ChildServe Medical Childcare Assistant- Des Moines- PRN in Johnston, Iowa
Medical Childcare Assistant- Des Moines- PRN
Direct Care (Respite/SCL, Childcare, Day Health, Homes)
In a Nutshell: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:ChildServe'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 3pm -6pm but schedule is flexible with additional hours available if needed. 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:
Two year degree in human services or education preferred.
Prefer 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.
Who We Are:
At ChildServe, no position is ever “just a job.” When you join our team, you’ll leave work every day knowing that you’ve made a positive difference for children with special healthcare needs and their families.
We serve nearly 4,600 children each year through our wide range of specialty pediatric healthcare programs and services in 3 locations throughout Iowa. We hire many positions, from expert caregivers, medical professionals, administrative staff (and everything in between). Each team member plays an important role in fulfilling our mission: We partner with families to help children with special healthcare needs live a great life.
ChildServe has been a Top Workplace in Iowa for six years running, thanks to our passionate team and our commitment to outstanding care. If you’re ready to help families move Forward Together with support fromChildServe, apply today.