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Child Care Aide 2, Grade 12 (CSEA-Inst)

The New York State Education Department’s (NYSED) Office of Education Policy is seeking candidates for a Child Care Aide 2 position in the New York State School for the Deaf (NYSSD). Duties of this position include, but are not limited to, the following: 

  • Supervise the Child Care Aide 1s in the care and habilitation of students in the residential setting; 
  • Instruct staff as to specific tasks to be performed and provide appropriate written guidelines as necessary;
  • Observe staff carrying out assignments to ensure that instructions and guidelines are being followed;
  • Meet with subordinates and Head of Department to discuss observations, deficiencies, new techniques, administrative matters, or other circumstances that might affect the effective and efficient functioning of the residential unit;
  • Train staff in appropriate response to emergency or crisis situations;
  • Assist Child Care Aide 1s in supervising students when necessary;
  • Support the on-duty nurse in the Health Services Unit;
  • Respond to program and work-related questions, problems and complaints;
  • Maintain appropriate records of time, attendance, level of performance, specific deficiencies, training needs, and counseling sessions; and
  • Assist in staff scheduling to ensure adequate coverage at all times.    
Minimum Qualifications: 

Candidates must have one year of experience in a position performing duties normally performed by a Child Care Aide 1. Candidates must be able to read, write, and speak English, follow written and spoken instructions, be in good health and good physical condition.

Preferred Qualification: 

Special consideration will be given to applicants who have experience working with deaf students and/or the ability to communicate through ASL/Sign Language.

Conditions of Employment: 

This will be a permanent, non-competitive, 12-month appointment. 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. Verification of work experience will be required for all candidates at the time of interview. The work schedule for this position includes hours of Monday through Thursday, 12:30pm to 10:30pm.

This position leads to a maximum salary of $56,324 based on annual performance, plus an additional $575 inconvenience pay.


Recruitment will continue until the position is filled. 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 (ROM-381/00702) 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: 
Grade 12
Negotiating Unit: 
Box #: 
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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