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Childcare Workers

Attend to children at schools, businesses, private households, and childcare institutions. Perform a variety of tasks, such as dressing, feeding, bathing, and overseeing play.

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    Work Activities

    Work Activities

    • Maintain a safe play environment.
    • Observe and monitor children's play activities.
    • Communicate with children's parents or guardians about daily activities, behaviors, and related issues.
    • Support children's emotional and social development, encouraging understanding of others and positive self-concepts.
    • Care for children in institutional setting, such as group homes, nursery schools, private businesses, or schools for the handicapped.
    • Sanitize toys and play equipment.
    • Dress children and change diapers.
    • Keep records on individual children, including daily observations and information about activities, meals served, and medications administered.
    • Identify signs of emotional or developmental problems in children and bring them to parents' or guardians' attention.
    • Instruct children in health and personal habits, such as eating, resting, and toilet habits.
    • Sterilize bottles and prepare formulas.
    • Organize and store toys and materials to ensure order in activity areas.
    • Perform general administrative tasks, such as taking attendance, editing internal paperwork, and making phone calls.
    • Help children with homework and school work.
    • Provide care for mentally disturbed, delinquent, or handicapped children.
    • Operate in-house day-care centers within businesses.
    • Create developmentally appropriate lesson plans.
    • Perform housekeeping duties, such as laundry, cleaning, dish washing, and changing of linens.
    • Read to children and teach them simple painting, drawing, handicrafts, and songs.
    • Assist in preparing food and serving meals and refreshments to children.
    • Discipline children and recommend or initiate other measures to control behavior, such as caring for own clothing and picking up toys and books.
    • Perform general personnel functions, such as supervision, training, and scheduling.
    • Regulate children's rest periods.
    • Organize and participate in recreational activities and outings, such as games and field trips.
    • Accompany children to and from school, on outings, and to medical appointments.

    Skills

    • Monitoring

      Monitoring/Assessing performance of yourself, other individuals, or organizations to make improvements or take corrective action.

    • Service Orientation

      Actively looking for ways to help people.

    • Social Perceptiveness

      Being aware of others' reactions and understanding why they react as they do.

    WorkKeys®

    Applied Math
    0
    Workplace Documents
    4
    Graphic Literacy
    3

    Abilities

    • Oral Comprehension

      The ability to listen to and understand information and ideas presented through spoken words and sentences.

    • Oral Expression

      The ability to communicate information and ideas in speaking so others will understand.

    • Problem Sensitivity

      The ability to tell when something is wrong or is likely to go wrong. It does not involve solving the problem, only recognizing there is a problem.

    Knowledge

    • Customer and Personal Service

      Knowledge of principles and processes for providing customer and personal services. This includes customer needs assessment, meeting quality standards for services, and evaluation of customer satisfaction.

    • English Language

      Knowledge of the structure and content of the English language including the meaning and spelling of words, rules of composition, and grammar.

    • Education and Training

      Knowledge of principles and methods for curriculum and training design, teaching and instruction for individuals and groups, and the measurement of training effects.

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    Pay

    • Ohio Annual Salary 22660/yr
    • Typical Salary
    • Ohio Hourly Wage 10.9/hr
    • Typical Hourly Wage

    Ohio Employment Trends

    • Currently Employed 35,630
    • Yearly Projected Openings 5,460

    Typical Education

    Personality

    Social: People interested in this work like activities that include helping people, teaching, and talking.They do well at jobs that need:
    • Self Control
    • Concern for Others
    • Integrity
    • Stress Tolerance
    • Cooperation
    • Attention to Detail

    Tools

    • Car seats
    • Building blocks
    • Balance or gross motor equipment
    • Automobiles or cars
    • Alarm systems

    Technology

    • Multi-media educational software
    • Internet browser software
    • Desktop communications software
    • Computer based training software
    • Calendar and scheduling software

    Tags

    • InDemand occupations are considered a priority by the state of Ohio.
    • Bright Outlook occupations will grow rapidly in the next few years, have a large number of openings, or are new and emerging careers.
    • Apprenticeships are available for this occupation. These programs can help you get hands-on experience and build your skills.

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