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Children's Program Assistant

Southern NH Services

Southern New Hampshire Services, Inc. (SNHS) is a private non-profit corporation chartered in the State of New Hampshire, May 21, 1965 to serve as the Community Action Agency for Hillsborough County in compliance with the Economic Opportunity Act of 1964.  In July, 2011, Rockingham Community Action (RCA), the Community Action Agency serving Rockingham County, was merged with Southern New Hampshire Services.  As a result of this merger SNHS now provides services to residents of the 66 towns and 2 cities in Hillsborough and Rockingham counties.

Helping People.  Changing Lives.  The mission of SNHS is to provide activities designed to assist low-income participants, including the elderly poor, to secure and retain meaningful employment, attain an adequate education, and make better use of available income; to ameliorate the causes of poverty within the community; to meet urgent and immediate individual and family needs, including health, nutrition, housing and employment related assistance; and to address the problems and barriers which block the achievement of self-sufficiency.

As a Community Action Agency, it is SNHS’ purpose to provide social service programs and advocacy activities for the economically disadvantaged, elderly, youth and other specialized populations in the organization’s service area.  SNHS operates 69 programs, contracting with the Federal, State and local governments as well as other social service agencies and private entities. The programs offered include Child Care, Early Head Start, Head Start, Women Infants and Children (WIC) Nutrition Program, Commodity Supplemental Food Program (CSFP), Energy and Utility Assistance, Weatherization, Asset Development, Supportive Housing for the Homeless, Homelessness Outreach and Intervention programs, Retired Senior Volunteer Program (RSVP), several programs supporting initiatives within the refugee and immigrant communities, as well as several initiatives under the Workforce Investment Act.

For more than forty-five years, SNHS employees have established a tradition of personal commitment to improving the lives of those we serve.  We take pride in belonging to an organization dedicated to excellence as we carry out our mission of "Helping People.  Changing Lives." We look for applicants who will help us carry out our traditions of commitment, service and respect for the dignity of every person.

Job Summary:
The Children’s Program Assistant will assist with the daily operations of the After-School and Summer recreation Programs offered by Southern New Hampshire Services. The Children’s program assistants will be expected to be work alone at any given site if necessary. Every effort is made to have two staff members on site, however this may not be possible at all times. Therefore the Children’s Program Assistant will be responsible for implementing all programming and maintaining appropriate participant behavior.

  • Previous experience working with children is required.
  • Experience in special education, recreation, or other related field preferred.
  • Ability to participate in vigorous outdoor recreation activity year round is required.
  • Ability to assist with academic assignments preferred.
  • First Aid and CPR preferred.

• Facilitating daily craft and recreation projects.

• Assisting participants with daily school assignments.

• Supervising and participating in outdoor activities.

• Monitoring participants’ behavior to ensure a safe and enriching experience is maintained.

• Ensuring that all participants use appropriate, respectful, and compliant behavior.

• Assisting in the daily cleaning of program spaces.

• Supervising the safe and constructive use of all program supplies.

• Monitoring and reporting maintenance issues and supply needs at program sites.

• Reporting suspected abuse or neglect of participants by guardians or others to the Program Coordinator.

• Present professional and positive image as a representative of SNHS.

• Responsible for having adequate knowledge of all SNHS programs and will gather sufficient intake information to make referrals to other SNHS programs which are beneficial to the client and his/her family.

• Will maintain professional boundaries with all current, past, and prospective clients, and maintain the confidentiality of clients and staff, in accordance with SNHS policy and procedure.

• Abide by all SNHS Safety policies and procedures.

• Present professional and positive image as a representative of SNHS.

• Perform other related duties as required.

SNHS is an Equal Opportunity Employer

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Date Added: September 26, 2017

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