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YWCA Lewiston,ID-Clarkston,WA
300 Main St.
Lewiston, ID 83501

phone: 208.743.1535
fax: 208.746.1510

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Child Care Provider

 OUR MISSION: The YWCA of Lewiston–Clarkston is dedicated to empowering women, eliminating racism, and promoting peace, justice, freedom and dignity for all. It is committed to building a strong community by actively promoting the value of diversity and the right to a life free from violence, poverty, and oppression.

POSITION SUMMARY

Provide a safe, healthy environment for children of various ages whose families are accessing YWCA services. This position includes day-time and evening shifts.

DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

Areas of Primary Responsibility 

  • Provide appropriate supervision for children, including developing rules of conduct, informing children and their parents of those rules, and providing positive discipline.
  • Plan and prepare the schedule of activities for each work shift.
  • Maintain absolute confidentiality regarding clients and services provided, except in cases of child abuse or neglect, or in situations involving potential harm to clients or others (per program policy).
  • Ensure that the childcare space is safe, clean, and free of hazards, and that toys and other equipment are clean, sterilized, and in working order.
  • Enter client data as needed to maintain client files and meet grant requirements; update advocate log daily.

Program

  • Responsible for compliance with all grant standards and reporting requirements related to this position.
  • Maintain records required for grant compliance, statistical record keeping, and as needed to measure program success.
  • Communicate effectively with supervisor regarding weekly activities, roadblocks and successes.
  • Participate on staff committees for events (annual meeting, conference) and activities (awareness   months, community events) as needed/determined.
  • Other duties as assigned to ensure program success. Assist with cleaning, storage and organization of donations and other areas of the ywca.
  • Attend all required staff meetings and trainings.
  • Cross-train in multiple aspects of ywca positions to be able to fill in as needed.

Organization

  • Commitment to the mission, values, and goals of the ywca.
  • Promote positive public relations and community understanding of program services and activities. 
  • Research and submit information to the grant team on pertinent funding sources.
  • Other duties as assigned to ensure agency success.

QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Excellent listening and communication skills, written and verbal.
  • Ability to remain calm, make decisions, and use sound judgment under pressure, stress, and conflict.
  • Ability to work effectively with children and parents from diverse backgrounds.
  • Understanding of child development and appropriate methods of discipline.
  • High school diploma or equivalent plus two years relevant work experience.
  • First Aid/CPR certification within first 60 days of employment.
  • Must be able to lift 40 pounds.

Supervisor:  Advocate - Children's Programs