The Salvation Army

Education Coordinator

Job Locations US-NY-Briarwood-Jamaica
Job ID
2021-8400
Category
Education, Training, and Library Occupations
Compensation Min
USD $17.00/Hr.
Compensation Max
USD $19.00/Hr.
Type
Regular Full-Time

Overview

The Education Coordinator is responsible for developing services for the children residing in the shelter that are supportive, nurturing, and age appropriate.  The Education Coordinator is the Child Care Liaison between the shelter and DHS. He/She oversees the childcare and recreation programs and provides support and assistance to the parents of all infant and school age children.

Responsibilities

  • The Education Coordinator reports directly to Program Director regarding all recreational and direct care services that are developed implemented and provided to the children residing in the shelter.
  • The Education Coordinator is responsible for direct oversight over the childcare and recreation programs including providing direct service to the children attending these services as needed.
  • The Education Coordinator provides 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 Education Coordinator provides monthly and/or weekly reports in the areas of childcare and recreation attendance, school attendance, crib safety, and any and all other reports deemed to be under the purview of children’s services.
  • The Education Coordinator is responsible for the onsite oversight of the CACFP feeding program.  The Education Coordinator also ensures that all food being provided to the facility meets the nutritional standards established by DHS and TSA.
  • The Education Coordinator works closely with the Department of Education worker to ensure that all children regularly attend school, as required.
  • The Education Coordinator is responsible for ensuring a safe and structured environment for all Children’s Programs.
  • The Education Coordinator is responsible for ensuring compliance with all regulations including Salvation Army procedures, City and State mandates as it relates to childcare and children’s services.
  • The Education Coordinator is responsible for daily and/or weekly recruiting of children in order to maintain maximum utilization of childcare services.
  • The Education Coordinator works closely with the case management team 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 Education Coordinator is responsible for approving and denying all requests for onsite babysitting. Provides direct over site over the facilities administering of childcare and resident baby-sitting.
  • The Education Coordinator 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 Education Coordinator 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.
  • 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 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.
  • 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.
  • 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 workplace 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 Bachelor’s degree in childhood, early education, social sciences, applied health sciences, human service, or a related degree.
  • 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.

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