Employment

Social Worker/CSAC Counselor

POSITION PURPOSE AND OBJECTIVES

Under the direction of the Director of Social Services, the Social Worker/CSAC Counselor is responsible for all phases of social work/rehab & recovery services delivery and being a liaison  between the congregants of 22 (+/-) community synagogues, the greater Jewish community, the substance abuse & recovery community, and the Specialized Services programs at SJJCC.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Develop and promote an Aftercare Community Transition program for recovery
  • Provide direct, concrete social work and recovery services to the synagogue-affiliated Jewish community, SJJCC members, and non-affiliated community residents
  • Liaison between congregations, Sid Jacobson JCC programs and services, and community programs
  • Provide clinical individual, couple, and family short-term counseling; crisis intervention; home visits; information and referral
  • Coordinate and oversee session staff and program volunteers
  • Facilitate support groups
  • Consult and collaborate with Clergy
  • Community outreach and networking
  • Develop and conduct workshops, trainings
  • Perform associated administrative tasks as needed
  • Maintain Program statistics
  • Attend community task forces and associations, as related to substance abuse and recovery
  • Create and maintain program evaluations
  • Perform additional agency duties as directed by supervisor as needed
  • Maintain CEU’s as prescribed by the State Education department for licensed social workers
  • Attend in-state and out-of-state trainings
  • Other duties as assigned

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES REQUIRED

  • Master’s degree in Social Work; LMSW required, LCSW preferred; CSAC certification required
  • Knowledge of Addiction & Recovery; experience in this field preferred
  • Excellent clinical skills
  • Creative with experience in program development
  • Knowledge of community resources
  • Excellent communication skills (both written and verbal)
  • Strong team-building skills
  • Detail oriented, able to multi-task, self-directed
  • Knowledge of the Jewish community a plus
  • Knowledge of basic computer skills, including but not limited to: Outlook mail & calendar; Word; Excel; Sharepoint

SUPERVISORY RESPONSIBILITY

  • Some oversight of session workers &/or volunteers

For consideration, please email your resume, cover letter, and salary expectations to Human Resources at hr@sjjcc.org.

Part Time Drama Therapist for The Witness Project

UJA-Federation’s The Witness Project is a collaborative effort between UJA-Federation of New York and Sid Jacobson Jewish Community Center.  This transformational program brings together Holocaust Survivors with High School students to create the next generation of Witnesses to the Holocaust, through a multi-media theatrical performance and art exhibit.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

Work in conjunction with the Creative Director and program team to:

  • Create a safe and nurturing environment for survivors to share their stories
  • Through improvisation create dialogue to tell the stories in a respectful yet theatrical manner
  • Work with the teens to express their emotions and thoughts through music and dance
  • Create a written script which will include dialogue, music and dance
  • Direct this project which will culminate in performance (s).
  • Attendance at all Project Witness meetings listed in hire letter

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES REQUIRED

  • Master’s Degree in Drama Therapy, Counseling or other related field.
  • Experience with program development, planning and organizing activities
  • Supervisory Experience
  • Strong communication skills, both written and verbal
  • Excellent clinical skills
  • Prior experience leading groups
  • Experience with teens, elders and trauma

For consideration, please email your resume, cover letter, and salary expectations to Human Resources at hr@sjjcc.org.

Part Time Drama Therapist for The Witness Project

UJA-Federation’s The Witness Project is a collaborative effort between UJA-Federation of New York and Sid Jacobson Jewish Community Center.  This transformational program brings together Holocaust Survivors with High School students to create the next generation of Witnesses to the Holocaust, through a multi-media theatrical performance and art exhibit.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

Work in conjunction with the drama therapist and program team to:

  • Create a safe and nurturing environment for survivors to share their stories
  • Through improvisation create dialogue to tell the stories in a respectful yet theatrical manner
  • Work with the teens to express their emotions and thoughts through music and dance
  • Create a written script which will include dialogue, music and dance
  • Direct this project which will culminate in performance (s).

