Child Care Workers
Attend to children at schools, businesses, private households, and child care institutions. Perform a variety of tasks, such as dressing, feeding, bathing, and overseeing play.
Observe and monitor children's play activities.
Keep records on individual children, including daily observations and information about activities, meals served, and medications administered.
Instruct children in health and personal habits such as eating, resting, and toilet habits.
Read to children, and teach them simple painting, drawing, handicrafts, and songs.
Organize and participate in recreational activities, such as games.
Assist in preparing food for children and serve meals and refreshments to children and regulate rest periods.
Organize and store toys and materials to ensure order in activity areas.
Operate in-house daycare centers within businesses.
Sterilize bottles and prepare formulas.
Provide counseling or therapy to mentally disturbed, delinquent, or handicapped children.
Dress children and change diapers.
Help children with homework and school work.
Perform housekeeping duties such as laundry, cleaning, dishwashing, and changing of linens.
Accompany children to and from school, on outings, and to medical appointments.
Place or hoist children into baths or pools.
Support children's emotional and social development, encouraging understanding of others and positive self-concepts.
Care for children in institutional setting, such as group homes, nursery schools, private businesses, or schools for the handicapped.
Sanitize toys and play equipment.
Discipline children and recommend or initiate other measures to control behavior, such as caring for own clothing and picking up toys and books.
Identify signs of emotional or developmental problems in children and bring them to parents' or guardians' attention.
Psychology -- Knowledge of human behavior and performance; individual differences in ability, personality, and interests; learning and motivation; psychological research methods; and the assessment and treatment of behavioral and affective disorders.
Customer and Personal Service -- Knowledge of principles and processes for providing customer and personal services. This includes customer needs assessment, meeting quality standards for services, and evaluation of customer satisfaction.
English Language -- Knowledge of the structure and content of the English language including the meaning and spelling of words, rules of composition
, and grammar.
Active Listening -- Giving full attention to what other people are saying, taking time to understand the points being made, asking questions as appropriate, and not interrupting at inappropriate times.
Learning Strategies -- Selecting and using training/instructional methods and procedures appropriate for the situation when learning or teaching new things.
Social Perceptiveness -- Being aware of others' reactions and understanding why they react as they do.
Instructing -- Teaching others how to do something.
Speaking -- Talking to others to convey information effectively.
Monitoring -- Monitoring/Assessing performance of yourself, other individuals, or organizations to make improvements or take corrective action.
Critical Thinking -- Using logic and reasoning to identify the strengths and weaknesses of alternative solutions, conclusions or approaches to problems.
Active Learning -- Understanding the implications of new information for both current and future problem-solving and decision-making.
Negotiation -- Bringing others together and trying to reconcile differences.
Time Management -- Managing one's own time and the time of others.
Problem Sensitivity -- The ability to tell when something is wrong or is likely to go wrong. It does not involve solving the problem, only recognizing there is a problem.
Oral Expression -- The ability to communicate information and ideas in speaking so others will understand.
Oral Comprehension -- The ability to listen to and understand information and ideas presented through spoken words and sentences.
Speech Clarity -- The ability to speak clearly so others can understand you.
Inductive Reasoning -- The ability to combine pieces of information to form general rules or conclusions (includes finding a relationship among seemingly unrelated events).
Speech Recognition -- The ability to identify and understand the speech of another person.
Fluency of Ideas -- The ability to come up with a number of ideas about a topic (the number of ideas is important, not their quality, correctness, or creativity).
Originality -- The ability to come up with unusual or clever ideas about a given topic or situation, or to develop creative ways to solve a problem.
Deductive Reasoning -- The ability to apply general rules to specific problems to produce answers that make sense.
Time Sharing -- The ability to shift back and forth between two or more activities or sources of information (such as speech, sounds, touch, or other sources).
Assisting and Caring for Others -- Providing personal assistance, medical attention, emotional support, or other personal care to others such as coworkers, customers, or patients.
Thinking Creatively -- Developing, designing, or creating new applications, ideas, relationships, systems, or products, including artistic contributions.
Communicating with Supervisors, Peers, or Subordinates -- Providing information to supervisors, co-workers, and subordinates by telephone, in written form, e-mail, or in person.
Establishing and Maintaining Interpersonal Relationships -- Developing constructive and cooperative working relationships with others, and maintaining them over time.
Organizing, Planning, and Prioritizing Work -- Developing specific goals and plans to prioritize, organize, and accomplish your work.
Getting Information -- Observing, receiving, and otherwise obtaining information from all relevant sources.
Resolving Conflicts and Negotiating with Others -- Handling complaints, settling disputes, and resolving grievances and conflicts, or otherwise negotiating with others.
Making Decisions and Solving Problems -- Analyzing information and evaluating results to choose the best solution and solve problems.
Training and Teaching Others -- Identifying the educational needs of others, developing formal educational or training programs or classes, and teaching or instructing others.
Performing General Physical Activities -- Performing physical activities that require considerable use of your arms and legs and moving your whole body, such as climbing, lifting, balancing, walking, stooping, and handling of materials.