Childcare Specialist

Job Title:                     Childcare Specialist
Supervisor:                  Senior Childcare Specialist
Status:                         Non-Exempt
  • High School Graduate or equivalent;
  • Two year experience working with childcare programs;
  • Knowledge and skills working with domestic violence victims;
  • Ability to demonstrate sound and mature judgement;
  • Maintain high standards of conduct and confidentiality;
  • Ability to write clearly, concisely and effective with good grammar;
  • Able to lift and carry children, move tables and chairs, bend and pick up light weight items, reach high shelves and sit on the floor to play games throughout the day;
  • The ability to work well in a crisis situation;
  • Serve as a stable non-judgmental role model;
  • To work independently and be able to make some decisions when necessary;
  • Able to maintain a supportive, calm and professional attitude at all times;
  • Must be able to read and write English.
  • Perform intake services;
  • Assist the parent/guardian with school enrollment;
  • Create educational materials for children;
  • Assist with the planning, implementing and scheduling of enrichment activities for children;
  • Organize activities designed to help children learn about healthy relationships;
  • Monitor children for any signs of behavioral or emotional problems in children;
  • Assist children with school homework;
  • Coordinate a variety of activities for parents/guardians and children;
  • Prepare and serve nutritional meals and snacks;
  • Maintain a safe program environment;
  • Keep records on individual children, including daily observations and information about activities, meals served, medications administered, concerns, etc.;
  • Introduce babies, toddlers and small children to basic concepts like reading and sharing toys;
  • Maintain a cleaning routine throughout the day that keeps all of the interactive areas sanitary and safe;
  • Perform housekeeping duties such as laundry, cleaning, dishwashing, etc.;
  • Monitor children during outdoor activities and interact with the children to enhance their learning;
  • Help children maintain good hygiene and change infant/toddlers diapers;
  • Provide first aid care for minor injuries or other accidents;
  • Maintain clear communication with parents/guardians;
  • Provide transportation for children when necessary;
  • Follow and enforce all shelter rules and procedures;
  • Attend weekly staff meetings;
  • Follow all policies and procedures of the agency;
  • Other duties assigned by Supervisor.
  • Must have a valid California Driver’s License;
  • Auto Insurance;
  • Clean driving record;
  • Ability to work weekends and holidays;
  • Employee will be required to complete a TB test, fingerprinting, drug screen (employment pending on drug screen), 40-hour Domestic Violence training and CPR/First Aid certification.
Monday – Friday 8:00am – 5:00pm (weekends, evenings and/or holidays may be needed)
An Equal Opportunity Employer: Selection will be based solely on merit and will be without discrimination because of age, race, sex, religion, national origin, marital status, sexual orientation, mental or physical disability.

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