Job Details

Lead Child Care Assistant

Location: Fort Myers, FL
Department: LMH DAY CARE CTR
Categories: Service/Support
Type: Full-Time
Shift: 9:30 AM-6:00 PM
Schedule: Days


Assists Manager as necessary to oversee child care operations, including child care ratios. Is knowledgeable of licensing codes and assures they are being upheld, assumes responsibility of the Manager during his/her absence. Functions as a Child Care Assistant as needed and assists employees with their daily activities. Is responsible for clerical and financial job duties within the department. In addition, the Lead Child Care Assistant assists the Manager with the scheduling, timekeeping, quality assurance and workflow monitoring of the department. Functions as a resource person to both staff and families. Provides input to Manager on job performance of employees.


Education: CDA or Associates in Early Childhood Experience: One year child care setting and previous clerical or secretarial experience required Training: Previous child care training with working knowledge of Early Childhood Development License: None required Other: Expert intrapersonal and communication skills. Ability to work and plan with caregivers in a team setting. Must be 21 years old (per licensing) Job Specifications (Physical & Mental Requirements) External and internal applicants, as well as position incumbents who become disabled, must be able to perform the essential job specific functions (listed within each job specific responsibility) either unaided or with the assistance of a reasonable accommodation to be determined by the organization on a case by case basis. If the requirement is not marked, then it is considered not applicable.

General Requirements (has the ability to.) Sit - Continually ( i.e. Daily) Stand - Frequently ( i.e. Weekly) Walk - Continually ( i.e. Daily) Drive - Bend - Continually ( i.e. Daily) Climb - Kneel - Crouch - Occasionally (i.e. Monthly) Twist - Maintain Balance - Continually ( i.e. Daily) Reach - Continually ( i.e. Daily) Sensory Requirements (has ability for.) Far Vision - Near Vision - Continually ( i.e. Daily) Seeing Fine Details - Continually ( i.e. Daily) Hearing Norm Speech - Continually ( i.e. Daily) Hearing Overhead Pages - Continually ( i.e. Daily) Telephone use - Continually ( i.e. Daily) Mental & Emotional Requirements (ability to.) Cope with high level of stress - Frequently ( i.e. Weekly) Make decisions under high pressure - Frequently ( i.e. Weekly) Cope with anger/fear/hostility of others in a calm way - Frequently ( i.e. Weekly) Manage altercations - Occasionally (i.e. Monthly) Concentrate - Continually ( i.e. Daily) Handle a high degree of flexibility - Continually ( i.e. Daily) Handle multiple priorities in stressful situation - Frequently ( i.e. Weekly) Work alone - Continually ( i.e. Daily) Demonstrate high degree of patience - Frequently ( i.e. Weekly) Work in areas that are close and crowded - Occasionally (i.e. Monthly) Hand Manipulation (ability with.) Simple Grasping - Frequently ( i.e. Weekly) Firm Grasping - Frequently ( i.e. Weekly) Fine Manipulation - Frequently ( i.e. Weekly) Use of Keyboards - Continually ( i.e. Daily) Required Lifting (ability to lift.) Up to 10 lbs - Continually ( i.e. Daily) 11 to 24 lbs - Occasionally (i.e. Monthly) 25 to 34 lbs - Occasionally (i.e. Monthly) 35 to 50 lbs - Occasionally (i.e. Monthly) Pushing/Pulling (ability to push and pull.) Up to 10 lbs - 11 to 24 lbs - Continually ( i.e. Daily) 25 to 34 lbs - Continually ( i.e. Daily) Environmental (may be exposed to.) Infectious Diseases - Occasionally (i.e. Monthly)