The Athletic Trainer is a key member of the Medical Team at camp, working in conjunction with the Camp Nurse to run the Health Center and treat the needs of our campers. The most common ailments and injuries include: allergies, colds, coughs, sore throats, stomach pains, sprains, strains, muscle soreness, cuts, bruises, cramps, and fractures.
The Athletic Trainer is expected to primarily handle the sports-related injuries but may also need to assist with other minor medical situations. Certain times of day will require that the Athletic Trainer is in the Health Center, e.g. before sports programs to provide preventative taping, after sports to administer ice or other treatment. During other times of day the Athletic Trainer should be on the fields/courts or assisting with the care of other campers in the Health Center. Campers with serious ailments/injuries are transported to the local urgent care facility or hospital by camp staff.
The Medical Team is very much a part of the overall staff and you would be encouraged to become part of our community, participating in opening & closing days, eating meals in the Dining Hall, and building relationships with the campers and staff.
Our campers range in age from 8 to 17 years old. The Athletic Trainer should be experienced in working with children and excited about the opportunity to work in a summer camp environment.
This is a seasonal, temporary position that requires a minimum commitment of one 2-week session with a preference for commitment to two or three 2-week sessions.
Competitive salary is based on experience. Room and board is included as part of compensation but is negotiable if living off campus.
If you have sports-minded children of appropriate camp age (entering grades 3-11), they would be welcome to join camp as campers.
Responsibilities & Qualifications
Serve as the lead professional in treating sports-related injuries
Provide training to Head Coaches, Assistant Coaches and other staff members on prevention and treatment of sports-related injuries in young athletes
Work in tandem with the Camp Nurse in managing the day-to-day operations of the camp Health Center
Chaperone, as necessary, trips to local hospital or urgent care facility for more serious injuries and ailments
Administer preventative measures like taping and be present for campers who need treatment after sports periods
Provide training to staff and campers on injury prevention and other topics as necessary
Board Certified Athletic Trainer
Experience working with children and young athletes
Enthusiastic, compassionate, patient, and hard working
Ability to work as both part of a team and independently
Driver’s license, clean driving record, and ability to drive campers, as needed, to off-site medical facilities
Additional Salary Information: Salary covers the full 7-week summer and includes room and board. Negotiable based on experience. Shorter term contracts also available. We also offer a travel stipend to get to Northern California, if necessary.
About JCC Maccabi Sports Camp
JCC Maccabi Sports Camp is an overnight Jewish sports summer camp located just outside of San Francisco in Atherton, California (Palo Alto area). Our camp welcomes boys and girls in grades 4 through 11 from around the world who want to develop their skills in one of our core sports - baseball, basketball, soccer, volleyball, and tennis. Through intensive clinics and creative programming, the JCC Maccabi Sports Camp is a transformative experience for young Jewish athletes who are passionate about sports and desire to advance their skill levels. There are also plenty of other sports and camp activities mixed in with the core values of a Jewish summer camp experience. There is no requirement to be Jewish to attend or work at our camp.