Job Title: Childcare Coordinator
Program: Children’s Program
Hours: Mon - Fri (between) 7:00 a.m. - 9 :00 p.m.
Supervisor: Children’s Program Director
Genesis Women's Shelter & Support provides safety, shelter and support for women who have experienced domestic violence and their children. All of the services at Genesis Women's Shelter & Support are confidential and no cost. Through every effort we put forth we work to end the epidemic of domestic violence by raising awareness against its cause, prevalence and impact.
Your role will support the mission thorough the following actions:
- Support a client centered operations with a mindset of care, compassion, and humility.
- Be aware of Client/Student(s) special circumstances (e.g. health concerns, peak stress time, emotional difficulties, problems…etc…)
- At times require you to be resourceful and have the ability to make decisions in a timely efficient manner using the training and guidance you have been given.
- Recognize that diversity of culture, personality, and life experience are ingredients for a better world.
- Demonstrates experience with and sensitivity to varying cultural, ethnic, and social backgrounds, values, and attitudes
- Communicate with Client(s) and team member(s) with a positive and willingness attitude to help
- Flexibility to learn at all times and recover with poise and ease from setbacks.
- Understand and abide by the confidentiality standards of the organization.
- Ensure that all health and safety standards are followed and corrected when needed
- Provide a warm and welcoming, safe space for the families we serve.
- Independently manage time with little supervision
- Ability to multitask, handle on-site crisis and adapt to the changing needs of the families we serve with compassion and humility.
- Acceptance of agency philosophies regarding domestic violence, internal conflict resolutions, and how decisions are made
- Able to develop and maintain positive working relationships with clients, staff and community contacts and able to effectively address and resolve conflict as needed
- Commitment to a holistic approach to providing services, as well as to community-based solutions for addressing the root causes of violence and survivor needs
- Ability to work respectfully with diverse teams, build consensus, and motivate change
Your responsibilities are:
The Childcare Coordinator will provide developmentally appropriate, trauma-informed, and compassionate childcare to children in the residential or non-residential setting. The Childcare Coordinator is responsible for the safety and ethical treatment of all children that are in care. Will also work with various departments at the shelter and is responsible for providing support and activities to residential families.
- Provide nurturing, compassionate, developmentally appropriate, and supportive care to children
- Help to ensure the children’s needs are met while in care such as feeding, diapering, emotional support, and play
- Serve as an advocate to all children who enter the program by assessing their physical, social, and mental needs
- Plan and facilitate activities for children of all ages (infants, toddlers, pre-school age and school age children)
- Provide opportunities for social-emotional development, age appropriate play, and engaging educational activities
- Communicate with moms about the behavior and progress of their children
- Maintain the cleanliness and organization of the childcare room and other areas
- Responsible in reporting any suspected abuse, neglect, or exploitation to Supervisor and DFPS as specified in the Texas Family Code
- Assist with the coordination and facilitation of volunteers and volunteer groups
- Plan and facilitate special events/activities/parties for children (back to school, fall festival, holiday events, etc.)
- Carry out other necessary duties in other departments/areas as needed
- Make recommendations and participate in the development, improvement and strengthening the children’s program to better meet the needs of clients
- Attend training as necessary to maintain accurate and adequate knowledge in the field of childcare, child development, domestic violence, and trauma-informed services
- Participates in supervision with Children’s Program Director in an open and direct manner to resolves concerns/matters
Skills / Requirements:
- Experience working with children in a daycare or other childcare related setting.
- Knowledge of domestic violence is preferred
- Bilingual (English and Spanish) preferred
- Ability to drive a multi passenger vehicle is preferred
- Current CPR/First Aid certification preferred; certification required within 30 days of hire
- Ability to routinely lift children (up to 35 pounds), move furniture in an early childhood classroom, and sustain long hours of active work (mostly on your feet).
- Must be able to bend, stoop, crouch, and sit on the floor to engage with children
- Ability to communicate effectively, both orally and written