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Children's Services Supervisor

Children's Services Supervisor

Job ID 
2017-3376
Job Locations 
US-NY-Jamaica
Category 
Community and Social Services
Compensation 
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Compensation Min 
USD $30,000.00/Yr.
Compensation Max 
USD $38,000.00/Yr.
Type 
Regular Full-Time

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Overview

The Children’s Service’s Supervisor is responsible for developing services for the children residing in the shelter that are supportive, nurturing and age appropriate. The Children’s Service’s Supervisor oversees the child care and recreation programs and provides support and assistance to the parents of all infant and school age children.

Responsibilities

  • The Children’s Service’s Supervisor reports directly to Program Coordinator regarding all recreational and direct care services that are developed implemented and provided to the children residing in the shelter.
  • The Children’s Service’s Supervisor is responsible for direct oversight over the childcare and recreation programs including providing direct service to the children attending these services as needed.
  • The Children’s Service’s Supervisor supervision to all youth services workers, childcare and recreation workers, specialists, volunteers, and community organizations that provide service to the children that reside in the facility.
  • The Children’s Service’s Supervisor provides monthly and/or weekly reports in the areas of child care and recreation attendance, school attendance, crib safety and any and all other reports deemed to be under the purview of children’s services.
  • The Children’s Service’s Supervisor is responsible for the onsite oversight of the CACFP feeding program. Children’s Service’s Supervisor also ensures that all food being provided to the facility meets the nutritional standards established by DHS and TSA.
  • The Children’s Service’s Supervisor works closely with the Department of Education worker to ensure that all children regularly attend school, as required.
  • The Children’s Service’s Supervisor is responsible for ensuring a safe and structured environment for all Children’s Programs
  • The Children’s Service’s Supervisor is responsible for ensuring compliance with all regulations including Salvation Army procedures, City and State mandates as it relates to child care and children’s services.
  • The Children’s Service’s Supervisor is responsible for daily and/or weekly recruiting of children in order to maintain maximum utilization of child care services.
  • The Children’s Service’s Supervisor works closely with the case management teams to provide an assessment of all children using children’s services within the facility to identify children in need of outside services which could include mental health services, tutoring, after school programs, etc. and communicating these unmet needs to the case manager and/or the Social Services Supervisor.
  • The Children’s Service’s Supervisor is responsible for approving and denying all requests for onsite babysitting. Provides direct over site over the facilities administering of child care and resident baby-sitting.
  • The Children’s Service’s Supervisor is responsible for developing relationships with outside childcare providers to ensure a smooth transition of services into the community as families leave the shelter into permanent housing.
  • The Children’s Service’s Supervisor ensures the safety of the children through the training of the parents including but not limited to developing and scheduling workshops for new and young mothers and ensuring all residents are instructed on the requirements of using a crib (when needed) and that they have viewed the ACS video

  • The Children’s Service’s Supervisor is responsible for ensuring staff is present to provide child care and recreation services for the hours 7:30am to 6:00pm.
  • To continue to run each of our Family shelters with excellence and to meet the needs of the program, employees may be asked to assume their same position at one of our other family shelters operated by the Salvation Army at the discretion of the Director of Family Shelters or Salvation Army Department Heads.
  • Other assignments and tasks may be added at the discretion of the Director of Family Shelters or Salvation Army Department Heads.
  • Has respect and consideration for the people being served.
  • Consistently reports to work on time and is ready to begin work at the start of the shift
  • Always provides proper notification as per Salvation Army procedures when late or absent.
  • 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.
  • Reports to work well-groomed and in compliance with dress code. Wears I.D. badge while on duty.
  • 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.

Qualifications

  • A Bachelors Degree in childhood or early education or a related field or at least five years previous experience managing a child care program.
  • Experience working with disadvantaged children and in developing childcare and recreational programs for children.
  • Must be certified in CPR, First Aid, and Fire Safety within three months of the hire date.
  • Must be willing to become certified in food handling.