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ChildServe Childcare Teacher Assistant- Part Time - Johnston in Johnston, Iowa

Childcare Teacher Assistant- Part Time - Johnston

Direct Care (Respite/SCL, Childcare, Day Health, Homes) Johnston, Iowa



We are looking for caring and energetic Teacher Assistants to join our team at our childcare center in Johnston. These individuals will contribute to a positive, nurturing environment that is safe, clean and organized for the children between the ages of 6 weeks and 6 years. Teacher Assistants will also encourage children’s overall development through appropriate play-based activities and by working collaboratively with families. What You’ll Do

  • Provide routine care for infants and/or children including diaper changing/assistance with personal cares, hygiene and hand washing, serving meals and snacks.

  • Maintain children's safety by providing constant supervision in compliance with staff/child ratio requirements and utilizing name to face attendance log.

  • Consistently assess and monitor children’s general health and report concerns to supervisor and family as appropriate.

  • Complete tasks to maintain a clean, organized and safe environment indoors and outdoors.

  • Maintain and support a structured environment and routine according to Positive Behavior Intervention and Supports strategies.

  • Provide exceptional customer service to families

  • Documentation - Complete documentation accurately and according to established deadlines.

  • Arrive on time and attend assigned training sessions, staff meetings and annual staff development training.

What You’ll Need

  • High School dilpoma or GED is required

  • Ability to pass a ChildServe physical examination at commencement of employment and thereafter as regulations require

  • Ability to lift up to 35lbs, be mobile within the classroom and playground areas, and frequently bend, lift, reach, and stand

  • Ability to become certified in First Aide, CPR, Mandatory Reporter, Standard Precautions and DHS Pre-Service Essential training within 90 days of hire

  • Ability to communicate effectively in reading, writing, and speaking the English language

  • Experience providing care and supervision for children preferred


  • Varied hours, Monday-Friday between 7:30am-5:30pm. Ability to have flexible scheduling.

    **Position considered PRN (as needed) due to variation of hours. Typically able to accommodate 10+ hours per week if flexible. Staff may request to work up to 40 hours. If unable to accommodate requested hours, staff may also pick up a secondary position with another service of Child Serve .

Who We Are

ChildServe has earned the title of Top Workplace every year since 2014. Here’s why employees love working here:

  • Our work matters. We partner with families to help children with special healthcare needs live a great

  • We’re not your average non-profit. We serve 4,600 children each year through over 30 specialty pediatric services in the Ames, Des Moines, and Iowa City areas. Many of our programs are one-of-a-kind.

  • Our team members rock. Our teams are filled with people who care about their coworkers, and who believe that collaboration is key to providing exceptional care to children.

  • Our learning never stops. As a non-profit dedicated to innovation, we’re proud to help many team members gain new certifications, continue their education, take their expertise to the next level, and find new opportunities to advance their career right here at ChildServe.

  • We’re moving forward together. Experts across multiple disciplines work together to help kids get the best care possible.

Ready to leave work every day knowing you’ve made a difference for kids and families? Let’s move Forward Together - apply today! Child Serve is an Equal Opportunity Employer.