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Child Day Care Aide – Cedar Bluff, VA

POSITION REQUIREMENTS: Shall be at least 18 years of age and shall meet the general qualifications, health, orientation training, and staff development requirements for applicable position. Personal Care Aides are encouraged to apply.

  • Three months programmatic experience in the group care of children and at least one of the following educational backgrounds:
  • A one year early childhood certificate from an accredited college or university that consists of at least 30 hours;
  • A child development credential by an organization approved by the Department of Social Services;
  • A teaching diploma from an internationally or nationally recognized Montessori organization; or2. A high school diploma or G.E.D. or verification of completion of a home school program approved by the state, and it is preferred that the candidate have six months of supervised programmatic experience in the group care of children.SUMMARY: Child day care is responsible for the care and well being of pre-school age children and school age children aged 6 weeks to 12 years old. Instruct children in activities designed to promote social, physical, and intellectual growth. DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES
  • Responsible for helping the child care leader in supervising children and in implementing the activities and services for children.
  • Encourage, supervise and help organize recreational and learning activities for the benefit of each child. Assist with set-up and clean up of each activity. Encourage and assist children with participation in-group and individual activities and field trips.
  • Show sensitivity to the children’s needs, being aware of individual abilities.
  • Assist with ensuring that the activities, services, and facilities of the Center are conducive to the well-being of the children.
  • Monitor individual and/or group activities to prevent activities and promote social skills.
  • Monitor children for safety and wellness.
  • Demonstrate concern for all the children’s welfare by rendering immediate assistance to any child in need.
  • Respond appropriately in emergency situations.
  • Confidentiality will be observed at all times.
  • Keep supervisor advised of any changes in child’s condition.Page 2Child Care Program Aide
  • Will report any suspicion of abuse to the supervisor in charge immediately.
  • Assist in the maintenance of cleanliness and neatness in the Center environment.
  • Demonstrate infection control techniques.
  • Adhere to applicable agency policies and procedures.
  • Attend and participate in all required training.
  • Will demonstrate and maintain good work ethics. Will perform other agency tasks as requested.
  • KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, AND ABILITIES
  • Knowledge of child development.
  • Must have excellent interpersonal skills.
  • Must possess effective reading/writing skills.
  • Good organizational skills.
  • Skills in observing, recording and reporting behaviors.
  • Good problem-solving skills.

Job Type: Part-time

Education:

  • High school or equivalent (Preferred)

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