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Lead Child Care Worker Part Time & On-Call
Summary
Title:Lead Child Care Worker Part Time & On-Call
ID:2418
Department:Childhelp Community Center
Location:Avondale, AZ
Description

About Childhelp

CEO and Co-Founder SaraO’Meara and President and Co-Founder Yvonne Fedderson started Childhelp in 1959, establishing it as a leading national non-profit organization dedicated to helping victims of child abuse and neglect and at-risk children. Childhelp focuses on advocacy, prevention, treatment and community outreach.

The Childhelp National Child Abuse Hotline, 1-800-4-A-CHILD®, operates 24 hours a day, seven days a week, and receives calls from throughout the United States, Canada, the U.S. Virgin Islands, Puerto Rico and Guam. Childhelp’s programs and services also include residential treatment services (villages); children’s advocacy centers; therapeutic foster care; group homes and child abuse prevention, education and training. Childhelp also created the National Day of Hope® that mobilizes people across America to join the fight against child abuse.  For more information about Childhelp, please visit the website at www.childhelp.org.

About Childhelp Community Center

As it celebrates more than 15 years of service to the community, the Childhelp Community Center remains true to its mission of promoting and encouraging the spiritual, emotional and physical well being of children, young adults and families in need. 
 
Childhelp Community Center was founded in 1993 as a partnership between the Pendergast Elementary School District, Southwest Leadership Foundation and Phoenix Urban League to create a Head Start preschool program for low-income families in the area.  Childhelp Community Center and its dedicated staff quickly became a community resource and link to serve a wide-range of other needs.
 

Position Summary: 
Responsible for planning and executing the school-based and community education programs in accordance with the purpose and goals of Childhelp Community Center.  Responsible for the general supervision and management of a class of children. 
Current Openings - Part Time and On-Call.

Must have ability to work any of the following shifts:  5:45am – 8:30am M-F, 2:30pm – 6:00pm M/T/Th/F, and 12:15pm – 6:00pm on Wednesdays.

This program is located in the Littleton School District in Avondale, Arizona.  The position would require the ability to work the Before and After-School Program.  


Essential Responsibilities: 

  • Understands the Community Center Policies and supports the philosophy of Childhelp, Inc. in the implementation of the Community Center Performance Standards, as reflected in the component plans.
  • Participates in Childhelp Community Center community education programs, including but not limited to, Strengthening Families Program, Winterfest, Resource Fairs, etc.
  • Completes and maintains all necessary documentation to demonstrate compliance with Childhelp Community Center Performance Standards.
  • Coordinates and implements federal, state, and local health and safety policies and procedures including maintaining compliance with Arizona Department of Health Services Licensing requirements.
  • Educate parents, staff, and volunteers, as appropriate.
  • Develops and implements a developmentally appropriate curriculum for elementary aged children, based on the individual interests, needs, and abilities of the children in the classroom and the group as a whole.
  • Participates daily in team planning of curriculum implementation with the assistant coordinator and other appropriate staff, using and encouraging appropriate input from parents.
  • Oversees the team assessment of each child developmentally and develops individual goals, involving parents in the process.
  • Plans, organizes and attends meetings as needed or required
  • Develops and maintains a relationship with each family to encourage meaningful participation in the program.
  • Reviews needs and progress of each family a minimum of once a month. Works in conjunction with the case worker to meet health and social service needs of those         families.
  • Works cooperatively with identified disabilities services support staff in the provision of direct services and the development of goals for children with disabilities.
  • Initiates and sustains positive working relationships with schools, community agencies, the grantee, and the staffs of each organization.
  • Interacts comfortably and empathetically with people from diverse backgrounds.
  • Provides incidental medical assistance as needed
  • Assumes responsibility for classroom supplies and materials. Submits purchase requests and appropriate documentation of purchases made to the Director in a timely manner.
  • Arranges the physical environment making it safe, healthy, interesting and developmentally appropriate.
  • Develops an environment and daily curriculum which reflects a developmentally appropriate anti-bias multicultural approach.
  • Oversees maintenance and upkeep of classroom supplies, materials and equipment.
  • Supervises and participates in developmentally appropriate outdoor play activities on a daily basis.
  • Attends and participates in ongoing training designed for Community Center staff and supplemental education training.
  • Maintains appropriate education certificate or credential.
  • Submits to the Director a record of training attended and classes taken during the program year.
  • Participates in the annual program assessment.
  • Performs other related duties, as assigned


Minimum Requirements:

  • Must be 21 years of age or older
  • Must have written documentation of at least 24 months of child care experience, a high school diploma or GED and:
    • 6 credit hours or more in early childhood, child development, or a closely-related field from an accredited college or university; or
    • At least 60 actual hours of instruction provided in conferences, seminars, lectures or workshops in early childhood, child development, or a closely-related field and an additional 12 hours of instruction in program administration, planning, development, or management; OR
  • Must have written documentation of at least 6 months of child care experience and an associate degree from an accredited college or university in early childhood, child development, or closely-related field; OR
  • Must have written documentation of at least 3 months of child care experience and a bachelor degree from an accredited college or university in early childhood, child development or closely-related field
  • Ability to lift up to 50 pounds
  • Produce evidence of: Fingerprint clearance, evidence or a negative TB clearance within the last 12 months and proof of current immunizations.
  • Demonstrate the ability to relate to low income families and their needs.
  • Be motivated to pursue additional training in job-related areas.
  • Have a reliable, insured vehicle available for use on the job, and be able to document a good driving record.
  • Be able to interpret local, State, and Federal regulations, policies, and procedures as they pertain to the duties of the job.

Must have ability to work any of the following shifts:  5:45am – 8:30am M-F, 2:30pm – 6:00pm M/T/Th/F, and 12:15pm – 6:00pm on Wednesdays.

Childhelp is an Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action Employer

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