Profession child care worker

Child care workers provide care for children when the parents or family members are unavailable. They look after the children's basic needs and help or supervise them during play. Child care workers can work for preschools, daycare centres, childcare agencies or individual families.

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Personality Type

Knowledge

  • Workplace sanitation

    The importance of a clean, sanitary workspace for example through use of hand disinfectant and sanitizer, in order to minimise infection risk between colleagues or when working with children.

Skills

  • Communicate with youth

    Use verbal and non-verbal communication and communicate through writing, electronic means, or drawing. Adapt your communication to children and young people`s age, needs, characteristics, abilities, preferences, and culture.

  • Play with children

    Engage in activities for enjoyment, tailored to children of a certain age. Be creative and improvise to amuse children with activities such as tinkering, sports or board games.

  • Maintain relations with children's parents

    Inform children`s parents of the activities planned, program`s expectations and children`s individual progress.

  • Handle chemical cleaning agents

    Ensure proper handling, storage and disposal of cleaning chemicals in accordance with regulations.

  • Attend to children's basic physical needs

    Tend to children by feeding them, dressing them, and, if necessary, regularly changing their diapers in a sanitary manner.

  • Supervise children

    Keep the children under supervision for a certain period of time, ensuring their safety at all times.

  • Assist in children's development of basic personal skills

    Encourage and facilitate the development of children's natural curiosity and social and language abilities through creative and social activities such as storytelling, imaginative play, songs, drawing, and games.

Optional knowledge and skills

babysitting dispose waste assess the development of youth pedagogy baby care support the positiveness of youths clean rooms carry out wound care support children who have experienced trauma common children's diseases provide first aid relate empathetically support children's wellbeing work in a multicultural environment in health care manage children's problems prepare sandwiches assist children with homework disability care tolerate stress prepare ready-made dishes