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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About the Job

Indiana Average Salary $20,580.00
Average Time to Fill 47 days
Typical Education Post-secondary certificate or some college courses
Typical Experience None
10 Year Projected Openings (2016-2026) 23,473
10 Year Expected Percentage Change (2016-2026) 8.07 %

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Skills Profile

Essential (Soft) Skills

Essential Skills to Employers

Customer Service
Attention to Detail
Oral Communication
Work Ethic
Conflict Management
Information Gathering
Critical Thinking

Top Job Duties and Responsibilities

Assisting and Caring for Others

Assist individuals with special needs
Provide care for mentally ill or special needs individuals
Provide care for children or adolescents
Assist individuals with mental or social disabilities, handicaps, or illnesses
Administer first aid
Provide in home patient care
Administer basic health care or medical treatments
Assist individuals with dressing, undressing, grooming, bathing, or other daily activities
Assist individuals with physical disabilities, handicaps, or illnesses
Feed food to individuals
Attend to patient's personal care
Develop dietary-care plans

Training and Teaching Others

Develop educational and instructional programs
Plan esteem building activities for children
Plan social behavior learning activities
Teach daily living skills or behaviors
Teach health or hygiene practices
Prepare instructions for workers
Develop instructional materials
Instruct participants in recreational or fitness activities
Train service staff
Teach correct eating habits
Apply early childhood education techniques

Performing General Physical Activities

Participate in recreational activities
Lead recreational activities
Transport ill, injured, incapacitated, or disabled individuals
Lift ill, injured, incapacitated, or disabled individuals
Perform housekeeping duties
Change used linens
Provide escort or transportation

Monitor Processes, Materials, or Surroundings

Monitor student classroom activities
Monitor performance of others
Maintain safe environment for children
Monitor environment to ensure safety
Monitor children to detect signs of ill health or emotional disturbance

Equal Opportunity is the Law. (La Igualdad De Oportunidad Es La Ley.)
Equal Opportunity Employer/Program Auxiliary aids and services are available upon request to individuals with disabilities.