City of Commerce City
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Childcare Attendant I/II (Eagle Pointe Recreation Center)
at City of Commerce City
- General Purpose
Under the general direction of the Recreation Coordinator, the Childcare Attendant is primarily responsible for providing a safe play atmosphere for children within the Eagle Pointe Recreation Center. Children use this space while their primary caregiver uses the facility. The Childcare Attendant must work successfully in a team-oriented atmosphere that provides citizens and other employees with accurate information, excellent customer service and human relation skills.
Scheduled Hours: Monday - Thursday 4:30pm -8:30pm,
and Saturday 8:30am-12:30pm
- Essential Duties & Responsibilities
- • Act as the primary supervisor in the child care room for children up to 11 years old (children must be toilet trained in order to utilize this space).• Provide a safe and fun environment in which both children and their parents feel comfortable.• Maintain positive interaction with children, parents and co-workers.• Responsible for the enforcement of all child care rules and regulations.• Clean and disinfect equipment and toys in child care during shifts.• Serve as a positive role model for children.• Complete required paperwork for each child entering and leaving the room.• Provide exceptional customer service.• Administer emergency care and first aid treatment as needed.• Report any problems and/or accidents to the Recreation Coordinator – Facilities or other given supervisor on duty.• Attend staff trainings and meetings regularly as required.• Must be able to work a variety of shifts including mornings, weekends, midday, and evening shifts.• Serve the community with courteous, tactful and respectful actions toward citizens, customers, and co-workers.• Communicate clearly, honestly, and timely to supervisors and co-workers at all levels.• Comply with City and departmental rules, regulations, policies, and procedures.• Performs other duties as assigned.
- Minimum Qualifications
- Must be a minimum of 16 years of age. Previous experience babysitting or supervising children/infants preferred. Must possess current certifications in all or a combination of the following: American Red Cross Babysitters Certification, American Red Cross CPR/First Aid/AED Certification or willingness to acquire within 1 month of hire.Childcare Attendant IIAll of the above, plus the following:• Minimum 18 years of age• Minimum of 1 year of child care experience in a professional setting• Holds a degree in related field OR is pursuing degree in related field
Knowledge, Skills & Abilities:
• Prior experience working with children (preferably in a professional setting).• A working knowledge of current babysitting techniques and procedures related to working with children.• Ability to work well with children, infants and adults in a fast-paced noisy environment.• Demonstrates maturity, judgment, and sound decision making ability in the care of children.• Must be highly motivated and take direction well.• Bilingual language skills are a plus but not required.• Must be willing to work evenings, weekends and holidays.• Must maintain working knowledge of first aid and CPR procedures.• Ability to administer first aid and CPR.• Ability to act quickly and calmly in emergency situations making proper judgments as to the correct course of action.• Understands and responds to customer needs.• Enforce safety and health standards.• Ability to work well with a culturally diverse population.• Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with other employees and the public.• Ability to work well with varied and demanding people.• Ability to communicate effectively verbally.• Ability to organize tasks and working environment to maximize efficiency.• Ability to focus attention on tasks, which may be routine or repetitive without losing concentration or becoming distracted by external activities.• Ability to adapt to interruptions, unusual demands, or changing priorities.• Ability to understand and follow written and oral instructions and procedures.• Ability to work hours scheduled.
- Equipment Used, Work Environment and Physical Activities
- • Office equipment: Daily use of telephone, calculator, copier, fax and printer• Safety equipment: first aid supplies, 2-way radio, AED unit• Language skills: Reads and interprets documents, instructions, and manuals; in written material, uses proper spelling, grammar and style; presents information and responds to questions individually and in small groups.• Interprets instructions in written, oral, diagram, or schedule format; solves practical problems with little standardization and a variety of concrete variables• Mathematical skills: Basic mathematical skills to perform moderately complex calculations including percentages, decimals and basic algebra• Lifting: May need to provide support of partial body weight for program participants needing assistance; physical coordination for demonstration of activities; bending, stooping, squatting, walking standing throughout shift. Ability to lift and carry up to 30 pounds.• Reasoning ability: Ability to read a variety of documents and reports such as budget reports, certifications, complaint/compliment forms, various invoices/packing slips, job lists, refund requests, telephone messages, letters and memoranda; ability to deliver information in a teaching or instruction setting.• Exposure to environmental conditions: Works in various recreational settings where exposure to any of the following may be possible:o Noise – sufficient noise to cause distraction or possible hearing losso Atmospheric conditions – conditions that affect the skin or respiratory systemo Potential exposure to hazardous anesthetic agents, body fluids and wasteso Potential exposure to hot and humid work environmento Potential exposure to infections and contagious diseaseThis job description is not intended to be an exhaustive list of all responsibilities and qualifications. Employees are accountable for all duties associated with this position.