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City of West Des Moines Childcare Coordinator in West Des Moines, Iowa

Childcare Coordinator

  • Type: Intermittent

  • Salary/Pay Rate: $20.64 - $30.65/hour

  • Posted Date: 07/22/2021

  • Deadline to Apply: 08/13/2021

    Job Details Description

DepartmentHuman Services

Benefits Click here to review a Summary of Employee Benefits

Civil Service Status

This is NOT a Civil Service position

Regular Hours

Initially 6-10 hours per week; Tuesday and Thursday mornings

Tentative Start Date September 2021

Job Summary

Under the general direction of the Human Services Director, coordinates the drop-in childcare program available to students in the English Language Learners (ELL) program, the High School Equivalency Classes (HiSET), and other educational classes offered to Human Services clients. Ensures a safe environment in the childcare area with primary importance on the safety and wellbeing of each child. Develops and organizes programs and activities. Provides direct care to the children.

Deadline to Apply August 13, 2021 @ 11:59 PM

Requirements This position requires a high school diploma or equivalent (up to 1 year of additional schooling in related coursework preferred); 2 years of direct childcare work experience/childcare programming experience; Mandatory Reporter of Child and Dependent Adult Abuse Training, CPR/First Aid Certifications must be obtained within 60 days of employment and maintained throughout employment, and knowledge of the different stages of child development. Knowledge of local human service agencies/programs and/or bilingual capabilities is a plus.

Steps to Apply

Steps to Apply:

  1. Profile : You MUST complete an online Applicant Profile. A link is provided below to our Online Application System.

  2. Attachments : You are encouraged to attach a copy of your resume to your profile under the Apply For Job section.

  3. Qualifications/Certifications/Licenses : Under the Resume & Qualifications section, make sure to list any certifications or licenses you currently hold.

  4. Applying for Position : Once you have completed your profile, you MUST apply for the position (The link to Finish & Apply is located on the Apply For Job section after you have completed your profile. Once you have applied, it will be listed under your My Applications tab. Any applications marked as Status: Incomplete, have not been submitted.)

All steps MUST be completed before the posted deadline to be considered for this position. We will not accept incomplete profiles. Communication throughout this process (including invitations to any examinations and/or interviews) will be made via the email supplied through the City's on-line application system. It is recommended to check your email "Junk" or “Spam” folder for emails from the City of West Des Moines. If you have any questions during the application process, please contact Human Resources at 515-222-3616.

Physical/Drug Test

Post offer, pre-employment physical and drug test are required.

Apply Here!City of West Des Moines Online Application System

Instructions & FAQ's

You will need to complete an online profile and apply for this position online. There are Instruction Sheets under the Employment section of our City website as well as a number of topics in ourFAQ section. If after reviewing these help guides you still need additional help, please visit or contact Human Resources 515-222-3616 .

If you are currently employed with the City, please contact Human Resources at 515-222-3616 for instructions on how to log in.

Contact Information


Human Resources, 1st floor, Suite 1E

4200 Mills Civic Parkway

PO Box 65320

West Des Moines, IA 50265-0320

515-222-3616 (phone)

515-273-0601 (fax)