PART I – Madrichim Job Description
Responsibilities and Expectations:• Role modeling ̶ Enthusiastic and energetic participants in all program activities! • Partner with teachers ̶ Lead groups and activities.• Awareness ̶ Help students build relationships by making sure that they are never alone. Be on the lookout for bullying.• Flexibility ̶ Programs change at a moment’s notice, so be ready to step up and do what is necessary to make the day successful, while maintaining a positive attitude.• Ownership of hafsakah (recess) ̶ Referee for a gaga game; start a game of tag; duck, duck goose, etc.• Arrive 15 minutes before the start of programs and check out with your teacher before leaving at the end of the day (expect to stay at least 15 minutes after the session ends).• Sit among students at all times, participating in t’filah and all other activities.• Creativity ̶ We want your ideas and talents! Find an appropriate time (not in front of students) to share your great ideas with teachers and Program Directors.• Willing to assist or lead class ̶ Let your teachers know what your talents are so they can incorporate them, as appropriate!• Bring students to the Program Director, Education Office, etc. for first aid treatment and other issues.• Knowledge of student issues and how to handle them. • Professionalism ̶ Being 100% committed when you are at Beth Am.• Confidentiality and appropriateness ̶ Keep student issues private and limited to those who need to know. Do not share inappropriate details of your own life with students.• Initiative ̶ Be aware! If someone is cleaning up, trying to get the group’s attention or gathering students together, help ensure that the task is completed. For example, if you do not have something to do and your class needs snack but it has not yet arrived, pick it up!• Absolutely NO cell phone use other than for education program business.• Appropriate clothing and close-toed shoes.• Appropriate and positive language.
Shadows (assist special needs students):• Know your student’s specific needs.• Check in with parents, teachers and program directors as appropriate• Help accommodate your student’s needs, as much as possible, with the help of a teacher when necessary.• Ask for help!• Develop a plan with your teacher in case your student needs to leave the group temporarily.• Help integrate your student in class.• Your attention should be primarily focused on your student, but that does not mean that you can’t step up and help the teacher when necessary.• Be discreet.
PART II: Requirements for Madrichim
1) Madrichim will attend a mandatory orientation and 3 paid workshops:
*Camp Beth Am Orientation date to be determined, 9:30 a.m. - 1:30 p.m.All other programs Orientation date to be determined, 9:30 a.m. - 1:30 p.m.
Other training dates will be available soon.
2) Madrichim will take absences seriouslyIf unable to attend a program session, you must notify you teacher AND madrichim coordinator in advance. Additionally, as a madrich(a), you are responsible for getting your own substitute.
3) Madrichim will check in with the Madrichim Coordinator at least once during the year.
4) Madrichim will complete an end-of-year evaluation to be discussed with the Madrichim Coordinator.