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES REQUIRED

  • Master’s Degree in Social Work, Counseling or other related field.
  • Experience with program development, planning and organizing activities
  • Supervisory Experience
  • Strong communication skills, both written and verbal
  • Excellent clinical skills
  • Prior experience leading groups
  • Experience with teens, elders and trauma

For consideration, please email your resume, cover letter, and salary expectations to Human Resources at hr@sjjcc.org.

The Witness Project Social Worker

UJA-Federation’s The Witness Project is a collaborative effort between UJA-Federation of New York and Sid Jacobson Jewish Community Center.  This transformational program brings together Holocaust Survivors with High School students to create the next generation of Witnesses to the Holocaust, through a multi-media theatrical performance and art exhibit.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Assist with the development and implementation of curriculum in collaboration with members of the SJJCC team
  • Implementation of curriculum with teens and Holocaust survivors
  • Attendance at all Project Witness meetings listed in hire letter

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES REQUIRED

  • Master’s Degree in Social Work, Counseling or other related field.
  • Experience with program development, planning and organizing activities
  • Supervisory Experience
  • Strong communication skills, both written and verbal
  • Excellent clinical skills
  • Prior experience leading groups
  • Experience with teens, elders and trauma

For consideration, please email your resume, cover letter, and salary expectations to Human Resources at hr@sjjcc.org.

Lifeguards + Swim Instructors

Want to work outside all day with children? Camp Jacobson is looking for lifeguards and swim instructors for the summer season. Experience teaching children is preferred; ARC Lifeguard Training (LGT) required; Current Nassau County Lifeguard Certification required (restricted or higher); Current certification in First Aid and CPR is required; Current Water Safety Instruction (WSI) Certification is optional but preferred

Specific Tasks:

  • Supervise and guard campers during aquatics program.
  • Provide surveillance during aquatics activities to help prevent and manage injuries.
  • Provide rescues as needed.
  • Utilize First Aid, CPR and other emergency management services as needed.
  • Evaluate aquatics abilities of campers.
  • Instruct campers during instructional swim periods.
  • Ensure that campers and staff follow safety procedures while in their program activity.
  • Complete progress reports for campers in your swim groups
  • Assist in the delivery and supervision of all water activities and special events at the swimming pools.
  • Assist in the management and care of the physical facilities and equipment in the waterfront program area
  • Conduct daily check of area and equipment for safety, cleanliness and good repair.
  • Clean pool area daily, keeping it free of hazards and debris.
  • Assist with the arrival and departure procedures for the entire camp.
  • Other duties as assigned by the Camp Director or Camp Administration.

General Responsibilities:

  • Ensure the safety and well-being of each camper, both physically and emotionally. No camper should ever be made to feel badly, unimportant or ridiculed by anyone at camp.
  • Have fun! It’s contagious and when you’re having fun, the campers are having fun. Spirit and enthusiasm go a long way.
  • Staff should be positive role models to campers. Conversations must be appropriate for campers and appropriate language should be used at all times. Physical appearance should be neat and professional.
  • Attend all mandatory pre-camp orientation meetings. Failure to attend meetings may result in termination or forfeiture of perfect attendance bonus.
  • All staff is required to wear staff shirts which will be provided. Sneakers must be worn daily.
  • Appropriate swimwear must be worn at all swim periods. Staff is expected to be interactive in the pool and on the fields.
  • Any staff member suspected to be under the influence or found to be using drugs, alcohol or smoking during camp hours will be dismissed immediately.
  • Cell phones are not permitted to be used on camp property during camp hours.
  • Camp Jacobson is both Kosher and “peanut free.” We expect that all staff respect these policies.
  • Staff are not permitted to have visitors during the camp day and are not allowed to leave camp during the day unless authorized to do so.
  • Please be aware that, as a staff member, any rumors, issues, and concerns of the campers and/or their families are strictly confidential and are not to be shared outside of the office. Situations relevant to the camp day are not to be discussed outside of camp. Any issues must be communicated to your immediate supervisor, not to camp parents.
  • Camp Jacobson upholds its confidentiality policy in regards to the discussion of compensation and other private subject matters. The policy prohibits any sharing of confidential information. Violation of this policy will result in disciplinary action.

