Work in Ames

Childcare Teacher

Company Name:
Company Description:

ChildServe improves the health and well-being of more than 5,600 children each year through specialized clinical, home, and community-based programs and services. We are experts in pediatric rehabilitation and care for children and young adults who have a wide variety of developmental delays, disabilities, injuries, and other special healthcare needs.

We offer specialty services, uniquely equipped facilities, and state-of-the-art technology. Our mission is simple: We partner with families to help children with special healthcare needs live a great life. The children and young adults we serve inspire us to provide possibilities and improve quality of life in a caring environment.

Job Type:
Full Time
Posted Date:
June 28, 2024
Deadline Date:
July 31, 2024
Job Categories:
Education, Health Care, Social Services
Home Base Iowa Company:
Salary Range:
$30,000 - $36,000
Job Description:

This position is eligible for a $500 bonus!   

We are looking for caring and energetic Childcare Teachers to join our team at our childcare center in Ames! 40 hours per week, Monday - Friday only. These individuals will contribute to a positive, nurturing environment that is safe, clean and organized for the children between the ages of 6 weeks and 6 years. Teacher Assistants will also encourage children’s overall development through appropriate play-based activities and by working collaboratively with families.

Monday - Friday regular business hours.

What You’ll Do    

  • Provide routine care for infants and/or children including diaper changing/assistance with personal cares, hygiene and hand washing, serving meals and snacks.
  • Maintain children's safety by providing constant supervision in compliance with staff/child ratio requirements and utilizing name to face attendance log.  
  • Consistently assess and monitor children’s general health and report concerns to supervisor and family as appropriate.  
  • Complete tasks to maintain a clean, organized and safe environment indoors and outdoors.
  • Maintain and support a structured environment and routine according to Positive Behavior Intervention and Supports strategies.
  • Provide exceptional customer service to families 
  • Documentation - Complete documentation accurately and according to established deadlines.
  • Arrive on time and attend assigned training sessions, staff meetings and annual staff development training.

What You’ll Need    

  • Ability to pass a ChildServe physical examination at commencement of employment and thereafter as regulations require.
  • Ability to lift up to 35lbs, be mobile within the classroom and playground areas, and frequently bend, lift, reach, and stand.
  • Ability to become certified in First Aide, CPR, Mandatory Reporter, Standard Precautions and DHS Pre-Service Essential training within 90 days of hire. 
  • Ability to communicate effectively in reading, writing, and speaking the English language.
  • High School diploma or GED is required
  • Experience providing care and supervision for children preferred
  • This position may be subject to COVID-19 safety requirements. If applicable, specific requirements will be discussed during the interview process.

Not sure if you hit 100% of the position expectations? Let's talk! Reach out to our Talent Acquisition team by emailing    

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 life!
  • We’re not your average non-profit. We serve 5,800 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 believe our differences make us great. We are on a continuous journey to create an environment where different perspectives are valued, and all feel safe and welcome.
  • 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!

ChildServe is an Equal Opportunity Employer.    

High School / GED, Human Services, Education, Social Services
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