Childcare Program Assistant

Frederick County, VA Government

VA, Winchester
Posted 2 months ago

Program Assistant (Childcare)



$15.00 Hourly


Frederick County, VA

Job Type

Part-Time Regular



Job Number



Assists staff with all aspects of the basicREC and Camp basicREC programs.

basicREC is a recreational before/after school and summer day-Camp program that provides childcare for elementary school aged children (5-12). Program Assistants engage participants in active games, art projects, crafts, sports, and many other activities. Weather permitting, most activities will take place outside. Once all planned recreational activities have taken place, Program Assistants may guide children to do homework.

Essential Functions

The requirements for this position include, but are not limited to, those outlined below.  All job qualifications and physical requirements are subject to possible modification to reasonably accommodate individuals with disabilities to enable them to perform the essential functions of the job.  This document does not create an employment contract, implied or otherwise. It is the employer’s discretion to add or change the duties or requirements of this position at any time.

  • Serves as liaison between participants, staff, and FCPRD;
  • Represents FCPRD and follows department and school policies and procedures;
  • Provides supervision to program participants;
  • Maintains program records, reports, etc.;
  • Assists with overall facility cleanliness;
  • Maintains positive working relationship with participants, parents, contracted organizations, and other staff; and,
  • Assists other program staff with various tasks.

Typical Qualifications

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

  • General working knowledge and experience with the basicREC program;
  • Ability to handle conflict and stressful situations;
  • Good written and oral communication skills;
  • Reliable and flexible with a positive attitude;
  • Committed to community service;
  • Good organization and management skills; and,
  • Ability to handle multiple tasks.

Education and Experience:

  • Minimum age of 18 years at the time of application required; and,
  • Minimum 1 year or related experience preferred.

Supplemental Information

Physical Demands:
Communicate effectively both verbally and in writing. Walking, talking, stooping, kneeling, bending, reaching, sitting and gripping. Incumbent may be required on occasion to move and lift up to 30 lbs. (boxes, files, supplies, equipment, etc.).
All positions are subject to a criminal background check for any convictions that relate to the job duties and responsibilities. 

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