` CHILD CARE SUPERVISOR 25370
DISTINGUISHING FEATURES OF THE CLASS
The work involves responsibility for the direction, coordination and implementation of child care activities for programs in the Onondaga County Department of Children and Family Services. The employee functions as a member of a multidisciplinary team, with a major role in decisions and planning of work activities of the program. Work is performed under the direction of an administrative supervisor, with leeway allowed in planning and carrying out work assignments. Supervision is exercised over child care staff. Incumbents must successfully pass a background check. Does related work as required.
Provides individual and group supervision of the child care staff.
Interviews, trains and evaluates the child care staff.
Observes child care programming and makes assessments, provides feedback and develops training for staff.
Attends and participates in meetings relating to concerns for children within the program and in the community.
Oversees the food program.
Prepares a variety of program records and reports as required.
Acts as liaison for program internships.
Functions as a member of the program’s administration team and incident review committee.
FULL PERFORMANCE KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, ABILITIES AND PERSONAL CHARACTERISTICS
Good knowledge of the principles and practices of supervision.
Good knowledge of the principles and practices of small group development.
Good knowledge of child development and behavior.
Good knowledge of the care and treatment of emotionally disturbed children.
Ability to understand and deal with children having mental and emotional difficulties.
Ability to supervise subordinates.
Ability to establish an effective rapport with children exhibiting deviant behavior patterns.
Ability to work with a wide variety of program staff in planning and implementing programs.
Ability to prepare and present clear and concise oral and written narrative reports,
Promotion: Two (2) years of permanent, competitive class status as a Child Care Worker 2.
A) Graduation from a regionally accredited college or university or one accredited by the New York State Board of Regents to grant degrees with a Bachelor's degree in child care, early childhood and/or elementary education, special education or social work or a closely related human services field ; or,
B) Four (4) years of work experience or its part time equivalent, in a school, social work or other human services setting working directly with children with special needs.