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Child Care Assistant-On Call

Providence, Rhode Island

Job Title:  Teacher Assistant/Child Care Assistant-On Call

Location: Providence, Rhode Island

Schedule:   On-Call

Job Summary:

In a career as a Child Care Assistant, you have the ability to help a parent in their first step towards bettering the life of their family. You help by stepping in to create a special environment for the children so parents have the flexibility to attend classes that build on parenting strengths and developing healthy relationships with their children. Numerous families and children benefit each year from these classes, now all we need is you.


  • Supervise the children of parents attending instructor led parenting classes.
  • Monitor children's behavior to ensure a pleasant and safe environment.
  • Explain childcare rules to parents and children.
  • Record attendance and require parents to sign children in and out of the child care area.
  • Monitor toys and play area for cleanliness and safety.
  • Lead the children in various creative activities and projects.

Required Qualifications:

  • High school diploma or equivalent;
  • Formal education in child development area and knowledge of discipline methods that work best for children is preferred.
  • Previous experience caring for children is preferred.
  • Ability to speak clearly and maintain positive communication with parents and families.
  • Ability to think in a clear and reasonable manner to resolve problems in an emergency.
  • Must have the physical dexterity and strength to lift children, guide children who are out of control, and move play area objects.
  • Ability to use specific knowledge of child development related to separation issues, play, social interactions and stress in new social settings in order to make the play area a fun and comfortable place for children.
  • Ability to use current behavior management techniques with children including the use of positive reinforcement and time out.
  • Available to work on an on-call basis.

About Boys Town New England:

Since opening in 1991, Boys Town New England services and programs touch the lives of 8,000 children and families in each year.

The opportunity to shape the future of America’s youth is only one of the many perks here at Boys Town New England. Our work culture recognizes the importance of furthering your education, and in order to do so we offer a number of tuition assistance and scholarship opportunities to make it happen. We also recognize the significance of being involved with our community, which means our team participates number of events such as the Newport Marathon, our annual Spirit of Youth Gala and a Christmas tree lighting on our own campus. We want to support and celebrate you as a member of our Boys Town family through all-staff cookouts, generous time off for vacation and an emphasis on leadership development here on the beautiful east coast.

About Boys Town:

Boys Town touches the lives of more than 2 million children and families nationwide each year. As one of the country’s largest nonprofit funded child-care organizations, Boys Town is nationally recognized for its research-proven child, health and family care programs. From our start in 1917, we’re poised to make even greater strides forward as we lead the way in changing how America cares for children, families and communities for the next 100 years.

Date Posted:January 14, 2020

Job ID:  14921

This advertisement describes the general nature of work to be performed and does not include an exhaustive list of all duties, skills, or abilities required. Boys Town is an equal employment opportunity employer and participates in the E-Verify program. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability or veteran status.  To request a disability-related accommodation in the application process, contact us at 1-877-639-6003.

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