Camp Jacobson – Shadow
Incoming High School Junior and older; Desire to work with camper with special needs, ages 3-13; Prior experience working with children with special needs is preferred.
- Care for and supervise assigned camper
- Identify and meet the needs of assigned camper
- Participate in activities with assigned camper and group, including swim periods
- Provide assigned camper opportunities for social interaction, problem solving and decision making
- Supervise all aspects of assigned camper’s day, including arrival/departure, meal times and rest times
- Monitor and model appropriate behaviors
- Follow individual behavior plans
- Break down tasks and give clear directions for all activities
- Provide a structured, consistent and organized environment
- Carry out established roles in enforcing camp safety regulations and implementing emergency procedures
- Communicate regularly with Inclusion Coordinator to work on individual goals and inclusion into group functioning
- Work with Inclusion Coordinator and other staff members to accomplish goals of camp
- Other duties as assigned by the Camp Director or Camp Administration
- 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.
- Act as a positive role model to campers. Conversations and language must be appropriate for campers 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.
- Provide feedback and recommend improvements to Camp Administration with regards to effectiveness of program.
- Staff is required to wear a staff shirt every day, which will be provided during pre-camp orientation.
- Appropriate swimwear must be worn at all swim periods. Sneakers must be worn daily. 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 unless approved by Camp Administration.
- Camp Jacobson is both kosher and nut-free. We expect that all staff respect these policies. NO OUTSIDE FOOD IS ALLOWED IN CAMP AT ANY TIME.
- 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 any rumors, issues, and concerns of the campers and/or their families are strictly confidential and are not to be shared outside of camp by any staff member. 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.
- Staff are expected to uphold and ensure the implementation of all Camp Jacobson policies, procedures, rules and regulations.
- 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.