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Child Care Attendant - Child Care Center

Benefits Eligibility (Employment Type):  Full-time benefits (32-40 hours per week)
Shift Type:  Day
Shift Length:  8 Hours
Primary Location (City):  Ketchikan
State:  AK

PeaceHealth is seeking a Child Care Attendant - Child Care Center for a 1.0 full time equivalent Non-Exempt position. This position will be working Day shift with shift durations of 8 Hours.

Req ID: 169971



Under the direction of the manager/supervisor, this position assists in providing for the physical, emotional and instructional needs of infant, toddler, and school-age children.  This may include tasks such as dressing, feeding, providing basic instruction and overseeing play.



1. Demonstrates creativity and resourcefulness in planning and implementing child activity programs that follow established guidelines.

2. Assists in providing for all basic needs of the children at the center. 

3. Demonstrates concern for the personal differences between individuals in relationship to their needs, interests, development and capabilities.

4. Orients parents/family members in regard to policies and procedures of center and maintains positive rapport with all parents and patrons.

5. Participates in continuing education to ensure caregiver effectiveness and to maintain certification/

6. Ensures safe play conditions and follows established safety procedures.

7. Provides a clean, well maintained and safe play area.

8. Performs other duties as assigned.





  • High school diploma or equivalent preferred. 
  • Course work in Early Childhood Education or completion of Child Development Associate preferred. 



  • One year experience working with children in a day care, elementary school or similar setting preferred.



  • Current First Aid and CPR/AED Certification required with specific training in CPR for infants and children.



  • Knowledge of basic child care and feeding, as well as understanding of infant and child development
  • Ability to effectively communicate verbally and in writing with children, staff and parents
  • Computer experience preferred.
  • Ability to apply common sense understanding to carry out detailed written or verbal instructions
  • Ability to move and react quickly to a variety of circumstances



  • Work requires active physical exertion at least 66% of the time. 
  • Ability to lift objects weighing 50 lbs. or less.               
  • Work is performed under normal working conditions with adequate lighting and ventilation.  Reasonably anticipated that this position will be exposed to blood and body fluids an average of once a month or more.               
  • Job duties frequently require intense concentration or attention to detail for 34-65% of the work time.


Please apply online to be considered. For full consideration of your skills and abilities, please attach a current resume with your application.


About PeaceHealth


PeaceHealth, based in Vancouver, Wash., is a not-for-profit Catholic health system offering care to communities in Washington, Oregon, and Alaska. PeaceHealth has approximately 16,000 caregivers, a multi-specialty medical group practice with more than 900 providers and 10 medical centers serving both urban and rural communities throughout the Northwest. In 1890, the Sisters of St. Joseph of Peace founded what has become PeaceHealth. Today, PeaceHealth is the legacy of its founding Sisters and continues with a spirit of respect, stewardship, collaboration and social justice in fulfilling its Mission. 


We offer competitive compensation, a robust benefits package and a collaborative, Mission-driven work environment! To learn more about working at PeaceHealth and the Ketchikan community please visit our homepage:


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Location: Ketchikan, Child Care (306)
Job Category:  Allied, Ancillary & Clinical Support 
Shift:  Day
Shift Length: 8 Hours
FTE: 1.0
Work Type:  Full Time
Hourly compensation starts at: $12.01, more depending on experience
Required Certifications/Licensure: Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation; First Aid


PeaceHealth is committed to providing equal employment opportunities to all qualified job applicants and employees without regard to the following statuses: protected veteran; qualified individual with a disability; race; ethnicity; religion; gender; pregnancy; gender identity; national origin; age; genetic information; sexual orientation; or any other protected status in accordance with local, state, or federal laws.


The above information is intended to indicate the general nature and level of work performed by this position. It is not designed to contain or be interpreted as a comprehensive inventory of all duties, responsibilities, and qualifications required of caregivers assigned to this job.


Posting Notes: Ketchikan || Allied, Ancillary & Clinical Support || Other - Allied || Full Time || MISSION SERVICES

Nearest Major Market: Alaska
Nearest Secondary Market: Anchorage

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