Childcare Assistant Job Descriptions

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Job Title: Childcare Assistant

Job Summary: We are seeking a reliable and compassionate Childcare Assistant to join our team. The successful candidate will be responsible for providing a safe and nurturing environment for children while their parents are away. The Childcare Assistant will work under the supervision of the Lead Teacher and assist with daily activities, including feeding, diapering, and engaging in age-appropriate play and learning activities.


  • Assist with the daily care of children, including feeding, diapering, and maintaining a clean and safe environment
  • Engage in age-appropriate play and learning activities with children
  • Assist with the implementation of lesson plans and curriculum provided by the Lead Teacher
  • Communicate effectively with parents and other staff members
  • Observe and document children's behavior and progress
  • Attend staff meetings and training sessions as required


  • High school diploma or equivalent
  • Previous experience working with children preferred
  • Ability to pass a background check and drug screening
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills
  • Ability to work well in a team environment
  • Flexibility and adaptability to changing situations

Physical Demands:

  • Ability to lift and carry up to 50 pounds
  • Ability to sit on the floor and interact with children at their level
  • Ability to stand for extended periods of time
  • Ability to bend, stoop, and reach

Working Conditions:

  • Work is performed in a childcare setting
  • May be exposed to infectious diseases and bodily fluids
  • May be required to work evenings and weekends
  • May be required to work overtime as needed

Salary and Benefits: Salary will be commensurate with experience. Benefits may include health insurance, paid time off, and retirement savings plan.

Frequently Asked Questions about hiring a Childcare Assistant

What is the best way to find and hire a Childcare Assistant near me?
Online job boards are the best place to find qualified Childcare Assistant applicants. Employers posting their Childcare Assistant job on Indeed get about 10 applications from that board on average.
Which job boards should I post on to find Childcare Assistant applicants?
You should post to multiple job boards at once. The most successful job postings for a Childcare Assistant are on Indeed – but on average, employers post to 14 boards at the same time, using tools like Workstream. Publishing to multiple job boards at once helps you get your first applicant in 15 hours on average, which is shorter than the national average for Childcare Assistant positions.
What's the best way to communicate with applicants looking for a Childcare Assistant role?
SMS has 96% open rates which is higher than phone call or Email. Text to hire today!
Is it OK to text Childcare Assistant job applicants?
Hourly paid workers, such as Childcare Assistants are actually more engaged when texting about jobs. We have found that text messages are 157% better than email at getting an applicant's response. Have a look at Workstream, which automates the process of texting and uses a phone number specifically assigned to your job post so you don’t have to use your personal phone.
Can I use a different phone number to engage Childcare Assistant applicants via text message?
Yes, tools such as Workstream provide custom phone numbers that allow employers to engage with applicants through their tool without having to use a personal or business cell phone.

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