Responsible for the development and implementation of curriculum and activities of the shelter’s children’s services, including childcare and recreation programs. Oversee the shelter’s children’s services, including infant care, after-school programming, and support groups. Responsible for the supervision of the children’s services staff, including Child Care Workers, Recreation Specialists, and Interns. Design and implement appropriate curriculum for childcare and recreation programs to ensure that education and supportive services are provided in a structured environment. Oversee children’s assessments for early education, mental health counseling, medical services, and homework assistance. Attend case conferences to provide input regarding children’s functioning and adjustment to shelter. Provide support to parents in line with best practices in child development. Develop recreational activities for the childcare and recreation programs, including on-site therapeutic arts and crafts, and field trips to parks, museums, zoos and other educational experiences. Develop a network of appropriate resources, including community based organizations and social services providers. Coordinate with external supportive services, including the Department of Education and early education programs. Manage the ordering and inventory of supplies, equipment and other materials for the childcare and recreation programs. Monitor resident records for compliance and best practices, including regular review of progress notes and service plans. Coordinate staff training, and other opportunities for the professional development of staff. Assist with reports and program evaluation. Address client complaints and conduct investigations. Increase awareness of the organization’s Domestic Violence services by engaging in activities such as, but not limited to: presenting at conferences and/or other speaking engagements. Bachelor’s Degree in Childhood Development, Social Services, Human Services or related field required. Must have five (5) years of experience working with children and three (3) years of experience supervising staff. Experience working with domestic violence victims required. Excellent written and verbal communication skills required. Must be computer-literate and have knowledge of Microsoft Office applications.
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