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The Pittsburgh Resiliency Center, 10.27 Healing Partnership, is the central coordinating agency for the region’s response to the deadly synagogue shooting that took place on October 27, 2018 and is funded in part by the Office for Victims of Crime. Housed at the Jewish Community Center, its mission is to foster a sense of community well-being by providing opportunities for reflection, support, and connection for individuals and their loved ones impacted by the attack and others who experience hate-induced trauma.

Responsible for implementing evidence-based wellness and psycho-education treatment and programming, while directing the clinical services provided at the resiliency center. Ensures implementation of effective trauma-informed mental health services as well as communication and coordination between clinical partnerships with other mental health organizations serving those affected by October 27, 2018.

PRINCIPLE DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
• Connects direct and indirect victims and families with needed and available community resources.
• Follow up with clients and agencies, as appropriate, to document use and success of referrals.
• Inputs accurate and complete data for all client contacts into the agency’s database.
• Ensures that all documents submitted on behalf of clients are complete and valid.
• Provides all required documentation in a timely manner, which may include client follow up, outcome evaluation, client contact sheets, and evaluations.
• Implements evidence-based programming for communities affected by mass casualty events.
• Ensures availability for brief interventions, client intakes, crisis intervention, and other short term clinical responsibilities based on demonstrated community need.
• Adheres to agency policies, procedures and professional code of ethics.
• Supervises personnel in keeping with agency policies and procedures.
• Occasionally may work as a greeter, understanding visitor’s needs and providing them with personalized solutions by suggesting self-directed wellness activities or classes that will be offered by the Healing Partnership.
• Maintains a victim-centered approach in all interactions with the public.
• Understands the impact of traumatic events on individuals and community.
• Possesses knowledge of trauma-informed care.
• Possess knowledge of community resources and counseling/social work practices with high-risk populations.
• Ability to motivate others towards achieving goals.
• Ability to work independently with a strong sense of focus.
• Maintains strict confidentiality involving both clients and co-workers.
• Engages in strong communication, administration and organizational skills.
• Possesses excellent communication skills both written and oral.
• Possesses outstanding organizational and planning skills.
• Demonstrated ability to work in various settings with culturally diverse families and communities in a culturally sensitive and appropriate manner.
• Actively supports and participates in continuous intra-departmental and agency-wide quality improvement processes. “Everyone, Every Day, Closer to Better.”
• Ensures adherence to agency core values of respect, kindness, character and community within both staff culture and program development.
• Ability to work evenings, weekends and holidays, as required.
• Ability to perform other related duties, as needed and/or required.

(These responsibilities are not to be construed as a complete statement of all duties performed.)

SUPERVISION EXERCISED:
Full and part time personnel

PHYSICAL QUALIFICATIONS:
While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to use hands, to finger, handle or feel, reach with hands and arms; climb or balance, stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl and talk or hear. The employee is frequently required to stand and walk. Frequently he/she is required to sit. The employee is frequently required to lift up to 25 pounds and occasionally required to lift up to 50 pounds. The vision requirements include close vision, distance vision, peripheral vision, color vision, depth perception and ability to adjust focus.
Employee is required to have the capacity to travel to various locations within the community.

QUALIFICATIONS:
Master’s Degree in social work or psychology, with at least three years’ experience working in a community based setting, or an equivalent combination. LCSW or LPC Preferred. Supervisory experience with team members preferred.

Must be able to obtain or possess Act 33/34, FBI, NSOR certifications and Mandated Reporter Training.

To apply, please submit a resume and cover letter to:

Jewish Community Center of Greater Pittsburgh
Attn: Human Resources Department
5738 Forbes Avenue
Pittsburgh, PA 15217
Fax: 412-521-7044

Equal Opportunity Employer

Who We Are
“All Day at the J” is a program created to provide support to our families during this uncertain time. For years, the JCC of Greater Pittsburgh has put on amazing summer camp programs and enriched after-school childcare opportunities. This full-day program is just a wonderful extension of that. “All Day at the J” is a chance for students to complete their online learning requirements with additional support and have the chance to engage in a full slate of activities to ensure their mental, emotional and physical health while parents return to work.

The JCC is open and accessible to everyone, regardless of age, race, religion, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression or special need by welcoming individuals of all backgrounds, embracing their uniqueness and diversity under our communal tent.

The JCC’s Children, Youth and Family Division strives to create connections among children, families and staff. We grow our children through the lens of strong Jewish values and morals. Our facilities and experiences create an atmosphere of safety and fun for each person involved.

The Jewish Community Center of Greater Pittsburgh All Day at the J, Squirrel Hill location, is seeking motivated and enthusiastic professionals for openings as a School Day Engagement Coordinator at our Squirrel Hill location.

A free health membership is included. This position is Monday through Friday and requires a flexible schedule.

All candidates must possess or obtain mandated reporter training certificate, sex offender clearances (NSOR), FBI and Act 33/34 clearances from Pennsylvania and criminal background/child abuse clearances from all other states resided in throughout the previous 5 years.

General Responsibility

The school day engagement coordinator will facilitate a school day alternative program for children in kindergarten-6th grade.

Specific Responsibilities

– Be responsible for the general health and safety of assigned children

– Supervise and mentor children through their virtual learning

· Assist children with time management by ensuring they attend classroom meetings, lessons and activities on time

· Assist children with using their technology and turning in assignments online

· Assist children in communicating with their teachers

· Assist children in completing their independent schoolwork

· Maintain a conducive learning environment by helping children organize their workspace and materials

· Develop and implement child-centered learning activities

· Develop “brain breaks” in the form of small group activities to give children a break from the stresses of digital learning

· Sanitize children’s hands and program materials throughout the day

· Lead non-educational activities that support children’s physical and emotional wellness

· Cooperate with Children, Youth and Family in all matters involving rules, safety and programming

· Share all responsibilities with other staff assigned to your same cohort

(These responsibilities are not to be construed as a complete statement of all duties performed.)

Desired Qualifications

· Enjoy working with children and responding to their emergent needs and inquiries

· Must be at least 18 years old

· Must be reliable, report to work on-time

· Good character, integrity, and adaptability

· Must be flexible, able to work in a team and communicate effectively with colleagues

· Proficiency in elementary school subjects or some background in education preferred

PHYSICAL QUALIFICATIONS:

While performing the duties of this job the employee is regularly required to use hands to finger, handle, or feel; reach with hands and arms; climb or balance; stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl and talk or hear. The employee is frequently required to stand and walk. Occasionally he/she is required to sit. The employee is frequently required to lift up to 25 pounds and occasionally required to lift up to 40 pounds. The vision requirements include: close vision, distance vision, peripheral vision, depth perception and ability to adjust focus.

Must be able to obtain ACT 33/34 and FBI clearances, NSOR Certificate and mandated reporter training.

Send resume and cover letter to:

JCC of Greater Pittsburgh
Attn: Human Resources
5738 Forbes Avenue
Pittsburgh, PA 15217

Equal Opportunity Employer

The Jewish Community Center of Greater Pittsburgh Early Childhood Development Center seeks motivated and enthusiastic professionals for immediate openings as Lead Educators in Infant, Toddler, Preschool and Pre-Kindergarten classrooms at our Squirrel Hill location.

Should have knowledge of the Pennsylvania STARS program. Should have knowledge of the Reggio Emilia approach and constructivist social learning theory or a willingness to learn!

Associate or bachelor degree in Early Childhood with 30 EC credits. Non-related bachelor may apply, however must either be enrolled in an accredited EC program or have the willingness to earn a minimum of an associates in EC.

A free health membership is included.

This position is Monday through Friday and requires a flexible schedule. All candidates must possess or obtain FBI, Act 33/34 clearances. Equal Opportunity Employer

Send Resume and Letter of Interest to:

JCC of Greater Pittsburgh

Human Resources
5738 Forbes Avenue
Pittsburgh, PA 15217
Fax: 412-521-7044

The Jewish Community Center of Greater Pittsburgh Early Childhood Development Center seeks motivated and enthusiastic professionals for immediate openings as Assistant Educators in Toddler and Preschool classrooms at our Squirrel Hill location.

Should have knowledge of the Pennsylvania STARS program.  Should have knowledge of the Reggio Emilia approach and constructivist social learning theory or a willingness to learn!

Associate or Bachelor degree in Early Childhood with 30 EC credits.  Non-related bachelor may apply, however must either be enrolled in an accredited EC program or have the willingness to earn a minimum of an Associates in EC.

A free health membership is included.

This position is Monday through Friday and requires a flexible schedule.   All candidates must possess or obtain FBI and Act 33/34 clearances.   Equal Opportunity Employer

Send Resume and Letter of Interest to:
Jewish Community Center of Greater Pittsburgh
Attn: Human Resources Department
5738 Forbes Avenue Pittsburgh, PA  15217
Email:  [email protected]
Fax: 412-521-7044

South Hills

The JCC of Greater Pittsburgh is looking for qualified candidates to apply for our Aquatics Specialist position in our South Hills location. This position is responsible for assisting the Aquatics Director with all aspects of the aquatics program which includes: Learn to Swim Classes, Aquatics Exercise classes, Competitive Swim Teams, Life guarding, Pool chemistry and maintenance, and related administrative duties.

Maintains varied summer assignment.

PRINCIPLE DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Provides input into the development of department goals and objectives.
    Instructs staff for Learn to Swim Classes (Infants through Advanced), and Aquatic Exercise Classes, as needed, including private lessons.
  • Provides lifeguarding coverage and oversight at facility pools.
    Assists the Aquatics Director with personnel management, which includes payroll and scheduling, as needed.
  • Remains on-call for all coverage and emergency situations for Aquatics Staff.
  • Monitors and maintains cleanliness, safety, and maintenance for facility pools.
  • Supervises, trains, and recruits qualified lifeguarding personnel.
  • Provides 40 hours of direct service per week, to include 5 hours private swim lessons, 10 hours Group lessons to JCC and 20 hours of Lifeguarding. Additional private swim lessons may be conducted, outside of assigned work schedule.
  • Maintains Certified Pool Operator License to ensure that all aspects of swimming pool maintenance standards are adhered to.
  • Ensures adherence to agency core values of respect, kindness, character and community within both staff culture and program development.
  • Ability to model agency core values of respect, kindness, character and community.
  • Assists the Aquatics Director in the development and monitoring of department budget.
  • Monitors and maintain standards for department facilities including water chemistry.
  • Actively promote and maintain agency customer service standards.
  • Works closely with other departments to develop aquatics programs and activities.
  • Generates necessary reports and documentation as needed and/or required.
  • Adheres to Jewish Community Center policies and procedures.
  • Demonstrates kindness/chesed with fellow staff and members.
  • Shows respect/kavod for self, fellow staff and members; honors others as they would honor themselves.
  • Works to nurture tikkun middot/character within their role and others.
  • Actively supports and participates in continuous intra-departmental and agency-wide quality improvement processes. “Everyone, Every Day, Closer to Better.”
  • Creates a warm and welcoming environment within the agency.
  • Ability to verbally communicate effectively with others.
  • Ability to communicate effectively in writing.
  • Ability to operate personal computers (hardware and software).
  • Ability to work evenings, weekends and holidays, as required.
  • Ability to perform other related duties, as needed and/or required.

