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Child Care Worker (Part-Time)

Company: County of Humboldt
Location: Eureka
Posted on: June 9, 2021

Job Description:

DEFINITION

PLEASE NOTE: This recruitment is for a Part-Time Child Care Worker (0.8 FTE) in the Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS).

Under direct supervision, provides on-site child care for children of clients participating in community health education or other training programs; performs related work as assigned.

DISTINGUISHING CHARACTERISTICS

Incumbents in this class perform basic and routine child care duties under close supervision of the clinic manager.

EXAMPLES OF DUTIES

  • Provides direct care for children ages 0 to five years including age appropriate activities.
  • Prepares nutritional supplements and/or meals following menus provided and in keeping with established health standards.
  • Performs personal hygiene activities including diapering; uses proper sanitary precautions.
  • Monitor children's activities and behavior.
  • May participate in periodic child development training as provided by the department and other qualified child care specialist.
  • Provides assistance to parents in developing parenting skills.
  • Performs routine housekeeping duties including cleaning and organization of the facility.

QUALIFICATIONS

Knowledge Of:

  • Appropriate activities for very young children.
  • Basic principles and techniques related to care of children ages 0 to 5.
  • Safe and sanitary work practices related to food preparation and service for children's meals and supplements.
  • Sanitary methods of personal hygiene including diapering.
  • Basic child development principles.
  • Housekeeping practices.

Skill in:

  • Observing, monitoring and interacting with young children.
  • Following oral and written instructions.
  • Responding promptly to children's emergency situations.
  • Establishing and maintaining effective working relationships with other staff and parents.

Desirable Education and Experience:

A typical way to obtain the knowledge and skills outlined above is:

Experience in performing child care for young children in a day care setting and some college course work in early childhood education or child development.

WORKING CONDITIONS & ADDITIONAL INFORMATION

CalPERS Retirement

  • Tier I: Prior to 7/5/2012: 2.7 @ 55
  • Tier II: Post 7/6/2012: 2.0 @ 55
  • Tier III: Post 1/1/2013: 2.0 @ 62

Selection Procedure

The County's Human Resources system operates by a set of rules and procedures which ensure that employees are hired and promoted on the basis of merit and fitness for the job. Jobs are filled through competitive examinations. A complete online application is required for this position. All application materials will be reviewed by a panel of subject matter experts. Those candidates considered to be the most qualified, based on the application materials submitted, will be invited to a written and/or oral examination, or an evaluation of education and experience.

Policy of Nondiscrimination

The County of Humboldt does not discriminate on the basis of mental or physical disability in the admission or access to, treatment or employment in, its programs or activities. Human Resources is wheelchair-accessible by entering the Courthouse from the ramp located on the east side of the building next to the marked handicapped parking. Special testing arrangements may be made to accommodate disabilities or religious convictions. Contact Human Resources at (707) 476-2349 well in advance of the examination for assistance.

The County is an equal opportunity employer. We enthusiastically accept our responsibility to make employment decisions without regard to race, religion or religious creed, color, age, sex, sexual orientation, national origin, ancestry, marital status, medical condition, mental or physical disability, military service, or any other classification protected by federal, state, or local laws or ordinances. Reasonable accommodation may be made in the testing procedure as well as the work site. If you need accommodation for an exam due to a disability, please contact the Human Resources office as soon as possible.

How to Apply

A complete, original application must be filed for each position you are interested in applying for. Applications may only be submitted online through the County's automated application system at http://www.humboldtgov.org/hr no later than the final filing date listed on the job flyer. All applications are screened by subject matter experts. The most qualified candidates may then be invited for further testing.

It is important that your application show all the relevant experience and education you possess.

Please read the job requirements section of the announcement. Be sure you meet these requirements since they will be carefully evaluated during the selection process. Your performance in this examination will be compared with the performance of others who take the test. All candidates who pass will be ranked according to their scores. The examination results will be emailed to you as quickly as possible. Scores will be provided in writing only.

MEDICAL EXAMINATION: A pre-employment medical examination provided by the County may be required upon offer of employment.

OTHER EXAMINATIONS: Some positions also require psychological evaluation and/or extensive background investigation.

LICENSES: Some classifications require possession of valid professional and/or technical licenses. Some classifications may require the possession of a valid California driver's license.

PROBATIONARY PERIOD: Persons appointed to regular County positions serve a probationary period. This is normally six months, but may be up to one year. All designated safety employees serve a one year probationary period.

EMPLOYMENT ELIGIBILITY: It is the County's intention to hire only those workers who are authorized to work in the United States, pursuant to the Immigration Act of 1990. If you are offered employment you will be required to verify your eligibility to work in the United States. For law enforcement positions you will be required to verify your U.S. citizenship or legalized status.

The County is an equal opportunity employer. We enthusiastically accept our responsibility to make employment decisions without regard to race, religion or religious creed, color, age, sex, sexual orientation, national origin, ancestry, marital status, medical condition, mental or physical disability, military service, or any other classification protected by federal, state, or local laws or ordinances. Reasonable accommodation may be made in the testing procedure as well as the work site. If you need accommodation for an exam due to a disability, please contact the Human Resources office as soon as possible.

All County of Humboldt employees are designated Disaster Service Workers through state and local law (California Government Code Section 3100-3109). Employment with the County requires the affirmation of a loyalty oath to this effect. Employees are required to complete all Disaster Service Worker-related training as assigned, and to return to work as ordered in the event of an emergency.

THE PROVISIONS OF THIS BULLETIN DO NOT CONSTITUTE AN EXPRESS OR IMPLIED CONTRACT. THE COUNTY OF HUMBOLDT RESERVES THE RIGHT TO MAKE NECESSARY MODIFICATIONS TO THE EXAMINATION PLAN IN ACCORDANCE WITH THE HUMBOLDT COUNTY MERIT SYSTEM RULES.

Keywords: County of Humboldt, Redding , Child Care Worker (Part-Time), Other , Eureka, California

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