As a leading provider of residential and support services to individuals with special needs,Services for the UnderServed provides the resources you need to build on your experience amidst our culture of team support. Ongoing training and attention to your development help to ensure your success. Your achievements and leadership are rewarded by advancement opportunities. Our commitment to continuous quality improvement impacts the lives of our clients and communities while contributing to the development of our employees.
The Childcare Specialist will be responsible for collaborating with staff and implementing lesson plans and curriculum which are developmentally diverse for children ranging in age from 3 months old – 13 years old.
Assist with homework and prepare after school activities
During the summer, assist with planning and implementing a summer program
Keep attendance records, childcare records and lesson plans
Complete incident reports as needed
Ensure that the childcare area is organized, maintained and safe
Facilitate groups and workshops, including a parenting workshop
Identify and coordinate with community partners to bring additional services and/or activities for shelter residents
Plan and chaperone the children on appropriate field trips off-site as needed
Communicate and report all problems, concerns and incidents to Program Director
Ensure developmentally appropriate educational, physical and hygienic care of the children
Ensure that the Childcare and Recreation programming complies with OTDA standards
Interact and closely supervise children at all times
Communicate with the parents to ensure timely pick up and parental involvement
Participate in parenting workshops as appropriate for the population needs
Assist with decorating the classroom and hallway
Prepare and provide meals per program protocol. Assist in maintaining child care and afterschool food supplies
Attend staff meetings, case conferences, group supervision and training as needed
Maintain CPR/ First Aid and Mandated Reporter Certification, as well as completing and maintaining a clear background check with the Statewide Central Register Database
Complete other tasks as deemed necessary by the Program Director as needed
A work schedule that includes some early evening hours and flexibility to meet the needs of the residents will be required
We offer attractive compensation with comprehensive benefits including: Medical/Dental/Prescription/Vision/Life Insurance;403(b); Credit Union; FSAs; Short-and-Long-Term Disability; Transportation Plan; Generous Paid Vacations and Holidays
High School diploma required. Associate's degree preferred.
At least one year experience working with infants and children required.
Strong communication and organizational skills.
Experience working with a culturally diverse and/or special needs population.