Occ. Code 8263100

 

CHILD CARE AIDE 1, GRADE 9

8263100

CHILD CARE AIDE 2, GRADE 12

8263200

 

New York State Department of Civil Service

Classification Standard

 

BRIEF DESCRIPTION OF CLASS SERIES

 

Child Care Aides function as parental substitutes and perform various routine activities in support of the habilitative and educational services provided to residential students whose primary disability is deafness or blindness. These tasks involve encouraging, guiding and training individuals in developing daily living skills and habits, taking care of their personal needs, assuring community integration, ensuring the health and safety of individuals, assisting in the educational process, and maintaining the service environment. These positions exist only in the School for the Deaf and School for the Blind administered by the State Education Department. All positions are in the non-competitive jurisdictional class.

 

DISTINGUISHING CHARACTERISTICS

 

CHILD CARE AIDE 1: entry level; cares for blind or deaf children and adolescents in a residential education program; assists and motivates individuals in their care to attend to their personal daily living needs and to further develop those educational, nutritional, social and personal skills to achieve the highest possible level of independent functioning in society.

 

CHILD CARE AIDE 2: supervises Child Care Aides 1; oversees out-of-school activities for students in the residential program.

 

RELATED CLASSES

 

Developmental Aides care for developmentally disabled individuals in a residential and/or program setting to assist them in achieving and maintaining the highest possible level of independent functioning in the least restrictive environment.

 

Mental Health Therapy Aides care for individuals diagnosed with mental illness.

 

ILLUSTRATIVE DUTIES

 

CHILD CARE AIDE 1

 

Ensures that students are properly housed according to established rules, regulations, standards and policies.

 

 

 

 

 

Observes and supervises students participating in after-class and dormitory programs.

 

 

 

 

Promotes independent practice of daily living skills by residents under their care.

 

 

 

 

 

Plans and participates in leisure and recreational activities with resident students.

 

 

 

 

Prepares periodic reports of student attendance, activities and problems.

 

CHILD CARE AIDE 2

 

Supervises Child Care Aides 1 and volunteers in the care and habilitation of deaf or blind students in a residential setting.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

INDEPENDENCE OF OPERATION

 

Under the direction of higher level supervisors and managers, Child Care Aides independently resolve non-routine problems that arise in the living unit or activity that they supervise.

 

            Incumbents work within established guidelines and procedures but must be able to handle non-routine, crisis situations relating to the individuals in their care.

 

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS

 

CHILD CARE AIDE 1

 

            Incumbents must be able to read, write and speak English and must be able to follow written and spoken instructions and relate to the students supervised. Incumbents must be in good health and good physical condition. Additionally, incumbents of Child Care Aide 1 (Manual Communications) must be fluent in American Sign Language.

 

CHILD CARE AIDE 2

 

            One year of experience in a position performing duties normally performed by Child Care Aides 1.

 

 

Date:  10/04

 

NOTE:   Classification Standards illustrate the nature, extent and scope of duties and responsibility of the classes they describe.  Standards cannot and do not include all of the work that might be appropriately performed by a class.  The minimum qualifications above are those which were required for appointment at the time the Classification Standard was written.  Please contact the Division of Staffing Services for current information on minimum qualification requirements for appointment or examination.