Must love kids! Help us create engaging and fun group experiences for the children living at Sand Point.
Sand Point Housing is a permanent housing program for families exiting homelessness. The goal of the program is to provide a supportive, safe and empowering environment to help stabilize families. The Children’s Group Specialist will care for children ages 0-12 at the Sand Point Lowry Center on weekday afternoons and evenings as well as some weekends.
Essential Responsibilities, Duties & Tasks
50% Provide direction and care for up to 8 children or up to 6 children if the group includes ages 0 to 2. Provide direction and care for up to 13 children with an assistant. Review the child care calendar to learn which age group will be at the center that day, plan the daily childcare routines (such as art and craft projects, providing assistance with homework) and ensure the children are aware of and follow the behavior expectations. Plan and implement developmentally appropriate activities as needed. Take the lead to ensure a safe, positive environment for all children.
25% Facilitate bi-weekly support groups for parents with children 0-5 years old. Develop curriculum to help with parenting skills- addressing such issues as positive parenting, non-punitive discipline, knowledge of age-appropriate behavior, potty training, speech and language development and self-esteem enhancement.
10% Responsible for daily set up, clean up and preparing and serving snacks. Take the lead in keeping a regular cleaning schedule to maintain the Sand Point Childcare room in safe and sanitary condition.
5% Provide direction and supervision of volunteers. Communicate openly with parents, volunteers and housing staff.
5% Adhere to Sand Point Housing Program and Solid Ground policies and procedures. Complete a CPR/First Aid training, and other training as needed.
5% Maintain records regarding usage of the center as requested.
The duties listed above are intended only as illustrations of the various types of work that may be performed. The omission of specific statements of duties does not exclude them from the position if the work is similar, related, or a logical assignment to the position.Full Job Description