ChildServe Autism Childcare Assistant - Johnston Day Health, PRN **Summer Only** in Johnston, Iowa
Autism Childcare Assistant - Johnston Day Health, PRN Summer Only
Direct Care (Respite/SCL, Childcare, Day Health, Homes)
In a Nutshell:As a Day Health Assistant, you will contribute to a great life for clients by supporting their health skill development and retention. You will provide and assist with care and treatment services to children as designated by their individualized care plan. You will also collaborate directly with an interdisciplinary team of nurses and outpatient therapists to assist with child development.About Autism Day Health:Our Autism Day Health program is the only one of its kind in Iowa. We offer specialized weekday care for children with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ages two through six years old). Children receive positive behavioral support from staff along with occupational, speech, and physical therapy on-site during the day to promote overall health and development. Who We Are:We serve over 4,200 children each year through specialized clinical, home, and community-based services. We are experts in pediatric rehabilitation and care for children and young adults who have a wide variety of developmental delays, disabilities, acquired injuries, and other special healthcare needs.Schedule:Varied hours, Monday-Friday between 7:30am-5:30pm. Ability to have flexible scheduling. **Position considered PRN (as needed) due to variation of hours. Typically able to accommodate 10+ hours per week if flexible. Staff may request to work up to 40 hours. If unable to accommodate requested hours, staff may also pick up a secondary position with another service of ChildServe.What You'll Do:
Assists the clients at ChildServe in becoming as independent as possible through skill development and retention
Follows all aspects of the care plan, within scope, to include nursing, therapy, and behavior support
Provides a therapeutic environment for care and treatment
Follows change of shift procedures to assure communication and continuity of care
Provides care within scope as designated by nurse
Maintains accurate, complete and timely records
Communicates with clients, licensed professionals, ChildServe personnel, families, schools, and the public, in a courteous and professional manner
Performs other duties as assigned
What You'll Need:
Two year degree in human services or education preferred.
Prefer experience working with children with disabilities.
Must pass the Iowa DCI child and adult abuse and criminal background check prior to hire and every two years thereafter and complete the child abuse affidavit.
Must also pass the National FBI criminal record check.
Who We Are:
At ChildServe, no position is ever “just a job.” When you join our team, you’ll leave work every day knowing that you’ve made a positive difference for children with special healthcare needs and their families.
We serve nearly 4,500 children each year through our wide range of specialty pediatric healthcare programs and services in Ames, Des Moines and Iowa City. We hire many positions, from expert caregivers, medical professionals, administrative staff (and everything in between). Each team member plays an important role in fulfilling our mission: We partner with families help children with special healthcare needs live a great life.
ChildServe has been a Top Workplace in Iowa for five years running, thanks to our passionate team and our commitment to outstanding care. If you’re ready to help families move Forward Together with support fromChildServe, apply today.