YES Assistant-Respite Childcare (Part-time)

YES Assistant-Respite Childcare (Part-time)

Position Title:                    YES Assistant – Respite Childcare

Status:                                  Hourly/Non-Exempt

Reports to:                         Youth Program Manager


Position Summary:

 The YES Assistant-Respite Childcare provider is responsible for the supervision of at-risk children who are residing in shelter due to domestic violence in their homes.  The children participating in respite care range in age from infancy to 17 years old.  All of the children involved in Respite Care are at risk or have been abused or neglected.  Many of these children display serious emotional, mental, or behavioral problems.



  • Provide care and supervise children while parents are involved in other activities
  • Maintain appropriate activities for children participating in the children’s program
  • Enroll and complete intake assessments for parents and children entering into youth programming, using the Efforts to Outcomes (“ETO”) database
  • Maintain and log records of attendance and complete benchmark assessments on at least a quarterly basis
  • Facilitate mediation of conflict between children, using non-violent methods; De-escalate conflict between children and with parents if necessary
  • Ensure the safety of all children in programming; Report any suspected abuse or neglect to the Youth Program Coordinator and the Department of Children’s Services Abuse Hotline
  • Supervise volunteers working with children
  • Participate in weekly individual supervision, bi-weekly youth program team meetings, and other organizational meetings or trainings, as directed


Required Qualifications:

  • One year of college, business, technical or specialized schooling/accredited apprentice training.
  • 1-3 years experience
  • Commitment to non-violent and cooperative working environment


Preferred Qualifications:

  • Bi-Lingual
  • Associates or Bachelor’s Degree in Early Childhood Education
  • Course work in Early Childhood Development or related subject areas


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