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Child Care Aide 1 (Substitute), NS (CSEA-Inst)

Hours Vary - 2nd or 3rd shift. 2nd shift hours are Monday, Tuesday and Thursday from 2:00pm to 11:00pm*, Wednesday from 1:00 pm to 11:00pm*, and Sunday from 5:00pm to 11:00pm*. 3rd shift hours are Sunday thru Thursday from 11:00pm to 7:00am

The New York State Education Department’s School for the Blind is seeking to fill a Child Care Aide 1 (Substitute) position.  The incumbent of this position will be responsible for maintaining the safety and well-being of students, escorting students to and from activities, attending to students’ personal hygiene needs, the development of appropriate daily living skills, and providing supervision and assistance as necessary. 

Minimum Qualifications: 

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

Preferred Qualification: 

Special consideration will be given to candidates with the following qualifications:

  • An Associate’s Degree or higher in the Human Services field;
  • Experience as a Nurse’s Aide;
  • Skilled in sign language;
  • Possession of, or willing to secure, an Article 19A School Bus Driver certification;
  • Experience in behavior modification, orientation and mobility;
  • Certification in water safety, CPR, first aid, advanced first aid, or EMT; or       
  • Demonstrated skills working with students who are multiply disabled.
Conditions of Employment: 

This will be a temporary, hourly position.  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.  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.  Substitutes are notified by phone when services are needed.  Every effort is made to give 24 hour prior notice.

*Depending on dormitory assigned, employees may not be required to work until 11:00pm.


Applications are accepted on a continuous basis.  Applicants will be contacted when a vacancy is available.  Qualified candidates should send a resume and letter of interest to (email submissions are preferred).  Please include the Box number (CCA 1 Substitute - Batavia) of the position in the subject line of your email and cover letter to ensure receipt of your application.

Grade Level: 
Negotiating Unit: 
Box #: 
CCA 1 Substitute - Batavia
Email Address: 
New York State School for the Blind

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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