ENTRY LEVEL CAREGIVER 

 

Job Category: CC-01

Job Code: CC0100

Job Title: Child and Youth Program Assistant

 

Little or no previous training or experience is required, however you will be responsible for the following duties, in addition to other possible tasks. 

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Qualifications 

 

  • Must be 18yrs of age

  • Must have a High School Diploma or the equivalent

  • Must be able to read, write, and speak English

  • Must be able to lift 40lbs or more, pass specific physical requirements  (AND) stand for long periods of time

  • Must satisfactorily complete MANDATORY state and national criminal background checks

  • Must have a VALID Driver’s License and good driving record if required to transport children.

 

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Additional Requirements 

 

  • Must obtain 40hrs of introductory CC Training

  • Must obtain CPR & Pediatric First Aid certification

  • Must submit Affidavit of Good Moral Character

  • Must submit COMPLETED employee application package (checklist attached)

  • Must possess maturity, good judgment, and like working with children!

 

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Roles and Responsibilities 

 

  • Accountable for the whereabouts and safety of children and youth ranging in age from 6 weeks to 18 years.

  • Assists in providing and leading planned activities

  • Assist children and youth with special projects, homework, and life skills

  • Performs simple routine task following step-by-step instructions

  • Helps establish a program environment and promotes positive child and youth interactions with children, youth, and adults

  • Helps prepare, arrange, and maintain indoor and outdoor activity areas and materials to accommodate the daily schedule.

  • Uses prepared curriculum/program materials and assists with developing a list of needed supplies and equipment

  • Helps create adult-made games and play materials (play dough, assembling props, etc.)

Interactions with Families, Staff, and Children 

 

  • Interacts with children and youth using approved child guidance and youth development techniques as provided by the supervisors

  • Attends to the physical needs of the children, as applicable

  • Interacts professionally with staff members, parents, supervisors, and volunteers

  • Supervises children and youth during daily schedule of indoor and outdoor activities, on field trip outings, and special events

  • Promotes and models safety, fitness, health, and nutrition practices

  • Cares for special needs children and youth as directed by the supervisor

Facility Compliance 

 

  • Notifies supervisor of health, fire, and safety compliance concerns

  • Helps arrange for/serve appropriate snacks/meals, where applicable

  • Observes program participants for signs that may indicate illness, abuse or neglect, and report as directed. YOU WILL BECOME A MANDATED REPORTER IF YOU TAKE THIS JOB!

  • Observe and conform special instructions provided by parents

  • Ensure that children and youth depart with an authorized person according to written parental instructions

  • Assist in maintaining program participation data and completing required daily reports

  • Participates in program evaluations as required

  • Ensures compliance with policies and regulations applicable to “The Florida Department of Children and Families”

 

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