(These responsibilities are not to be construed as a complete statement of all duties performed.)

SUPERVISION EXERCISED:

Aquatics personnel, year round and seasonal.

QUALIFICATIONS:

Bachelor’s Degree in Physical Education or related field with at least three years experience in aquatics programming and management; Certified Pool Operator license preferred but may be obtained upon employment.

PHYSICAL QUALIFICATIONS:

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to use hands, to finger, handle or feel, reach with hands and arms; climb or balance, stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl and talk or hear. The employee is frequently required to stand, walk, run and swim. Frequently he/she is required to sit. The employee is frequently required to lift up to 55 pounds. The vision requirements include close vision, distance vision, peripheral vision, color vision, depth perception and ability to adjust focus.

CERTIFICATIONS:

Act 33/34 Clearance

FBI Clearance

Mandated Reporter Training

First Aid/CPR Certification

Red Cross Life guarding Certification

Certified Pool Operator License

Must be able to obtain ACT 33/34 and FBI clearances, NSOR Certificate and mandated reporter training.

To apply, please submit a resume and cover letter to:

JCC of Greater Pittsburgh
Attn: Human Resources
5738 Forbes Avenue
Pittsburgh, PA 15217

Equal Opportunity Employer

Who We Are
“All Day at the J” is a program created to provide support to our families during this uncertain time. For years, the JCC of Greater Pittsburgh has put on amazing summer camp programs and enriched after-school childcare opportunities. This full-day program is just a wonderful extension of that. “All Day at the J” is a chance for students to complete their online learning requirements with additional support and have the chance to engage in a full slate of activities to ensure their mental, emotional and physical health while parents return to work.

The JCC is open and accessible to everyone, regardless of age, race, religion, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression or special need by welcoming individuals of all backgrounds, embracing their uniqueness and diversity under our communal tent.

The JCC’s Children, Youth and Family Division strives to create connections among children, families and staff. We grow our children through the lens of strong Jewish values and morals. Our facilities and experiences create an atmosphere of safety and fun for each person involved.

The Jewish Community Center of Greater Pittsburgh All Day at the J, South Hills location, is seeking motivated and enthusiastic professionals for openings as a School Day Engagement Coordinator at our South Hills location.

A free health membership is included. This position is Monday through Friday and requires a flexible schedule.

All candidates must possess or obtain mandated reporter training certificate, sex offender clearances (NSOR), FBI and Act 33/34 clearances from Pennsylvania and criminal background/child abuse clearances from all other states resided in throughout the previous 5 years.

General Responsibility

The school day engagement coordinator will facilitate a school day alternative program for children in kindergarten-6th grade.

Specific Responsibilities

– Be responsible for the general health and safety of assigned children

– Supervise and mentor children through their virtual learning

· Assist children with time management by ensuring they attend classroom meetings, lessons and activities on time

· Assist children with using their technology and turning in assignments online

· Assist children in communicating with their teachers

· Assist children in completing their independent schoolwork

· Maintain a conducive learning environment by helping children organize their workspace and materials

· Develop and implement child-centered learning activities

· Develop “brain breaks” in the form of small group activities to give children a break from the stresses of digital learning

· Sanitize children’s hands and program materials throughout the day

· Lead non-educational activities that support children’s physical and emotional wellness

· Cooperate with Children, Youth and Family in all matters involving rules, safety and programming

· Share all responsibilities with other staff assigned to your same cohort

(These responsibilities are not to be construed as a complete statement of all duties performed.)

Desired Qualifications

· Enjoy working with children and responding to their emergent needs and inquiries

· Must be at least 18 years old

· Must be reliable, report to work on-time

· Good character, integrity, and adaptability

· Must be flexible, able to work in a team and communicate effectively with colleagues

· Proficiency in elementary school subjects or some background in education preferred

PHYSICAL QUALIFICATIONS:

While performing the duties of this job the employee is regularly required to use hands to finger, handle, or feel; reach with hands and arms; climb or balance; stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl and talk or hear. The employee is frequently required to stand and walk. Occasionally he/she is required to sit. The employee is frequently required to lift up to 25 pounds and occasionally required to lift up to 40 pounds. The vision requirements include: close vision, distance vision, peripheral vision, depth perception and ability to adjust focus.

Must be able to obtain ACT 33/34 and FBI clearances, NSOR Certificate and mandated reporter training.

Send resume and cover letter to:

JCC of Greater Pittsburgh
Attn: Human Resources
5738 Forbes Avenue
Pittsburgh, PA 15217

Equal Opportunity Employer

The Jewish Community Center of South Hills in Scott Township is seeking part-time lifeguards.

All applicants are required a minimum of 1-3 years swim instructor experience. Applicants must have up-to-date American Red Cross Lifeguarding, First Aid, & CPR/AED certifications. Water Safety Instructor Certification (WSI) is preferred.

A free health membership is offered upon hire.

All candidates must possess or obtain Act 33/34, FBI clearances and mandated reporter training.

Please submit resume and cover letter to:

Jewish Community Center of Greater Pittsburgh

Attn: Human Resources Department

5738 Forbes Avenue

Pittsburgh, PA 15217

Fax: 412-521-7044

Equal Opportunity Employer

The Jewish Community Center of Greater Pittsburgh’s South Hills Branch located in Scott Township has a part-time opening in the Early Childhood Department for a Lead Educator.

Responsible for lesson planning and following Keystone Star’s Accreditation.

This position is Monday through Friday, from 7:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. and requires a flexible schedule.

Bachelor’s Degree in Early Childhood or related field required. At least three to five years’ experience working with children. All candidates must possess FBI, Act 33/34 clearances and PA Mandated Reporter Training.

Free onsite parking and a free health membership is included.
Send Resume and Letter of Interest to:

JCC of Greater Pittsburgh
Human Resources
5738 Forbes Avenue
Pittsburgh, PA 15217
Email: [email protected]
Fax: 412-521-7044

Equal Opportunity Employer

The Jewish Community Center of Greater Pittsburgh’s South Hills Branch located in Scott Township has a part-time opening in the Early Childhood Department for an Assistant Educator.

This position is Monday through Friday, from 7:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. and requires a flexible schedule.

30 credit hours in Early Childhood or related field required. At least three to five years’ experience working with children. All candidates must possess FBI, Act 33/34 clearances and PA Mandated Reporter Training.

Free onsite parking and a free health membership is included.

Send Resume and Letter of Interest to:

JCC of Greater Pittsburgh
Human Resources
5738 Forbes Avenue
Pittsburgh, PA 15217
Email: [email protected]
Fax: 412-521-7044

Equal Opportunity Employer

Monroeville

Who We Are

J&R Day Camp is located in Monroeville, PA. Owned and operated by the Jewish Community Center of Greater Pittsburgh, J&R is a co-ed day camp with an emphasis on teambuilding, developing positive values, independence and premiere programming and activities. Our child centered environment focuses on creating community and enriching the lives of our campers, families and staff. We serve children ages 4-14 through meaningful experiences that focus on building connections, teaching values, fostering individual growth and having fun. The JCC Day Camp experience supports, nourishes and sustains our campers, families and staff. We are professionals who have chosen to make a difference.

J&R Day Camp is open and accessible to everyone, regardless of age, race, religion, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression or special need by welcoming individuals of all backgrounds, embracing their uniqueness and diversity under our communal tent.

J&R Day Camp strives to create connections among campers, families and staff. We grow our campers through the lens of strong Jewish values and morals. Our facilities and experiences create an atmosphere of safety and fun for each person involved.

Desired Qualifications:

  • Education, certification, or extensive knowledge of creative arts
  • Ability to set up demonstration area and program, and to teach skills to staff and campers of all ages
  • Desire and willingness to work with children
  • Ability to accept guidance and supervision
  • Good character, integrity, and adaptability

General Responsibility:
To encourage campers’ growth and skill development within the Arts and Crafts specialty area

Specific Responsibilities:

  • Be available for 6 hours of remote pre-camp planning in April and May.
  • Participate in Staff Week June 14-18, 2021.
    Attend Camp Open House on Sunday, June 20, 2021, if applicable.
  • Prepare for and actively participate in staff trainings and meetings.
  • Assist in conducting initial and end-of-season inventory.
  • Set up arts and crafts pavilion prior to camp during pre-camp.
  • Monitor the check-out and return system for craft supplies and requisitions.
  • Implement weekly lesson plans by unit and age group for Arts and Crafts
  • Responsible for daily organization and storage of Arts and Crafts equipment and materials
  • Prepare for and lead week-long chugim (club) for 4th -5th grade campers throughout the summer
  • Create a wide variety of creative arts group activities.
  • Assist in packing all materials and supplies at end of season.
  • Be a positive, contributing member of the specialist team.
  • Attend specialist and leadership team meetings at least 3 times per week

Additional Responsibilities:

  • Set a good example for campers including cleanliness, punctuality, sharing cleanup and chores, and sportsmanship.
  • Follow camp rules and regulations
  • Encourage respect for personal property, camp equipment and facilities.
  • Manage personal time off in accordance with camp policy.
  • Additional responsibilities as assigned

Must be able to obtain or possess Act 33/34, FBI, NSOR certifications and Mandated Reporter Training.

To apply, please submit a resume and cover letter to:

Jewish Community Center of Greater Pittsburgh
Attn: Human Resources Department
5738 Forbes Avenue
Pittsburgh, PA 15217
Fax: 412-521-7044

Equal Opportunity Employer

Who We Are

J&R Day Camp is located in Monroeville, PA. Owned and operated by the Jewish Community Center of Greater Pittsburgh, J&R is a co-ed day camp with an emphasis on teambuilding, developing positive values, independence and premiere programming and activities. Our child centered environment focuses on creating community and enriching the lives of our campers, families and staff. We serve children ages 4-14 through meaningful experiences that focus on building connections, teaching values, fostering individual growth and having fun. The JCC Day Camp experience supports, nourishes and sustains our campers, families and staff. We are professionals who have chosen to make a difference.

J&R Day Camp is open and accessible to everyone, regardless of age, race, religion, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression or special need by welcoming individuals of all backgrounds, embracing their uniqueness and diversity under our communal tent.

J&R Day Camp strives to create connections among campers, families and staff. We grow our campers through the lens of strong Jewish values and morals. Our facilities and experiences create an atmosphere of safety and fun for each person involved.

