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At HELP USA, we work to ensure that everyone has a place to call home.  From our beginning in 1986 as a shelter for families in Brooklyn, we've expanded to become a national leader in the fight against homelessness.  We're one of the nation's largest homeless services providers and low-income housing developers serving at-risk populations including families, individuals, veterans, survivors of domestic violence, people with physical and mental health challenges and disabilities, and seniors.  we've helped over 500,000 people facing homelessness and poverty to build better lives.  

We envision a world where safe and stable housing is a starting point for everyone, because housing is the foundation for people to build better lives.

We hope you'll join our team and be part of making our vision a reality! 

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Assistant Day Care Director

Site/Program: Morris
Location: Bronx, NY

About HELP USA

At HELP USA, we work to ensure that everyone has a place to call home.  Weíre one of the nationís largest homeless services providers and low-income housing developers serving at-risk populations including families, individuals, veterans, survivors of domestic violence, people with physical and mental health challenges and disabilities, and seniors.  With an annual operating budget approaching $150 million and 1400 employees working in nearly 60 programs, we have helped over 500,000 people facing homelessness and poverty to build better lives.  We hope that you will consider joining our team in the fight against homelessness.

Position Overview

An important program at many of our Family Shelters is the Day Care/Early Learn program to help children who are impacted by homelessness.  As Assistant Day Care Director, you will play an important role in helping the children at one of our sites continue to learn and develop despite the hardships encountered by their families.  Youíll work closely with the Education Director in the overall planning and execution of our on-site child care program, with specific responsibility for managing, supervising, and directing the Family Services, Nutrition, and Maintenance areas.

Your responsibilities will include:

  • Promoting strong parent relationships by overseeing the intake process, establishment of parent committee, parent orientation, parent meetings, and trainings.

  • Assisting the Education Director to ensure the site is compliant in Health and Safety in the classrooms, kitchen, and all areas of the facility.

  • Holding regular team meetings and providing supervision for staff in Family Services, Nutrition, and Maintenance.

  • Ensuring that facility lighting, water temperature, and air quality are at proper levels and that equipment and classroom furniture are well-maintained in safe condition.

  • Ensuring that staff maintain appropriate records for your areas of responsibility including intake files, inventory, checklists, etc.

Requirements

  • Masterís Degree in Education or a Masterís study plan required

  • NYS Teacher Certification or in the process of attaining required

  • Computer literacy, particularly with Microsoft applications, required

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