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Lead Childcare Worker
Title:Lead Childcare Worker
Department:Childhelp Community Center
Location:Avondale, AZ

About Childhelp

CEO and Co-Founder Sara O’Meara and President and Co-Founder Yvonne Fedderson started Childhelp in 1959, establishing it as a leading national non-profit organization dedicated to helping victims of child abuse and neglect and at-risk children. Childhelp focuses on advocacy, prevention, treatment and community outreach.

The Childhelp National Child Abuse Hotline, 1-800-4-A-CHILD®, operates 24 hours a day, seven days a week, and receives calls from throughout the United States, Canada, the U.S. Virgin Islands, Puerto Rico and Guam. Childhelp’s programs and services also include residential treatment services (villages); children’s advocacy centers; therapeutic foster care; group homes and child abuse prevention, education and training. Childhelp also created the National Day of Hope® that mobilizes people across America to join the fight against child abuse.  For more information about Childhelp, please visit the website at

* This position is fulltime less than 40 hours per week*

Position Summary:

Responsible for planning and executing the school-based and community education programs in accordance with the purpose and goals of Childhelp Community Center.  Responsible for the general supervision and management of a class of school-age children.

Essential Responsibilities: 

  • Understands the Community Center Policies and supports the philosophy of Childhelp, Inc. in the implementation of the Community Center Performance Standards, as reflected in the component plans.
  • Participates in Childhelp Community Center community education programs, including but not limited to, Strengthening Families Program, Winterfest, Resource Fairs, etc.
  • Completes and maintains all necessary documentation to demonstrate compliance with Childhelp Community Center Performance Standards.
  • Coordinates and implements federal, state, and local health and safety policies and procedures including maintaining compliance with Arizona Department of Health Services Licensing requirements.
  • Educate parents, staff, and volunteers, as appropriate.
  • Develops and/or implements a developmentally appropriate curriculum for elementary aged children, based on the individual interests, needs, and abilities of the children in the classroom and the group as a whole.
  • Participates daily in team planning of curriculum implementation with the assistant coordinator and other appropriate staff, using and encouraging appropriate input from parents.
  • Oversees the team assessment of each child developmentally and develops individual goals, involving parents in the process.
  • Plans, organizes and attends meetings as needed or required
  • Develops and maintains a relationship with each family to encourage meaningful participation in the program.
  • Reviews needs and progress of each family a minimum of once a month. Works in conjunction with the case worker to meet health and social service needs of those families.
  • Works cooperatively with identified disabilities services support staff in the provision of direct services and the development of goals for children with disabilities.
  • Initiates and sustains positive working relationships with schools, community agencies, the grantee, and the staffs of each organization.
  • Interacts comfortably and empathetically with people from diverse backgrounds.
  • Provides incidental medical assistance as needed
  • Assumes responsibility for classroom supplies and materials. Submits purchase requests and appropriate documentation of purchases made to the Director in a timely manner.
  • Arranges the physical environment making it safe, healthy, interesting and developmentally appropriate.
  • Develops an environment and daily curriculum which reflects a developmentally appropriate anti-bias multicultural approach.
  • Oversees maintenance and upkeep of classroom supplies, materials and equipment.
  • Supervises and participates in developmentally appropriate outdoor play activities on a daily basis.
  • Attends and participates in ongoing training designed for Community Center staff and supplemental education training.
  • Maintains appropriate education certificate or credential.
  • Submits to the Director a record of training attended and classes taken during the program year.
  • Participates in the annual program assessment.
  • Performs other related duties, as assigned


Minimum Requirements:

  • Must be 21 years of age or older
  • Must have written documentation of at least 24 months of child care experience, a high school diploma or GED and:
    • 6 credit hours or more in early childhood, child development, or a closely-related field from an accredited college or university; or
    • At least 60 actual hours of instruction provided in conferences, seminars, lectures or workshops in early childhood, child development, or a closely-related field and an additional 12 hours of instruction in program administration, planning, development, or management; OR
  • Must have written documentation of at least 6 months of child care experience and an associate degree from an accredited college or university in early childhood, child development, or closely-related field; OR
  • Must have written documentation of at least 3 months of child care experience and a bachelor degree from an accredited college or university in early childhood, child development or closely-related field
    • Ability to lift up to 50 pounds
    • Produce evidence of: Fingerprint clearance, negative TB clearance within the last 12 months, CPR/First Aid, and proof of current immunizations.
    • Demonstrate the ability to relate to multicultural and multi socio-economic families and their needs.
    • Be motivated to pursue additional training in job-related areas.
    • Have a reliable transportation.
    • Be willing to work a split shift between the hours of 5:45 am – 6:00 pm, Monday – Friday.
    • Be able to interpret local, State, and Federal regulations, policies, and procedures as they pertain to the duties of the job.

*This position is fulltime less than 40 hours per week*

Childhelp is an Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action Employer

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