at City of Nampa in NAMPA, Idaho, United States
GENERAL STATEMENT OF DUTIES
Provides child care for Recreation Center patrons; performs other duties as required or assigned.
DISTINGUISHING FEATURES OF THE CLASS
The principal function of an employee in this class is to provide a stable, nurturing environment for children of patrons utilizing Recreation Center facilities. The work is performed under the supervision and direction of an assigned supervisor, but some leeway is granted for the exercise of independent judgment and initiative. The nature of the work performed requires that an employee in this class establish and maintain effective working relationships with the assigned supervisor, other Recreation Center staff, clientele, and the general public. The principal duties of this class are performed in a general child care setting.
Reasonable Accommodations Statement
To accomplish this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform, with or without reasonable accommodation, each essential function satisfactorily. Reasonable accommodations may be made to help enable qualified individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
Essential Functions Statement(s)
• Performs customer service functions; including greeting parents and children, describing the extent to which a child adjusts and behaves to parent/guardian, answering questions related to child care, and effectively approaching problems that may arise.
• Provides infant care, including assisting infant children between the ages of one day old to two years of age with emotions as a result of separation from parents, promoting socialization, developing large motor skills, feeding by bottle or assistance, changing diapers, comforting infant when upset, and applying first aid when needed.
• Provides child care, including assisting children between the ages of two and five years old with large and fine motor skills, encouraging communication skills, providing assistance with potty training, promoting sharing and interaction with other children, assisting with snacks, coloring, and playing, and applying first aid when needed.
• Maintains accurate records of all children being supervised, including verifying every child is signed in/out, assuring each child has a registration card, filling out accident forms, and collecting all receipts for parents/guardians in need of delivering payment.
• Maintains a clean, safe environment for the children, including keeping toys, supplies, and surface areas organized and sanitary in addition to cleaning up bodily fluids from children.
• Assumes responsibility for other duties as required or assigned.
• Provides needed information and demonstrations concerning how to perform certain work tasks to new employees in the same or similar class of positions.
• Attends meetings, conferences, workshops, and training sessions and reviews publications and audio-visual materials to become and remain current on principles, practices, and new developments in assigned work areas.
ESSENTIAL RELATIONSHIP EXPECTATIONS
Keeps immediate supervisor and designated others fully and accurately informed concerning work progress, including present and potential work problems and suggestions for new or improved ways of addressing such problems.
Responds to citizen's questions and comments in a courteous and timely manner.
Communicates and coordinates regularly with appropriate others to maximize the effectiveness and efficiency of interdepartmental operations and activities.
Is punctual and timely in meeting requirements of performance, including attendance standards and work deadlines.
Communicates information and states concerns in a clear and professional manner.
Respects the opinion of others and demonstrates a reasonable relationship with employees, supervisors and others.
Accepts and performs in a timely and effective manner changes in work assignments and/or how work is performed.
Some knowledge of childhood development and the developmental stages of young children.
Some knowledge of intervention for children.
Some knowledge of age-appropriate lessons and activities for children.
Ability to properly handle and place an infant child.
Ability to effectively deal with stress due to crying and screaming children.
Ability to perform a wide variety of duties and responsibilities with accuracy and speed under the pressure of time-sensitive deadlines.
Ability to communicate effectively with others, both orally and in writing, using both technical and non-technical language.
Ability to understand and follow oral and/or written policies, procedures, and instructions, use logical and creative thought processes to develop solutions according to written specifications and/or oral instructions, and prepare and present accurate and reliable reports containing findings and recommendations.
Integrity, ingenuity, and inventiveness in the performance of assigned tasks.
City of Nampa
411 3rd St. So
NAMPA, Idaho 83651