The Day Care Worker provides direct care to the youth that participate in the Family Shelter’s child care and/or recreation programs The Day Care Worker should be patient, kind, and
genuinely enjoy working with children of all ages.
· The Day Care Worker reports directly to the Children’s Services Supervisor regarding all direct care children’s services related issues
· The Day Care Worker establishes curriculum goals for the infants, toddlers, preschoolers and school-age children in accordance with the program’s philosophy
· The Day Care Worker maintains a safe, caring, nurturing, and age-appropriate learning environment.
· The Day Care Worker is responsible for the order and appearance of the room.
· The Day Care Worker attends staff meetings and participates in training programs and other aspects of job growth.
· The Day Care Worker follows all emergency, medical, and accident procedures as outlined in Briarwood’s Emergency Plans and House Rules.
· The Day Care Worker works with residents in creating and implementing family activities.
· The Day Care Worker is responsible for kitchen duties, as needed.
· The Day Care Worker attends all child care and recreation trips as assigned
· The Day Care Worker will be assigned to work in the child care and recreation program as at the discretion of the Children’s Services Supervisor.
· The Day Care Worker may be called upon to work a shift beginning as early as 8am and ending as late as 7pm depending on the needs of the program and the activities scheduled for the program youth.
· To continue to run each of our 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 shelters operated by the Salvation Army at the discretion of the Director of Shelters or Salvation Army Department Heads.
· Other assignments and tasks may be added at the discretion of the Director of 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.
· High School Diploma or GED is required.
· Experience working with disadvantaged children in childcare and/or recreational programs for children.
· NYS Driver’s License is strongly preferred. Employee must work to obtain certifications for CPR, First Aid, and Fire Safety within three months of their hire date.
· Good organizational skills, writing skills and communication skills are a must.
· Must be able to lift thirty pounds.