Relief Childcare Provider

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Childcare providers are responsible for the direct supervision of children ages birth – 18 years old enrolled in the CNGR program ensuring their physical safety at all times. The provider must be able to balance safety consideration with the child’s need to be active.

This is a part-time relief position – hours may vary


ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS:

  • Recognize, document and take appropriate action in the case of suspected abuse, illness or accident
  • Maintain a clean, organized, appealing environment that promotes comfort and security
  • Maintain clean materials and equipment
  • Maintain constant surveillance of the surrounding outdoor environment
  • Ensure that each child receives nutritious meals, meeting their daily requirement
  • Maintain fair and orderly control, with constant supervision of children
  • Help children learn through setting limits
  • Work with other child care providers, volunteers and parents to best meet the needs of the children in our care
  • Be professional when consulting with parents, provider and family members’ maintaining confidentiality at all times.
  • Record timely, complete, legible documentation of child’s observed behaviors
  • Represent the program in a positive and professional manner to all areas
  • Participate in staff meetings and trainings
  • Be willing to participate in annual performance reviews
  • Other duties as assigned by the Crisis Nursery Director

EMPLOYMENT GUIDELINES:

Candidate must:

  • Adhere to ethical conduct
  • Demonstrate professionalism i.e., timely, dependable, responsible, flexible
  • Be non-judgmental and respectful
  • Model principles of inclusion and tolerance
  • Be youth centered and positive
  • Be family friendly
  • Establish effective working relationships with supervisor and co-workers
  • Develop positive relationships with all key stakeholders
  • Have strong literacy skills (i.e., reading, writing, comprehension)
  • Have excellent communication skills (verbal and written)
  • Conduct research and apply best-practices and evaluation methods
  • Effectively promote knowledge and skill development and positive behaviors
  • Provide leadership and/or work independently as requested
  • Comply with NYS Child Care Provider and NY State OCFS regulations

CULTURAL SENSITIVITY

The Center delivers services to youth and families from many racial, ethnic, cultural, social and life style groups. We value differences in people and strive to understand diverse cultures, ethnic origins, sexual orientations, abilities and beliefs. To this end, all staff are required to attend professional development trainings and to continually enhance their understanding of cultural diversity.

Staff are expected to respect and honor cultural and human diversity. The annual Performance Appraisal provides an opportunity for staff to evaluate how they are integrating culturally competent practices into their everyday work.

QUALIFICATIONS

A minimum of a high school diploma, at least 2 years of experience in paid or unpaid childrearing and be at least 18 years old.

In addition to the above, it is mandatory that candidates meet the following criteria prior to hire:

  • Completion of State Central Registry Clearance form*
  • Authorization for agency to complete criminal background check
  • Authorization for the agency to obtain driving record information
  • Proof of a satisfactory physical exam within the last 12 months including a PPD and annually thereafter. (Applies to RHY staff only.)
  • Access to a telephone

*Note: It is also mandatory that new employees be cleared by the NYS Central Register prior to unsupervised interaction with clients.

PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS

Candidates must be able to be autonomously mobile in order to provide the required services.

COMPUTER SKILLS RECOMMENDED

Microsoft Office – Basic

Pay Rate – $15.00 per hour

The Center for Youth provides equal opportunities for employment.

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