Open Position for Part-Time, Temporary Childcare Assistant

The major responsibility of the Part Time Temporary Childcare Assistant is to assist in the operation of the childcare site under the direct supervision of the Lead Childcare Employee. Primarily evening and weekends hours. Number of hours vary depending on workshops offered, needs of the program, attendance, and registration.
Salary: $12.00 per hour (includes time for travel to and from sites located outside of the Cedar Rapids Metropolitan area).
Reports to: PEC Program Manager
Supervisor: ISU Extension and Outreach Linn County Extension Director

Essential Duties
1. Assist with maintaining a positive and nurturing environment at the site.
2. Actively participate in and reinforce children’s play both indoors and out.
3. Communicate with children at their level.
4. Model positive caregiver/child interaction.
5. Assist in preparing and maintaining an orderly environment.
6. Enforce rules and limits for behavior calmly and consistently.
7. Utilize non-violent positive discipline approaches to challenging behaviors.
8. Refrain from utilizing restraints, seclusions, or any physical force as a form of discipline.
9. Follow reasonable procedures for maintaining health and safety for the children.
10. Follow reporting procedures for any notable incidents that occur at the site.
11. Assist with any planned activities.
12. Assist in supervising children on bathroom breaks.
13. Assist in clean up of childcare area at the end of each session.
14. Communicate as needed with parents during programming.
15. Assist with feeding of young children and infants.
16. Any other duties deemed reasonable and necessary by Lead Childcare Employee.
17. Communicate any concerns with lead childcare staff, PEC Program Coordinator or PEC Program Manager.
18. Adhere to standards laid out by the Iowa Family Support Credential.
19. Practices sensitivity to serve populations’ cultural and socioeconomic characteristics.
20. Works one class each cohort. (September-December, January-March, and April-June)
21. Attend monthly staff meetings (must attend 80% of meetings throughout the year)
1. Must be at least 16 years of age.
2. Must have at least three months of experience working with children between the ages of birth and 8 years.
Conditions of Employment
1. Must receive clearance by ISU, Linn County Extension on Child Abuse and Criminal Records check upon employment.
2. Must successfully complete Blood Borne Pathogen training provided by the PEC.
3. Must be able to lift and hold a child weighing up to approximately 30 pounds.
4. Must be able to attend all sessions in the parent education series.
5. Must have transportation to and from the site
6. This position is grant funded from July 1, 2021 to June 30, 2022. Continued employment is dependent on grant funding for the upcoming year.
To Apply
To be considered for the part-time, temporary Childcare Assistant position, submit an Employment application and cover letter to: Janice Savel at
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