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Sunday, September 21, 2014

Childcare / Recreation Specialist, Services for the UnderServed, New York, NY

Childcare / Recreation Specialist

Posted on: September 19, 2014
Application deadline: November 19, 2014
Posted by: Services for the UnderServed

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.
  • Bi-lingual preferred.
  • Experience working with a culturally diverse and/or special needs population.

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