Posting: Special Needs Intern - Jewish Community Center Day Camp

March 20, 2023


This position is a 10-week part-time position who reports directly to the Unit Head and Director of Special Needs. The individual will work as a counselor in one of the three summer programs and fulfill all required duties and responsibilities to that program.


  • Desire to work with children and young adults with special needs and exhibit a willingness to learn;
  • Participate in all camp programs and activities and monitor the safety and well-being of campers; depending on program, may be responsible for 1-3 campers throughout the day;
  • Consistent attendance is expected throughout the sessions and counselors must remain committed to campers’ success throughout the summer;
  • Communicate effectively, both written and verbal amongst staff members and campers;
  • Must exhibit maturity, good moral character, and integrity while modeling appropriate behavior and use of behavior management techniques;
  • Must pass a background check.


  • Experience working in a structured camp environment for individuals with special needs;
  • Knowledge and experience working with individuals who have cognitive impairments, autism/ASD spectrum, mental health challenges, developmental delays, and those who require additional accommodations;
  • Comfortable working on a team and maintaining regular communication with other counselors and senior staff;
  • Individuals pursuing an undergraduate or graduate degree in psychology, Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA), social work, education, or special education.

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