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Jewish Community Center Day Camp Wall/Tree Climbing Specialists (Summer 2021) in Northbrook, Illinois

Principal Responsibilities: We're the secret sauce of summer for over 3,500 children throughout the Chicago area. Every Summer, the Apachi J Camps - each with its own special blend of camp - become the place where kids learn to spread their wings, test the waters, push their envelope and find their bliss. JCC is looking for a high energy, athletic, enthusiastic Wall/Tree Climbing Specialists to lead and teach our campers in an outdoor camp environment. The Climbing Specialists are outdoor adventure enthusiasts help campers build skills and self-confidence through wall climbing, tree climbing and small ropes course challenges. Key Essential Job Duties: * Climb ladders/heights without fear. * Physically climb 20 feet harnessed. * Lift/move children up to 45 lbs. * Demonstrate physical stamina and agility required to be mobile for long periods throughout the day. * Move from sitting (chair and floor) to standing position easily and quickly. * Stand for long periods of time and be able to run and actively engage physically with children. * Ability to assist getting children on and off the bus and or cars. * Possess strength and endurance required to maintain constant supervision of children ages 3 - 12 years old. * Clearly and effectively communicate in a manner that children understand. * Actively participate with children during games including running & climbing. * Move around with children at their pace and be actively involved with children rather than just watching them. * Supervise children, always keeping them in sight and sound.* * Know the difference between appropriate and inappropriate behaviors. Prevent, circumvent, and deal with problem behaviors appropriately and effectively. * Maintain a sense of calm and perspective with physical and mental alertness during stressful times. * Consistently demonstrate and reinforce the values of caring, respect, honesty and responsibility. * Ability to run up to 100 yards (in the case of a emergency). * Plan and implement activities to meet the physical, emotional, intellectual and social needs of the children in the program. * *Dates:'Z' Frank Apachi (Northbrook): June 14-August 13, 2021 Elaine Frank Apachi (Lake Zurich): June 4 - August 7, 2021 * * Compensation:JCC Day Camps offer a great salary, bonus opportunities and a fun work environment! # Minimum Qualifications: Minimum 18 years of age. Must be willing and able to acquire the climbing wall certification prior to the beginning of camp (_training provided during orientation_); previous experience working climbing walls _helpful but not required_. Must be able to climb a tree and have a strong comfort level with heights. # Salary: Under 25,000 # Agency Information: Our GPS is set to J. We are a collaborative, dynamic, forward-looking team whose passion has a purpose. With Jewish values as our compass, we are moving JCC Chicago in new exciting directions that will strengthen our Jewish community, enrich generations, nurture friendships, respect traditions and bring out the best in very life we touch. Led by our dynamic and forward-thinking Executive Team, JCC Chicago enriches lives and builds community through vibrant, meaningful experiences. We are a collaborative, dynamic, forward-looking team whose passion has a purpose. With Jewish values as our compass, we are moving JCC Chicago in new exciting directions that will strengthen our Jewish community, enrich generations, nurture friendships, respect traditions and bring out the best in every life we touch. JCC Chicago is the largest JCC system in North America, with more than 800 staff in over 15 diverse locations across the metropolitan area.Our core program offerings include Early Childhood Education, Children and Family Engagement Programs, J at School, Sports & Recreation, Aquatics, Arts & Ideas, Day Camps and Overnight Camp. *Date Posted: 03/11/2021 Title: Day Camp Wall/Tree Climbing Specialists (Summer 2021) JCC: JCC Chicago Location: Northbrook, IL

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