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Child Activity Helper

The North County Lifeline (following referred to as Lifeline) Parent Support Service’s purpose is to provide drop in services for children between the ages of 2-12 during designated session times. This program provides the opportunity for the parent/guardian to meet with Lifeline staff/interns/trainees confidentially if needed, without the child(ren) present and/or for the siblings of the child to not be in the scheduled session. In addition, this will increase the safety of the child(ren) beyond the lobby area.

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Specific Activities

Assist current Lifeline staff with taking care of children during scheduled sessions and be available to provide childcare as needed upon absence of lead Lifeline staff.

•    Assist with planning/implementing and participating in individual and group activities for children ages 2 to 12 years of age, such as arts and crafts, games, painting, etc.
•   Manage the set-up/preparation and clean-up of materials for planned activities and projects.
•   Facilitate program activities to ensure fun and safety for participants.
•   Organize and store toys or materials to ensure order in the activity room.
•   Monitor sign-in process for the children attending childcare services.
•   Work cooperatively with other staff and volunteers to provide quality activities.
•   Work well with and be supportive of children while monitoring children’s play activities.
•   Must be reliable, responsible and have a superior attendance record.
•   Must maintain confidentiality of participants.
•   Perform other duties as assigned necessary to maintain program quality and compliance.
Qualifications/Requirements
•    Bilingual preferred not required
•    Experience with children of all ages, creative, patient, kind, compassionate, fun, high energy.
•    High School Diploma or GED, prefer some college child development classes or some experience in an Early Childhood setting, and /or at least one-year experience working with children.
•    CPR & First Aid Certificate highly desired.
•    Professional or volunteer work with children’s groups is highly desirable.
•    Be able to perform general physical activities - stooping, bending, and lifting up to 20lbs.
Physical Demands/Work Environment
TB Test, Drug Screening, and Live Scan Background Check
Work Schedule
•    Slots are available on Mondays and Tuesday from 4:00 - 7:30 p.m. at the Lifeline Vista Campus
•    On-call opportunities also available *
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