• Greater Bergen Community Action

JOB OPPORTUNITY: Child Care Specialist/Life Skills Coach

Title: Child Care Specialist/Life Skills Coach

Reports to: Vice President of Financial Assistance and Residential Services

FLSA: Non-Exempt

Position Summary:

Under the direction of the Vice President and/or Case Manager, the Child Care Specialist is responsible for meeting the daily basic needs of up to six (6) residents in an independent living program. The ages of the residents are from 16 to 21 years and the average length of stay is up to 18 months.

Job Responsibilities:

  • Monitor medication compliance.

  • Document medication log.

  • Document appropriate log entries as required.

  • Provide transportation during shift for client needs and program functions.

  • Handle crisis and emergency situations in an appropriate manner; contacting other staff, police, etc., as deemed necessary. If an outside agency is called , the program director will be contacted immediately.

  • Oversees/ supervises all house activities, chores, cooking, cleaning, etc.

  • Conduct room checks three (3) times per hour.

  • Conduct facility check (house run) every hour.

  • Check facility to ensure that it’s in an appropriate condition at the end of each shift.

  • Possess the ability to facilitate/ participate in group as deemed necessary by supervisor.

  • Provide feedback to case manager and other staff.

  • Oversees house security.

  • Instruct/Coach youth in life skills such as cooking, cleaning ,employment, and transportation readiness skills, etc


  • High school diploma or a G.E.D.

  • Minimum of one to three (1-3) years’ experience working in an adolescent/young adult program.

  • Persons with mental or physical disabilities are eligible as long as they can perform essential functions of the job after reasonable accommodation is made to their known limitation. If the accommodation cannot be made because it would cause the employer undue hardship, such persons may not be eligible.

*Note: Employee may be asked to perform other duties or tasks not identified in this list, but which are within the competence of someone with the above skills. The employer reserves the right to modify this job description based upon the company needs.

To Apply Contact:

GBCA Inc., Human Resources 392 Main St. Hackensack, NJ 07601 or


and email along with resume to humanresources@greaterbergen.org or Fax to (201) 342-9339

We are an Equal Opportunity Employer (EOE). Equal access to programs, services and employment is available to all persons.

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