Services for the Underserved

Childcare Specialist

Job Location US-NY
Category
Homeless Services
Type
Regular Full-Time

Position Overview

Under the supervision of the Trauma Informed Care Supervisor, the Childcare 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.

 

Job Functions:

 

  • Provide childcare when residents attend in house appointments and groups.
  • Develop a classroom curriculum on a monthly basis.
  • Implement the curriculum on a daily basis.
  • In the absence of the Childcare Specialist, contact Department of Education Liaison to place children in area schools.
  • Maintain classroom and infant room supplies, furniture, and equipment.
  • Attends staff meeting and training sessions.
  • Maintains safety for children at all times.
  • Accompany children and parents to events when necessary
  • Accompany children and parents to appointments when necessary
  • Accompany children to and from area schools when necessary
  • During familial emergencies drop children off outside catchment area to allow emergency caretakers to retrieve them.
  • Intervenes to prevent child abuse and follows mandated reporter procedures
  • Assist in linkage with community organizations for recreational and cultural outings
  • Assist children in completing homework on a daily
  • Alert Trauma Informed Care Supervisor of any child that has ongoing behavior problems or suspected learning problems

Qualifications

  • Associate Degree in Early childhood, Elementary Education or Special Education or
  • High School Diploma or GED. Two years’ experience working children.

 

EXPERIENCE REQUIRED / LANGUAGE PREFERENCE:

  • A minimum of two years’ experience in client assessment, case planning and coordination is desired.
  • Good interpersonal, written and oral communication skills needed. An ability to work as part of an interdisciplinary team.
  • Spanish speaking preferred.

Effective August 30, 2021, unless granted a reasonable accommodation for disability, all new hires must show proof of vaccination against the COVID-19 virus.  If hired for one of our city sponsored programs, this requirement must be met by your date of hire.

 

S:US IS AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER

Company Overview

Join a team of employees who cares about the wellbeing of others. We believe in fostering a culture built on our core values: respect, integrity, support, maximizing individual potential and continuous quality improvement.

S:US is an affirmative action and equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, disability, age, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, veteran status, or genetic information. S:US is committed to providing access, equal opportunity and reasonable accommodation for individuals with disabilities in employment, its services, programs, and activities, including allowance of the use of services animals. To request reasonable accommodation or if you believe such a request was improperly handled or denied, contact the Director of Recruitment.

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