Desired Qualifications:

  • Ability to play guitar while leading groups (from 10-250 children) in song
  • Ability to set up demonstration are and program, and to teach skills to staff and campers of all ages
  • Ability to create 30 minute music lessons to children aged 4-12
  • Desire and willingness to work with children
  • Ability and willingness to accept supervision and guidance
  • Good character, integrity, and adaptability
  • Education, certification, or extensive knowledge of music and/or song-leading

General Responsibility:
To plan, execute, and evaluate camp’s music program including singing, guitar, and song leading sessions.

Specific Responsibilities:

  • Be available for 6 hours of remote pre-camp planning in April and May
  • Participate in Staff Week, June 14-18, 2021 (Pre-Camp)
  • Set up music areas prior to camp during Pre-Camp
  • Attend Camp Open House on Sunday, June 20, 2021, if applicable
  • Prepare for and actively participate in staff trainings and meetings
  • Attend specialist and leadership team meetings at least 3 times per week
  • Assist in conducting initial and end-of-season inventory.
  • Implement weekly lesson plans by unit and by age group for all music activities
  • Prepare for and lead week-long chugim (club) for 4th -5th grade campers throughout the summer
  • Be responsible for daily opening and closing procedures in the music program area.
  • Responsible for daily organization and storage of music equipment and materials
  • Create Camp songbook.
  • Assist with ruach (spirit) of daily activities, including morning Flagpole
  • Assist with Shabbat celebration on Friday afternoons.
  • Assist in packing all materials and supplies at end of season.
  • Be a positive, contributing member of the specialist team.

Additional Responsibilities:

  • Set a good example for campers including cleanliness, punctuality, sharing cleanup and chores, and sportsmanship.
  • Follow camp rules and regulations
  • Encourage respect for personal property, camp equipment and facilities.
  • Manage personal time off in accordance with camp policy.
  • Additional responsibilities as assigned

Must be able to obtain or possess Act 33/34, FBI, NSOR certifications and Mandated Reporter Training.

To apply, please submit a resume and cover letter to:

Jewish Community Center of Greater Pittsburgh
Attn: Human Resources Department
5738 Forbes Avenue
Pittsburgh, PA 15217
Fax: 412-521-7044

Equal Opportunity Employer

Who We Are

J&R Day Camp is located in Monroeville, PA. Owned and operated by the Jewish Community Center of Greater Pittsburgh, J&R is a co-ed day camp with an emphasis on teambuilding, developing positive values, independence and premiere programming and activities. Our child centered environment focuses on creating community and enriching the lives of our campers, families and staff. We serve children ages 4-14 through meaningful experiences that focus on building connections, teaching values, fostering individual growth and having fun. The JCC Day Camp experience supports, nourishes and sustains our campers, families and staff. We are professionals who have chosen to make a difference.

J&R Day Camp is open and accessible to everyone, regardless of age, race, religion, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression or special need by welcoming individuals of all backgrounds, embracing their uniqueness and diversity under our communal tent.

J&R Day Camp strives to create connections among campers, families and staff. We grow our campers through the lens of strong Jewish values and morals. Our facilities and experiences create an atmosphere of safety and fun for each person involved.

Desired Qualifications:

  • Education, certification, or extensive knowledge of outdoor adventure programs including high and low ropes course elements, archery, camping, and outdoor skills
  • Current ropes course and archery instructor certifications or the ability to take the necessary courses and tests
  • Ability to maintain ropes course and safety equipment in excellent condition
  • Experience working with children ages 4-12 in outdoor adventure activities
  • Willingness and ability to work as part of the outdoor adventure team
  • Desire and willingness to work with children
  • Ability and willingness to accept supervision and guidance
  • Good character, integrity, and adaptability

General Responsibility:
To encourage campers’ growth and skill development within the Outdoor Adventure specialty area

Specific Responsibilities:

  • Be available for 6 hours of pre-camp planning in April and May
  • Participate in Staff Week, June 14-18, 2021 (Pre-Camp)
  • Attend Camp Open House on Sunday, June 20, 2021, if applicable
  • Prepare for and actively participate in staff trainings and meetings
  • Attend specialist and leadership team meetings at least 3 times per week
  • Assist in conducting initial and end-of-season inventory
  • Set up all outdoor adventure elements prior to camp during pre-camp
  • Work with outdoor adventure team to implement weekly lesson plans by unit and by age group for all outdoor adventure activities, including, but not limited to; hiking, outdoor ropes challenge courses, outdoor survival skills, outdoor cooking, and camping
  • Lead campers in daily outdoor adventure and climbing activities
  • Prepare for and lead week-long chugim (club) for 4th -5th grade campers throughout the summer
  • Be responsible for daily opening and closing procedures in the outdoor adventure program areas
  • Responsible for daily organization and storage of outdoor adventure equipment
  • Assist in shut down procedures and packing all materials and supplies at end of season.
  • Be a positive, contributing member of the specialist team.

Additional Responsibilities:

  • Set a good example for campers including cleanliness, punctuality, sharing cleanup and chores, and sportsmanship.
  • Follow camp rules and regulations
  • Encourage respect for personal property, camp equipment and facilities.
  • Manage personal time off in accordance with camp policy.
  • Additional responsibilities as assigned

Must be able to obtain or possess Act 33/34, FBI, NSOR certifications and Mandated Reporter Training.

To apply, please submit a resume and cover letter to:

Jewish Community Center of Greater Pittsburgh
Attn: Human Resources Department
5738 Forbes Avenue
Pittsburgh, PA 15217
Fax: 412-521-7044

Equal Opportunity Employer

Who We Are

J&R Day Camp is located in Monroeville, PA. Owned and operated by the Jewish Community Center of Greater Pittsburgh, J&R is a co-ed day camp with an emphasis on teambuilding, developing positive values, independence and premiere programming and activities. Our child centered environment focuses on creating community and enriching the lives of our campers, families and staff. We serve children ages 4-14 through meaningful experiences that focus on building connections, teaching values, fostering individual growth and having fun. The JCC Day Camp experience supports, nourishes and sustains our campers, families and staff. We are professionals who have chosen to make a difference.

J&R Day Camp is open and accessible to everyone, regardless of age, race, religion, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression or special need by welcoming individuals of all backgrounds, embracing their uniqueness and diversity under our communal tent.

J&R Day Camp strives to create connections among campers, families and staff. We grow our campers through the lens of strong Jewish values and morals. Our facilities and experiences create an atmosphere of safety and fun for each person involved.

Desired Qualifications:

  • Ability to set up demonstration area and program, and to teach skills to staff and campers of all ages
  • Education or extensive knowledge of movement activities and games for children ages 4-12
  • Desire and ability to work with children outdoors
  • Good character, integrity, and adaptability
  • Ability and willingness to accept guidance and supervision

General Responsibility:
To plan and lead fun, engaging activities in a variety of sports with a focus on gross motor skills, teamwork and sportsmanship.

Specific Responsibilities:

  • Be available for 6 hours of pre-camp planning in April and May
  • Participate in Staff Week, June 14-18, 2021 (Pre-Camp)
  • Attend Camp Open House on Sunday, June 20, 2021, if applicable
  • Prepare for and actively participate in staff trainings and meetings
  • Attend specialist and leadership team meetings at least 3 times per week
  • Implement weekly lesson plans by unit and age group for all sports and games activities
  • Assist in conducting initial and end-of-season inventory
  • Be responsible for daily opening and closing procedures in the sports and games program area
  • Responsible for daily organization and storage of sports and games equipment and materials.
  • Prepare for and lead week-long chugim (club) for 4th -5th grade campers throughout the summer
  • Develop creative and engaging programming
  • Be a positive, contributing member of the specialist team

Additional Responsibilities:

  • Set a good example for campers including cleanliness, punctuality, sharing cleanup and chores, and sportsmanship.
  • Follow camp rules and regulations
  • Encourage respect for personal property, camp equipment and facilities.
  • Manage personal time off in accordance with camp policy.
  • Additional responsibilities as assigned

Must be able to obtain or possess Act 33/34, FBI, NSOR certifications and Mandated Reporter Training.

To apply, please submit a resume and cover letter to:

Jewish Community Center of Greater Pittsburgh
Attn: Human Resources Department
5738 Forbes Avenue
Pittsburgh, PA 15217
Fax: 412-521-7044

Equal Opportunity Employer

Who We Are

J&R Day Camp is located in Monroeville, PA. Owned and operated by the Jewish Community Center of Greater Pittsburgh, J&R is a co-ed day camp with an emphasis on teambuilding, developing positive values, independence and premiere programming and activities. Our child centered environment focuses on creating community and enriching the lives of our campers, families and staff. We serve children ages 4-14 through meaningful experiences that focus on building connections, teaching values, fostering individual growth and having fun. The JCC Day Camp experience supports, nourishes and sustains our campers, families and staff. We are professionals who have chosen to make a difference.

J&R Day Camp is open and accessible to everyone, regardless of age, race, religion, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression or special need by welcoming individuals of all backgrounds, embracing their uniqueness and diversity under our communal tent.

J&R Day Camp strives to create connections among campers, families and staff. We grow our campers through the lens of strong Jewish values and morals. Our facilities and experiences create an atmosphere of safety and fun for each person involved.

Desired Qualifications:

  • Ability to set up demonstration area and program, and to teach skills to staff and campers of all ages
  • Education, certification, or extensive knowledge of nature
  • Previous experience in at least one area of nature education, and activities including biology, botany, or related areas
  • Ability to complete nature certification course
  • Desire and ability to work with children outdoors
  • Ability to accept guidance and supervision
  • Good character, integrity, and adaptability

General Responsibility:
To teach and coordinate camp’s nature program, and create ability for campers/staff to make connections between self, community, earth, and spirit with a socially and environmentally conscious program that is firmly rooted in Jewish tradition.

Specific Responsibilities:

  • Be available for 6 hours of pre-camp planning in April and May
  • Participate in Staff Week, June 14-18, 2021 (Pre-Camp)
  • Attend Camp Open House on Sunday, June 20, 2021, if applicable
  • Prepare for and actively participate in staff trainings and meetings
  • Attend specialist and leadership team meetings at least 3 times per week
  • Assist in conducting initial and end-of-season inventory
  • Implement weekly lesson plans by unity and age group for all nature activities
  • Be responsible for daily opening and closing procedures in the nature program area
  • Responsible for daily organization and storage of nature equipment and materials
  • Conduct daily check of equipment for safety, cleanliness, and good repair.
  • Ensure all campers and staff know and understand all nature safety rules.
  • Create written standard operating procedure and program for the nature specialty area
  • Assist in packing all materials and supplies at end of season.
  • Be a positive, contributing member of the specialist team

Additional Responsibilities:

  • Set a good example for campers including cleanliness, punctuality, sharing cleanup and chores, and sportsmanship.
  • Follow camp rules and regulations
  • Encourage respect for personal property, camp equipment and facilities.
  • Manage personal time off in accordance with camp policy.
  • Additional responsibilities as assigned

Must be able to obtain or possess Act 33/34, FBI, NSOR certifications and Mandated Reporter Training.

