JUMPSTART CAREER PROGRAM
part time childcare assistant
Inspirica is one of the largest providers of services to the homeless in Connecticut. Each night we house approximately 350 people (850 per year, including 250 children) in 11 facilities. We are one of only a handful of organizations in the nation that is able to address the physical aspect of homelessness (residential services) and its underlying causes (support services) on a single, comprehensive, end-to-end platform -- a powerful, integrated “one-stop-shop.” Our residential services cover the spectrum of housing: emergency shelters, transitional housing, deeply affordable housing, permanent supportive housing; and, rapid rehousing. Our support services are similarly comprehensive and include: vocational training (home health aide certification); workforce education; job placement; housing placement; job & housing retention support; early childhood & parenting services; children's services (including an after-school program); health care, counseling, case management, and much more. We further provide direct access to mental health care, psychiatric care, dental care, substance abuse treatment, etc. through a network of strategic partnerships.
Our mission is to break the cycle of homelessness by helping people achieve – and maintain – permanent housing and stability in their lives. Our principles are to be a results oriented, cost-effective organization with a caring professional staff and dedicated volunteers who believe in individual human potential, personal accountability and mutual respect.
The Jumpstart Career Program provides job placement assistance, workshops focused on every aspect of the job search process including how to recognize and build on one’s assets, how to navigate the online job application process, tips for successful interviewing, how to communicate effectively in the work place and more. It also provides vocational training that provides our participants with career skills that will assist them find higher paid, skilled jobs. While our participants are engaged in training, we are in need of an assistant to care for our infants and toddlers while their parents are down the hall.
The Childcare Assistant will report directly to the Program Director. The hours are from 9:15 am to 12:15 pm Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday while class is in session. (Classes are scheduled year round with the occasional break in between sessions and school holidays)
Duties include, but are not limited to:
- Work directly with our children ages 0 - 5
- Diaper and feed children as needed
- Acclimate new volunteers to the program
- Make sure the learning environment is clean and organized
Preferred candidates must be over 18 with some experience with infant and toddler childcare. All candidates must be energetic, reliable and flexible. Above all, candidates must have a true love for working with babies and toddlers.
Candidates should submit resume and cover letter by e-mail with "Childcare Assistant" in the subject line to:
Inspirica is an equal opportunity employer, dedicated to a policy of non-discrimination in employment on any basis including age, race, religion, national origin, gender, marital status, veteran status, the presence of a non-job related handicap, or any other legally protected status.