UnityPoint Health

Day Care Teacher Assistant-Child Care Center

Requisition ID
Child Care
US-IA-Des Moines
1019 Chestnut
3020 UnityPoint Health Des Moines
Des Moines
Child Care Center
Scheduled Hours/Shift
2 days a week M-F first shift, Days and Hours vary
Work Type (Portal Searching)
Part Time Benefits


Provides childcare services which meet the developmental needs of each child. Follows the daily lesson plans and routines established by the teacher.  Works effectively with other team members. The teacher assistant follows hospital, department and Department of Human Services policies and procedures.  Successful performance contributes to a positive work environment for UnityPoint Health employees.


Why UnityPoint Health? 

  • Commitment to our Team – We’ve been named a Top 150 Place to Work in Healthcare 2022 by Becker’s Healthcare for our commitment to our team members.
  • Culture – At UnityPoint Health, you Come for a fulfilling career and experience a culture guided by uncompromising values and unwavering belief in doing what's right for the people we serve.
  • Benefits – Our competitive Total Rewards program offers benefits options that align with your needs and priorities, no matter what life stage you’re in.
  • Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Commitment – We’re committed to ensuring you have a voice that is heard regardless of role, race, gender, religion, or sexual orientation.
  • Development – We believe equipping you with support and development opportunities is an essential part of delivering a remarkable employment experience.
  • Community Involvement – Be an essential part of our core purpose—to improve the health of the people and communities we serve.


Visit us at UnityPoint.org/careers to hear more from our team members about why UnityPoint Health is a great place to work. https://dayinthelife.unitypoint.org/ 


• Implements plans and age/developmentally appropriate programs for assigned group of children.

• Interact appropriately and positively with children, participating in and encouraging children’s play.

• Attend to personal and physical needs of children.

• Assist teachers with record keeping and room visuals.

• Maintain a clean, orderly, child oriented, safe environment.

• Communicates children’s day to parents/guardians by written and verbal methods. 


Education: High School diploma or equivalent. Child Development Associate certificate (CDA) or equivalent college course work required. 


Experience: Prefer previous experience in early childhood program.


License(s)/Certification(s): Valid driver’s license when driving any vehicle for work-related reasons. Must pass and/or complete: Mandatory Child Abuse Reporting training, adult and infant/child CPR/first aid training, universal percautions and infection disease control, and minimal staff training requirements annually as required by the Iowa Department of Human Services. 


Knowledge/Skills/Abilities: Interpersonal skills, Leadership skills, Communication skill – written and verbal, Flexibility, Teamwork, Professionalism 


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