CHILDREN’S CARE WORKERS JOB PROFILE

childcare1Job Description for Children’s Care Workers

Children’s care workers provide care and supervision for children in residential homes and non-residential child care centres.

Qualifications for Children’s Care Workers

The entry requirement in this unit group is an AQF Certificate II or higher qualification or at least 1 years relevant experience.

Tasks Include:

  •  assisting in the preparation of materials and equipment for education or recreational activities
  • managing children’s behaviour and guiding children’s social development
  • preparing and conducting activities for children
  • entertaining children by reading or playing games
  • supervising children in recreational activities
  • supervising the daily routine of children
  • supervising the hygiene of children.

Occupations: Child Care Worker, Family Day Care Worker, Nanny.

Child Care Worker Provides care and supervision for children in programs such as long day care and occasional care in child care centres, hospitals and educational centres.

Skill Level: The entry requirement for this occupation is an AQF Certificate II or higher qualification or at least 1 years relevant experience. Registration or licensing may be required.

Tasks Include:

  • assists in the preparation of materials and equipment for educational or recreational activities
  • manages children’s behaviour and guides children’s social development
  • supervises sleep and rest periods;
  • serves meals and snacks to children and may assist in meal preparation
  • assists children with daily routines such as toileting, dressing, eating and sleeping
  • organises and supervises activity programs according to the age, needs and capacities of individual children
  • may observe and record the growth, behaviour and development of babies and children and discuss their progress with parents
  • may take children on outings.

Specialisations: Children’s Nursery Assistant, Creche Attendant.

Family Day Care Worker Provides care and supervision for babies and children, usually in worker’s own home, under local government or community based schemes.

Skill Level: The entry requirement for this occupation is an AQF Certificate II or higher qualification or at least 1 years relevant experience. Registration or licensing may be required.

Tasks Include:

  • prepares and conducts activities for babies and children
  • entertains babies and children by reading or playing games
  • supervises children in recreational activities
  • supervises the hygiene of children
  • dresses and undresses babies and children
  • prepares and serves food and drinks to babies and children
  • tidies premises and packs away equipment.

Nanny Assists parents in the provision of on-going care and supervision for babies and children, usually in the child’s home.

Skill Level: The entry requirement for this occupation is an AQF Certificate II or higher qualification or at least 1 years relevant experience.

Tasks Include:

  • supervises the daily routine of babies and children
  • supervises the hygiene of children
  • dresses and undresses babies and children
  • prepares and serves food and drinks to babies and children
  • prepares, and supervises educational and recreational activities for children
  • entertains babies and children by reading or playing games
  • may undertake some housekeeping duties such as preparing meals, washing up, tidying premises and packing away equipment.

Specialisations: Governess.

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