|Title:||Lead Childcare Worker|
|Department:||Childhelp Community Center|
CEO and Co-Founder Sara O’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.
* This position is fulltime less than 40 hours per week*
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 school-age children.
- 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/or 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
- 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, negative TB clearance within the last 12 months, CPR/First Aid, and proof of current immunizations.
- Demonstrate the ability to relate to multicultural and multi socio-economic families and their needs.
- Be motivated to pursue additional training in job-related areas.
- Have a reliable transportation.
- Be willing to work a split shift between the hours of 5:45 am – 6:00 pm, Monday – Friday.
- Be able to interpret local, State, and Federal regulations, policies, and procedures as they pertain to the duties of the job.
*This position is fulltime less than 40 hours per week*
Childhelp is an Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action Employer