Catholic Charities of Onondaga County

Early Learning Specialist- Home Based Child care (FT $16.50/Hour)

Job Locations US-NY-Syracuse
Posted Date 2 weeks ago(11/20/2023 9:11 AM)
# of Openings
Parent Child Home Program


Thrive and Change Lives


At Catholic Charities over 70% of our managers were promoted from within!


We believe that quality service begins with a passionate, motivated and hardworking workforce; a positive and caring work environment, and recognition for the challenging work our employees perform in service to others. For these reasons and many more Catholic Charities of Onondaga County is a great place to work!


Flexible Work Schedules

Remitted Tuition

Professional Development

Competitive Pay and Work Life Benefits

Professional Supervision and Coaching

Recognition and Appreciation Programs

Opportunities for Growth and Promotion


The Home Based Child Care Early Learning Specialist will work with Home Based Child Care providers and the pre-school age children in their care. In addition, the ELS will maintain a small caseload of Core Participants, delivering homebased services to parents and their children 18 months to 4 years of age. The Early Learning Specialist will provide twice-weekly face-to-face contact with clients, families and daycare providers. In addition, the ELS completes reports and assessments as required by the ParentChild+ Program and Catholic Charities of Onondaga County. The specialist will travel throughout Onondaga County for visits, assist with family recruitment, and participate in networking and community events. They will attend weekly staff meetings, individual supervision meetings, and maintain compliance with funding source guidelines and Catholic Charities policies and procedures.



Starting Pay For This Position Is:  $16.50/ Hour


Education and/or Experience Required at Entry:

  • Associate degree in Early Childhood Education or related field with up to 2 years of experience working with young children and/or families, or an equivalent combination of education and experience. Experience may include daycare, in-home childcare, nanny, or former program participant. Knowledge of child development and familiarity with community resources. Home visiting experience preferred. Bilingual/multilingual candidates are encouraged to apply. Former program participants are encouraged to apply.


  • Ability to share language, life experiences, culture, and community with the families. Basic computer skills and specialized training or coursework related to the position.


  • Valid NYS Driver’s License, registered and insured vehicle, NYS Child Abuse Registry Clearance. Criminal Background Clearance from the Office of Mental Health.

Working Conditions and Environment/Physical Demands:

  • Mobility sufficient to drive to and participate in meetings at clients' homes and/or community facilities that may not meet Federal accessibility standards for disabled individuals. Manual dexterity sufficient to work with children/adults in a challenging and active environment.


Catholic Charities of Onondaga County is dedicated to caring for those in need while promoting human development, collaboration, and the elimination of poverty and injustice; helping people in need regardless of their religion, race, ethnicity, or nationality. We believe that all people have infinite value and are worthy of our respect and compassion. Above all, we are committed to creating hope and transforming lives.
Catholic Charities is an Equal Opportunity Employer


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