Childcare Aide - DV Shelter Rose, Manhattan
The Safe Horizon Domestic Violence
Shelter program provides safe and confidential spaces for DV survivors and
their children. We are committed to providing these services with empathy,
compassion, professionalism, non-judgment, and respect. Our spaces respect survivor’ right to
self-determination and focus on giving families and individuals the space, both
emotional and physical, to heal from the victimization and trauma they have
The Childcare Aide is responsible for the following tasks:
Learn and integrate a trauma-informed, client-centered approach, using an anti-oppressive lens, into your work with clients;
and coordinating fun and engaging year-round age-appropriate activities,
events and trips for residents and their children;
supervising and engaging with children while their parents are receiving
services onsite or out in the community;
caring for infants, toddlers and school age children, which includes engagement,
feeding, changing diapers, and maintaining a clean and welcoming
children's behaviors and reporting concerns and or needs to appropriate
large playgroups for children of all age ranges;
with homework with older children and providing literacy rich environment
for all children;
resources and making referrals for parents and children to appropriate
services providers in the community;
Staff meetings and trainings as requested;
tasks as assigned
Ability to maintain appropriate professional boundaries with residents and staff
Utilization of Client Centered Practice (CCP) skills
Ability to use neutral and non-judgmental language when responding to clients
Understanding and responding to vicarious trauma
Ability to engage with clients using a trauma informed perspective
Must be flexible, patient and able to juggle multiple roles simultaneously
High School Diploma, or
GED, childcare certification preferred.
Minimum of one year experience
Some experience or training
in dynamics of family violence and its impact of children.
Knowledge of domestic
violence and child abuse/neglect is desired.
Experience working with
children and families, knowledge of child development
skills are necessary.
Bilingual ability and experience working
with children with special needs a plus.
Ability to use computer to
retrieve emails, maintain activity logs and enter client notes
Required to work overtime
as needed, including holidays and during clement weather, various hours,
typically two evenings weekly.
Paid mandatory training that
occur in off-site locations and outside of the regular work schedule.
Must obtain Hepatitis B vaccine or formally decline
vaccination. Vaccination record from previous employer is
Schedule: Monday - Friday 11am - 7pm
If hired, I agree to abide by all of Safe Horizon’s rules and regulations, and understand that, if employed, my employment may be terminated with or without cause, and with or without notice, at any time, at the option of either the company or me. I further understand that no representation, whether oral or written by any representative or agent of the organization, at any time, constitutes a contract of employment
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