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Job Title: Child Care Worker
Date Posted: 06/18/2014
Location: Springfield, New York
Division: Greater New York
Department: Family Shelters
Category: Child Care
Description:

General Summary:



The Child Care Worker provides direct care to the youth that participate in the Family Shelter’s child care and/or recreation programs the Child Care Worker should be patient, kind, and genuinely enjoy working with children of all ages.



Responsibilities:




  • The Child Care Worker reports directly to the Coordinator of Children’s Services regarding all direct care children’s services related issues,

  • The Child Care Worker establishes curriculum goals for the infants, toddlers, preschoolers and school-age children .

  • The Child Care Worker maintains a safe, caring, nurturing and age-appropriate learning environment.

  • The Child Care Worker is responsible for the order and appearance of the room.

  • The Child Care Worker assumes an equal share of the joint housekeeping as a team.

  • The Child Care Worker attends staff meetings and participates in training programs and other aspects of job growth.

  • The Child Care Worker follows all emergency, medical and accident procedures as outlined in Springfield’s Emergency Plans and House Rules.

  • The Child Care Worker works with residents in creating and implementing family activities.

  • The Child Care Worker is responsible for kitchen duties, as needed.

  • The Child Care Worker attends all child care and recreation trips as assigned

  • The Child Care Worker will be assigned to work in the child care and recreation program as at the discretion of the Coordinator of Children’s Services.

  • The Child Care Worker may be called upon to work a shift beginning as early as 7am and ending as late as 8pm depending on the needs of the program and the activities scheduled for the program youth.

  • Has respect and consideration for the people being served.

  • Demonstrates reliability when on-call. Available to work overtime when necessary (Only non-exempt employees)

  • Demonstrates the ability to recognize priorities in organization of workflow. Able to perform duties independently, with minimal need of direct supervision.

  • Maintains the confidentiality of clients, shelter/programs, agency, and/or The Salvation Army.

  • Demonstrates the ability to interact in a positive and helpful manner with clients, visitors, contract staff, volunteers and co-workers.

  • Reflects commitment to building a supportive work environment and maintains a positive attitude at the work place and towards job.

  • Projects a good image in dealing with the public and its clients. Is willing to make an extra effort to help build a quality and caring shelter/program.


Requirements:

Qualifications:




  • High School Diploma or GED is required.

  • Experience working with disadvantaged children in childcare and/or recreational programs for children. NYS Drivers License is strongly preferred.

  • Applicant must be certified in CPR, First Aid and Fire Safety within three months of their hire date.

  • Good organizational skills, writing skills and communication skills are a must.

  • Applicant must be able to lift thirty pounds.



Anyone interested in applying should contact Beverly Sharma at:



(P) 718-521-5080/90 X202, (F) 718-917-8370 or Beverly.Sharma@use.salvationarmy.org


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