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

(Continuous Recruitment)

The New York State Education Department’s (NYSED) Office of Education Policy is seeking candidates for a Child Care Aide 1 (Substitute) position in the New York State School for the Blind.  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, assisting in 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 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, on-call, hourly position.  Fingerprinting through the Federal Bureau of Investigation and the Division 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. Hours will vary depending on shift and dormitory assignment. Second shift hours are Monday, Tuesday, and Thursday from 2:00pm to 11:00pm, Wednesday from 1:00pm to 11:00pm, and Sunday from 5:00pm to 11:00pm. Third shift hours are Sunday through Thursday from 11:00pm to 7:00am. Substitutes are notified by phone when services are needed.  Every effort is made to give 24-hour prior notice.


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). Your resume must clearly indicate how you meet the minimum qualifications for this position. You must include the Box number (CCA 1 Sub - Batavia) of the position in the subject line of your email and cover letter to ensure receipt of your application. Links to application materials will not be accepted (i.e., Google Docs). Your social security number may be required to confirm your eligibility.

Grade Level: 
Negotiating Unit: 
Box #: 
CCA 1 Sub - Batavia
Email Address: 
Office of Education Policy

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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