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School Age Child Care Site Assistant

Dubuque Community YMCA/YWCA, Dubuque, IA

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Under the direct supervision of the Site Supervisor, the Site Assistant will be responsible for assisting in operating an appropriately safe, caring and enriching environment for the children enrolled in the Dubuque Community YMCA/YWCA Before & After School Program at their assigned school. The Site Assistant is accountable for complying with Iowa Department of Human Service licensing standards and the Dubuque Community YMCA/YWCA policies and procedures. The Site Assistant is responsible for conducting themselves in a professional manner and for overseeing the professional conduct of site staff in the absence of the Site Supervisor.


  1. Work with Site Supervisor to develop plans for activities
  2. Implement Site Supervisor’s directions
  3. Assist with preparations for daily activities
  4. Interact appropriately with the children, involving them in structured, age appropriate activities, operating with the best interest of the child in mind.
  5. Establish a positive relationship with each child’s parent/guardian, school staff and co-workers maintaining good communication
  6. Provide excellent customer service to parents, children, and school staff
  7. Ensure the cleanliness and presentable appearance of the program site
  8. Ensure the proper serving of daily snacks
  9. Assist with maintaining inventory of supplies, submitting supply lists to Site Supervisor as necessary in a timely manner
  10. Assist in maintaining comprehensive records for all students enrolled
  11. Follow and enforce program and organization policies as well as licensing standards
  12. Serve as role model to all
  13. Other duties as assigned


  1. Must be at least 18 years of age, have some direct childcare experience and basic knowledge of children and child development. Must receive a negative Criminal Records Check Report
  2. Must provide a physical report with a negative TB test
  3. Must either be certified or can be certified in CPR/First Aid, Universal Precautions and Bloodborne Pathogens. Training in Mandatory Child Abuse provided.
  4. Demonstrates dependability and a positive attitude
  5. Respects the confidentiality of childcare matters
  6. Demonstrates good communication skills with children, parents and other staff
  7. Completes required DHS licensing continuing education annually
  8. Must work well with others and be willing to accept responsibilities and directions from supervisor
  9. Projects a positive attitude about the Y childcare programs, as the site of choice, for the community
  10. Promotes the Y mission and core values in their behavior and in the development of children’s programs
  11. Participates and assists with other Y programs. Becomes involved in Y volunteer opportunities 


  • The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
  • The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 10 pounds.
  • Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, and the ability to adjust.
  • The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate.

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Job Details

Req Num --
ID 497541
Dubuque, IA
Positions 10
Part Time
Pay --
Child Care/Day Care/Personal Care
Split Shift

Preferred Candidates

Years of Experience 1-2 Years
Education High School/GED

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