Job: Child Care Specialist

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Jobing Description

SCOPE:
Perform duties to care for substance exposed children who are at risk, providing services under parameters of designated program and within prescribed setting, working within the limits of standard or accepted practice.

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS:
1. Assist Therapeutic Teacher and engage children in specific activities designed to
aid proper development. Design and implement routine activities in day care
center. Observe behaviors and physical condition of children and provide written
documentation regarding specific progress and occurrences. Meet with Case
Managers and other program officials to review and communicate progress.
2. Serve meals and snacks to children and feed infants or monitor others while they
eat. Provide appropriate area for rest periods and observe children as they nap.
3. Complete required forms and make all necessary documentation of unusual
occurrences, observations, activities and issues relating to each child contacted.
Prepare periodic and special reports relating to work activities and project
progress.
4. Monitor and report the need for supplies for day care programs. Shop for food
and supplies as required and prepare related reports and receipts. Record and
report on food consumed by children. Prepare menus as required. Assist to plan
field trips and provide client transportation as required.
5. Maintain high standards of ethical and professional conduct and adheres to
Agency policies and procedures.

OTHER DUTIES MAY INCLUDE BUT ARE NOT LIMITED TO:
1. Perform or assist with any departmental operations, under direction, to maintain
work flow.
2. Attend and participate in a variety of meetings, staffings and task force groups to
integrate activities, communicate issues, obtain approvals, resolve problems and
maintain specific level of knowledge pertaining to new developments,
requirements and policies.
3. Maintain work area in a clean and orderly condition. Ensure safe operating
conditions within area of responsibility. Perform other related duties as assigned.

TOOLS AND EQUIPMENT USED:
Common office equipment and children's play and day care supplies.

Skills / Requirements

MINIMUM REQUIREMENTS:
Requires the equivalent of a basic high school education and specific field training related to early childhood development, a Four C certificate or certification as a Child Development Associate, involving a two hundred hour training program.
FULLY FUNCTIONAL REQUIREMENTS:
Requires understanding of early childhood development, substance exposure related behaviors and social, psychological, health issues and associated educational and intervention techniques and practices. Requires knowledge of the organizations related programs, practices and policies as well as rules of documentation and confidentiality. Requires the ability to read, analyze and interpret written information including regulations and effectively communicate verbally and in writing where information includes precise data and terminology, possibly of a confidential nature. Further requires the equivalent of a basic high school education and specific field training related to early childhood development, a Four C certificate or certification as a Child Development Associate, involving a two hundred hour training program. Additionally requires over one year of experience as a day care worker in a program for young children. Requires valid State of Florida Driver's license and State required insurance.

Location Brevard Outpatient & Prevention Services
About the Organization The Center for Drug-Free Living, Inc. is proud to be Central Florida's largest provider of behavioral healthcare services for over 39 years. The Center provides a full continuum of innovative, high quality treatment, prevention, and juvenile justice services with the goal of promoting responsible choices and healthy living. Through programs operated by a compassionate and committed team of counselors, nurses, behavioral technicians, medical staff, and administrators, The Center For Drug-Free Living has earned the reputation as a leader in evidence-based treatment practices and services. The Center continues to advance in serving the changing needs of growing and diverse populations across Orange, Osceola, Seminole, and Brevard counties through successful outcomes, research, and community action.
Exempt/Non-Exempt Non-Exempt
Full-Time/Part-Time Full-Time
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