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Child Care Worker

Job Code: 585
Location: Mini Twelve Step House
Program/Department: Pregnant and Post-Partum Woman’s Program (PPW)
Reports To: Program Director
Salary Range: Staring salary based on experience, qualification, and budget. (100% time – 40 hours per week)
FLSA Status: Non-exempt

Position Purpose: Provides child care to infants and children enrolled at a women’s residential drug treatment program in South Los Angeles.

Principal Responsibilities:

  1. Work collaboratively with Pregnant and Post-Partum Woman’s Program team members
  2. Supervise and monitor the safety of children in their care
  3. Prepare meals and organize mealtimes and snacks for children
  4. Help children keep good hygiene
  5. Change the diapers of infants and toddlers
  6. Organize activities and implement a curriculum that allow children to develop age appropriately
  7. Develop schedules and routines to ensure that children have enough physical activity, rest, and playtime
  8. Watch for signs of emotional or developmental problems in children and bring the problems to the attention of parents, and report to Children’s Coordinator
  9. Keep records of children’s progress, routines, and interest; collaborate with Children’s Coordinator and program staff
  10. Performs other duties as assigned.


  1. High School Diploma; post-secondary education in child development preferred
  2. CPR and First Aid certification
  3. Minimum of two years’ experience working with infants and children
  4. Knowledge of trauma informed treatment


  1. Knowledge of or experience working with pregnant women and children in a drug treatment program.
  2. Knowledge of trauma informed treatment with minority and low income pregnant and postpartum women, and their children
  3. Cultural competent working with minority, low income and vulnerable population
  4. Valid child care license
  5. Bilingual (English/Spanish) ability.

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The Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) consider JWCH Institute, Inc. / Wesley Health Centers and its providers as Public Health Services employees, providing malpractice liability protection under the Federal Tort Claims Act (FTCA). This health center is a Health Center Program grantee under 42 U.S.C. 254b, and a deemed Public Health Service employee under 42 U.S.C. 233(g)-(n).

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