ChildServe Autism Childcare Assistant - Johnston Day Health, PRN in Johnston, Iowa

Autism Childcare Assistant - Johnston Day Health, PRN

Direct Care (Respite/SCL, Childcare, Day Health, Homes)
Johnston, Iowa

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Description

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.” Working at ChildServe allows you to live every day knowing that you have helped to improve the lives of children and families.

To tell you about everything we do would take a whole website (You can check ours out HERE. To tell you the amazing stories of the over 4,500 children we serve each year would take even longer (you can read many of them HERE). We promise you’ll be inspired and come away with a deeper understanding of our unique culture and services.

We provide over 30 pediatric healthcare programs and services in 4 locations throughout Iowa. We hire many positions, from expert caregivers, medical professionals, administrative staff (and everything in between), and each team member plays an important role in fulfilling our mission.

ChildServe has been a Top Workplace in Iowa for four years running, thanks to our passionate team and our commitment to outstanding care. To help us learn more about how your talents and skills can make a difference at ChildServe, apply today.