Child Care Aide Job Description

Child Care Aide Job Description

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Child care aide provides leadership in development and operation of professional development systems for providers and those who work with providers.

Child Care Aide Duties & Responsibilities

To write an effective child care aide job description, begin by listing detailed duties, responsibilities and expectations. We have included child care aide job description templates that you can modify and use.

Sample responsibilities for this position include:

Maintain records of children such as accident reports, registration forms
Create and cook nutritious meals and snacks for children following state guidelines
Maintain child records - such as accident reports, registration forms
Provide a positive atmosphere for the children
Follow and prepare for daily schedule and curriculum for class as provided by the Director
Abide by Professional Conduct of a Caregiver
Record accidents/incidents appropriately
Supervision of children and follows discipline guidelines when necessary
Provide proper potty assistance as necessitated by children’s age groups
Ensure the cleanliness of the classroom

Child Care Aide Qualifications

Qualifications for a job description may include education, certification, and experience.

Licensing or Certifications for Child Care Aide

List any licenses or certifications required by the position: CPR

Education for Child Care Aide

Typically a job would require a certain level of education.

Employers hiring for the child care aide job most commonly would prefer for their future employee to have a relevant degree such as Associate and Collage Degree in The College, Human Services, Education, Technical, Early Childhood Education, Child Development, Early Childhood, Associates, Faculty, Medical

Skills for Child Care Aide

Desired skills for child care aide include:

Childcare program development and implementation
Relevant federal
State and local Licensing regulations
Children's development
Administering basic first aid/CPR
Community resources for youth
Technical advisement opportunities for FCC providers
Adult learning principles to effectively construct and implement trainings

Desired experience for child care aide includes:

Ensure appropriate decorations are displayed in the classroom
Follow monthly lesson plans
Report needed supplies
Attend child care functions during the evenings and weekends when necessary
Flexible work hours/class when necessary
Preparing classroom for daily floor cleaning

Child Care Aide Examples

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Child Care Aide Job Description

Job Description Example
Our growing company is looking to fill the role of child care aide. If you are looking for an exciting place to work, please take a look at the list of qualifications below.
Responsibilities for child care aide
  • Completion of 45-hour State childcare course
  • 2 years of experience working in a child care center
  • Enrolled in 45-hour State child care course with completion upon 90 days of hired
  • First aid and CPR training must be completed every two years
  • Meet DCF guidelines in respect to background screening and fingerprint check
  • Twenty-hour annual in-service
  • Meets DCF guidelines in respect to background screening and fingerprint check
  • At least one year experience in a child care sitting (Preferred)
  • Perform necessary duties as part of a team in providing a safe, caring environment for children
  • Contribute to the development of the classroom environment and curriculum by assisting in daily outdoor and indoor activities with children
Qualifications for child care aide
  • Have some experience in a janitorial or housekeeping
  • Are able to pass state required background check
  • Certification in water safety, CPR, first aid, advanced first aid, or EMT
  • Candidates should be able to remain calm and focused, demonstrate maturity and flexibility in adjusting to the changing needs of the classroom, and possess a comfort level in working with very young children
  • The candidate should also have a willingness to learn about growth and development of young children
  • Ability to lift up to 40 pounds and ability to move freely (bending, sitting on floor, running, jumping, ) to support the indoor and outdoor activity of children required
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Child Care Aide Job Description

Job Description Example
Our company is looking for a child care aide. Please review the list of responsibilities and qualifications. While this is our ideal list, we will consider candidates that do not necessarily have all of the qualifications, but have sufficient experience and talent.
Responsibilities for child care aide
  • Daily supervision, care and hygiene of registered children
  • Registration and check-out of children including processing necessary paperwork
  • Positive, informative and courteous communication with parents and children
  • Implementation of non-sking programs for 3-6 year olds and 2-29 months
  • Implementation of the "Micro Mice" on snow program
  • Maintenance of nursery appearance, including necessary cleaning
  • Serving of lunch and snacks to children
  • Additional help in kitchen with food prep when needed
  • Greet the children when they arrive
  • Assist in preparing the information to be shared at conference time, all documents pertaining to the children
Qualifications for child care aide
  • Working in a team environment - preferred
  • Experience with infants is preferred
  • Regularly attends staff meeting
  • CDA (Child Development Associate) or higher
  • Two (2) years of study at an accredited college or university (equivalent to 48 semester hours) or an associate’s degree or higher from an accredited college or university
  • Maintain appropriate communication with the staff, children, and families at all times
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Child Care Aide Job Description

