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Career Details :: Child Care Workers
Attend to children at schools, businesses, private households, and child care institutions. Perform a variety of tasks, such as dressing, feeding, bathing, and overseeing play.
No previous work-related skill, knowledge, or experience is needed for these occupations. For example, a person can become a general office clerk even if he/she has never worked in an office before.
These occupations may require a high school diploma or GED certificate. Some may require a formal training course to obtain a license.
Employees in these occupations need anywhere from a few days to a few months of training. Usually, an experienced worker could show you how to do the job.
- Cares for children in institutional setting, such as group homes, nursery schools, private businesses, or schools for the handicapped.
- Disciplines children and recommends or initiates other measures to control behavior, such as caring for own clothing and picking up toys and books.
- Assists in preparing food for children and serves meals and refreshments to children and regulates rest periods.
- Wheels handicapped children to classes or other areas of facility, secure in equipment, such as chairs and slings.
- Monitors children on life-support equipment to detect malfunctioning of equipment and calls for medical assistance when needed.
- Instructs children regarding desirable health and personal habits, such as eating, resting, and toilet habits.
- Places or hoists children into baths or pools.
- Organizes and participates in recreational activities, such as games.
- Reads to children and teaches them simple painting, drawing, handwork, and songs.
General Work Activities
- Assisting and Caring for Others
- Performing General Physical Activities
- Establishing & Maintaining Relationships
- Handling and Moving Objects
- Communicating With Other Workers
Frequent Work Context
- Job-Required Social Interaction
- Objective or Subjective Information
- Provide a Service to Others
- Consequence of Error
- Responsible for Others' Health & Safety