Children's Group Worker
Company: YWCA Evanston North Shore
Posted on: January 18, 2023
As part of YWCA Evanston/North Shore's domestic violence team, the
Children's Group Worker provides daily group activities and
childcare for children of adults participating in YWCA
Evanston/North Shore services. The position is key in helping to
create and maintain a warm and welcoming space for program
participants of all ages.
ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS AND RESPONSIBILITIES
Direct Service (90%)
Collaborates with the Children and Family Services Coordinator to
plan and implement daily group activities for children and youth
ages 1- 14 years.
Provides childcare to the children and youth of adult
Reports all observations of unusual behavior to the Children and
Family Services Coordinator and other relevant staff in a timely
Assists with preparation and clean-up for youth and family
activities and maintains program spaces, equipment, and supplies in
a clean and orderly fashion, and replaces damaged toys as
Assists in scheduling and providing oversight to the activities of
volunteers working with the children.
Maintains the log of new children coming to the program and
provides welcoming gifts upon their arrival.
Provides documentation of children's services in the online case
Provides feedback and positive communication to parents about their
Maintains childcare signup sheet.
ADDITIONAL DUTIES (10%)
Intermittently provides emergency backup to ensure adequate
coverage of the 24-hour crisis line and residential shelter as
Performs other duties as assigned by management.
Pursues professional development.
Understands and adheres to all of YWCA Evanston/North Shore
procedures and policies as well as YWCA Employee Handbook.
Education : High school diploma or GED
Experience and/or Training : At least one year of experience
working with children.
Successful completion of the Illinois 40-Hour Domestic Violence
Training Certificate within 3 months of employment
First Aid/CPR within 6 months of employment
YWCA requires that all employees be fully vaccinated for COVID-19
and submit proof of vaccination to Human Resources unless a request
for a medical or religious accommodation is granted
Technology/Equipment : Beginner proficiency in Microsoft Office
Education : Some college-level coursework in child development,
social work, counseling, or other related fields
Experience and/or Training:
At least one year of experience working with children who have
At least one year of experience assisting in planning activities
for children and communicating with parents.
At least one year of experience submitting case management
Illinois 40-Hour Domestic Violence Training Certificate
Language : Fluent in Spanish
Technology/Equipment : Beginner proficiency with online case
PHYSICAL AND MENTAL DEMANDS
Intermittent (less than 15%), Occasional (15-45%), Frequent
(50-75%), and Continuous (over 75%).
Occasional local travel required to work at other locations
Occasional evening and weekend work required
Tolerance of prolonged and continuous stationary periods at a
Occasionally required to push, pull, lift and/or move up to 10
Must be able to move about the facility
Must be able to operate controls for computers and other
Must be able to wash and clean equipment and supplies with water,
soap, or disinfectant products
The mental and physical requirements described here are
representative of those that must be met by an individual to
successfully perform the essential functions of this position.
Employee may be required to share office space or work in a cubicle
in an open floor-plan office.
Employee may be required to work from home for extended periods
Employee may be required to work outside in the facility play
Employee will occasionally have meetings or work in other
The work environment characteristics described here are
representative of those an individual encounters while performing
the essential functions of this position.
** Note : YWCA is committed to pay range transparency. Candidates
are offered compensation based on how their qualifications meet
those of the position.
Keywords: YWCA Evanston North Shore, Evanston , Children's Group Worker, Other , Evanston, Illinois
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