Job Description Example
Our innovative and growing company is searching for experienced candidates for the position of child care aide. To join our growing team, please review the list of responsibilities and qualifications.
Responsibilities for child care aide
  • Establish processes for emergency medical treatment
  • Provide physical and behavioral support that ensures the health, safety and well-being of the child in their current placement and community
  • Provide physical assistance and support to the child to prevent injury to self or others
  • Provide protective supervision and positive behavior support for the child at all times
  • Immediately report any changes in a child’s mental or physical condition, changes in the client’s need for care, to the home care supervisor
  • Provide timely documentation for work performed
  • Report to work as scheduled, prepared and on time
  • Respect the rights of the children and families to have different beliefs, opinions, cultures, lifestyles, and customs
  • Maintain strict confidentiality of information regarding the children
  • Have a professional working relationship with the children at all times
Qualifications for child care aide
  • Observe children and ensure their safety
  • Demonstrate complete honesty and ethical behavior at all times
  • Ability to lift 20 pounds, reach above the shoulders, bend forward from the waist, bend at the knees and stand for long periods
  • Ability to push, pull, force exertion up to 50 pounds
  • Communications skills sufficient to convey and understand the information required to implement written plans of care and/or verbal instructions
  • Knowledge and ability to monitor the behavior of the children, or the capacity to learn how to monitor their behavior
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Child Care Aide Job Description

Job Description Example
Our company is growing rapidly and is hiring for a child care aide. Please review the list of responsibilities and qualifications. While this is our ideal list, we will consider candidates that do not necessarily have all of the qualifications, but have sufficient experience and talent.
Responsibilities for child care aide
  • Implement age appropriate activities
  • Ensure that all licensing requirements are maintained
  • Provide a pleasant, safe, and clean environment suitable for children and staff
  • Accountable to Day Care Manager
  • Work with the children and provide a pleasant experience
  • Communicate any problems that may arise to the Manager prior to speaking with parents
  • Clerical duties at the reservation desk as needed
  • Supervise assistants, trainees, volunteers and temporary staff personnel
  • Supervised by Head Teacher or Manager
  • Eat lunch with the children
Qualifications for child care aide
  • Acceptance of a child’s individual differences and preferences
  • Ability to comprehend and maintain professional boundaries at all times with the children, their families, friends and representatives
  • Be bilingual or multilingual if serving limited English speaking children
  • Demonstrate a basic understanding of family systems and child development
  • Demonstrate a basic understanding of a team or multi-disciplinary approach
  • If transporting children, be 21 or older and have a reliable means of transportation and valid driver’s license, a good driving record with no history or DWI violations or moving violations) and automobile liability insurance that meets the statutory required minimum amounts of coverage
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Child Care Aide Job Description

Job Description Example
Our company is looking to fill the role of child care aide. If you are looking for an exciting place to work, please take a look at the list of qualifications below.
Responsibilities for child care aide
  • Plan daily activities in advance
  • Plan and conduct an effective child development program to meet the physical, social, emotional, and intellectual needs of each child
  • Maintain classroom filing system, to include weekly lesson plans, family involvement, observation folders, nap charts and DHS Regulations
  • Prepare and conduct developmentally appropriate classroom activities for groups individual children and meet Tennessee Early Learning Developmental Standards (TNELDS) goals and post weekly lesson plan
  • Provide experiences that promote individual self-expression in conversation, imaginative play, and creativity, experiences involving thinking skills and problem solving
  • Ensure routines are carried out in a manner that is prompt, hygienic, and consistent with child development practices
  • Ensure children’s safety through constant supervision, effective arrangement of space, and proper maintenance of equipment
  • Create a pleasant, inviting classroom atmosphere in which children feel comfortable and safe
  • Provide positive guidance to help children develop self- control and help children develop and sustain appropriate relationships with others
  • Ensure that families receive adequate information about their children’s experience at the center through daily contact and regularly scheduled family conferences
Qualifications for child care aide
  • Successfully complete a criminal background check through DSHS and the WA state Patrol and the FBI if applicable
  • Possess the ability to work with diverse groups and populations
  • Possess the ability to make objective, visual assessments of home conditions and crisis situations and to communicate information appropriately
  • Ability to pass a criminal background screen
  • Must be willing and able to work Tuesday evenings (4 hours) and Thursday mid-day (4 hours)
  • Enjoys working with children (must have some type of paid working experience with children)

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