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Childcare Worker, Part Time

Department: Pregnant Women & Infants Program
Location: New York, NY

BASIC FUNCTION: Provides for the physical and emotional needs of the infants in the Pregnant Women and Infants Program. Recognizes the central importance of the overall well-being of the infants.

MAJOR DUTIES:

  • Creates a safe, nurturing and comfortable environment in which the infants can grow and develop emotionally and physically.
  • Keeps record of each infantís progress and discuss the progress and needs with the supervisor, parents and interdisciplinary team.
  • Provides daily guidance to the new mothers on how to bond with their new babies, basic infant care, proper nutrition, and the effects of drugs on the infants.
  • Demonstrates to new mothers the proper technique to hold and massage infants.
  • Involves the parent as much as possible in the infantís developmental process and encourages parents to increase their childcare capabilities.
  • Prepares bottles, changes diapers of infants, bathes and dresses infants.
  • Be alert to infants who may be ill or show signs of emotional, physical or developmental problems and discusses these matters with supervisor and the nurse.
  • Takes infants on nature walks in the local community park.
  • Creates a safe environment for babies.
  • Keeps daily record of infant supplies and submits order to replenish supplies as needed.
  • Supervises consumers assigned to clean the Pregnant Women and Infants Program area at all times.
  • Fills in for other Childcare Workers on leave as needed.
  • Performs other duties as requested or assigned.

QUALIFICATION - EDUCATIONAL AND PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE:

  • Certificate in Childcare REQUIRED
  • High School Diploma or GED
  • Ability to anticipate and prevent problems relating to the care of infants
  • Patient, understanding, and articulate
  • Ability to maintain composure when dealing with cranky and crying infants
  • CPR Certification
SCHEDULE: Saturday-Sunday, Part-Time 4pm-12am

LOCATION: 7 Gouverneur Slip East, New York, NY 10002

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