Oct. 23 2023


Full-time position with an excellent benefits package is available with our caring, supportive and dedicated childcare registration team in Utica, NY

  • $18.47/hr.
  • 37.5-hour work week
  • M – F
  • 27 paid days off in year 1 (vacation & holidays), plus paid sick time!
  • 4% flat 401k contribution (after 1 year)
  • Employer paid life insurance
  • Medical, dental, and vision insurance available
  • Supportive and inclusive organizational culture

We are looking for a self-starting, outgoing, and motivated individual to provide exceptional service to the Neighborhood Center communities. Come join a caring, supportive, and dedicated team making a difference in the lives of families!

JOB DESCRIPTION: The Day Care Registration Caseworker registers and maintains a caseload of New York State (NYS) registered family day care (FDC) homes and school-age child care (SACC) programs.


  • Monitor compliance with NYS regulations for FDC homes and SACC programs.
  • Provide technical assistance to prospective NYS registered FDC providers and SACC programs and ongoing technical assistance to existing FDC providers and SACC programs.
  • Completion of annual and biannual renewals for NYS registered FDC providers and SACC programs.
  • Investigate complaints reported on FDC homes and SACC programs (registered, informal, and non-registered) in Oneida County.
  • Complete safety assessments and criminal history reviews.
  • Fingerprint prospective FDC and SACC staff and other persons related to programming.
  • Present informational meetings to prospective FDC providers.
  • Teach NYS registered FDC providers the OCDSS billing procedure for subsidized childcare.
  • Act as a resource to NYS registered FDC providers and SACC programs regarding training, childcare issues, and concerns.
  • Provide ongoing advocacy for NYS registered FDC homes and SACC programs.
  • Complete inspection on NYS registered FDC home and SACC programs to ensure compliance with NYS regulations.
  • Maintain a relationship with NYS OCFS to ensure quality services to NYS registered FDC providers and SACC programs.
  • Complete and maintain progress notes in files of individual registered FDC providers and SACC programs.
  • Responsible for own record keeping, computer data entry, generating and typing of case specific letters.
  • Attend and/or pursue professional training on an as-needed basis.
  • Support and promote policies of the department and agency.
  • To fulfill other assigned responsibilities as specified by the Program Director.


  • Bachelor’s Degree in Human Services or closely related field.

At The Neighborhood Center, Inc, we are committed to providing equal employment opportunities to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, genetics, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, veteran status, or any other legally protected status.

We believe that diversity, equity, and inclusion are essential to the success of our organization and are dedicated to creating a workplace that welcomes and values all individuals. We strive to create a culture that fosters respect, openness, and understanding, and we encourage people from all backgrounds to apply for open positions.

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