Please email your resume and cover letter to campjacobson@sjjcc.org.

Director of Jewish Engagement + Innovation

Under the direction of the Associate Executive Director, the Director of Jewish Engagement and Innovation (DJEI) is responsible for implementing innovative and connective Jewish experiences for Sid Jacobson JCC.  The DJEI will work in partnership with staff and lay leadership to enable the JCC to manifest creative, dynamic, engaging expressions of Jewish life and community. The DJEI will create a culture in which Jewish tradition and culture supports human development and family and communal connection. Additionally, the DJEI will be a key connector at Sid Jacobson JCC, developing relationships with members and participants of all ages and stages of life.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

Jewish Innovations:

  • Push Sid Jacobson JCC to be on the cutting edge of Jewish programming and experiences for all populations
  • Develop new and innovative Jewish programs for all populations
  • Research and analyze the effectiveness of Jewish engagement and education, the changes required, and the ways in which such changes may be implemented
  • Responsible for sourcing and bringing to SJJCC speakers, trainers and cultural providers for Jewish engagement from local, national and international sources

Jewish Programming:

  • Ensure high quality Jewish educational programs are being brought to the Early Childhood classrooms each week, including but not limited to Shabbat and holiday celebrations
  • Work with JCC camp leadership to bring innovative Jewish engagement concepts to the camp environment
  • Facilitation of Taste of Torah, a weekly discussion group for adults and seniors which focuses on bringing the weekly Torah portion to life
  • Oversight of Shabbat Celebrations in Early Childhood and Adult Day Programs

Staff and Departmental Support:

  • Prepare and run orientations for program staff to increase their Jewish knowledge, cultural competency, and strengthen their ability to share Jewish traditions, culture and values to program participants
  • Serve as a resource to all departments to infuse and expand Jewish content and quality in their particular area of services
  • Develop and strengthen Jewish content and curriculum throughout the agency
  • Prepare Jewish Holiday programming for the staff and the community
  • Identify, acquire and, as necessary, develop Jewish educational materials for use in programming, and for display/distribution throughout the JCC, on website, and as part of other publications

Community Relations:

  • Work with lay leaders and professionals at numerous communal agencies, synagogues and institutions to build capacity among current Jewish educational initiatives, develop new cross-communal initiatives and support engagement projects across the community
  • Supervision of CSA program

Randie Waldbaum Malinsky Center for Israel (RCFI):

The RCFI and the Shlichut program build community through connection to Israel. DJI will:

Assist with the oversight of the RCFI:

  • Functioning of shlichut
  • In-house programming
  • Partnership development
  • Support the staff and program of the RCFI
  • Support community partnerships of RCFI initiatives
  • Ensure the celebration and commemoration of Israeli holidays and occasions
  • Support the connection of RCFI staff to JCC departments, staff and program
  • Ensure collaboration of the RCFI and Jewish Innovations

Additional duties as assigned by supervisor

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES REQUIRED

  • Minimum Bachelor’s Degree, Masters in Jewish Education a plus
  • Experience in program development and delivery
  • Comfortable in a public speaking role
  • Strong working knowledge of Jewish values and traditions
  • Ability to work with both children and adults
  • Ability to work comfortably with all sections of the Jewish community
  • Ability to communicate effectively with staff, lay leaders and program participants
  • Understanding of key and current trends in the areas of Jewish community and Israel
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills
  • Self-starter with comfort taking initiative
  • Passion and commitment to SJJCC’s vision of being the Jewish destination

SUPERVISORY RESPONSIBILITY

  • Education Associate

For consideration, please email your resume, cover letter, and salary expectations to Human Resources at hr@sjjcc.org.

