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Childcare Health Worker-Temporary

Job Type: Seasonal - Location: West Cook YMCA


The West Cook YMCA is creating a safe K - 8th grade childcare solution for healthcare workers during the COVID-19 pandemic. Cook County Health Department, Illinois Department of Children and Family Services, Loyola Medicine, and other healthcare partners are providing oversight and technical assistance for this operation. Health Care Professionals are needed to assist with maintaining a safe and healthy environment including executing general measures to prevent disease transmission, screening children for signs and symptoms of COVID-19 infection, and carrying out appropriate response protocols.

  • Conduct COVID-19 screenings including measuring temperature prior to the child entering the YMCA facility
  • Document screening results per YMCA protocols.
  • Provide COVID-19 education and assurance to children, parents, and colleagues per Coronavirus practices.
  • Support the YMCA in instituting and execute disease transmission prevention measures.
  • Document screening results per YMCA protocols.
  • Training and “deputizing” appropriate YMCA staff to assist in health care worker duties as needed.
  • Periodically monitor child care program spaces to ensure that children and staff are following best practices and make recommended changes as needed and as new information becomes available.

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Childcare Worker-School Age- Temporary

Job Type: Seasonal - Location: West Cook YMCA

Position Summary

Child Care Workers will be supervising children in a specialty childcare program designed for the children of health care workers.  This role includes a wide range of activities that can include homework help, pool time, enrichment activities, and physical activities with school aged children.  Other duties include maintaining specific and strict protocols pertaining to sanitation, and cleanliness for children, other staff members and program spaces. 

Essential Functions

  1. Partners on the design of the curriculum established by the Program Leads
  2. Implements the daily lesson/activity plans.
  3. Supervises and actively engages the children, classroom, and all activities.
  4. Makes ongoing, systematic observations and evaluations of each child.
  5. Maintains communication with parents.
  6. Maintains program site and equipment.
  7. Maintains required program records.
  8. Attends and participates in family nights, program activities, staff meetings, and staff training.

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