ROLE: The Childcare Coordinator is responsible for developing, implementing, and facilitating a respite childcare program associated with the YWCA Monterey County programs and services, specifically within the domestic violence safe house. This position works as part of a team to implement and evaluate a comprehensive program based on the principles of effective age-appropriate, child-friendly, and trauma-informed respite care for residents and clients receiving services through the YWCA Monterey County This position requires establishing and maintaining partnerships with staff, service providers, childcare providers/daycare centers, schools, community groups.
- Participate as a cooperative member of a safe house team in maintaining a safe, clean, and healthy learning environment for children in resident that is in compliance with all applicable health, fire, and safety regulations, as well as all agency policies and procedures;
- Provide respite child care for mothers staying in the safe house
- Diaper changing and bathroom monitoring of children;
- Participate in planning and implementing age-appropriate child activities;
- Report signs of emotional or developmental problems in children and bring them to parent’s attention;
- Present a positive and appropriate role model for the children in interpersonal interactions, language usage, and attitude.
- Maintain positive communications with parents or guardians about daily activities, behaviors, and related issues.
- Organize and store toys and materials to ensure order in activity areas and sanitize toys and classroom.
- Assist in preparing food and serving meals and heathy snacks to children. Sterilize bottles and prepare formulas.
- Instruct children in health and personal habits, such as eating, resting, and toilet habits.
- Create and deliver educational presentations, workshops, and trainings to parents residing in the safe houses and/or to clients the YWCAMC serves, in both English and Spanish, in compliance with funder requirements, and to fulfill community needs.
- Work to eliminate barriers to service and knowledge, particularly for individuals from historically oppressed communities; strive to implement effective ways to reach and serve underserved populations.
- Attend trainings, public forums, and community/agency partner meetings as needed for grant compliance and/or program development.
Documentation and Administration
- Maintain accurate childcare records in compliance with applicable regulations and agency policies and procedures.
- Participate in staff development and training programs.
- Provide progress and program evaluation reports, as well as oversee quality improvement, in accordance with funder requirements.
- Accurately document time worked using designated time-keeping program, and submit required personnel and departmental paperwork (e.g., mileage reimbursement) according to agency standards and due dates.
- Maintain all applicable certifications (ie: food handlers, CPR/First Aid, and others as assigned)
Teamwork and Community Relations
- Establish and maintain positive relations to support, enrich, and expand YWCAMC efforts, including fostering and sustaining partnerships with local childcare providers, daycares, school personnel, businesses, funding sources, and community partners.
- Work as a team with all other YWCAMC departments to coordinate childcare requests when needed. Participate in cross-training and team collaboration efforts as necessary.
- Participate actively in safe house meetings, funding specific meetings, and supervision and staff meetings.
- Provide trauma-informed service to all clients, in an atmosphere of empathy, safety, and support.
- Carry out other projects/tasks as necessary to ensure program and organizational success.
Upholding Program Standards
- Promote the safety and well-being of all children by modeling and encouraging healthy communication, safety focused decision-making, and acceptance of diversity.
- Meet agency standards in regards to professionalism, safety, and service delivery when interacting with clients, community members, agency staff, and the general public.
- Ensure ongoing familiarization with all YWCAMC programs and services, including eligibility requirements, in order to answer basic questions and refer clients accurately.
- Maintain client confidentiality by protecting client information and ensuring that appropriate paperwork is understood and completed by clients (e.g. consent for services forms and release of information forms when collaborating with other programs/entities). Adhere to agency policies and protocols related to the security of electronic client service records.
- Follow agency protocol for maintaining timekeeping records in required formats. Submit timesheets and personnel and departmental paperwork (e.g., check requisitions) according to agency standards and due dates.
ESSENTIAL JOB REQUIREMENTS
- Minimum high school diploma, and/or ECE coursework equivalent to an Associate’s degree, and/or combination of education and experience.
- Minimum of one (1) year experience in a childcare setting.
- Experience working with children ages 0-12 years of age, particularly exposed to domestic violence or other trauma.
REQUIRED SKILLS, KNOWLEDGE, SPECIALIZED TRAINING:
- Knowledge of age-appropriate child activities.
- Knowledge and practice in training and facilitation techniques, and an understanding of interactive training approaches.
- Must demonstrate an acceptance and respect for cultural diversity in all its forms, including ethnicity, sexual orientation, abilities, and religious backgrounds.
- Skilled at the development of childcare curriculum that can be adapted to various cultural groups.
- Ability to take initiative, prioritize tasks, manage time, and complete multiple projects in a fast-paced, changing environment with minimal supervision.
- Strong teamwork skills and ability to build rapport and connect with children at all levels, with varying degrees of trauma exposure.
- Proficient oral and written communication skills.
- Computer competency, including Word, Excel, Outlook, Publisher, and PowerPoint.
- Completion of Domestic Violence Advocate 40-hour certification (will be provided by YWCAMC).
PREFERRED SKILLS & QUALIFICATIONS:
- Fluency in English and Spanish-oral and written.
- Knowledge intimate partner violence and community resources.
- Experience with developing and enhancing community partnerships.
- Experience maintaining personal/professional boundaries.
- Commitment to YWCAMC mission, vision, and values.
- Flexibility and self-direction to be able to prioritize and balance multiple projects with good humor and minimal supervision.
- Department of Justice Live Scan criminal background check.
- TB clearance test.
- Clean DMV record. Access to reliable transportation available for job-related duties, valid driver’s license, and proof of automobile insurance.
PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS AND WORKING CONDITIONS:
- Ability to sit and stand for prolonged periods.
- Ability to lift and carry up to 50 pounds.
- Twist and reach while working at safe house location
- Schedule requires flexibility and adjustment for some weekend and evening training commitments.
Job Type: Full-time
Salary: $16.00 /hour
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