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After School and Youth Programs

Learning Lab Safety Monitor  New York, NY  : 9/3/2020
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After School and Youth Programs

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The City has created a new School-Community based partnership model, called Learning Labs. Learning Labs will complement in-person services for DOE schools and existing school day services by providing care for the school day hours for children who are receiving remote instruction for the day.
Due to the current COVID-19 crisis, DOE schools and preschool programs will be operating a blended learning model at the start of the 2020-2021 school year, in which students will be receiving in-person services at DOE schools 1-3 days a week and receiving remote instruction on alternate days. Structure is to provide childcare in a safe, supervised location where children can participate in remote learning or developmentally appropriate activities on the days in which students are not receiving in-person services at DOE schools.  This is a part time position. The salary is $18.00 per hour.
Activity Specialists must have a strong interest in working with youth and have expertise in one or more disciplines or content-specific program activities or subjects such as performance art, drama, art, or other activity or subject that enriches the experiences of children in the learning lab  program and helps them stay interested and do better in school. Activity Specialists must be able to develop lesson plans along with instructors in their area(s) of Creative arts expertise and reinforce learning with the aid instructors. They also must be skilled in engaging youth K-8
KEY ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS:                                                                                                              
Under the direction and supervision of the Program coordinator, safety monitor will supervise and monitor participants at site. Provide leadership, direction, training and support to SYEP participants at multiple work sites as well as performing both administrative and direct service tasks. Produce weekly programmatic reports on work sites' concerns and issues. Attend department meetings, as needed. Collect all SYEP relevant documents (e.g. timesheets, evaluations, ISS forms).
  • Responsible for monitoring health and safety policies according to program safety plan to ensure a safe and healthy environment for staff and participants.
  • Maintain documentation of all people who enter the building at all times
  • Regularly inspects the facility to identify health and safety risks, and to provide guidance and oversight to ensure compliance.
  • Ensures that required documentation is maintained and readily accessible when needed.
  • Coordinate with compliance consultation and site director to develops health and safety procedures
  • Monitors compliance of safety plan procedures and document inspection findings, ie classroom & bathroom log, arrival procedures, etc
  • Maintain and follow a schedule of routine program inspections/walkthrough.
  • Keeps abreast of applicable laws, regulations, advisory notices, OSHA rules, and CDC advice, particularly as they relate to Covid-19 Front Desk Monitor
  • Provide participant screenings to employees, vendors, visitors, or anyone that requires entry into the facility following facilities protocol and using a non-contact infrared thermometer. (Do not write the number–HIPPA)
  • Daily temperature checks, sanitizing, providing a mask to all staff as needed, and anyone not wearing a mask to enter the building.
  • Ensure that If someone does not Pass the COVID Screening Tool checkmarks, they will not be allowed into the building.
  • Provide care (where necessary) according to First Aid and CPR Training
  • Assist with calling participants and staff member who have been absent for more than one day
  • Call Parents of any Participant recently diagnosed with COVID-19, to communicate the importance of isolation and assure needs are being addressed during the required isolation period.
  • Collect and record all information regarding symptoms and dates of onset, as well as contacts (individuals with the individual may have been in direct face-to-face contact with at the site), in secure database.
  • Call parents recently exposed with COVID-19, to communicate the importance of guarantee, and assure needs are being addressed during the required isolation period.
  • Along with Site Supervisor, alert Agency Leadership, DYCD or local agencies of any Covid-19 cases that occur at the site and share program corrective action plan
  • Will be required to attend a training with compliance consultant and/or Covid-19 Tracer training
  • Adhere to strict policies on maintaining confidentiality and privacy of call cases, contacts, and information.
  • Maintain routine follow-up communication with the individual throughout isolation
  • Communicate regularly with compliance consultation (weekly)
  • (Preferred)Associates Degree or College Credits. Minimum H.S. diploma/GED.
  • College students preferred to major in Education or Youth development or Human Services
  • 1-3 years of experience working with youth from 6 to 18 years old.
  • Must possess strong classroom management skills.
  • Must demonstrate the ability to develop lesson plans.
  • Must be responsible and organized with strong written and verbal communication skills.
  • Must be a team player.
  • Experience working with youth ages K-8;
  • Leadership Skills; Excellent Listening; Problem solving skills; Strong communication skills both oral and written;
  • Ability to work as part of a team; Extreme attention to detail; make decisions, prioritize and manage tasks;
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills
  • Competency in youth development and child care
  • Fluency in Spanish a plus.
Please Note – Position will require in-person work on scheduled days when the Learning Lab is operating for in-person services. Employees are required to comply with all current health and safety regulations in order to maintain their position. Position is contingent upon confirmed funding and is anticipated to begin in September 2020.
*Acacia Network is an equal opportunity employer*

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