To apply, please submit a resume and cover letter to:

Jewish Community Center of Greater Pittsburgh
Attn: Human Resources Department
5738 Forbes Avenue
Pittsburgh, PA 15217
Fax: 412-521-7044

Equal Opportunity Employer

Who We Are
J&R Day Camp is located in Monroeville, PA. Owned and operated by the Jewish Community Center of Greater Pittsburgh, J&R is a co-ed day camp with an emphasis on teambuilding, developing positive values, independence and premiere programming and activities. Our child-centered environment focuses on creating community and enriching the lives of our campers, families and staff. We serve children ages 4-14 through meaningful experiences that focus on building connections, teaching values, fostering individual growth and having fun. The JCC Day Camp experience supports, nourishes and sustains our campers, families and staff. We are professionals who have chosen to make a difference.

J&R Day Camp is open and accessible to everyone, regardless of age, race, religion, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression or special need by welcoming individuals of all backgrounds, embracing their uniqueness and diversity under our communal tent.

J&R Day Camp strives to create connections among campers, families and staff. We grow our campers through the lens of strong Jewish values and morals. Our facilities and experiences create an atmosphere of safety and fun for each person involved.

Desired Qualifications
• Current NP, RN or LPN or student NP, RN or LPN
• Must be at least 21 years of age
• Desire and willingness to work with children
• Ability to accept guidance and supervision
• Good character, integrity and adaptability
• High reliability, attention to detail and ability to follow directions

Responsibilities/Expectations
• Reviewing medical information for all campers and staff
• Triaging campers during daily sick calls
• Assessing health/injury risks during the camp program
• Working with the contracted MD via telehealth in diagnosing illnesses and treating injuries when necessary
• Supervising campers in the health office if they are unable to participate in the camp program.
• Recording medication distribution to campers that are handed out as prescribed throughout the camp day.
• Assisting in keeping the health office clean and sanitized
• Shopping for medical supplies/medications (as needed) to keep the health office fully supplied.
• Preparation of medication for daily distribution.
• Communicating with parents about the health of their campers via phone and/or e-mail
• Other duties that may arise to meet the demands of the current health climate and increase the efficiency of health office and/or treatment of campers.

Must be able to obtain or possess Act 33/34, FBI, NSOR certifications and Mandated Reporter Training.

To apply, please submit resume and cover letter to:

Jewish Community Center of Greater Pittsburgh
Attn: Human Resources Department
5738 Forbes Avenue
Pittsburgh, PA 15217
Fax: 412-521-7044

Equal Opportunity Employer

Who We Are
J&R Day Camp is located in Monroeville, PA. Owned and operated by the Jewish Community Center of Greater Pittsburgh, J&R is a co-ed day camp with an emphasis on teambuilding, developing positive values, independence and premiere programming and activities. Our child-centered environment focuses on creating community and enriching the lives of our campers, families and staff. We serve children ages 4-14 through meaningful experiences that focus on building connections, teaching values, fostering individual growth and having fun. The JCC Day Camp experience supports, nourishes and sustains our campers, families and staff. We are professionals who have chosen to make a difference.

J&R Day Camp is open and accessible to everyone, regardless of age, race, religion, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression or special need by welcoming individuals of all backgrounds, embracing their uniqueness and diversity under our communal tent.

J&R Day Camp strives to create connections among campers, families and staff. We grow our campers through the lens of strong Jewish values and morals. Our facilities and experiences create an atmosphere of safety and fun for each person involved.

Desired Qualifications:
• Ability to address problems as they arise.
• Experience working with children ages 3-14 in a recreational setting.
• Generates necessary reports and documentation as needed and/or required.
• Possess excellent communication skills, both written and oral.
• Strong oral communication skills.
• Capacity to work with a broad range of people.
• Education, certification, or extensive knowledge of child development and working with children with a variety of needs

General Responsibility: Ensure every child within the camp community is happy, healthy, safe and successful at camp.

Specific Responsibilities:
• Manage all camper concerns in collaboration with Director, Assistant Director, and Unit Heads
• Partner with staff to meet the individual needs of all campers, especially those who struggle to adjust to the camp community.
• Serve as Inclusion Coordinator and support inclusion counselors in managing campers that participate in J&R’s inclusion program.
• Oversee the management of all camper concerns for all units and serve as the main line of communication between the parent and camper.
• Review all camper forms prior to general staff week and support unit heads and counselors in in preparing to accommodate individual camper needs in advance of their arrival at camp.
• Communicate with parents via email and phone call daily.
• Participate in group activities daily in order to better understand camper behaviors and group social dynamics in order to support counselors and specialists as they navigate and accommodate camper needs.
• Document camper concerns and interactions as necessary.
• Attend leadership team meetings daily.
• Other duties as assigned.

Must be able to obtain or possess Act 33/34, FBI, NSOR certifications and Mandated Reporter Training.

To apply, please submit a resume and cover letter to:

Jewish Community Center of Greater Pittsburgh
Attn: Human Resources Department
5738 Forbes Avenue
Pittsburgh, PA 15217
Fax: 412-521-7044

Equal Opportunity Employer

Who We Are
J&R Day Camp is located in Monroeville, PA. Owned and operated by the Jewish Community Center of Greater Pittsburgh, J&R is a co-ed day camp with an emphasis on teambuilding, developing positive values, independence and premiere programming and activities. Our child-centered environment focuses on creating community and enriching the lives of our campers, families and staff. We serve children ages 3-14 through meaningful experiences that focus on building connections, teaching values, fostering individual growth and having fun. The JCC Day Camp experience supports, nourishes and sustains our campers, families and staff. We are professionals who have chosen to make a difference.

J&R Day Camp is open and accessible to everyone, regardless of age, race, religion, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression or special need by welcoming individuals of all backgrounds, embracing their uniqueness and diversity under our communal tent.

J&R Day Camps strive to create connections among campers, families and staff. We grow our campers through the lens of strong Jewish values and morals. Our facilities and experiences create an atmosphere of safety and fun for each person involved.

Desired Qualifications:

• Attention to detail, organized, reliable, friendly, and outgoing
• Strong customer service skills, both in person and on the phone
• Ability to manage office concerns, matters of camp
• Computer proficiency, specifically in Microsoft Office applications
• Has own transportation
• Ability and willingness to accept supervision and guidance
• Good character, integrity, and adaptability

General Responsibility:
To provide quality customer care, service, and communication to the members of our camp community.

Specific Responsibilities:
• Assist with daily administrative operations of camp
• Assist with transportation routes and changes
• Manage all customer service and communication functions with customers and vendors.
• Answer phones and be able to answer questions related to camper registrations, parental and general camp operational questions.
• Refer concerns to Camp director or appropriate staff when necessary.
• Assist with staff and camper attendance as well as meal management for the Summer Food Service Program
• Attend Camp Open House on Sunday, June 21, 2020
• Assist in shut down procedures and packing all materials and supplies at end of season.
• Be a positive, contributing member of the camp team.
• Work with Unit Heads to manage lost and found; collecting and returning.
• Be responsible for daily opening and closing procedures in the office
• Responsible for daily organization and storage of office supplies and all materials stored in the office
• Other duties as assigned

Must be able to obtain or possess Act 33/34, FBI, NSOR certifications and Mandated Reporter Training.

To apply, please submit a resume and cover letter to:

Jewish Community Center of Greater Pittsburgh
Attn: Human Resources Department
5738 Forbes Avenue
Pittsburgh, PA 15217
Fax: 412-521-7044

Equal Opportunity Employer

Who We Are

J&R Day Camp is located in Monroeville, PA. Owned and operated by the Jewish Community Center of Greater Pittsburgh, J&R is a co-ed day camp with an emphasis on teambuilding, developing positive values, independence and premiere programming and activities. Our child-centered environment focuses on creating community and enriching the lives of our campers, families and staff. We serve children ages 3-14 through meaningful experiences that focus on building connections, teaching values, fostering individual growth and having fun. The JCC Day Camp experience supports, nourishes and sustains our campers, families and staff. We are professionals who have chosen to make a difference.
J&R Day Camp is open and accessible to everyone, regardless of age, race, religion, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression or special need by welcoming individuals of all backgrounds, embracing their uniqueness and diversity under our communal tent.

J&R Day Camps strive to create connections among campers, families and staff. We grow our campers through the lens of strong Jewish values and morals. Our facilities and experiences create an atmosphere of safety and fun for each person involved.

Minimum Qualifications:
• Must be at least 21 years old
• Desire and ability to work with children and adults in a camp setting
• Ability to creatively schedule programs and staff
• Two or more years in a leadership or supervisory position
• Ability and willingness to accept supervision and guidance
• Desire and ability to work with children
• Ability to accept guidance and supervision
• Good character, integrity, and adaptability

Position Description:
The Unit Leader is responsible for overseeing an age group of 40-70 campers. Primary responsibilities include supervising staff, maintaining positive relationships with campers and ensuring that their needs are met, communication with camper’s parents and support staff and assisting in the creation and facilitation of programs and activities.

General Responsibilities: To oversee an age group of campers, maintaining positive relationships and ensuring that their needs are met. Will also supervise unit staff, communicate with camper’s parents and assist in the creation and facilitation of programs and activities.

Specific Responsibilities:
• Be available for 6 hours of pre-camp planning in April and May
• Participate in Staff Week, June 14-18, 2021 (Pre-Camp)
• Attend Camp Open House on Sunday, June 20, 2021, if applicable
• Prepare for and actively participate in staff trainings and meetings
• Identify and meet needs for campers in your unit
• Ensure smooth operation of all groups within your unit
• Manage negative camper behaviors
• Communicate with parents both regularly and when challenges arise
• Conduct mid-summer and final evaluations of all unit staff
• Other duties as assigned

Must be able to obtain or possess Act 33/34, FBI, NSOR certifications and Mandated Reporter Training.

To apply, please submit a resume and cover letter to:

Jewish Community Center of Greater Pittsburgh
Attn: Human Resources Department
5738 Forbes Avenue
Pittsburgh, PA 15217
Fax: 412-521-7044

Equal Opportunity Employer

Morgantown, WV

Emma Kaufmann Camp is located along Cheat Lake in Morgantown WV. Owned and operated by the Jewish Community Center of Greater Pittsburgh, EKC is a co-ed residential camp with an emphasis on teambuilding, developing positive values, independence, premiere programming and activities. This child-centered environment includes campers ages 7-16. As a staff member at EKC, you will enjoy the opportunity for personal growth and develop friendships that will last a lifetime. Visit our website at www.emmakaufmanncamp.com

Emma Kaufmann Camp is open and accessible to everyone, regardless of age, race, religion, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression or special need by welcoming individuals of all backgrounds, embracing their uniqueness and diversity under our communal tent.

