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Child Care Aide 1, Grade 9 (CSEA-Inst)

(1 position on second shift**)

The New York State Education Department’s (NYSED) Office of Education Policy is seeking candidates for a Child Care Aide 1 position at the New York State School for the Deaf (NYSSD). Duties of this position include, but are not limited to, the following:

  • Maintain the safety and well-being of students to and from afternoon meals, monitor assigned exits during evacuation emergencies, bring children requiring medical attention to the health center, supervise and maintain control in all areas where children are gathered, and assist and chaperone students on off-campus activities;
  • Utilize a total communication approach to language development in the presence of deaf or hard of hearing individuals by using both sign language and voice at all times;
  • Perform daily checks to ensure each student has his/her hearing aid, cochlear implant, and/or glasses;
  • Attend to students’ personal hygiene needs and the development of appropriate daily living skills;
  • Assist students during mealtimes by providing guidance on proper meal preparation, provide supervision at each dining room entrance, checking assigned students at mealtime for appropriate behaviors, encouraging students to eat balanced meals, conversing with students during mealtimes, and helping to create a relaxed, family-type atmosphere; and
  • Prevent child abuse and maltreatment by attending all staff training, carrying out responsibilities as a mandated reporter of child abuse and maltreatment, and under direction of Child Care Aide 2, use approved techniques to manage students, and report to supervisors, as required, regarding occurrences giving rise to concerns involving children in care.
Minimum Qualifications: 

Candidates must be able to read, write, and communicate effectively with students and staff, follow written and spoken instructions, and relate to students being supervised. Incumbents must be in good health, good physical condition, and be able to perform moderate to heavy lifting of children and participate in physical activities such as swimming.

Preferred Qualification: 

Preference may be given to candidates who have:

  • Experience working with deaf students; and
  • The ability to communicate through ASL/Sign Language.

Employees of the NYSSD who are currently in a Child Care Aide 1 position and are interested in switching to a different shift MUST apply as outlined in the Application section of this flyer. Open shifts will be filled by seniority based on availability.

Conditions of Employment: 

This will be permanent, non-competitive, 10-month appointment, with the potential of working during the summer school session. Promotions and transfers may change appointees’ negotiating unit. Applicants should be aware that changes in negotiating units may affect their salary, insurance, and other benefits. Fingerprinting through the Federal Bureau of Investigation and the Department of Criminal Justice Services, a background check with the Office of Children and Family Services and clearance from the Justice Center Staff Exclusion List is required for employment. Fees associated with this process are at the applicant’s expense. This position is for the second shift consisting of the hours of Monday through Thursday, 1:00pm to 11:00pm. 

*Leads to a maximum salary of $38,420 ($46,103 pro-rated to 10 months) with annual performance advances, plus annual $460 Inconvenience Pay ($575 prorated at 4 days per week).

**Position will likely be filled on the shift listed. If current staff bid to change shifts, their current shift assignment will be backfilled. Third shift hours are Monday through Thursday, 10:00pm to 8:00am. 


Qualified candidates should send a resume and letter of interest by September 24, 2021 to (email submissions are preferred).  You must include the Box number (ROM-325/00706) of the position in the subject line of your email and/or cover letter to ensure receipt of your application. In order to qualify for the position, when you have current or prior New York State employment, you may be contacted by NYSED Personnel for your social security number to confirm your State employment history.

Grade Level: 
Grade 9
Negotiating Unit: 
$31,256 ($37,507 pro-rated to 10 Months)
Box #: 
Deadline Date: 
Friday, September 24, 2021
Email Address: 
New York State School for the Deaf

Office Information

Office of Human Resources Management
NYS Education Department
89 Washington Avenue, Room 528 EB
Albany, NY 12234
Fax (518) 486-5631

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