Special Needs Operations Supervisor

Under the direction of the Director of Camp Kehilla & Special Needs Programs, the Special Needs Operations Supervisor is responsible for planning and supervising travel and vacation recreation programs

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Plan and supervise Sunday travel and vacation recreation programs October-June.
  • Manage all aspects of camp travel including daily transportation to and from camp, bus counselor supervision, parent communication, bus routes, interfacing with Bus Company on a daily basis and trip transportation.
  • Coordinate scheduling of special events, trips, rainy days, and theme days throughout the summer.
  • Prepare for and participate in all staff orientations, late nights, theme days
    Conduct participant intakes and lead follow ups.
  • Represent the agency at resource fairs and open houses.
  • Additional duties as assigned by supervisor
  • Bachelor’s Degree in a related field preferred.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS:

  • 3-5 years’ experience with demonstrated program development and staff supervision in an inclusive or exclusive special needs recreational setting.
  • Communication skills including strong interpersonal skills with clients, staff and parents, as well as the ability to speak, read and write effectively.
  • Exhibit patience, initiative, enthusiasm, resourcefulness and strong attention to detail.
  • Able to effectively develop, document and implement behavior management protocols.
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office, Outlook and Camp Minder or comparable database.
  • Ability to provide leadership and motivation to staff and work effectively with diverse groups of people.
  • Knowledge of transportation routing/turn by turn navigational systems a plus.

For consideration, please email your resume, cover letter, and salary expectations to Pam Zimmer at pzimmer@sjjcc.org.

After-School Childcare + Enrichment Program Director

Located in the Herricks School District

Hours: Monday – Friday, 3-6pm

Responsibilities:

  • Oversee childcare and enrichment program, including 50-60 children per day
  • Supervise and train all session staff, including enrichment teachers
  • Assist in developing curriculum when necessary
  • Communication with parents and families
  • Coordination of staff meetings throughout the school year
  • Supervision and implementation of all safety and licensing issues as pertinent to our license with the Office of Children and Family Services
  • Maintain accurate records (i.e. medical log, attendance sheets) and coordinate paperwork with the assigned staff member at the JCC
  • Maintain snack and program materials
  • Assist the Director of Youth Services with marketing materials

Minimum Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree in Social Work, Family Studies, Psychology, Education, or other related field required.
  • JCC and/or camping experience preferred.
  • Excellent communication skills, both written and verbal.
  • Strong team-building skills.
  • Detail oriented, able to multi-task.

For more information, contact Lindsay Mauer, Director of Youth Services at lmauer@sjjcc.org

Children’s Voice Teacher

Small group classes for children in grades 2-5 on Saturdays (time T.B.D.) This is a 10 week skill based class.

  • Introduce children to the basics of vocal technique
  • Teach age-appropriate vocal exercises
  • Teach performance skills
  • Teach songs
  • Ability to play piano is a plus but it is not mandatory

For consideration, contact Susan Kalman, Theatre Arts Director, 515-484-1545 ext. 110, skalman@sjjcc.org.

Children’s Theatre Director

Program meets once a week Sunday mornings starting November 5 and culminating in the spring.

  • Direct children in grades K-2 in age appropriate production of The Little Mermaid.
  • Teach theatre games and vocal warm-ups
  • Experience working with children
  • Must be creative, enthusiastic and nurturing
  • Ability to work collaboratively with assistants and music director

For consideration, contact Susan Kalman, Theatre Arts Director, 515-484-1545 ext. 110, skalman@sjjcc.org.

Payroll Manager/Staff Accountant

SUMMARY/OBJECTIVE

Under the general direction of the Accounting Manager, the Payroll/ Benefit Manager oversees semi-monthly payroll administration and is responsible for monitoring all tasks necessary to accomplish the organization’s payroll & benefit processing objectives, including relationships with auditors. The majority of the employee’s time is spent planning, coordinating and managing the functions of the payroll and benefit department. This position requires an extremely detail orientated person with significant knowledge of payroll/benefit administration, including state and federal regulations.  The remaining time will be devoted to assisting the Accounting Department in general accounting functions as the Accounting Manager assigns.

