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Child Care Assistant 

The Child Care Assistant works with the Team Leader and Child Development Specialist to assist in meeting the needs of the children. 

Job Type

Part Time

Essential Functions

  1. Attend staff meetings, conferences, workshops, seminars, and any other programs that assure the completion of the required annual continuing education hours. Is responsible for the implementation of NJH Philosophy and all NJH training received. 

  2. Stay abreast of NJH policies and procedures and licensing standards and interpret them to children as necessary. 

  3. Know which children you are responsible for supervising. 

  4. Actively participate in the treatment program of the children with guidance and assistance of the treatment team and maintain daily progress notes on each child. Caregivers must sign and date each progress note at the time the progress note is completed. 

    1. Be aware of children's habits, interest, and any special needs. b.   Provide a safe environment. 

    2. Cultivate developmentally appropriate independence in children through planned but flexible program activities. 

    3. Positively reinforce children's efforts and accomplishments. 

    4. Ensure continuity of care for children by sharing with incoming caregiver’s information about each child's activities during the previous shift and any verbal or written instructions by the parent or other professionals. 

  5. Be aware of and accountable for each child's on-going activity. 

    1. Assist children when they plan to go on a visit or in making phone calls. 

    2. Listen to the children and help them work through problems. 

    3. Assist children with personal hygiene in the care of their bodies, obtain supplies as needed for children, report condition of children, and keep written records as necessary.  

    4. Administer psychotropic medication and over the counter medications and treatment as prescribed or recommended by the child's physician. Keep written records of all medications. Must complete "Medication Training" before administering psychotropic medication. 

    5. Keep order in the dining room and supervise table manners, cleanliness, etc. 

    6. Assist children in making beds, changing linens, cleaning rooms, and adding to the attractiveness of their living area. 

    7.  Check and report needs of living areas and all children buildings for safety, health, fire, or disaster hazards, fire or disaster hazards. 

    8. Transport children to the hospital, clinics, office appointments, school, recreational and social activities both on and off campus. 

    9. Assist children with care of their clothing and keep children's clothing and personal property properly marked. 

    10. Assist children with all their meetings. 

1.    Provide the level of supervision necessary to ensure each child's safety and well-being, including auditory and/or visual awareness of each child's on-going activity as appropriate. 

2.    Can intervene when necessary to ensure each child's safety. 

3.    In deciding how closely to supervise a child, the caregiver must consider: 

  1. The child's age. 

  2. The child's individual differences and abilities. 

  3. The indoor and outdoor layout of the operation. 

  4. Surrounding circumstances, hazards, and risks. 

  5. The child's physical, mental, emotional, and social needs. 

4.    Update the log regarding the children with which you have had contact and aid other staff in learning to do this appropriately. 

5.    Responsible for implementation of NJH Philosophy and all NJH training received. 

6.    Perform other duties as assigned by the Team Leader. 


Experience:  Must be at least 18 years old if all the children in the group the caregiver serves are under 13 years old. Must be at least 21 years old if at least one child in the group the caregiver serves is 13 years old or older and be a high school graduate or equivalent (GED). 

Functional Requirements:  Must demonstrate effective oral and written communication skills.  Requires considerable walking.  Requires good hearing to assess situations quickly and respond appropriately. Must be able to perform CPR and First Aid.  Must be capable of responding to a client at times when the client is a danger to self or others up to and including physical restraint and must have extensive prior experience which demonstrates their cognitive ability to assist the child in challenging times. 

Working Conditions: Mixed office and outdoor environment, involving continuous interaction with students, requires flexible hours. 

Level: Works under direct supervision of Team Leader. 

Status: Non-Exempt 

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