Nursery Worker

  • Full Time
  • Bronx, NY
  • Applications have closed

NYC Careers

The Administration for Children’s Services (ACS) protects and promotes the safety and well-being of New York City’s children and families by providing child welfare, juvenile justice, and early care services. In child welfare, ACS contracts with private nonprofit organizations to support and stabilize families at risk of a crisis through preventive services and provides foster care services for children not able to safely remain at home. Each year, the agency’s Division of Child Protection responds to more than 50,000 reports of suspected child abuse or neglect. In juvenile justice, ACS manages and funds services including detention and placement, intensive community-based alternatives for youth, and support services for families. ACS is also a key part of NYCs early childhood and education continuum, providing child care assistance to thousands of child welfare involved and low-income children so they can access safe, affordable, quality care.

The Nursery Worker will supervise children in a day care setting within the Borough Office. They will be responsible for feeding, changing, and the general supervision of the children in their care. They will be required to accompany children to the bathroom and wash the children if necessary.

The candidate will be responsible for the duties listed below:

Maintain and request updated inventory for food, clothing and other supplies.
Clean the refrigerator, physical workspace and bathroom where children are taking showers.
Food Preparation-serve, feed and clean the children.
Take care of children’s hygiene and provide healthcare.
Change diapers as needed. Lifting is required.
Maintain daily intake log and accurate census of children, while maintaining child’s and family’s confidentiality.
Supervise and monitor children’s care and safety while the children are in the nursery.
Provide socialization, guidance and comfort.
Minimum Qual Requirements

A four-year high school diploma or its educational equivalent and either

1. Two years of satisfactory experience working with children or youths in a congregate residential institution or non-secure detention facility, or
2. An Associate degree or 60 semester credits from an accredited college, including 12 semester credits in psychology, sociology, social work, human services, criminal justice, education, nursing or cultural anthropology
Additional Information

Section 424-A of the New York Social Services Law requires an authorized agency to inquire whether a candidate for employment with child-caring responsibilities has been the subject of a child abuse and maltreatment report.

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To Apply


For current city employees, go to Employee Self Service (ESS), Recruiting Activities, Careers and search for Job ID# 572319
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55-a Program

This position is also open to qualified persons with a disability who are eligible for the 55-a Program. Please indicate at the top of your resume and cover letter that you would like to be considered for the position through the 55-a Program.
Residency Requirement

New York City residency is generally required within 90 days of appointment. However, City Employees in certain titles who have worked for the City for 2 continuous years may also be eligible to reside in Nassau, Suffolk, Putnam, Westchester, Rockland, or Orange County. To determine if the residency requirement applies to you, please discuss with the agency representative at the time of interview.