Qualifications:

Entering College Senior or older
Experience significant for position, two or more years in a leadership/supervisory position.
Knowledge and experience working within the arts and with children
Creativity, energy and enthusiasm
Strong programmatic and art teaching experience
Ability to accept supervision and guidance & function both independently and as part of a team
Ability to actively supervise staff assigned to the Arts specialty area
Must have Pennsylvania Child Abuse History Clearance, State Police Criminal Record Check, FBI clearance.
General Responsibilities:

Complete your job as per the guidelines set forth in the Staff Manual and Camp Safety Plan.
Alert your supervisor to any problems in Art Specialty area and communicate with him/her daily.
Follow and adhere to all procedures and guidelines in association with the American Camping
Association.
Actively participate in staff training week.
Lead weekly meetings for staff in Art Specialty area.
Assist other administrative staff in work-related duties as needed and/or required.
Assignments as scheduled, including 2-3 trips away from camp for luggage and camper pickup/drop off requirements and/or responsibilities at the JCC in Pittsburgh for luggage and camper pick up/drop off.
Actively participate in evening programs, all camp programs and special events.
Specific Responsibilities:

Accountability for the health, safety and whereabouts of all campers in the Arts & Crafts program area.
Develop art projects that are appropriate for the age and ability of campers ages 7-16 and give them the opportunity to express themselves creatively.
Oversee the teaching of artistic skills such as mosaics, textiles, sewing, painting, drawing, tie dye, ceramics, theatre, photography and other crafts.
Be able to integrate Jewish values into arts projects.
To be responsible for managing supplies, equipment, activities, scheduling and safety concerns involved with Arts projects.
Act as role model and teacher and offer guidance and support to all campers and staff.
Attend and actively participate in staff orientation, staff training, team meetings, and all-camp meetings.
Direct supervision of all staff working in the Arts specialty area, including at least one weekly meeting with each supervisee. Provide immediate direction & guidance when necessary.
Ensure safe operation, security and maintenance of all equipment and supplies in the Arts area.
Evaluate in writing, the program, staff, and procedures, making suggestions and recommendations for the future.
Responsible for guiding specialists to mentor and train Staff-in-Training (SITs) assigned to Arts areas.
We plan to safely open EKC this coming summer , while understanding that we
will have to remain flexible and that our program, and program dates, may look a little different to accommodate health and state regulations and keep our community healthy. We’re working closely and in partnership with several organizations that will help us prepare and deliver a memorable and safe summer. Organizations like PRHI (Pittsburgh Regional Health Initiative), American Camp Association, Foundation for Jewish Camp, and the CDC all have played a role in defining what a responsible and safe summer looks like.

Must be able to obtain ACT 33/34 and FBI clearances, and mandated reporter training.

Send resume and cover letter to:

JCC of Greater Pittsburgh
Attn: Human Resources
5738 Forbes Avenue
Pittsburgh, PA 15217

Equal Opportunity Employer

Emma Kaufmann Camp is located along Cheat Lake in Morgantown WV. Owned and operated by the Jewish Community Center of Greater Pittsburgh, EKC is a co-ed residential camp with an emphasis on teambuilding, developing positive values, independence, premiere programming and activities. This child-centered environment includes campers ages 7-16. As a staff member at EKC, you will enjoy the opportunity for personal growth and develop friendships that will last a lifetime. Visit our website at www.emmakaufmanncamp.com
Emma Kaufmann Camp is open and accessible to everyone, regardless of age, race, religion, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression or special need by welcoming individuals of all backgrounds, embracing their uniqueness and diversity under our communal tent.

Qualifications:

Entering College Senior or older
Experience significant for position, two or more years in a leadership/supervisory position.
Knowledge and experience working within Aquatics and with children
Creativity, energy and enthusiasm
Strong programmatic and teaching experience
Ability to accept supervision and guidance & function both independently and as part of a team
Ability to actively supervise staff assigned to the Pool specialty area
Must have Pennsylvania Child Abuse History Clearance, State Police Criminal Record Check, FBI clearance.
Must have Red Cross Lifeguarding and First Aid/CPR/AED certifications.
Water Safety Instructor Certification and Certified Pool Operator preferred
General Responsibilities:

Complete your job as per the guidelines set forth in the Staff Manual and Camp Safety Plan, and EKC Aquatics manual.
Alert your supervisor to any problems in your Pool area and communicate with him/her daily.
Follow and adhere to all procedures and guidelines in association with the American Camping Association.
Act as role model and teacher and offer guidance and support to all campers and staff.
Actively participate in evening programs, all camp programs and special events.
Attend and actively participate in staff orientation, staff training, team meetings, and all-camp meetings.
Assist other administrative staff in work-related duties as needed and/or required.
Assignments as scheduled, including 2-3 trips away from camp for luggage and camper pickup/drop off requirements and/or responsibilities at the JCC in Pittsburgh for luggage and camper pick up/drop off.
Specific Responsibilities:

Accountability for the health, safety and whereabouts of all campers in the Pool program area.
Ensure all pools are run effectively and stay within the health department regulations at all times.
Recognize and respond quickly and effectively in emergencies. Enforce all aquatic facility policies, rules, and regulations. Inspect the facility and report any unsafe conditions or equipment to the supervisor.
Prepares and reviews administrative records and reports as needed for aquatics including: Pool chemistry records, incident reports, staff-in-service trainings, maintenance logs.
Delivering a fun an educational swim program that incorporates teaching Red Cross swimming skills during instructional swim (performance levels achieved and acknowledged).
Direct supervision of all staff working in the Pool specialty area, including at least one weekly meeting with each supervisee. Provide immediate direction & guidance when necessary.
Ensure safe operation, security and maintenance of all equipment and supplies in the Pool area.
Evaluate in writing, the program, staff, and procedures, making suggestions and recommendations for the future.
Responsible for guiding specialists to mentor and train Staff-in-Training (SITs) assigned to Pool areas.
We plan to safely open EKC this coming summer, while understanding
that we will have to remain flexible and that our program, and program dates, may look a little different to accommodate health and state regulations and keep our community healthy. We’re working closely and in partnership with several organizations that will help us prepare and deliver a memorable and safe summer. Organizations like PRHI (Pittsburgh Regional Health Initiative), American Camp Association, Foundation for Jewish Camp, and the CDC all have played a role in defining what a responsible and safe summer looks like.

Must be able to obtain ACT 33/34 and FBI clearances, and mandated reporter training.

Send resume and cover letter to:

JCC of Greater Pittsburgh
Attn: Human Resources
5738 Forbes Avenue
Pittsburgh, PA 15217

Equal Opportunity Employer

Emma Kaufmann Camp is located along Cheat Lake in Morgantown WV. Owned and operated by the Jewish Community Center of Greater Pittsburgh, EKC is a co-ed residential camp with an emphasis on teambuilding, developing positive values, independence, premiere programming and activities. This child-centered environment includes campers ages 7-16. As a staff member at EKC, you will enjoy the opportunity for personal growth and develop friendships that will last a lifetime. Visit our website at www.emmakaufmanncamp.com.

Emma Kaufmann Camp is open and accessible to everyone, regardless of age, race, religion, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression or special need by welcoming individuals of all backgrounds, embracing their uniqueness and diversity under our communal tent.

EKC’s outdoor education program includes overnight camping trips, hikes and mountain biking in some of West Virginia, Ohio and Pennsylvania’s most scenic camp sites such as Raven’s Rock, Blackwater Falls, Seneca Rock, Spruce Knob, Dolly Sods and more. Campers learn critical outdoor survival skills such as shelter building, fire building, navigation, and outdoor cooking.

Campers will have the opportunity to gain self-confidence, push their limits, and build communities, all at their own pace in a nurturing and supportive environment.

Qualifications:

Entering College Senior or older
Experience significant for position, two or more years in a leadership/supervisory position.
Creativity, energy and enthusiasm
Strong Judaic knowledge and program experience
Ability to accept supervision and guidance & function both independently and as part of a team
Ability to actively supervise staff assigned to outdoor education program
Knowledge and experience working with children in an outdoorsetting
Strong programmatic and teaching experience in the areas of nature and outdoor education, outdoor survival skills and camping
Climbing, repelling and belaying skills are a plus.
Must be wilderness first aid trained
Must have Pennsylvania Child Abuse History Clearance, State Police Criminal Record Check, FBI clearance.
General Responsibilities:

Complete your job as per the guidelines set forth in the EKC Staff Manual and Camp Safety Plan.
Alert your supervisor to any problems in the outdoor education program area and communicate with him/her daily.
Follow and adhere to all procedures and guidelines in association with the American Camping Association.
Actively participate in staff training week.
Lead weekly meetings for staff in unit/program area.
Assist other administrative staff in work-related duties as needed and/or required.
Attend and actively participate in staff orientation, staff training, specialist meetings, and all-camp meetings.
Coverage responsibilities as assigned & as necessary, including special events and all camp programming
Assignments as scheduled, including 2-3 trips away from Pittsburgh for luggage and camper pick-up/drop off requirements and/or responsibilities at the JCC in Pittsburgh for luggage and camper pick up/dropoff.
Program Specific Responsibilities:

Teaching children how to try new things and challenge themselves in a team building atmosphere
Teaching basic outdoor survival skills such as hiking, fire building, camping skills, outdoor cooking and wild life ecology.
Organize and lead camp outs both onsite and out of camp for ages 7-16.
Accountability for the health, safety and whereabouts of all campers in program area.
Develop well-rounded, exciting and age-appropriate activities for campers.
Create weekly lesson plans by age and by unit for activities in your outdoor education program area.
Act as role model and teacher and offer guidance & support to all campers and staff.
Direct counselors to manage campers and to directly help campers deal with issues, challenges and problems as necessary.
Participate in the daily camp routines. Actively participate in evening programs, all camp programs and special events.
Direct supervision of all staff working in outdoor education program area, including at least one weekly meeting with each supervisee.
Provide immediate direction & guidance when necessary.
Ensure safe operation, security and maintenance of all equipment and supplies in program area.
Evaluate in writing, the program, staff, and procedures, making suggestions and recommendations for the future.
Responsible for guiding specialists to mentor and train Staff-in-Training (SITs) assigned to specialty area.
We plan to safely open EKC this coming summer while understanding that we will have to remain flexible and that our program, and program dates, may look a little different to accommodate health and state regulations and keep
our community healthy. We’re working closely and in partnership with several organizations that will help us prepare and deliver a memorable and safe summer. Organizations like PRHI (Pittsburgh Regional Health Initiative), American Camp Association, Foundation for Jewish Camp, and the CDC all have played a role in defining what a responsible and safe summer looks like.

