Organization: Red Wolf Child Care Center
Position: Child Care Worker
Supervision Responsible for: Child Care Children
Major Duties: Under the direct supervision of the Red Wolf Child Care Manager. We are looking for an energetic experienced, caring, compassionate team player who will care for children in our childcare facility ensuring a meaningful experience all while enriching their lives by providing a fun, safe and educational environment where you can make a difference.
Skills & Knowledge:
Have or willing to attain:
- CDA – Child Development Associate
- First Aid and CPR Infant/ Child certified
- Food Service
Supervision and Working with Others
- Nurture and care for children while parents are at work or school.
- Ensure that all children are signed in and that the daily attendance is accurate.
- Always supervise children and refrain from being distracted by cell phone or other electronics. Constantly strive to keep the children safe.
- Supervise and interact with children when they are playing in the classroom or outside.
- Cooperatively work with other teachers in your classroom and share ideas of how to improve the care and function of your classroom.
- Make sure your classroom is always within the correct teacher/child ratio.
- Do not leave the classroom for extended periods of time unless during nap time.
- Be actively involved in the affairs of your classroom and be willing to do more than your fair share of work.
- Fill out meal roll call sheets during meals and snacks.
- Ensure a positive and sanitary eating experience for meals and snacks as you serve the meals provided by the cook.
- Be aware of children’s allergies and have them posted for substitute or new staff.
- Model good eating habits and serve meals family style as much as possible allowing the children to pour their own milk and serve their own food when age appropriate.
- Perform good handwashing techniques before and after meals and snacks.
Curriculum and Routines
- Organize activities and implement curricula that stimulate children’s physical, emotional, intellectual, and social growth.
- Plan and display a predictable, yet flexible daily routine that allows the children to have enough playtime, physical activity, rest, and intellectual stimulation.
- Read to the children daily.
- Use nap time to plan and prepare daily and long-term units and activities.
- Get down on the floor and play with, sing with and interact with the children.
- Keep classroom tables and floors clean and sanitary thus helping minimize illness.
- Keep your classroom bathroom lean and pleasant smelling.
- Sanitize toys weekly using kitchen sanitizer and Clorox water to wipe down large furniture.
- Send the children’s naptime blankets weekly for laundering
Social and Emotional
- Ensure children have adequate supplies from home such as diapers, sunscreen, etc.
- Provide for children’s basic needs.
- Comfort children when they are crying.
- Provide a calm and pleasant naptime for those children who nap with quiet music, white noise, patting or rubbing backs, rocking, etc.
- Plan and supervise quiet activities for children who do not nap. It is ok to have short quiet time for non-napping children, but it is not appropriate to require them to stay on their cots awake for an extended period.
- Bath children if needed due to illness, accident or lack of home care.
Be aware of emotional or developmental red flags to a child’s normal development and discuss with parent and director.
Parents and Caregivers
- Make suggestions for things parents can work on at home.
- Be positive with parents when they pick their child up Tactfully share concerns and discuss together how the two of you can work on those issues.
- Write up all issues/complaints and submit to the center manager.
Educate and teach parents and children, you work with, the center’s rules for safety and cooperation to help foster a safer and more structural environment as well as encourage self-esteem and confidence
- Prepare bottles and baby food following sanitation guidelines.
- Infants are fed, diapered, nurtured, napped, and played with on demand. Their first year of life is when they develop trust that an adult is going to meet their needs.
- Wash and change bedding at least weekly in the infant room.
- Provide parents with daily records of eating, sleeping and elimination activities.
- Wash bibs daily
- Immediately remove and daily sanitize any toys that are put in the mouth. Mouthed toys should be removed from play until they can be sanitized.
- Change diapers and clothes as needed following sanitation requirement. Remove soiled diapers as often as needed to keep a pleasant odor in your classroom.
Communicate with parents daily.
Older Children Room
- Create developmentally appropriate lesson plans include painting, drawing, handicrafts, and songs.
- Help children with homework and schoolwork.
- Support children’s emotional and social development, encouraging understanding of others and positive self-concepts. Help children control their behavior in appropriate ways.
- Encourage self-help skills such as picking up own coats, backpacks, school papers and picking up and cleaning up after play.
- Organize and store toys and materials to ensure order in activity areas.
- Instruct children in health and personal habits, good hygiene activities.
- Identify signs of emotional or developmental problems and bring them to the attention of the parents and director.
- Contact local agencies/group to organize and participate in recreational events, activities, or visitors.
Mental demands/Physical demands/Environmental factors:
Maintain emotional control under stress.
Work with frequent interruptions. occasional prolonged and irregular hours.
Frequent standing, stooping, bending, kneeling, pushing, and pulling.
Lifting up to 50 pounds.
- Must be 18 years of age and have a high school diploma or GED
- Must be dependable, reliable, and able to work alternating shifts.
- Must be able to pass a background check.
Must possess a valid driver license and be insurable under company insurance