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ChildServe Medical Childcare Assistant - Full Time - Des Moines in Johnston, Iowa

Medical Childcare Assistant - Full Time - Des Moines

Direct Care (Respite/SCL, Childcare, Day Health, Homes) Johnston, Iowa

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Description

As a Day Health Assistant, you will contribute to a great life for children and young adults by supporting their health skill development and retention. You will provide and assist with care and treatment services to children as designated by their individualized care plan. You will also collaborate directly with an interdisciplinary team of nurses and therapists to assist with child development. About Day Health: Child Serve 's Day Health program offers specialized weekday care for children and young adults with medical needs and developmental delays. The program includes on-site therapy services like physical, occupational, and speech therapy. Our Day Health program focuses on each child's overall health. For this reason, we provide therapeutic activities to develop coordination, self-confidence, social competencies, and more. Schedule:

  • Monday - Friday

  • 40 hours per week, full time

  • varied hours between 7:00am and 6:00pm

    What You'll Do

  • Assists the clients at ChildServe in becoming as independent as possible through skill development and retention

  • Follows all aspects of the care plan, within scope, to include nursing, therapy, and behavior support

  • Provides a therapeutic environment for care and treatment

  • Follows change of shift procedures to assure communication and continuity of care

  • Provides care within scope as designated by nurse

  • Maintains accurate, complete and timely records

  • Communicates with children and young adults, licensed professionals, ChildServe personnel, families, schools, and the public, in a courteous and professional manner

  • Performs other duties as assigned

What You'll Need:

  • Preferred: Two year degree in human services or education but will consider those pursuing their associate's or bachelor's degree. Therapy majors considered also.

  • Preferred: Experience working with children with disabilities.

  • Must pass the Iowa DCI child and adult abuse and criminal background check prior to hire and every two years thereafter and complete the child abuse affidavit.

  • Must also pass the National FBI criminal record check.

Why ChildServe?

ChildServe has earned the title of Top Workplace every year since 2014. Here’s why employees love working here:

  • Our work matters. We partner with families to help children with special healthcare needs live a great

  • We’re not your average non-profit. We serve 4,600 children each year through over 30 specialty pediatric services in the Ames, Des Moines, and Iowa City areas. Many of our programs are one-of-a-kind.

  • Our team members rock. Our teams are filled with people who care about their coworkers, and who believe that collaboration is key to providing exceptional care to children.

  • Our learning never stops. As a non-profit dedicated to innovation, we’re proud to help many team members gain new certifications, continue their education, take their expertise to the next level, and find new opportunities to advance their career right here at ChildServe.

  • We’re moving forward together. Experts across multiple disciplines work together to help kids get the best care possible.

    Ready to leave work every day knowing you’ve made a difference for kids and families? Let’s move Forward Together - apply today! Child Serve is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

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