INTERMEDIATE LEVEL CAREGIVER 

 

Job Category: CC-02

Job Code: CC0102

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.

  • Must obtain required immunizations 

 

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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!

  • Must have 6 months experience equivalent to the CY-01 Level working in a group program for children and youth

  • Completion of 40 hrs. training, 3 modules, Provider Orientation OR 15 credit in early childhood education, youth development, or related field 

Role and Responsibilities 

 

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

  • Assists in planning, coordinating, and conducting activities for program participants including group as well as individual child and youth activities

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

  • Establishes a program environment that sustains participant interest and promotes positive child and youth interactions with other children, youth, and adults

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

  • Participates in conference with parent and staff

  • Reviews and implements daily schedules and activity plans to ensure age/stage appropriateness

  • Inventories equipment on a recurring basis and recommends replenishing damaged, missing, and depleted supplies

  • Secures supplies, equipment, and facilities

  • Collects, maintains, and reports program participation data

  • Must have a VALID Drivers License and good driving record if required to transport children 

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!

  • Provides care/supervision, oversight, and accountability for program participants in compliance with local policies, guidance, and standards

  • 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 using designated instruments such as programmatic rating scales, risk assessments tools, self-inspection materials, and nationally accredited tools

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

 

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