CHILD CARE WORKERS JOB DESCRIPTION
- Accompany children to and from school, on outings, and to medical appointments.
- Assist in preparing food for children and serve meals and refreshments to children and regulate rest periods.
- Care for children in institutional setting, such as group homes, nursery schools, private businesses, or schools for the handicapped.
- Discipline children and recommend or initiate other measures to control behavior, such as caring for own clothing and picking up toys and books.
- Dress children and change diapers.
- Help children with homework and schoolwork.
- Identify signs of emotional or developmental problems in children and bring them to parents' or guardians' attention.
- Instruct children in health and personal habits such as eating, resting, and toilet habits.
- Keep records on individual children, including daily observations and information about activities, meals served, and medications administered.
- Monitor children on life-support equipment to detect malfunctioning of equipment, and call for medical assistance when needed.
- Observe and monitor children's play activities.
- Operate in-house daycare centers within businesses.
- Organize and participate in recreational activities, such as games.
- Organize and store toys and materials to ensure order in activity areas.
- Perform housekeeping duties such as laundry, cleaning, dishwashing, and changing of linens.
- Place or hoist children into baths or pools.
- Provide counseling or therapy to mentally disturbed, delinquent, or handicapped children.
- Read to children, and teach them simple painting, drawing, handicrafts, and songs.
- Sanitize toys and play equipment.
- Sterilize bottles and prepare formulas.
- Support children's emotional and social development, encouraging understanding of others and positive self-concepts.
- Wheel handicapped children to classes or other areas of facility, secure in equipment, such as chairs and slings.
Customer and Personal Service -- Knowledge of principles and processes for providing customer and personal services.
This includes customer needs assessment, meeting quality standards for services, and evaluation of customer satisfaction.
-- Knowledge of human behavior and performance; individual differences in ability, personality, and interests;
learning and motivation; psychological research methods; and the assessment and treatment of behavioral and affective disorders.
Social Perceptiveness -- Being aware of others' reactions and understanding why they react as they do.
-- Talking to others to convey information effectively.
Service Orientation -- Actively looking for ways to help people.
-- Giving full attention to what other people are saying, taking time to understand the points being made, asking questions as appropriate, and not interrupting at inappropriate times.
-- Teaching others how to do something.
Monitoring -- Monitoring/Assessing performance of yourself, other individuals, or organizations to make improvements or
take corrective action.
Learning Strategies -- Selecting and using training/instructional methods and procedures appropriate for the situation when learning or teaching new things.
Oral Expression -- The ability to communicate information and ideas in speaking so others will understand.
-- The ability to listen to and understand information and ideas presented through spoken words and sentences.
-- The ability to tell when something is wrong or is likely to go wrong. It does not involve solving the problem, only recognizing there is a problem.
-- The ability to speak clearly so others can understand you.
-- The ability to shift back and forth between two or more activities or sources of information (such as speech, sounds, touch, or other sources).
-- The ability to read and understand information and ideas presented in writing.
Assisting and Caring for Others -- Providing personal assistance, medical attention, emotional support, or other personal care to others such as coworkers, customers, or patients.
Performing General Physical Activities
-- Performing physical activities that require considerable use of your arms and legs and moving your whole body, such as climbing, lifting, balancing, walking, stooping, and handling of materials.
Handling and Moving Objects -- Using hands and arms in handling, installing, positioning, and moving materials, and manipulating things.
Monitor Processes, Materials, or Surroundings
-- Monitoring and reviewing information from materials, events, or the environment, to detect or assess problems.
Communicating with Supervisors, Peers, or Subordinates
-- Providing information to supervisors, co-workers, and subordinates by telephone, in written form, e-mail, or in person.
Identifying Objects, Actions, and Events
-- Identifying information by categorizing, estimating, recognizing differences or similarities, and detecting changes in circumstances or events.
Establishing and Maintaining Interpersonal Relationships
-- Developing constructive and cooperative working relationships with others, and maintaining them over time.
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