Childcare Coordinator (NWDI-550) in The Bronx, NY at Volunteers of America Greater New York

Date Posted: 6/12/2020

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Job Description

Volunteers of America-Greater New York (VOA-Greater New York) is the local affiliate of the national organization, Volunteers of America, Inc. and is one of the largest providers of human services in the metropolitan New York area. Founded in New York City in 1896 as a charity staffed by volunteers tending to the city’s poor, today VOA-Greater New York has 1,300 paid staff that provide life-changing, often life-saving services through 80 programs in New York City, Westchester County and Northern New Jersey.

VOA-Greater New York services extend to survivors of domestic violence; individuals and families — including veterans — experiencing, or at risk of homelessness; people living with HIV/ AIDS, behavioral health, and substance use issues; adults with developmental and intellectual disabilities; preschoolers with developmental delays; older adults on limited incomes, many with a history of homelessness; and at-risk youth. 

VOA-Greater New York expands, and introduces new services in response to community needs. As such, it is at the forefront of building affordable, supportive housing for seniors; providing a service-rich continuum of care for formerly homeless veterans; and expanding its services for those recovering from domestic violence. Battle Buddy Bridge®, a peer counseling program for veterans, and the work VOA-Greater New York is doing to raise awareness of the impact of Moral Injury, are examples of the organization’s responsiveness, creativity and life-altering work. 

Many of VOA-Greater New York’s programs are nationally recognized and meet the rigorous standards of accrediting bodies CARF, COA and the NAEYC. Operation Backpack® is the organization’s signature community service campaign that ensures every student who calls a NYC shelter “home” has a new backpack full of supplies in time for the first day of school.

The Childcare Coordinator is responsible for the management of the recreation and childcare departments to meet the goals of the organization within its policies and procedures. The Childcare Coordinator will develop and implement childcare and recreation programs appropriate to the client population and supportive of social services goals of the clients. The Childcare Coordinator will supervise Childcare and Recreation Specialists. 

Minimum Qualifications:
Bachelor’s degree in a human service field and three years of experience, with two years supervisory experience, or satisfactory combination of education and experience.

Supervisory Role:
This position does have supervisory responsibilities.

Principal Responsibilities:
1. Recruit, train and supervise staff providing recreational and instructional activities to all clients.
2. Designs and implement new programs aimed at enhancing client’s motivation through socialization and the development of leisure time skills.
3. Develop and implement special events and holiday programs. Coordinate volunteers activities.
4. Inform clients of all recreational services and childcare services available to them. Update and post printed activities schedule. Consult and interface with colleagues on team on all phases of student program.
5. Develop contacts for off-site activities.
6. Prepare statistical reports. Request and monitor supplies and equipment for the department.
7. Perform other related duties as requested.

Expected Results of Principal Responsibilities:
1. Recreation and childcare program goals and objectives are achieved. Staff is well-trained.
2. Client services are maintained and improved.
3. Recreation program resources and facilities are maintained appropriately for the needs of the program. 
4. Ensure learning and growths are promoted. Ensure open communication is promoted between staff and clients.
5. To maintain a positive public image and good relationships.
6. Ensure accurate record keeping of the program, and that the program operates with the budget.
7. All other related tasks are completed on time and accurately.

Work Environment:
While performing the duties of the job, the employee will be in a classroom in a residential environment.

Physical Demands:
While performing the duties of the job, the employee is regularly required to have visual acuity, talk and hear while communicating with peers and/or vendors. This position is sedentary and requires sitting for long period of times. The employee must occasionally lift and/or move items up to 20 pounds.

Position Type:
This is a full-time position.

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