SEEKING CAMP COUNSELORS FOR WEEKEND WRITERS’ RETREAT, JULY 18-21 2024

We are seeking a coordinator and small team of experienced educators, camp counselors and/or caregivers to support the Du Bois Forum’s third annual writers’ retreat in Amenia, New York, July 18-21 (Thursday evening through Sunday midday).  Founded by Tufts Professors Dr. Kendra Field and Dr. Kerri Greenidge, the Du Bois Forum is an annual convening of writers and artists. More information about the Du Bois Forum can be found here: https://duboisforum.com/.  

Duties and Requirements: Planning, leading, and/or supporting relevant programming for children of retreat participants, Thursday evening through Sunday midday.  Candidates should have experience as camp counselors, educators and/or significant caregiving experience, and should be pediatric CPR certified (or willing to be certified).  The retreat weekend is intense but rewarding.  Depending on experience,

Location: The majority of the retreat takes place at Troutbeck in Amenia, NY, about 2.5-3 hours from Boston.

Pay: $20-$30/ hour ($400-$900 for the weekend), plus lodging and meals, depending on experience, hours, and role. 

If interested, please send your resume to teresa.salvato@tufts.edu.

Babysitter for young children (Arlington) (8/5-8/9)

Hello! We are looking for a babysitter for our two children (4.5 and 1.5 years old) from August 5-9. We would love if you are also available for occasional date nights. We are seeking someone who is responsible, caring, and experienced. 

Duties: playing inside and outside (including walking to the nearby park), changing diapers, feeding, putting our toddler down for naps, tidying up after the kids. We are ideally looking for someone who can drive the kids to a planned activity that week (using our car.)  

Location: We live in Arlington and have street parking. 

Requirements: 3+ years with young children; CPR/first-aid certified; up to date on all vaccines, including COVID and flu vaccines/boosters; non-smoker; excellent references; clean criminal record and a good driving record. Preferred qualifications: experience with children with severe allergies.

Pay: $25-33 / hour depending on experience 

Contact: katie.galitzine@gmail.com

Summer Job Opportunity – Camp Wediko (New Hampshire)

Camp Wediko, a therapeutic summer camp in New Hampshire, is currently hiring. This is a paid summer position for anyone interested in working with youth, mental health, or simply gaining a unique summer experience! This opportunity allows students to get hands-on experience working with youth experiencing all kinds of mental health challenges.

Additionally we do have a handshake page under ‘The Home for Little Wanderers’ – the nonprofit who oversees the camp! 

For more information about the camp, please see the following link: https://www.thehome.org/programs/camp-wediko/

Staff Application: https://recruiting.ultipro.com/HOM1009HOMLW/JobBoard/9823899f-86fd-4412-bf2c-8e08eb85a9b0/?q=Wediko&o=relevance

Counselor Positions at Camp Triumph (North Reading, MA)

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 The Triumph Center is seeking skilled undergraduate and graduate students for counselor positions at our therapeutic day camp, Camp Triumph. Located in North Reading, MA, Camp Triumph serves children ages 6-16 who present with a wide range of neurodevelopmental and mental health challenges. Counselor responsibilities include facilitating cooperative activities designed to enhance social skills, working with campers on specific behavior goals, and running camp activities like arts and crafts and interactive games. For more information about the job and Camp Triumph, please see the attached flyer and visit our website.

This job opportunity is a wonderful way for undergraduate and graduate students to gain valuable experience in a unique clinical setting with children who present with a range of disabilities. Supervised clinical practicum experiences are available! Applicants should send a resume and cover letter to triumphcenter@verizon.net.

Beyond Akeela hiring Head Advisors

Beyond Akeela is a summer program in the Boston metro area that provides opportunities for neurodivergent 16-19 year olds to build practice the social, organizational, and self-advocacy skills needed to thrive in college.

We are currently hiring for several residential leadership positions in our community, which we call Head Advisors. You can learn more about the specifics of the role here: Head Advisor Job Description or in the attachment.

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School Psychologist- Morse School (Cambridge)

Position:           Psychologist, Office of Student Services/Morse School

Overview of Cambridge Public Schools:

Cambridge is a vibrant, diverse city as well as a central hub and driver of the nation’s innovative economy. Home of the renowned educational institutions of Harvard and MIT, Cambridge is also the center of an impressive array of biotechnology, science, and information technology companies.

Educating about 7,000 students JK-12, the Cambridge Public Schools consists of award-winning faculty, cutting edge technology, and innovative programs. While each of our public schools is unique, they are joined in a shared vision of rigorous, joyful, and culturally responsive learning. Additionally, there is personalized support for every student. Over 30% of CPS students speak a language other than English at home and over 65 languages are spoken by our families. Among the most common are Spanish, Haitian Creole, Amharic, Arabic, Bengali, Chinese, and Portuguese. Our schools proudly embrace this diversity.

The Office of Student Services (OSS) is responsible for providing a wide variety of services to CPS students with special needs to ensure equitable access and support for all, including those who are advanced or twice-exceptional learners.

The Role:

Under the supervision of the Assistant Superintendent of Student Services and the Director of Student Services, the Psychologist will conduct psychological assessments and serve as Team Chairperson for the school(s) to which they are assigned. 

Key Responsibilities:

  • Conduct and interpret psychological assessments resulting in comprehensive written reports that meet criteria in accordance with state and federal special education requirements
  • Chair school-based Special Education Team Meetings including , but not limited to, Initial Evaluations, Three Year Reevaluations, and Manifestation Determinations
  • Provide leadership to school-based Special Education Teams through technical assistance around implementation of state and federal special education law and regulations and Office of Special Education procedures
  • Develop and oversee the effective implementation of Individualized Education Programs (IEPs) with appropriate documentation
  • Work closely with school staff to ensure that the learning, behavioral, and social-emotional needs of students are addressed
  • Serve as a staff resource with respect to disability categories, differentiated instruction, progress monitoring, and analysis of assessment results
  • Consult with administrators, special educators and related service providers, RtI Teams, general educators, parents, and outside agencies
  • Facilitate inter-agency (DCF, DYS, CBHI, DMH, etc.) collaboration with school-based Special Education Teams
  • Provide individual and/or group counseling as directed by supervisor
  • Serve as a liaison for students in Out of District Placements
  • Maintain appropriate standards of behavior, mutual respect, and safety
  • Carry out other related duties as may be designated

Your Skill Set: As the incoming Psychologist you will possess many, though perhaps not all, of the following characteristics and qualifications:

  • Master’s Degree or higher
  • Massachusetts License: School Psychologist required
  • Excellent communication and facilitation skills
  • Knowledge of state and federal special education laws and regulations
  • Experience working in an urban, multi-cultural school system with a variety of special education service models preferred

Cambridge Public Schools is committed to slowing and/or stopping the spread of COVID-19. Therefore, as a condition of employment with Cambridge Public Schools, all new hires will be required to be fully vaccinated for COVID-19 no later than their first day of work. Written requests for either a religious exemption from this requirement based on sincerely held religious beliefs, or for a medical exemption based upon clear documentation from a medical provider should be submitted to the attention of the Chief Talent Officer.

If interested, please visit https://cpsd.tedk12.com/hire/ViewJob.aspx?JobID=5133 for the application link.