Services for the Underserved

Senior Child Care Specialist

US-NY-New York
Category
Homeless Services
Type
Regular Full-Time

Position Overview

Services for the UnderServed (SUS) is a New York-based nonprofit organization that provides housing and support services to 25,000 individuals and their families living in New York City and Long Island.  SUS believes every New Yorker has the right to lead a life of purpose.

For more than 35 years, SUS has been transforming this belief into reality by working as an advocate for people with life circumstances marked by intellectual/developmental disability, behavioral health challenges, poverty, & histories of incarceration and/or trauma.

We drive scalable solutions to transform the lives of people with disabilities, people in poverty and people facing homelessness: solutions that contribute to righting societal imbalances. Our commitment to continuous quality improvement impacts the lives of our clients and communities while contributing to the development of our employees.

POSITION OVERVIEW:

Under the supervision of the Trauma Informed Care Supervisor, the Senior Child Care Specialist is responsible for the day to day operation of the child care program. The program is oriented to developmentally sound teaching, non-violent conflict resolution and parent and child bonding.

 

KEY ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS:

  • Complete initial and final assessments on all children admitted to the shelter.
  • Provides weekly individual sessions to Parents/children to assist them with the trauma associated with domestic violence.
  • Provides referrals, liaison and intervention with schools, day care centers and pediatric health care. Serve as advocate.
  • Attends and contributes to supervisory case conferences and staff meetings.
  • Represents shelter at appropriate community meetings, conferences, etc.
  • Provide in classroom child care when necessary.
  • Supervises holiday, birthday, and children’s birthday celebrations
  • Provides weekly parenting group for parents
  • Co-facilitates children trauma group
  • Arranges recreational activities for the children and mothers.

  

  ADDITIONAL FUNCTIONS MAY INCLUDE:

 

  • Other duties as requested by supervisor
  • Other duties as requested by Program Director

 

 

Qualifications

EDUCATIONAL / TRAINING REQUIRED:

  • An Baccalaureate Degree in Early Childhood or Special Education and two years of teaching experience with some knowledge of Spanish
  • Associate Degree in Early Childhood Education

EXPERIENCE REQUIRED / LANGUAGE PREFERENCE:

  • Spanish speaking preferred

 

COMPUTER SKILLS REQUIRED:

  • Basic Computer Skills.

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