On the Job
Childcare Workers attend to the needs of children. They perform a variety of tasks, such as dressing, feeding, bathing, and making sure children are safe.
Typical Work Tasks
People who work in this career often:
- Assist individuals with special needs.
- Care for patients with mental illnesses.
- Develop daily schedules for children or families.
- Develop educational or training programs.
- Accompany individuals or groups to activities.
- Clean tools or equipment.
- Perform housekeeping duties.
- Monitor health or behavior of people or animals.
- Maintain client information or service records.
- Teach daily living skills or behaviors.
Typical Working Conditions
- Frequent contact with others.
- Working with a group or team.
- Close physical proximity with other people.
- The freedom to determine tasks, priorities, and goals.
- Freedom to make decisions without supervision.
- Responsibility for others' health and safety.
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