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Family Worker, Early Childhood Education: Family Child Care

Location: Bronx, NY

Department: Early Childhood Education

Type: Full Time

Min. Experience: Experienced

Organization Overview: Sheltering Arms (formerly Episcopal Social Services) strengthens the education, wellbeing, and development of high-need children, adults, and families across the New York metro area. We serve nearly 20,000 people a year from the South Bronx to Far Rockaway. Through compassion, innovation, and partnership, we respond to our community’s greatest needs and enable individuals to reach the greatest heights of their potential. Joining our team is an opportunity to collaborate with hundreds of dedicated colleagues who represent diverse backgrounds and talents as we work together to make a measurable impact for our neighbors in need. Every role at Sheltering Arms brings with it new opportunities for advancement and development so that team members can achieve their professional goals while helping others reach for theirs.

The Family Worker will be member of the Family Child Care Program.  Through the use of the team model, the Family Worker will provide a comprehensive range of services to the children, families, and providers of the Family Child Care program, including assisting with the planning and implementation of a comprehensive child development program; participating on program development committees;  and representing the agency in the community. This is a Full Time, Unionized position; comprehensive benefits package included. An opening is available in Queens. 

Responsibilities include:

  • Assists with interpretation of child/eligibility requirements and programmatic issues; Processes applications/ re-determination applications for continued eligibility
  • Refers children for placement in Family Child Care homes; Conducts screening of children admitted to program and perform ongoing developmental assessments; Refers families to needed community services
  • Recruits and screens new Family Child Care Homes; Recruit and screen new CACFP provider Homes; Assists Family Child Care Providers in the planning and implementation of age appropriate activities
  • Monitors FCC homes for compliance with health, safety and other standards; Conducts Meal Monitoring visits
  • Provides technical support and ensure FCC home quality through the use of a researched based assessment tool
  • Assists in maintaining updated medicals on children enrolled in the program
  • Participates in all team conferences, parent group meetings and workshops
  • Other duties as assigned

Qualifications:

  • High School Diploma required + minimum of two years experience in early childhood education or child welfare
  • Bachelor’s Degree in Early Childhood Education, Social Services or related field preferred
  • Strong oral and written communication skills; Proficiency with Microsoft Office and other industry related technologies
  • First Aid and CPR trainings required and re-certified as needed

It is the policy of Sheltering Arms that the Agency wholly complies with the equal treatment of all employees and applicants for employment without unlawful discrimination as to an individual’s perceived or actual race, creed, color, national origin, alienate, citizenship status, gender, gender identity, age, disability, marital status, partnership status, sexual orientation, ethnicity, religion, or veteran status in all employment decisions, including but not limited to recruitment, hiring, compensation, training and apprenticeship, promotion, upgrading, demotion, downgrading, transfer, layoff and termination and all other terms and conditions of employment.

Physical Requirements: Must have the ability to complete all standard administrative and support tasks including but not limited to climbing up and down stairs, operation of computers/phones/fax/printer/copy machine, and the ability to lift boxes, furniture, and equipment up to 30lbs. Must be able to travel from the various locations and sites of Sheltering Arms. As a day care worker, providing quality care for children will require a high degree of physical exertion. Must have the ability to lift and hold children, sit down on the floor and stand up frequently and walk quickly around the classroom. In addition due to the high level of energy in the clients during all physical activities and outings, must be able to run, play, and travel with the children. Physical and PPD clearance required.

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