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The Neighborhood Center, Inc. School Age Childcare Teachers in Utica, New York

SCHOOL-AGE CHILDCARE TEACHER: Full-time and Part-time • Full-time Summer
Positions are available. Monday thru Friday; Day shifts. Part-time year
round positions are available. Monday thru Friday; Day shifts Provide
care for children within the age range of 5 to 12 years. Join a creative
and dedicated team who nurture our community’s children. JOB
DESCRIPTION: The School-age Childcare Teacher will work with groups of
children and youth using social, recreational, and educational
activities and programs. She/he will become a catalyst for the
development of individuals within the group as well as the group as a
whole. By this method, she/he will assist individuals within the groups
to better relate to others and to develop skills that will enhance their
abilities to become functional, contributing members of society.
SPECIFIC RESPONSIBILITIES INCLUDE: • Plan, prepare and facilitate group
activities and programs to meet the needs of children and their families
• Care for the children’s physical needs as appropriate including
administering first aid within the parameters of training and dispensing
medications within the parameters of written regulations and policies. •
Develop individual and group objectives, prepare and record meeting
records as directed. • Develop and maintain cooperative relationships
with parents, including but not limited to informal contacts, collateral
contacts, referrals, conferences, home visits, support groups,
educational and recreational family activities and maintain records of
such. • Provide supervisor with input/information as to special needs
children may have, problems, incidents and emergencies to ensure proper
action/intervention is taken. • Attend staff or other types of meetings
as required. • Fulfill training requirements of all funding and
regulatory bodies. • Maintain accurate records of group attendance,
statistical information, records, summaries and registration information
as required. • Participate in program recruitment and outreach in the
community as assigned. • Assist supervisor in assessing the need for
supplies, materials, equipment and repairs. • Maintain a program
environment that is safe, healthy, orderly and attractive. •Maintains
self in a professional manner at all times and adheres to the policies
and procedures of the Agency. • Performs other duties and related tasks
as assigned or required. REQUIRED QUALIFICATIONS: For School-age
Childcare Program: • An Associate’s Degree in Child Development,
Elementary Education, Physical Education, Recreation or a related field
preferred OR • School-age Childcare Credential or other Office of
Children and Family (OCFS)-recognized credential specific to the
school-age development period and one (1) year of experience working
with children less than 13 years of age OR • High School
Diploma/Equivalency Diploma and two (2) years of direct experience
working with children less than 13 years of age required. EOE