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Office of Human Resources

East Tennessee State University

Title Code: 7090 

Occ. Group: 313.011 

Child Care Aide 1

Expectations for All Employees

East Tennessee State University pursues its mission based upon core values. An employee's job performance must support and exhibit the university's core values:

PEOPLE come first, are treated with dignity and respect, and are encouraged to achieve their full potential;
RELATIONSHIPS are built on honesty, integrity and trust;
of people and thought is respected;
is achieved through teamwork, leadership, creativity, and a strong work ethic;
is achieved through wise use of human and financial resources; and COMMITMENT to intellectual achievement is embraced.


Employees in this class perform routine Day Care tasks under general direction or supervision of the Day Care Director/Teacher of a facility involving 25 or less children. 

Characteristic Duties and Responsibilities

Assist in providing for the physical, safety and emotional well-being of a group of children housed in an on-campus day care facility.

Assist in drills concerning health, eating habits and social skills.

Read stories to children and carry out group discussions.

Help children in recreational activities, participate in games and give instruction to children involved in structured games or a variety of basic learning skills activities.

Oversee rest periods.

Set up visual, educational, art or other materials on bulletin boards, room displays, etc. on a periodic basis.

Assist in room clean up.

Shop for groceries and oversee snack periods.

Perform related work as required. 

Required Knowledge and Abilities

Knowledge of the basic elements of the Day Care Program.

Knowledge of basic creative play activities for small children.

Knowledge of a small child's physical and emotional needs.

Ability to respond in a calm and directed manner to a variety of situations.

Ability to maintain a good working rapport with children, students, or other employees of the Day Care Center. 

Recommended Qualifications

Applicants possessing these qualifications have a good probability for success in this class. However, applicants not possessing these qualifications should apply if they believe their training and experience will enable them to perform the work successfully. Graduation from a standard high school. Some experience in working with children is desirable. 

  Date     Skill         Eval           
11/1/82      1     212011122

The intent of this job description is to provide a representative summary of the types of duties and responsibilities that will be required of positions given this title and shall not be construed as a declaration of the specific duties and responsibilities of any particular position. 

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