Must be able to obtain ACT 33/34 and FBI clearances, NSOR Certificate and mandated reporter training.

Send resume and cover letter to:

JCC of Greater Pittsburgh
Attn: Human Resources
5738 Forbes Avenue
Pittsburgh, PA 15217

Equal Opportunity Employer

Emma Kaufmann Camp is located along Cheat Lake in Morgantown WV. Owned and operated by the Jewish Community Center of Greater Pittsburgh, EKC is a co-ed residential camp with an emphasis on teambuilding, developing positive values, independence, premiere programming and activities. This child-centered environment includes campers ages 7-16. As a staff member at EKC, you will enjoy the opportunity for personal growth and develop friendships that will last a lifetime. Visit our website at www.emmakaufmanncamp.com

Camper Care Specialists at Camp are responsible for supporting the campers and staff members to achieve individual success for each member of the camp community. Camper Care Specialists assist staff members with managing the social dynamics and behavior of their campers, while assisting them in meeting camper needs. Camper Care Specialists will regularly speak with parents of campers to elicit collaborating in achieving success for their camper.

Care and consideration is given to each candidate’s summer availability, including flexibility in working around start and end dates due to school work or other employment opportunities. The Camper Care Specialist will work in partnership with the entire Camper Care team, and will report to the Camp Director or Assistant Director. This position is an “in-residence” position and requires living at Camp throughout the summer.

Responsibilities/Expectations
• Manage and assist with any camper concerns in your designated unit
• Partner with Camper Care Team to ensure every child within the camp community is happy, healthy, safe and successful at camp.
• Monitor and support the mental, emotional, and social health wellbeing of the campers and staff in your designated unit.
• Collaborate and partner with cabin staff to meet the individual needs of all campers.
• Attend camper care update meetings with Camper Care Team as scheduled.
• Review relevant camper forms prior to general staff week and support unit heads and counselors in in preparing to accommodate individual camper’s needs in advance of their arrival at camp.
• Communicate with parents via email and phone call as needed or directed by the Camper Care Team.
• Work in collaboration with Inclusion Coordinator and support inclusion counselors in managing campers that participate in EKC’s inclusion program.
• Participate in cabin activities daily in order to better understand camper behaviors and cabin social dynamics in order to support counselors and specialists as they navigate and accommodate camper needs.
• Document camper concerns and interactions as necessary.
• Work with Unit Heads to manage lost and found; collecting, laundering, and returning.

• Assist other Head Staff members in general head staff responsibilities as assigned.

Other duties as assigned.

Qualifications/Characteristics:
• Experience working with children in a variety of settings
• Understanding of social dynamics and intervention strategies with children
• Ability to communicate with parents and children
• Educational background as an educator, school guidance counselor, social worker or in a related degree or profession is preferred but not required.

Miscellaneous Responsibilities and Expectations:
• Attend Head Staff Training: May 31 – June 11
• Attend General Staff Orientation, Dates June 12 – June 19
• Complete duties as assigned.
• Attend all staff meetings as directed.

Emma Kaufmann Camp is open and accessible to everyone, regardless of age, race, religion, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression or special need by welcoming individuals of all backgrounds, embracing their uniqueness and diversity under our communal tent.

PHYSICAL QUALIFICATIONS:

While performing the duties of this job the employee is regularly required to use hands to finger, handle, or feel; reach with hands and arms; climb or balance; stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl and talk or hear. The employee is frequently required to stand and walk. Occasionally he/she is required to sit. The employee is frequently required to lift up to 25 pounds and occasionally required to lift up to 40 pounds. The vision requirements include: close vision, distance vision, peripheral vision, depth perception and ability to adjust focus.

Must be able to obtain ACT 33/34 and FBI clearances, NSOR Certificate and mandated reporter training.

Send resume and cover letter to:

JCC of Greater Pittsburgh
Attn: Human Resources
5738 Forbes Avenue
Pittsburgh, PA 15217

Equal Opportunity Employer

Emma Kaufmann Camp is located along Cheat Lake in Morgantown WV. Owned and operated by the Jewish Community Center of Greater Pittsburgh, EKC is a co-ed residential camp with an emphasis on teambuilding, developing positive values, independence, premiere programming and activities. This child-centered environment includes campers ages 7-16. As a staff member at EKC, you will enjoy the opportunity for personal growth and develop friendships that will last a lifetime. Visit our website at www.emmakaufmanncamp.com

The MESSH Specialist, or Mental, Emotional, Spiritual, and Social Health Specialist at Camp is responsible for supporting the mental, social, and emotional well-being of all campers and staff members. This staff member will serve as a critical component of our Camp Leadership Team and guide Camp in creating an environment that’s welcoming for all. The MESSH Specialist will assist staff members with managing the social dynamics and behavior of their campers, while assisting them in meeting camper needs. Camper Care Specialists will regularly speak with parents of campers to elicit collaborating in achieving success for their camper.

Care and consideration is given to each candidate’s summer availability, including flexibility in working around start and end dates due to school work or other employment opportunities. The Camper Care Specialist will work in partnership with the entire Camper Care team, and will report to the Camp Director or Assistant Director. This position is an “in-residence” position and requires living at Camp throughout the summer.

Responsibilities include, but are not limited to:
• Playing a leadership role in the planning and implementation of staff training and ongoing staff learning related to mental, emotional, social, and spiritual health (MESSH);
• Creating and implementing programming for small groups of campers focused on wellness and social-emotional learning.
• Serving as a resource to campers throughout the summer in facing mental, emotional and social health challenges, and creating environments where campers can thrive.
• Managing information about camper needs, and communicating those to staff, as well as documenting communication and plans as appropriate.
• Communicating and managing relationships with parents/caregivers in regards to camper needs.
• Preparing reports to funding agencies in relationship to mental emotional and social health of EKC and its campers, including sharing high-level understandings of interactions and interventions taking place throughout the summer.
• Participate in Foundation for Jewish Camp’s Community of Practice as part of our camp’s place in the Yedid Nefesh program, including two or three virtual gatherings and one in-person gathering (as the pandemic allows) per year with other Jewish camp mental health professionals.
• Be an active presence on-site at camp as a part of the community.
• Additional responsibilities as required.

Key Qualifications:
• Graduate-level or higher degree in a mental health field. Including, but not limited to: social work, mental health counseling, psychology, youth psychiatry, family therapy, etc.
• 3-5 years of post-graduate work experience in a related field.
• Prior camp experience in working with young children is preferred

Exceptional skill and capacity for engagement and relationship building with both children and their parents.
• Proven ability to plan, originate, and organize programs.
• Proven ability to provide emotional support to a wide range of ages.
• Strong understanding of, and a willingness to be creative with, strategies to ensure campers of varying needs can be part of a mainstreamed program.

Miscellaneous Responsibilities and Expectations:
• Attend Head Staff Training: May 31 – June 11
• Attend General Staff Orientation, Dates June 12 – June 19
• Complete duties as assigned.
• Attend all staff meetings as directed.

Emma Kaufmann Camp is open and accessible to everyone, regardless of age, race, religion, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression or special need by welcoming individuals of all backgrounds, embracing their uniqueness and diversity under our communal tent.

PHYSICAL QUALIFICATIONS:

While performing the duties of this job the employee is regularly required to use hands to finger, handle, or feel; reach with hands and arms; climb or balance; stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl and talk or hear. The employee is frequently required to stand and walk. Occasionally he/she is required to sit. The employee is frequently required to lift up to 25 pounds and occasionally required to lift up to 40 pounds. The vision requirements include: close vision, distance vision, peripheral vision, depth perception and ability to adjust focus.

Must be able to obtain ACT 33/34 and FBI clearances, NSOR Certificate and mandated reporter training.

Send resume and cover letter to:

JCC of Greater Pittsburgh
Attn: Human Resources
5738 Forbes Avenue
Pittsburgh, PA 15217

Equal Opportunity Employer

Emma Kaufmann Camp (EKC) is located along Cheat Lake in Morgantown WV. Owned and operated by the Jewish Community Center of Greater Pittsburgh, EKC is a co-ed residential camp with an emphasis on teambuilding, developing positive values, independence, premiere programming and activities. This child-centered environment includes campers ages 7-16. As a staff member at EKC, you will enjoy the opportunity for personal growth and develop friendships that will last a lifetime. Visit our website at www.emmakaufmanncamp.com

EKC is looking for a creative, dynamic educator who understands the value and power of overnight camp and can help facilitate thriving Jewish learning environments in these experiential, pluralistic settings. Jewish Life Coordinators at Jewish overnight camps touch all aspects of the camp and organically integrate meaningful, purposeful, quality Jewish content and experiences into the magic and joy of the camp program. They work together with young adult and senior staff to strengthen Jewish living and learning for campers and staff alike.

Care and consideration is given to each candidate’s summer availability, including flexibility in working around start and end dates due to school work or other employment opportunities. The Jewish Life Coordinator will report to the Camp Director. This position is an “in-residence” position and requires living at Camp throughout the summer.

Responsibilities/Expectations:
• Serve as the “central address” for Jewish living and learning at EKC
• Work with all levels of camp staff to infuse Jewish learning into varied aspects of camp life and program
• Organize and lead Shabbat services and programming
• Create and facilitate engaging Jewish programs for 7-16 year-old campers of diverse Jewish backgrounds
• Attend pre-camp preparations, training, and orientation and be in residence for the entire summer season
Qualifications/Characteristics
• Background in Jewish education (graduate level training preferred, but not required)
• Experience with Jewish overnight camps
• Ability to work effectively with campers, counselors, and senior staff in a leadership role
• Capable of and interested in working in a multi- and non-denominational setting
• Knowledgeable and skilled in experiential education
Miscellaneous Responsibilities and Expectations
• Attend Head Staff Training: May 31 – June 11
• Attend General Staff Orientation, Dates June 12 – June 19
• Complete duties as assigned.
• Attend all staff meetings as directed.

Emma Kaufmann Camp is open and accessible to everyone, regardless of age, race, religion, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression or special need by welcoming individuals of all backgrounds, embracing their uniqueness and diversity under our communal tent.

PHYSICAL QUALIFICATIONS:

While performing the duties of this job the employee is regularly required to use hands to finger, handle, or feel; reach with hands and arms; climb or balance; stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl and talk or hear. The employee is frequently required to stand and walk. Occasionally he/she is required to sit. The employee is frequently required to lift up to 25 pounds and occasionally required to lift up to 40 pounds. The vision requirements include: close vision, distance vision, peripheral vision, depth perception and ability to adjust focus.

Must be able to obtain or possess Act 33/34, FBI, NSOR certifications and Mandated Reporter Training.

