Childcare Worker - Full Time Freedom House

Freedom House is a crisis shelter for disabled victims of domestic violence within the Barrier Free Living Family of programs. Freedom House provides comprehensive services to families and single individuals to assist them in recovering from their experiences of trauma. Services include individual and group counseling, case management, assistance with housing and government benefits, on-site child care, occupational therapy, and medical and psychiatric care. This state-of-the-art facility is the first completely accessible domestic violence shelter for individuals with disabilities in the country.

Responsibilities:

  • Supervise and monitor the safety of children in their care
  • Follow curriculum and lesson plans
  • Assist in developing schedules and routines to ensure that children have enough physical activity, rest, and playtime
  • Engage children in recreational and play activities
  • Maintain good communication and share concerns with clinical team
  • Pick up children from school
  • Help children keep good hygiene
  • Organize activities or implement a curriculum that allow children to learn about the world and explore interests
  • Watch for signs of emotional or developmental problems in children and bring the problems to the attention of parents
  • Maintain notes of children’s progress, routines, and interest

Qualification:

  • Must have 2 years of experience working with children in an Educational setting (school, day care, head start program or nursery)
  • Minimum education requirement: High School Diploma/Equivalent (GED)
  • 18 years and older
  • Experience working with children with disabilities and domestic violence population preferred
  • Must be available to work two late shifts (12pm-8pm) during the week
  • Acceptable background clearance including fingerprinting (as per funders)
  • Must possess good communication, decision making, instructional and interpersonal skills
  • Must be patient and possess physical stamina
  • Bilingual in English/Spanish preferred

Start Date: ASAP

Hourly Rate: $15.30

Hours per week: 35 (biweekly 70)

Mondays: Alternate hours 10:00 AM to 6:00 PM / 12:00 Noon to 8:00 PM
Tuesdays and Thursdays: 10:00 AM to 6:00 PM
Wednesdays: 12:00 Noon to 8:00 PM
Fridays: 8:00 AM to 4:00 PM
Some Saturdays: Special Events, Hours varies
Benefits Package : Medical, dental and vision, Paid vacation, sick, personal and holiday time, Life insurance, Retirement Plan – 401(k), Professional Work environment

Cash assistance recipient are encouraged to apply.

Barrier Free Living (BFL) is dedicated to helping New Yorkers with disabilities live independently in the community.  Through its various programs, BFL provides a broad range of residential and non-residential services to disabled survivors of domestic violence, transitional shelter to the disabled homeless, and outreach to physically disabled individuals with mental health and/or chemical addiction issues.  Services include case management; housing placements; independent living skills training; occupational therapy; short- and long-term individual counseling; advocacy within the medical, mental health, child welfare, law enforcement, and criminal justice systems; and referrals to outside services.

 

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