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Children's Group Worker

Company: YWCA Evanston North Shore
Location: Evanston
Posted on: March 12, 2023

Job Description:

Description: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 RESPONSIBILITIESDirect 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 participants.
  • Reports all observations of unusual behavior to the Children and Family Services Coordinator and other relevant staff in a timely manner.
  • 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 needed.
  • 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 management system.
  • Provides feedback and positive communication to parents about their children's activities.
  • 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 available.
    • 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. Requirements:MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONSEducation: High school diploma or GEDExperience and/or Training: At least one year of experience working with children. Licenses/Certificates:
      • 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 grantedTechnology/Equipment: Beginner proficiency in Microsoft Office SuitePREFERRED QUALIFICATIONSEducation: Some college-level coursework in child development, social work, counseling, or other related fieldsExperience and/or Training:
        • At least one year of experience working with children who have experienced trauma.
        • 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 notes.Licenses/Certificates:
          • Illinois 40-Hour Domestic Violence Training Certificate
          • First Aid/CPRLanguage: Fluent in SpanishTechnology/Equipment: Beginner proficiency with online case management systemsPHYSICAL AND MENTAL DEMANDSIntermittent (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 desk/computer
            • Occasionally required to push, pull, lift and/or move up to 10 pounds
            • Must be able to move about the facility
            • Must be able to operate controls for computers and other equipment
            • Must be able to wash and clean equipment and supplies with water, soap, or disinfectant productsThe 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.WORKING ENVIRONMENT
              • 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 area
              • Employee will occasionally have meetings or work in other buildingsThe 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. PM22PI206751425

Keywords: YWCA Evanston North Shore, Evanston , Children's Group Worker, Other , Evanston, Illinois

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