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Child Care Worker

Company: Long Beach Unified School District.
Location: Long Beach
Posted on: August 4, 2022

Job Description:

Job Summary

Effective January 1, 2022, due to changes regarding the California state minimum wage, the salary for Child Care Worker will be at a rate of pay of $15.00 per hour.

Now Hiring Child Care Workers.


Visit the Child Development Centers website for more information: http://www.lbschools.net/cdc

Child Care Worker Application can be found on the Child Development website at:


Or you may call (562) 421-8210 for further information.


Under immediate supervision, provide for and assure a safe, clean and secure environment for children enrolled in the Child Development Center (CDC) program; organize and oversee recreational, meal periods and playground activities; perform related duties as assigned.

Examples of Duties

The classification specification does not describe all duties performed by all incumbents within the class. This summary provides examples of typical tasks performed in this classification.

* Organize and oversee recreational, meal periods, playground and other program activities such as indoor and outdoor games, meal periods, nap times, arts and crafts, music, homework, field trips and assisting during instructional time.E
* Apply District and State program policies, procedures and regulations related to assigned activities.E
* Maintain good behavior management and discipline of children participating in classroom, playground, meal periods and recreational activities; communicate playground rules and expectations to children; facilitate problem-solving skills. E
* Monitor and circulate throughout assigned areas and classrooms; promote safety and acceptable attitudes related to good citizenship, integrity, fair play, sportsmanship and respect for property and the rights of others. E
* Monitor and support behavior management of children during indoor and outdoor activities; assist with meal preparation; serve meals and snacks; encourage good manners and proper nutrition during meal periods.E
* Encourage children to communicate by asking questions, initiating and extending conversations and providing emotional support; assist children to maintain interest in activities; support the cognitive and language growth of children.E
* Assist children in the caring for their personal belongings including articles of clothing, backpacks, completed art projects and other items; assist children with toileting as needed. E
* Communicate with center and program administration and school staff regarding pertinent information such as special events, site programs, and observations and incidents relating to specific children; greet visitors and assist parents dropping off and picking up children. E
* Conduct regular inventory and safety checks of playground supplies; properly store playground equipment and supplies.E
* Perform daily visual inspections of classrooms, playgrounds, restrooms and surrounding areas for potential hazards; report safety concerns, injuries and unusual incidents to supervisor. E
* Perform incidental housekeeping tasks such as arranging objects, putting items away, wiping down tables, chairs, restrooms, work and play areas, toys and equipment, creating bulletin boards and displays, and arranging furniture. E
* Operate a walkie-talkie and radio for emergency assistance as necessary; operate a variety of office equipment including a computer and assigned software. E
* Provide routine clerical assistance to program staff as needed including filing, completion of forms, answering phones, and preparing materials for program activities. E
* Administer first aid or necessary physical assistance to ill or distressed children; notify supervisor of injuries and complete required forms.E
* Attend and participate in meetings, workshops, in-services and training programs; assist with family recruitment events as assigned. E
* Perform related duties as assigned.

Note: At the end of some of the duty statements there is an italicized "E" which identifies essential duties required of the classification. This is strictly for use in compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act. Employment Standards

Knowledge of:

Safe playground practices and appropriate student conduct.

Basic concepts of child development and behavior.

Oral and written communication skills.

Interpersonal skills using tact, patience and courtesy.

Operation of office equipment including a computer and assigned software.

Basic first aid techniques.

Ability to:

Organize and oversee recreational, playground and off-campus activities.

Promote a positive environment conducive to learning.

Demonstrate understanding and patience towards children.

Work independently and as a member of a team.

Understand and follow oral and written instructions.

Understand, apply and explain program rules, regulations and procedures.

Establish and maintain cooperative and effective working relationships with others.

Learn District and program organization, operations, policies and procedures.

Observe health and safety regulations.

Complete forms and prepare routine reports related to assigned activities.

Meet schedules and timelines.

Communicate effectively both orally and in writing.

Operate a walkie-talkie and variety of office equipment including a computer and assigned software.

Administer first aid or necessary physical assistance to ill or distressed children.

Education and Training:

Graduation from high school or equivalent.


Proof of enrollment in an accredited California college.


Any combination of training and experience that could likely provide the desired skills, knowledge or abilities may be considered. Experience working with children in an instructional, extended day care or similar recreation program is highly desirable.

Special Requirements

The Long Beach Unified School District prohibits discrimination, intimidation, harassment (including sexual harassment) or bullying based on a person's actual or perceived ancestry, color, disability, gender, gender expression, gender identity, immigration status, national origin, religion, race or ethnicity, sex, sexual orientation, or association with a person or group with one or more of these actual or perceived characteristics. For questions or complaints, contact Equity Compliance Officer: Steve Rockenbach, Director of Employee Relations, 1515 Hughes Way, Long Beach, CA 90815, 562-997-8220,srockenbach@lbschools.net and Title IX Coordinator: Kimberly Dalton, Director of Human Resource Services, 1515 Hughes Way, Long Beach, CA 90815, 562-997-8108,kdalton@lbschools.net.


The examination process for this recruitment may be comprised of one or any combination of the following: screening of the applicant's training, background, and experience; scored evaluation of responses on a supplemental application; written examination(s); qualifications appraisal oral examination; performance examination; or technical oral examination, scored on a job-related basis. Only the most highly qualified candidates will be invited to continue in the examination process. Successful candidates who pass all parts of the examination process will be placed on the eligibility list in order of their relative merit as determined by these competitive examinations. The eligibility list for this classification will remain in effect for a period of 6 months.

Keywords: Long Beach Unified School District., Long Beach , Child Care Worker, Other , Long Beach, California

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