Crosspoint Community Church Childcare Assistant La Grange, TX · Part time

Under the direction of the Crosspoint Christian Academy Director, the Childcare Assistant plays a vital role in creating a nurturing environment where young children can grow in their faith and feel supported.

Description

Qualifying Characteristics:

The employee must be a Christian with an authentic personal relationship with Jesus Christ, who agrees to the Crosspoint belief statements and core values. The employee is committed to incorporating these qualities and standards in carrying out the calling to Christian childcare. In addition, the ability to establish and maintain excellent working relationships with the Crosspoint community-at-large, including staff, parents, and children is crucial to this role.


Duties/Responsibilities:

  • Cares for and attends to the needs of children at the facility including dressing, feeding, and monitoring their activities and playtime.
  • Plans and lead age-appropriate faith-based activities, stories, and songs
  • Organizes games and recreational activities for children in a group setting.
  • Plans and teaches activities such as arts and crafts, designed to improve fine and gross motor skills.
  • Encourages children’s spiritual, emotional, social, and physical development, and positive self-concept.
  • Monitors signs of emotional and developmental issues in children and notifies parents, guardians, or authorities of concerns when necessary.
  • Implements developmentally appropriate disciplinary measures to maintain control in the classroom and facility.
  • Teaches children personal and healthy habits such as eating, resting, and personal hygiene.
  • Cleans and sanitizes toys, furniture, and play equipment.
  • Maintains records on individual children including daily observations, activities, meals served, and medications administered.
  • Performs other related duties as assigned.


Required Skills/Abilities: 

  • Excellent communication skills with parents, teachers, and other childcare workers.
  • Ability to be patient and understanding when working with children and interacting with parents.
  • Extensive knowledge of childcare principles and procedures.
  • Ability to relate to children and make the childcare facility an enjoyable atmosphere.
  • Knowledge of early childhood teaching strategies.


Education and Experience:

  • High school diploma or equivalent required; Associate’s degree preferred. 
  • At least one year of related experience required.
  • Certification in first aid and CPR preferred; must be maintained by obtaining recertification as necessary.
  • Must pass criminal background check.


Physical Requirements: 

  • Prolonged periods of standing and frequent bending.
  • Must be able to lift up to 50 pounds at a time.
  • Will be exposed to illness-causing bacteria and viruses.


Compensation: 

  • Pay range: $11-$12 per hour.
  • Benefit category: PT, 10 month, benefit ineligible

The information contained in the job description is for compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act and is not an exhaustive list of the duties performed for this position. Additional duties are performed by the individual currently holding this position and additional duties may be assigned.