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Full-time Caregiver Available
Aside from the many hours a week I spend with my grandchildren, I spent a fun filled year and a half working at a daycare in Norwalk, Iowa. From food prep to watching over the children, I did it all. I was a CNA for roughly 6 years and though I m no longer actively licensed, I m currently a licensed consumer directed attendant caregiver(CDAC) through the state of Iowa. Recently I have been working with the elderly and would love to get back to working with children.
1 yr of exp.
Part-time/Full-time Nanny/Babysitter
I've worked as a babysitter, live in nanny and at a daycare. I enjoy what I do. most of the time the responsibilities are the same which is to take good care of the kids. either play at home take them to the park to even a sport. Sometimes will cook dinner for them. Help with homework if necessary, the most I've taken care of is 3-4 kids at a time, any age. Will like to know more about me give me a call or send me an email. Thank You
5 yrs of exp.
Professional Looking For Full-Time Job.
Hello! I graduated college last year and have recently moved out of the insurance industry. I live in Des Moines with my partner and our 3 cats. I have had previous experience watching children around the ages of 3 and became a first-time aunt to a beautiful, little girl last summer. Family is very important to me and I would treat your family like my own! I was very involved in college and learned quickly how to multitask along the way. I majored in Event Management so I know how to stick to a schedule, ask questions, pay attention to details and stay organized. I also took courses in leadership development which further enhanced my communication skills and listening skills. Empathy is one of my biggest strengths and I believe that's very important in today's society. I am a go getter and always willing to try new things (especially in the kitchen)! I love animals of all shapes, sizes and furriness. Thanks for reading!
1 yr of exp.

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We are looking for a full time nanny for our 2 1/2-year-old son and 3-month-old daughter. The willingness to work nights occasionally is a must as I sometimes travel for work and my wife works until 10:30 p.m.
time Full Time
Starts 08/20
Transportation Required
We are looking for a regular babysitter for our kiddos (ages 4, 6, 8, and 10) starting in September on Wednesdays and Thursdays from noon to 6 p.m. We would love to find someone who is comfortable taking our kids places - swimming, libraries, parks, etc. They are super fun kids and they love art, crafts, good stories, games, roller skating, biking, adventuring, etc. This job would be perfect for someone a college student or older home-school student whose schedule matched up or a SAHM/Home-school mom looking for a little extra work/week.
time Part Time
Starts 09/10

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Easter Seals is looking for motivated and caring individuals to add to their team as Assistant Teachers at the Bob & Billie Ray Child Development Center located at Camp Sunnyside in Des Moines. The Center provides education in an integrated setting where children with and without disabilities ages six weeks to five years old have the opportunity to learn and grow together in a fun and unique environment. Children enjoy horseback riding, year-round swimming, nature trails, two spacious playgrounds, a tree house, boating and more. Multiple positions available! Enjoy a 4 day work week! Principle Accountability * Assist in the planning and implementation of daily classroom activities. * Assist with organizing the learning environment, setting up the learning centers and preparing the needed materials and supplies. * Assume the responsibilities of the lead teacher in his/her absence, to ensure high quality environment. * Perform general classroom housekeeping duties, including preparing snacks, feeding children, toileting, and general clean-up, etc. * Work under the guidance of the director and the lead teacher and assist in developmental activities. * Assist in maintaining a clean and organized room. * Ensure a safe environment in the classroom with primary importance on the safety and well being of each child. * Assist with lifeguard duties. * Attend and be a part of in-service sessions, team member and team meetings as requested. * Become knowledgeable about the individuals daily needs and well being of each child in the classroom. * Be willing to learn and be instructed in philosophies and skills for working in a special education, early childhood development program. * Complete and maintain all other required documentation and records (i.e. daily communication sheets, incident reports, check-in/check-out materials, etc.). * Present a positive image to children, parents and team members * Other duties as assigned. Knowledge, Skills and Experience Requirements * Associates degree in family services, education, child development or other related fields or equivalent relevant experience or equivalent combination of education and experience. * Previous experience working with children preferred. * Previous experience working with persons who have disabilities or other special needs preferred. * Certification in CPR (Adult, Child and Infant), First Aid, or ability to receive certification during first 90 days * Ability to successfully complete Mandatory Reporter of Child and Dependent Adult Abuse within first 30 days * Ability to pass Relational Mandt training. * Ability to obtain Lifeguard Certificate within 6 months of hire as needed. * Ability to effectively solve problems and handle emergencies. * Ability to relate to a diverse group of children and their families. * Excellent written and verbal communication skills. * Ability to move independently around a camp environment. * Ability to work a flexible schedule (i.e. some mornings, some afternoons, etc.) * Ability to lift up to 30 pounds up to 20 times per day. * Possession of or ability to obtain valid Iowa driver's license and maintenance of excellent driving record. * Access to reliable transportation for regular participation at work.
time Full Time
Starts 07/02
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