To apply, please submit a resume and cover letter to:

Jewish Community Center of Greater Pittsburgh
Attn: Human Resources Department
5738 Forbes Avenue
Pittsburgh, PA 15217
Fax: 412-521-7044

Equal Opportunity Employer

Emma Kaufmann Camp is a co-ed residential summer camp for children ages 7-16 located on Cheat Lake in Morgantown, West Virginia. We foster connections, individual growth, values and fun through premiere programming and activities. As a staff member at EKC, you will enjoy the opportunity for personal growth and develop friendships that will last a lifetime. We are looking to hire, for the summer, a full-time inclusion coordinator. Dates are flexible. Competitive salary, lodging and meals provided.

Position Purpose: The Inclusion Coordinator is responsible for modeling, teaching, and implementing inclusive approaches in the camp setting and greater community.

Requirements
• Must possess undergraduate and graduate degrees, be a Board Certified Behavior Analyst (BCBA), and/or have several years of experience working within the field of Behavioral Health Rehabilitation Services (BHRS).
• Must be well versed in Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA) and be able to explore the function of behavior through observation, data collection, etc.
• Must be able to maintain First Aid/CPR certification.
• Must continue to develop necessary skills through continuing education requirements required to maintain BCBA license or other relevant credentials.
• Will continue to develop and modify inclusion strategies utilized in the Jewish Community Center’s summer camp program programming in coordination with the consultant and EKC’s Associate Director.
• Enjoys working with, and has respect for, youth who may exhibit challenging behavior(s)
• Able to engage with campers during challenging situations while simultaneously maintaining professionalism and positive rapport with campers and staff
• Ability to engage enthusiastically in all camp activities

Essential Job Functions

Administration: Coordinate with the Associate Director and the consultant to develop the inclusion program. This includes contributing ideas as to how to market the project, communicating with parents, school districts, and other referral sources before, during and after camp, and general promotion of the program which may include speaking in front of groups, representing the program at community events, etc. Because the Inclusion Coordinator is the face of the program it is essential that families and local agencies view them as a resource.

Collaboration: In order for campers to be successfully included in camp activities it will be imperative that camp admin and staff see the Inclusion Coordinator as a friendly and helpful support. This means that the Inclusion Coordinator needs to be both knowledgeable and approachable. Strong communication skills and the ability to relate to teens and young adults is essential. The ability to acclimate to the camp environment and appreciate the value of summer camp programming is important.

Recruiting Campers: The Inclusion Coordinator is responsible for attending camp fairs and other local events which facilitate the recruitment of campers. The Inclusion Coordinator will communicate with referral sources, schools, and parents prior to, and during camp, in order to sustain the positive reputation associated with the JCC’s summer programming.

Screening Campers: The Inclusion Coordinator is responsible for screening all potential campers who wish to attend camp via this project. Camp screenings will include an in person intake, having campers identify their strengths and needs, and gathering relevant information from families which will allow for the camper to be adequately supported such as IEPs, 504 plans, recent evaluations, letters from therapists etc.

Implementing and Maintaining the Inclusion Project: The Inclusion Coordinator will facilitate administration and staff’s understanding of inclusion through initial training and ongoing support and training. Support to identified campers will be facilitated daily. Accommodations for campers will be created and implemented per each individual camper’s needs. Communication with parents will occur on an ongoing basis according to a format developed during the first year of the program. Simple, individualized, guides will be created for campers. These guides will be implemented by camp staff with support from the Inclusion Coordinator.

Focus on Inclusion: The goal of this project is for campers with mild to moderate emotional/behavioral needs to be successfully integrated into the camp model. The Inclusion Coordinator should be well versed in (1) how to make individualized minor to moderate accommodations to camp programming, (2) how to effectively communicate the importance implementing accommodations to camp staff, and (3) be able to model techniques and accommodations. The goal will always be for campers to be as included in camp activities as much as is reasonable while simultaneously taking into account their individual needs.

Understanding of Unique Needs: In order to successfully integrate campers into camp programming, the Inclusion Coordinator will need to have previous training and experience supporting youth who have mild to moderate expressive and receptive processing needs, and/or sensory needs, and/or communication deficits, and and/or social skills deficits. The Inclusion Coordinator should be familiar with Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA) principles and understand how to determine the function of behavior. Additionally, the Inclusion Coordinator will need to have a flexible mindset in order to make sure that camper needs are being met in the summer camp environment.

Confidentiality: Maintain confidentiality of campers, families, and support provided. The Inclusion Coordinator will be able to collaborate with other providers connected to campers attending camp via
this project both before and after camp as long as a release of information has been signed by the camper’s caregivers and/or the camper (if the camper is over the age of 15).

Relationships: Regular communications and consultation with the consultant, EKC’s camper care team and parents will continue before, during, and after the camp season.

Knowledge, skills and abilities
• Understand child development.
• Understand the needs of children and youth.
• Ability to relate to children and adults in a positive and professional manner.
• Ability to implement accommodations specific to the needs of each camper.
• Ability to work closely and effectively with others.
• Follow the JCC camp model.

Physical Aspects of the Job
• Ability to communicate and work with camper groups and provide ongoing support to campers and staff.
• Ability to observe camper’s behavior, assess its developmental appropriateness, respond in a therapeutic manner to difficult/challenging behaviors, enforce appropriate safety regulations and emergency procedures, and apply appropriate behavior management techniques.
• Ability to observe staff behavior, assess inclusiveness, and effectively advocate for camper needs to staff.
• Visual and auditory ability to identify and respond to environmental and other hazards in the camp environment.
• Physical ability to respond appropriately to situations requiring first aid.
• Must be able to assist campers in an emergency (fire, evacuation, illness, or injury) situation.
• Possess the strength and endurance to maintain constant interaction with campers and staff.
• All camp positions require the ability to endure prolonged standing, bending, stooping, walking and physical activity associated with athletics and camp programming.
• Ability to endure exposure to the sun, heat, and other environmental hazards are part of working at a summer camp program.

Must be able to obtain or possess Act 33/34, FBI, NSOR certifications and Mandated Reporter Training.

To apply, please submit a resume and cover letter to:

Jewish Community Center of Greater Pittsburgh
Attn: Human Resources Department
5738 Forbes Avenue
Pittsburgh, PA 15217
Fax: 412-521-7044

Equal Opportunity Employer

Emma Kaufmann Camp is located along Cheat Lake in Morgantown WV. Owned and operated by the Jewish Community Center of Greater Pittsburgh, EKC is a co-ed residential camp with an emphasis on teambuilding, developing positive values, independence, premiere programming and activities. This child-centered environment includes campers ages 7-16. As a staff member at EKC, you will enjoy the opportunity for personal growth and develop friendships that will last a lifetime. Visit our website at www.emmakaufmanncamp.com.

As a staff member at EKC you will enjoy the opportunity for personal and professional growth, and develop friendships that will last a lifetime. Our staff consists of young adults and adults from all over the world including graduate students, teachers, social workers, and professionals. Working at summer camp is different than any other job in the world and can be one of the most rewarding experiences of a lifetime. Residency at Camp is required while Camp is in session.

Why work at EKC?

  • Make a difference in lives of children
  • Opportunity to work outdoors and in nature
  • Network with amazing people from all around the world
  • Dynamic staff culture with social activities in and out of camp
  • Develop 21st century skills that employers are currently seeking such as communication, leadership, problem solving, critical thinking, collaboration, creativity and work ethic
  • Competitive salary and EKC will pay for any certifications or re-certifications required such as Lifeguarding
  • Housing and three meals a day are provided
  • Have an awesome summer!

Emma Kaufmann Camp is open and accessible to everyone, regardless of age, race, religion, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression or special need by welcoming individuals of all backgrounds, embracing their uniqueness and diversity under our communal tent.

Specialists are responsible for teaching and supervising a specific program area at Camp. Specialists are expected to be certified in certain areas as it pertains to their program area (ex. Lifeguarding for Pool Specialists).

Specialists must be a positive role model, camper focused, and able to set and follow through with camper expectations and the program curriculum. A

Specialist must demonstrate sound judgment and establish a nurturing and safe environment for all campers and staff. Specialists will work in partnership with and report to their Specialty Supervisor.

Lifeguards either work at the waterfront (lake) or Wolf Aquatics Center (Pool). The aquatics center has three heated pools including a lap pool with two slides, a diving pool with diving boards, and a zero-entry pool with a buckets water feature.

EKC has a private cove on Cheat Lake. Activities include swimming, Blob (water – catapult) and Rave (water trampoline), cove games, stand-up paddleboards, canoeing/kayaking, fishing, tubing, waterskiing, knee boarding, and wake-boarding.

Responsibilities/Expectations (all specialists)

  • Be responsible for the general health and safety of their assigned campers
  • Lead well-rounded and exciting activity sessions for campers ages 7 – 16
  • Establish an atmosphere in which campers feel secure, happy, and part of the group
  • Make sure their campers adhere to camp rules
  • Set a good example in all areas of camp life; act as a role model
  • Participate with their group in all camp activities
  • Cooperating with the Specialty Supervisor in matters involving rules, safety, and program
  • Follow through on approved curriculum plans
  • Share these responsibilities with other staff assigned to the same program area
  • Be drug-free (including paraphernalia) and alcohol free at camp.
  • Avoid physically and emotionally intimate relationships with all campers.
  • Facilitate the clean-up after activities as required by the specialty team
  • Teach or supervise assigned activities within their abilities
  • Be punctual to all activities and meetings
  • Be responsible for the proper use of equipment and supplies at each activity

Responsibilities/ Requirements (Pool)

  • Current CPR/1st Aid & Lifeguard Certifications
  • WSI Certification Preferred
  • Delivering a fun an educational swim program that incorporates teaching Red Cross swimming skills during instructional swim (performance levels achieved and acknowledged)
  • Prior experience working as a lifeguard
  • Daily pool maintenance responsibilities

Responsibilities/Requirements (Lake)

  • Current CPR/1st Aid & Lifeguard Certifications
  • Experience driving and maintaining motor crafts (optional)
  • Prior experience to lead/teach canoe, kayak, knee boarding, and/or waterskiing activities
  • Daily set-up and take-down of lake equipment (boats, inflatables, etc.)
  • Prior experience working as a lifeguard

Must be able to obtain or possess Act 33/34, FBI, NSOR certifications and Mandated Reporter Training.

To apply, please submit a resume and cover letter to:

Jewish Community Center of Greater Pittsburgh
Attn: Human Resources Department
5738 Forbes Avenue
Pittsburgh, PA 15217
Fax: 412-521-7044

Equal Opportunity Employer

Emma Kaufmann Camp is located along Cheat Lake in Morgantown WV. Owned and operated by the Jewish Community Center of Greater Pittsburgh, EKC is a co-ed residential camp with an emphasis on teambuilding, developing positive values, independence, premiere programming and activities. This child-centered environment includes campers ages 7-16. As a staff member at EKC, you will enjoy the opportunity for personal growth and develop friendships that will last a lifetime. Visit our website at www.emmakaufmanncamp.com.

