Childcare Aide - Part-time

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Position Summary

The Learning Center at Big Bend Community College is looking for dependable and punctual individuals as Childcare Aides. These positions wil assist with providing childcare services to children and their families at the Learning Center.

BBCC is a small rural community college located in the sunny, central part of Washington State, and is accredited by the Northwest Commission on Colleges and Universities. Big Bend Community College serves approximately 4,000 students, with an annualized FTE of approximately 2,000, in a 4,600-square-mile service district including 15 communities in Grant and Adams counties and the Odessa School District in Lincoln County with on-site, online instruction, and interactive classrooms.

Big Bend Community College strives for excellence in teaching and learning. We are a student-centered and innovative college that is committed to fostering a community that supports and recognizes the value of diversity; 42% of our student-body is Hispanic. Recognized as a Leader College by Achieving the Dream, Big Bend is a designated Hispanic Serving Institution (HSI). Our student body consists of 75% first-generation college students and 71% of our students receive some form of financial assistance.

Our college seeks candidates who have a deep commitment to and understanding of the rewards and challenges of working with students. We particularly welcome those who will be active participants in our small but thriving college community.

Big Bend Community College provides equal opportunity in education and employment and does not discriminate on the basis of race, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity/expression, religion, age, color, creed, national or ethnic origin, physical, mental or sensory disability, use of a trained guide dog or service animal by a person with a disability, marital status, pregnancy status or families with children, a mother breastfeeding her child, AIDS/HIV or hepatitis C, genetic information, and/or status as a veteran or any other legally protected classification.

Big Bend provides reasonable accommodations for qualified students, employees, and applicants with disabilities in accordance with the American with Disabilities Act and Section 504 of the Federal Rehabilitation Act of 1973. Please direct all inquiries regarding compliance with access, equal opportunity, and/or grievances to the Vice President of Human Resources & Labor/Equal Opportunity Officer/Title IX Coordinator/Section 504 Coordinator, BBCC 7662 Chanute Street NE, Moses Lake, WA 98837; 509-793-2010 or via email at [email protected].

This position is open until filled.Big Bend Community College reserves the right to offer this position to a qualified candidate at any time, so a prompt response is encouraged.

Essential Job Duties


  • Assist in providing a safe and healthy learning environment for children. Follows all state and federal regulations regarding instructional practices, fire, health, and safety standards, to include hand washing, laundry, and housekeeping practices.
  • Assist with supervision of children's activities and enters into children's free play, outdoor activities, field trips, songs, games, and other activities as assigned.
  • Assist with observations, evaluations and provide information for each child as requested by the childcare manager.
  • Follow Learning Center Childcare procedures to receive and discharge the children from the center.
  • Assist children in developing social and self-help skills (i.e. eating with children, brushing teeth, ect.).
  • Maintain a clean and sanitary environment by washing and disinfecting furniture, equipment, and toys on the posted schedule according to health regulations.
  • Assist with maintaining and completing attendance records, meal counts, and sign-in sheets.
  • Attend staff meeting, and participate in training sessions.
  • Maintain agency confidentiality regarding child and parent information.
  • Perform all other duties as assigned.

Must be able to lift and maneuver children who may weigh up to 50 pounds or more. Lifting requires the ability to lift children four-weeks through 5 years of age on an ongoing basis. Diaper changing and assisting in toilet training is required. Physical dexterity to work with small children; i.e. stooping, kneeling, crouching, reaching, grasping, standing, lifting, climbing, walking, running quickly. Work will be performed in both inside and outside environments.

This position requires a pre-employment Tuberculin skin test and proof of MMR Immunization; complete and pass a Department of Early Learning criminal history background check & fingerprint upon employment; a food handlers card; attend Blood borne Pathogen/HIV/Aids training within 30 days of employment and 30 hours of Washington State Training and Registry system (STARS) training within 90 days of hire.
Minimum & Desirable Qualifications


  • Must be at least 16 years old.
  • Must work under the supervision of a lead child care center person.
  • Immunization record showing MMR vaccine received or proof of immunity required by the first day of work.

  • Bilingual and bicultural in English/Spanish, English/Ukrainian/Russian or English/Japanese.
Application Instructions

This position is open until filled. Big Bend Community College reserves the right to offer this position to a qualified candidate at any time, so a prompt response is encouraged.To qualify for consideration, applicants must meet required qualifications and submit a complete application packet, which includes the following:

  1. BBCC Online application.
  2. Comprehensive resume.
  3. Response(s) to the questions found in the Supplemental Questions Tab above.*
  4. Copies of transcripts and/or applicable certificates.*

NOTE: All of the above items are required to ensure your consideration for this position. The items marked with an asterisk are required to be included/uploaded with your online application prior to submission. The college reserves the right to remove documents, submitted but not requested, by BBCC as part of the application process. These documents include, but are not limited to statements of teaching philosophy, diversity statement, letters of recommendation, student evaluations, performance evaluations, etc.

BBCC reserves the right to not fill this position, reject all applicants, reopen the position, or make a direct appointment. Applications received during this recruitment may be used to fill future vacancies at the College's discretion.

Persons hired will need to provide documentation verifying identity and employment authorization to work in the United States.

Official transcripts will need to be provided to the college within the first thirty (30) days of employment.

In compliance with state and federal regulations, BBCC is committed to a safe and drug-free campus. Employees are expected to comply with BBCC's policy prohibiting illegal drug use or activity, including notifications of criminal drug convictions and the use of prescription drugs or over-the-counter medications that are likely to affect job safety. The complete policy and procedure are available to view on the policies page of the BBCC website. Printed copies of the policy and procedure are available by contacting the Human Resources Office at 509-793-2008.

BBCC strives to be a safe and secure campus for our students, employees, and community. Detailed information regarding campus security, crime statistics for the most recent-three year period, and other information is available on the Campus Safety and Security page of the BBCC website. If you have questions or would like a printed copy of the materials please contact Campus Safety and Security at 509-793-2286.

This posting does not reflect the entire job description and may be changed and/or modified, at any time, without notice.

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Posted: 9/20/2019
Application Due: 7/3/2020
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