CHILD CARE PROVIDER

JOB DESCRIPTION:  CHILD CARE PROVIDER

Department: Learning Center

Reports To: Child Care Provider

JOB SUMMARY

Instructs children in activates designed to promote social, physical and intellectual growth needed for child development. Will act as an advocate for home care programs and adheres’ to the hospital Mission, Vision, Values and Motto of “The Patient is First in All We Do”.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES

  • Plans individual and group activities to stimulate growth in language, social, and motor skills such as learning to listen to instructions, playing with others, and using play equipment. Organizes and participates in games, reads to children, and teaches them simple painting, drawing, handwork, songs, and similar activities.
  • Alternates periods of strenuous activity with periods of rest or light activity to avoid overstimulation and fatigue.
  • Helps children develop habits of caring for own clothing and picking up and putting away toys and books.
  • Directs children in eating, resting, toileting and dipper changing.
  • Maintains discipline.
  • Serves meals and refreshments to children and regulates rest periods.
  • Assists in preparing food and cleaning quarters.
  • Demonstrates a spirit of cooperation and enthusiasm in order to create a team atmosphere conducive to self-improvement and agency growth. Performs other duties as assigned by the manager, participating in specialty teams and agency programs.
  • Demonstrates patience and tact when dealing with patients, family and other staff members, conveying a sense of caring and dignity.
  • Demonstrates a sense of responsibility and moral integrity, acting as self-starter who works independently and who consistently finds ways to improve their own job and hospital operations as part of the health care team.
  • Able to supervise children alone and keep children safe and have classroom orderly and run smoothly with planned lessons and activities.
  • Assumes responsibility for knowing agency policy and expectations.
  • Must comply with HIPPA and keep home care / hospital confidentiality.
  • Must attend yearly OSHA training.

QUALIFICATIONS

Required Job Qualifications include:

  • Must be a High School Graduate.
  • Food Handler Permit.
  • CPR Certificate.

PHYSICAL DEMANDS/REQUIREMENTS

While performing the duties of this position, the employee is required to carry, climb, hear/listen, lift, reach and manipulate objects, tools, or equipment, push/pull, see, speak, squat/kneel, stand, and walk.  Position requires moving materials weighing 10 – 20 pounds, and 25 – 50 pounds on an occasional basis.  Manual dexterity and coordination are required over 80% of the work period.  Work involves the potential for exposure to infection.  The employee is occasionally exposed to outside weather conditions. The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate.

To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed above are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.