Assistant Child Care Provider/Assistant Teacher Village Church Child & Family Development Center
Job Summary: Assisting a lead teacher in an early childhood center with children ages 6 weeks through 3 years of age. Schedule is 35 hours a week working various shifts between 8:30 a.m. 6 p.m. We will provide on the job training, caring for young children in a licensed facility.
Being on time for your shift
Dressing appropriately. Clean clothes. Shirts, shorts and skirts that are modest length
Holding and walking with an infant
Holding a baby while feeding them a bottle in a walker or sitting on the floor
Preparing bottles and baby food
Feeding babies and toddlers at low tables and chairs
Serving toddlers breakfast, lunch or snack
Supervising the babies and children while eating
Picking up babies and toddlers for diaper changes
Assisting small children (2 1/2 through 3 years) to learn toileting skills
Sitting on the floor engaging children in developmental play
Leading children in songs and rhymes
Bending to pick up a baby off the floor to move to a crib for nap.
Sitting on the floor or close to the floor to assist children resting on cots
Supervise small and large groups of children
Cleaning up the classroom at the end of the shift
Attending staff meetings, the second Tuesday night of the month 6:30-8 p.m.
Qualities & Skills:
Patience and tolerance
Flexibility, stamina and lots of energy to interact with children on their level
Act and express understanding and be able to give encouragement
Engaging and joining in children’s play, with a sense of fun
Creative and imaginative
Must have good verbal and written skills to communicate with teammates and parents of children.
Working Conditions and Physical Requirements:
Must be able to attend to children’s bodily care needs for infants to through 3 years of age.
Bodily care involves picking up and holding an infant/toddler while walking around the room. Applicant must able to lift 40 lbs. and be able to transport a child during an emergency evacuation.
Must be flexible to get up and down off the floor and able to sit in low chairs in the classrooms.