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Frequently Asked Questions

What it means to be a Child Care Worker for Pathway:

Some duties include:

  • Participating in the development and implementation of individual service plans.

  • Overseeing and assisting the children in the completion of their homework and studies, household chores, house maintenance, personal care, meal preparation and shopping, social and recreational activities and transportation services, as necessary.

  • Reporting accurate observations of the children involvement in the daily progress log and behavioral chart.

  • Conducting fire drills monthly according to regulations and agency policies and procedures.

  • Maintaining residence, vehicle, and equipment in a safe, functional and secure manner conducive to the children’s physical well-being.

  • Assisting the children in the expression and fulfillment of their needs within the guidelines established in the facility policies to provide growth and self-sufficiency.

  • Providing crisis intervention strategies as prescribed in the policies and procedures for treatment/support, as necessary.

What are the benefits?

Benefits include:

  • Competitive salary

  • Paid Sick and Personal Time Off

  • Paid Holidays

  • Health Insurance 

  • Staff Appreciation Day 

  • Tuition Reimbursement 

  • Medical Benefits

  • 401K

 

What are the qualifications?

  • High school diploma or G.E.D. required;

  • Actively pursuing bachelor’s degree/or bachelor’s degree in human services/child care  field preferred.

  • Experience in a child care setting desired.

  • Must be able to pass PA State Criminal, Child Abuse, National Sex Offender and FBI clearances. 

  • Clearance letter from a doctor free of communicable diseases. 

  • Must have a valid PA driver’s license.

(If you have the clearances above, they must be within 1 year, beyond a year, they will need to be re-done.)

 

License Requirements?

Valid PA Driver’s License

CPR/First Aid Certification (within 1 year)

Mandated Reporter Certification (within 1 year)

 

What should I wear to the interview?

Please dress in business casual clothing. 

What if I have a criminal record?

Having a criminal history does not exclude you from being considered for employment as a Child Care Worker unless your convictions are  within the past 2 years and directly related to the job/children.

What kind of training will I receive?

All employees are required to attend a mandatory 40 hours orientation session in order to familiarize themselves with specific job responsibilities. Training and education in the areas associated with an employee’s job related functions is very important, and will be provided on an ongoing basis.

What hours does a Childcare Worker work?

Child Care Workers can work an 10, 12 or 14 hours shift  per day. Full Time at  36 hours per week or Part Time at 36 hours per week. We are a 365 days operating facility.  

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