Safe Horizon envisions a society free of family and community violence. We will lead the way by empowering victims of domestic violence, child abuse, sexual assault and human trafficking to move from crisis to confidence.
Safe Horizon's mission is to provide support, prevent violence and promote justice for victims of crime and abuse, their families and communities.
The Teacher position provides structured, educational, day care support to children of adults involved in court proceedings. The ages of the children range from infancy to 12 years of age. Guided by the lesson plans of the Director and the Head Teacher, Head Teachers and Teachers lead and facilitate supportive, educational activities with the children in their care.
Essential Job Functions:
Responsible for the appropriate care and safety of children in the Center;
Follow and maintain the Minimum Requirements and Guidelines of the OCA Statewide Children’s Center Program.
Work with children from 6 weeks to 12 years of age in a supportive, developmentally appropriate, literacy-rich environment that serves children in a court setting;
Maintain and protect the confidentiality of all clients and children that utilize Center;
Maintain registry of all children in the care of the Children’s Center;
Make referrals and connections to parents to take advantage of other Safe Horizon programs, other community, state and federal organizations, programs, and entitlements;
Encourage literacy development for all children through the use of appropriate language while engaging in conversation and activities including but not limited to: story-telling, reading out loud, use of computer software, educational toys and games, arts and crafts, dance, and writing;
Provide meals and snacks to children in accordance to the Department of Health and Mental Hygiene requirements and regulations and the OCA Statewide Children’s Centers Program Guidelines and Requirements; and
Change diapers as needed.
Secondary Job Functions:
Maintain overall décor and cleanliness of Children’s Center;
Distribute flyers in the Court building to build awareness of the Children’s Center;
Supervisory Reports: None
Interacts with: Court personnel, foster grandparents, volunteers, student interns, ACS workers, workers from regulatory and supervisory agencies such as OCA Children’s Center Program Office, CACFP, and any other agencies as appropriate.
Knowledge and Skills:
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