Hotline Phone Numbers

Domestic Violence Hotline:
800.621.HOPE (4673)

Crime Victims Hotline:
866.689.HELP (4357)

Rape & Sexual Assault Hotline:

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Career Opportunities at Safe Horizon

Career Details
Position:Child Care Center Supervising Coordinator
Type:EMP Employee
Reports To:AVP
Location:2 Lafayette Street
Description:The Child Care Center Coordinator will be responsible for overseeing and providing support, guidance and assistance to the Child Care Aide Staff responsible for implementing recreational and educational activities for children exposed to traumatic events.

Responsibilities:• Develop child care program curriculum, monthly lesson plans, schedules and instructional materials (e.g. language arts, multicultural awareness, art, music, physical development, etc.) for the purpose of providing educational and recreational activities in 9 domestic violence shelter child care centers;
• Develop long and short range activities in accordance with curriculum objectives, developmentally appropriate practice, program philosophy and best practices in child development
• Ensures the child care centers provide inclusive, developmentally and culturally appropriate learning experiences and activities
• Ensures that the environment is physically and emotionally safe for both staff and children.
• Organize indoor/outdoor, quiet/active activities and supervise assigned activities (e.g. plans, schedules, reviews work, etc.) for the children while ensuring the efficient operation of the child care centers;
• Recommend supplies and equipment required for the efficient operation of child care centers;
• Maintain open communication with shelter staff and parents;
• Consult with the Director and Supervising Social Worker for the purpose of conveying and /or receiving information regarding participation in the child care centers
• Conducts staff recruitment, participates in interviews and in decision making regarding hiring
• Participates in staff performance evaluations.
• Maintain a creative, teambuilding approach and seeks to bring a constructive, problem solving orientation to all tasks.
• Facilitate in-service meetings in conjunction with the Supervising Social Worker; and suggest staff training programs to address performance issues and ensure ongoing professional development
• Attend meetings, conferences and in-service presentations for the purpose of acquiring and/or conveying information relative to job functions;
• Develop community linkages and resources to support child care centers;
• Train assigned staff for the purpose of providing necessary information in the areas of program policies and procedures, work methods, techniques, and the use of the various tools to assist the children in the child care center;
• Maintain a variety of records for the purpose of providing reliable information and documentation
• Perform other related duties as assigned

Qualifications:• Understanding of child development principles and of curriculum development for multi-age groups;
• Understanding of several methods of behavioral guidance and the ability to apply the appropriate method to the situation at hand;
• Ability to relate to caregivers and children who are under stress;
• Ability to work with families that have experienced extreme trauma and therefore have a high level of social skills, maturity, and confidence in addition to being nurturing and flexible, yet firm and in charge;
• Ability to work cooperatively as a team member;
• Good oral and written communication skills;
• Knowledge of Microsoft Word, Excel, Internet, and Power Point
• Knowledge and sensitivity to domestic violence, child abuse, neglect and sexual abuse;
• Ability to develop and maintain meaningful assessment metrics.
• Excellent project management skills and the ability to work independently.
• Bi-lingual Spanish a plus;


• Master’s degree in Early Childhood Education or Recreational Therapy highly preferred or
• Bachelor’s degree with 3 years of relevant experience with Early Childhood Education.


• Minimum of 3 years of experience working with children and/or young adults in a clinical or educational environment.
• 3- 5- years in a similar role with demonstrated results in establishing preschool age programs and curriculum with progressive responsibilities as a supervisor.

Hours: Full Time, Requires extensive travelling to all 9 domestic violence shelters throughout New York City’s five boroughs

• Must be able to become certified in child/infant CPR and first aid;
• Must be able to lift, hold, and carry children up to 40 pounds;
• Must be able to sit and crawl around on the floor for long periods of time to interact with children;
• Must meet all licensing and screening requirements, including fingerprinting and registration with the State Central Registry of Child Abuse and Maltreatment;

We are an equal opportunity employer and we do not discriminate on the bases of race, age, gender, gender identity, or gender expression

All prospective job candidates must meet screening requirements, which includes a background check, finger printing and State Central Registry clearance.

Education:Master's Degree
Hours:Not Applicable
Days: N/A
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