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS:

  • Reconcile all payroll and withholding accounts
  • Edit time transaction i.e. any missing or incorrect punches
  • Update and maintain employee information in payroll system
  • Respond to all employee inquiries regarding payroll, time, attendance and benefits
  • Review new hires and terminations in system for accuracy
  • Input hours, voiding checks/manual check as required
  • Export payroll from time management system and import into payroll system
  • Maintain schedule for all payroll accounts such as flexible spending, medical, etc.
  • Prepare semi-monthly payroll comparison reports
  • Ensure that all employees are classified in their proper departments
  • Completion of payroll journal entry and upload to accounting software
  • Maintain payroll information by designing systems; directing the collection, calculation, and entering of data
  • Responsible for monthly pension reporting and analysis
  • Process monthly billings from insurance providers
  • Maintains monthly spreadsheets of team member benefit enrollment
  • Review and approve bills for accuracy
  • Resolves discrepancies with team members, carriers and payroll
  • Administers health and welfare plans including enrollments, terminations, and changes
  • 30 days prior to eligibility notify team member of benefit eligibility, provide benefit information and enrollment form for review
  • Processes required documents through payroll and with insurance broker to ensure accurate record keeping and proper deductions
  • Serve as the agency’s Cobra Administrator
  • Coordinates with insurance broker to resolve team member insurance issues
  • Respond to team member requests for pension and 403B retirement plan information
  • Review and process all applications for 403B plan
  • Provide retiring team members information regarding the pension plan 90-days prior to their retirement date or as soon as advised of retirement plans

COMPETENCIES:

  • Organizational Skills
  • Time Management
  • Financial Management
  • Ethical Conduct
  • Technical Capacity
  • Communication Proficiency
  • Good Working Excel Knowledge
  • Accounting Software Experience

POSITION REQUIREMENTS

  • Must be available to work a flexible schedule, which includes days, nights, and weekends.

This is a full time position and provides a generous benefits package that includes medical, dental, vision, pension, employee discounts, perks, and PTO.

For consideration, please email your resume, cover letter, and salary expectations to Human Resources at hr@sjjcc.org.

Internships

Looking to gain invaluable experience in the world of nonprofit? Whether your passion is customer service, marketing, photography or simply helping others, SJJCC has intern positions available for high school and college students, as well as graduates. Contact Human Resources, hr@sjjcc.org, with cover letter, area of interest and resume, if available.

Personal Trainers/Fitness Instructors

Sid Jacobson JCC is looking for dynamic and motivated Certified Personal Trainers to join our team of Fitness professionals.

If you have a passion for fitness and want to help others improve their lives through exercise than you’re a great fit for us and we would love to meet you! Our Personal Trainers contributes to SJJCC’s success by introducing clients to the joys of fitness and maintaining a positive experience for increased member retention.

Responsibilities will include, but are not limited to:

  • Providing excellent customer service and helping to maintain a positive client experience in the fitness center.
  • Working 1:1 and in small groups with clients to help them define and meet their fitness and health goals.
  • Writing workout plans for clients to be executed both with and without your supervision.
  • Providing fitness education and advice to fitness center users.
  • Working with the personal training team to continue to expand the team’s knowledge and ability to perform.
  • Any and all administrative duties related to planning workouts, reporting hours and scheduling training sessions with clients.

The ideal candidates:

  • Will possess a National PT certification
  • Has great energy and a desire to succeed
  • Has excellent focus and drive for helping others improve their lives
  • Has prior personal training experience but those new to the field are welcome as well

We offer competitive pay, incentives, and free membership. We have full-time and part-time openings! All shifts!

Please email your cover letter and resume to Human Resources, hr@sjjcc.org.



Sid Jacobson JCC is an equal opportunity employer. It is the policy of Sid Jacobson JCC to ensure equal employment opportunity without discrimination or harassment on the basis of race, color, national origin, religion, sex, age, citizenship status, disability, pregnancy, marital status, creed, genetic predisposition or carrier status, sexual orientation, or any other characteristic protected by law.  The JCC prohibits and will not tolerate any such discrimination or harassment.

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