As a staff member at EKC you will enjoy the opportunity for personal and professional growth, and develop friendships that will last a lifetime. Our staff consists of young adults and adults from all over the world including graduate students, teachers, social workers, and professionals. Working at summer camp is different than any other job in the world and can be one of the most rewarding experiences of a lifetime. Residency at Camp is required while Camp is in session.

Why work at EKC?

  • Make a difference in lives of children
  • Opportunity to work outdoors and in nature
  • Network with amazing people from all around the world
  • Dynamic staff culture with social activities in and out of camp
  • Develop 21st century skills that employers are currently seeking such as communication, leadership, problem solving, critical thinking, collaboration, creativity and work ethic
  • Competitive salary and EKC will pay for any certifications or re-certifications required such as Lifeguarding
  • Housing and three meals a day are provided
  • Have an awesome summer!

Emma Kaufmann Camp is open and accessible to everyone, regardless of age, race, religion, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression or special need by welcoming individuals of all backgrounds, embracing their uniqueness and diversity under our communal tent.

Specialists are responsible for teaching and supervising a specific program area at Camp. Specialists are expected to be certified in certain areas as it pertains to their program area (ex. Lifeguarding for Pool Specialists).

Specialists must be a positive role model, camper focused, and able to set and follow through with camper expectations and the program curriculum.

Specialist must demonstrate sound judgment and establish a nurturing and safe environment for all campers and staff. Specialists will work in partnership with and report to their Specialty Supervisor.

Responsibilities/Expectations:

  • Accountability for the health, safety and whereabouts of all campers in the Arts & Crafts program area
  • Establish an atmosphere in which campers feel secure, happy, and part of the group
  • Supervise campers under their immediate care at all time
  • Make sure their campers adhere to camp rules
  • Set a good example in all areas of camp life; act as a role model
  • Participate with their group in all camp activities
  • Cooperating with the Specialty Supervisor in matters involving rules, safety, and program
  • Follow through on approved curriculum plans
  • Share these responsibilities with other staff assigned to the same program area
  • Be drug-free (including paraphernalia) and alcohol free at camp.
  • Avoid physically and emotionally intimate relationships with all campers

Program Responsibilities/Expectations:

  • Develop art projects that are appropriate for the age and ability of campers ages 7-16 and give them the opportunity to express themselves creatively.
  • Teach artistic skills such as mosaics, textiles, sewing, painting, drawing, tie dye, ceramics, theatre, photography and other crafts.
  • Be able to integrate Jewish values into arts projects.
  • To be responsible for managing supplies, equipment, activities, scheduling and safety concerns involved with Arts projects.
  • Be responsible for planning and executing evening programs as needed
  • Facilitate the clean-up after activities as required by the specialty team
  • Teach or supervise assigned activities within their abilities
  • Be punctual to all activities and meetings
  • Be responsible for the proper use of equipment and supplies at each activity

Miscellaneous Responsibilities and Expectations:

  • Report to EKC when the work agreement indicates
  • Attend General Staff Orientation, starting June 15
  • Attend additional trainings as necessary
  • Attend all staff meetings as directed.

Must be able to obtain or possess Act 33/34, FBI, NSOR certifications and Mandated Reporter Training.

To apply, please submit a resume and cover letter to:

Jewish Community Center of Greater Pittsburgh
Attn: Human Resources Department
5738 Forbes Avenue
Pittsburgh, PA 15217
Fax: 412-521-7044

Equal Opportunity Employer

Emma Kaufmann Camp is located along Cheat Lake in Morgantown WV. Owned and operated by the Jewish Community Center of Greater Pittsburgh, EKC is a co-ed residential camp with an emphasis on teambuilding, developing positive values, independence, premiere programming and activities. This child-centered environment includes campers ages 7-16. As a staff member at EKC, you will enjoy the opportunity for personal growth and develop friendships that will last a lifetime. Visit our website at www.emmakaufmanncamp.com.

As a staff member at EKC you will enjoy the opportunity for personal and professional growth, and develop friendships that will last a lifetime. Our staff consists of young adults and adults from all over the world including graduate students, teachers, social workers, and professionals. Working at summer camp is different than any other job in the world and can be one of the most rewarding experiences of a lifetime. Residency at Camp is required while Camp is in session.

Why work at EKC?

  • Make a difference in lives of children
  • Opportunity to work outdoors and in nature
  • Network with amazing people from all around the world
  • Dynamic staff culture with social activities in and out of camp
  • Develop 21st century skills that employers are currently seeking such as communication, leadership, problem solving, critical thinking, collaboration, creativity and work ethic
  • Competitive salary and EKC will pay for any certifications or re-certifications required such as Lifeguarding
  • Housing and three meals a day are provided
  • Have an awesome summer!

Emma Kaufmann Camp is open and accessible to everyone, regardless of age, race, religion, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression or special need by welcoming individuals of all backgrounds, embracing their uniqueness and diversity under our communal tent.

EKC’s ropes course is comprised of high and low ropes elements. High ropes include Climbing Tower, Zipline, Giant’s Ladder, Vertical Playground, Flying Squirrel, Circuit, and Pamper Pole. Low Ropes elements include High and Low Wall, Teepee Shuffle, All Aboard, Wild Woosey, Triangular Traverse, Trust Fall, Slackline, and Nitro Crossing.

Qualifications:

  • Strong programmatic and teaching experience in the areas of nature and outdoor education, belaying, knot-tying, ropes course facilitation and climbing.
  • Knowledge and experience working with children in a sports and recreational setting
  • Creativity, energy and enthusiasm

Responsibilities/Expectations:

  • Be responsible for the general health and safety of their assigned campers
  • Lead well-rounded and exciting activity sessions for campers ages 7 – 16
  • Have climbing, belaying, and knot-tying experience
  • Establish an atmosphere in which campers feel secure, happy, and part of the group
  • Supervise campers under their immediate care at all time
  • Make sure their campers adhere to camp rules
  • Set a good example in all areas of camp life; act as a role model
  • Participate with their group in all camp activities
  • Cooperating with the Specialty Supervisor in matters involving rules, safety, and program
  • Follow through on approved curriculum plans
  • Share these responsibilities with other staff assigned to the same program area
  • Be drug-free (including paraphernalia) and alcohol free at camp.
  • Avoid physically and emotionally intimate relationships with all campers

Program Responsibilities/Expectations:

  • Be responsible for planning and executing evening programs as needed
  • Facilitate the clean-up after activities as required by the specialty team
  • Teach or supervise assigned activities within their abilities
  • Be punctual to all activities and meetings
  • Be responsible for the proper use of equipment and supplies at each activity

Miscellaneous Responsibilities and Expectations:

  • Report to EKC when the work agreement indicates
  • Attend General Staff Orientation, starting June 14
  • Attend additional trainings as necessary
  • Attend all staff meetings as directed

Must be able to obtain or possess Act 33/34, FBI, NSOR certifications and Mandated Reporter Training.

To apply, please submit a resume and cover letter to:

Jewish Community Center of Greater Pittsburgh
Attn: Human Resources Department
5738 Forbes Avenue
Pittsburgh, PA 15217
Fax: 412-521-7044

Equal Opportunity Employer

Emma Kaufmann Camp is located along Cheat Lake in Morgantown WV. Owned and operated by the Jewish Community Center of Greater Pittsburgh, EKC is a co-ed residential camp with an emphasis on teambuilding, developing positive values, independence, premiere programming and activities. This child-centered environment includes campers ages 7-16. As a staff member at EKC, you will enjoy the opportunity for personal growth and develop friendships that will last a lifetime. Visit our website at www.emmakaufmanncamp.com.

As a staff member at EKC you will enjoy the opportunity for personal and professional growth, and develop friendships that will last a lifetime. Our staff consists of young adults and adults from all over the world including graduate students, teachers, social workers, and professionals. Working at summer camp is different than any other job in the world and can be one of the most rewarding experiences of a lifetime.

Why work at EKC?

  • Make a difference in lives of children
  • Opportunity to work outdoors and in nature
  • Network with amazing people from all around the world
  • Dynamic staff culture with social activities in and out of camp
  • Develop 21st century skills that employers are currently seeking such as communication, leadership, problem solving, critical thinking, collaboration, creativity and work ethic
  • Competitive salary and EKC will pay for any certifications or re-certifications required such as Lifeguarding
  • Housing and three meals a day are provided
  • Have an awesome summer!

Emma Kaufmann Camp is open and accessible to everyone, regardless of age, race, religion, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression or special need by welcoming individuals of all backgrounds, embracing their uniqueness and diversity under our communal tent.

Counselors are responsible for overseeing the primary care of all campers in the cabin to which they are assigned. Counselors must be a positive role model, camper focused and able to set and follow through with camper expectations. A counselor must demonstrate sound judgment and establish a nurturing and safe environment for all campers. Counselors will work in partnership with and report to their Unit Heads. Residency at Emma Kaufmann Camp is required while Camp is in session.

Responsibilities/Expectations:

  • Be responsible for the general health and safety of their assigned campers
  • Establish an atmosphere in which campers feel secure, happy, and part of the group
  • Supervise campers under their immediate care at all time
  • Make sure their campers adhere to camp rules
  • Set a good example in all areas of camp life; act as a role model
  • Participate with their group in all camp activities
  • Cooperating with the Unit Head in matters involving rules, safety, and programming
  • Share these responsibilities with other staff assigned to the same cabin group
  • Be drug-free (including paraphernalia) and alcohol free at camp.
  • Avoid physically and emotionally intimate relationships with all campers

Program Responsibilities/Expectations:

  • Be responsible for planning and executing nightly Sikkum activities, unit programs and counselor’s choice activities.
  • Teach or supervise assigned activities within their abilities
  • Be punctual to all programs and meetings
  • Be responsible for the proper use of equipment and supplies at each activity

Miscellaneous Responsibilities and Expectations:

  • Attend General Staff Orientation.
  • Be responsible for the cabin group assigned with the understanding that the assignment may change between Sessions 1 and 2.
  • Keep a clean and tidy cabin and living space
  • Complete duties as assigned, such as free swim, rest hour coverage and “OD”.
  • Attend all staff meetings as directed

Must be able to obtain or possess Act 33/34, FBI, NSOR certifications and Mandated Reporter Training.

To apply, please submit a resume and cover letter to:

Jewish Community Center of Greater Pittsburgh
Attn: Human Resources Department
5738 Forbes Avenue
Pittsburgh, PA 15217
Fax: 412-521-7044

Equal Opportunity Employer

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