensurate with experience


Under $25,000

Agency Information:

Kaplen JCC On The Palisades is a welcoming home away from home for all who pass through its front doors. Our 185,000 square foot building plus acres of outside grounds feature 2 fitness centers, an indoor and outdoor aquatics center, group exercise, spin and pilates studios, 2 gymnasiums, tennis and racquet courts, indoor track, a luxurious spa, multiple playgrounds and fields and so much more. The JCC is home to the renowned Thurnauer School of Music, Leonard and Syril Rubin Nursery School, Neil Klatskin Day Camp, and the JCC Dance and Drama Schools. The JCC is also proud to offer extensive, high quality programs and services to adults of all ages, as well as to seniors and individuals with special needs.


Our vision is to be the center point of Jewish life in our community and to engage all generations in our mission and values.

Deeply rooted in Jewish values and tradition, the Kaplen JCC on the Palisades is a vibrant home for the Jewish People that welcomes all and cultivates the social, intellectual, physical and spiritual well-being of the entire community.


We are committed to demonstrating the following values and ask respect for these values from those with whom we interact:

TIKKUN OLAM (repairing the world)