Child Care Aide Job Description

Primary Role:  To further the mission of Garrett Williamson by assisting in establishing and maintaining a developmentally appropriate early childhood classroom and fostering a supportive and positive learning environment for children.


Essential Job Functions:

  • Works closely with co-workers to build a cohesive team
  • Helps students to communicate effectively
  • Assists in maintaining on-going, clear and positive verbal communication with staff, students, parents, guardians and all other contacts associated with Garrett’s Way
  • Ensures students are properly supervised and engaged at all times, including transition periods while maintaining state regulated ratios
  • Plays and interacts with children throughout the day
  • Administers basic first aid
  • Changes diapers and assists children with toileting needs
  • Assists in creating a nurturing and safe environment for all children including meeting their social, emotional and physical needs
  • Maintains classroom cleanliness according to health and safety regulations
  • Displays professionalism and maintains confidentiality when interacting with staff and families


 Experience and Professional Development: 

  • 18 years of age or older with a high school diploma/ GED or 16 years of age with the requisite number of early childhood hours mandated by DHS regulations
  • Strong verbal communication skills
  • Basic computer skills

Other Job Duties:

  • Ability to lift 40 pounds
  • Flexible and able to work with any age group
  • Attends monthly staff meetings and three yearly staff in-services
  • An aide must be supervised by an assistant teacher or a lead teacher at all times
  • All other duties as assigned