Childcare Provider – Part Time (16 Hours a week) Mon – Thurs in Denver, CO at Mental Health Center of Denver

Date Posted: 9/27/2017

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Position Summary:

Responsible for supervising, nurturing, and caring for children typically from ages 6 months to 12 years old. Welcomes children, performs leisure activities and games, and ensures children behave well when in contact with other children. Physical activity is typically required, including lifting children, standing and kneeling. Child care provider also must have patience in dealing with children, as well as excellent communication and interpersonal skills in order to discuss a child’s progress with parents/caregivers and staff. Strong decision-making skills and good judgment are essential because child care provider may need to respond to emergencies and difficult situations.

  • Nurture and care for children while parents are participating in activities at Dahlia Campus.
  • Supervise children ages 6 months and older
  • Read to children, and teach them simple rhymes, songs, drawings, etc. for their mental development
  • Monitor children during indoor and outdoor activities and interact with the children to enhance their learning
  • Organize and participate in recreational activities, such as games.
  • Organize toys and materials and ensure a tidy activity area
  • Work with parents to maintain communication and contact parents in emergency situations
  • Develop a cleaning routine throughout the day that keeps all the interactive areas sanitary and safe
  • Wash toys and play equipment
  • Carry out housekeeping duties; laundry, errands, cleaning, dishwashing as needed

Education: High school diploma/GED required. An associate’s degree in early childhood education preferred.

Experience: 3+ years’ child care experience.

Skills and competencies:

Must possess valid CPR and First Aid certifications

Ability to pass background check and drug screening required

Caring and compassionate attitude a must

Friendly, polite, customer-service oriented

Ability to work with persons of all ages from diverse backgrounds

Knowledge and understanding of trauma-informed care principles and practices

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