Child Care Worker (Part-Time)
Job Type
Part-time
Description

Do you have a passion for providing children a foundation for their academic success, health, and well-being? APM offers services that help families achieve their greatest potential. At APM, we nurture future leaders in our four ECE centers! 


About APM: 

Asociación Puertorriqueños en Marcha (APM) is a nonprofit organization in Philadelphia, PA providing human services to the community including early childhood education, foster care & adoption, child welfare, mental & behavioral health, community and economic development, housing, violence intervention, and services to community schools.


Status: Part-time

Location: Marshall (2318 N. Marshall Street)


What Is your Job?

The Child Care Worker is responsible for supervising, nurturing, and caring for children typically 3 to 5 years old, before and after APM’s regular Pre-K program. Welcomes children each day, provides meals and snacks as needed, performs crafts and activities, and ensures children behave well when in contact with other children. 


Duties and Responsibilities

1) Work as a team with the teacher, parents and other volunteers in preparing and carrying out the daily activities of the classroom before and after the preschool program.

2) Work with the teacher and parents to develop a culturally relevant education program of classroom activities and group socialization activities, complemented by activities that can be carried out at home.

3) Help to organize the classroom into specific learning centers, with developmentally and culturally appropriate materials in each learning center.

4) Create a warm, inviting atmosphere for parents, children and staff in the classroom.

5) Maintain confidentiality in all matters pertaining to families and children. Share information only with staff “need to know” in order to assure the healthy development of children and to assist in areas of family needs.

6) Participate in completing all required record keeping, such as attendance forms, volunteer logs, meal participation sheet, permission slips etc.

7) Perform other duties as assigned by supervisor.

8) Ability to lift from 20 to 40 pounds during the day, stand for a long period during the day, and walk 3 miles on a weekly basis.


Requirements

1) High School Diploma or equivalent

2) Must have the CDA (Child Development Associate) credential

3) Knowledge of or experience working with at-risk children

4) Bilingual, bicultural, in the Latino culture preferred


 

IMPORTANT: APM requires all new hires to obtain the following clearances: FBI, Child Abuse Clearance, Criminal Background, and Medical/TB Test.


APM is an equal opportunity employer. All applicants will be considered for employment without attention to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, veteran or disability status.

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