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ChildServe Medical Childcare Assistant (PRN - Flexible Hours) in Johnston, Iowa

Medical Childcare Assistant (PRN - Flexible Hours)

Daytime Services (Childcare, Autism & Medical Day Programs) Johnston, Iowa



As a Medical Childcare Assistant, you will contribute to a great life for children by supporting their health skill development and retention. You will provide and assist with care and treatment services to children as designated by their individualized care plan. You will also collaborate directly with an interdisciplinary team of nurses and outpatient therapists to assist with child development.

If you have an interest in working with children with special healthcare needs, this is the position for you. We do not require education or experience. ChildServe will provide all the needed training to be successful in this role.


The starting pay rate for this position is $14/hour.


  • Varied hours, High need for availability from 3p-6p. Open Monday-Friday between 7am-6pm.

    What You'll Do

  • Assists the children at ChildServe in becoming as independent as possible through skill development and retention.

  • Follows all aspects of the care plan, within scope, including nursing, therapy, and behavior support.

  • Provides a therapeutic environment for care and treatment.

  • Follows change of shift procedures to assure communication and continuity of care.

  • Provides care within scope as designated by nurse.

  • Maintains accurate, complete and timely records.

  • Communicates with children, licensed professionals, ChildServe personnel, families, schools, and the public, in a courteous and professional manner.

  • Performs other duties as assigned.

    What You'll Need

  • Preferred: Experience working with children with special healthcare needs

  • Must pass the Iowa DCI child and adult abuse and criminal background check prior to hire and every two years thereafter and complete the child abuse affidavit.

  • Must also pass the National FBI criminal record check.

  • Ability to communicate effectively in reading, writing, and speaking the English language.

  • This position may be subject to COVID-19 safety requirements. If applicable, specific requirements will be discussed during the interview process.

    Not sure if you hit 100% of the position expectations? Let's talk! Reach out to our Talent Acquisition team by emailing [email protected] .

    Why ChildServe?

    ChildServe has earned the title of Top Workplace every year since 2014. Here’s why employees love working here:

  • Our work matters. We partner with families to help children with special healthcare needs live a great life.

  • We’re not your average non-profit. We serve more than 5,800 children each year through over 30 specialty pediatric services in the Ames, Des Moines, Iowa City, and Cedar Rapids areas. Many of our programs are one-of-a-kind.

  • Our team rocks. Our teams are filled with people who care about their coworkers, and who believe that collaboration is key to providing exceptional care to children.

  • Our learning never stops. As a non-profit dedicated to innovation, we’re proud to help team members gain new certifications, continue their education, take their expertise to the next level, and find new opportunities to advance their career right here at ChildServe.

  • We believe our differences make us great. We are on a continuous journey to create an environment where different perspectives are valued, and all feel safe and welcome.

  • We’re moving forward together. Experts across multiple disciplines work together to help kids get the best care possible.

    ChildServe is an equal opportunity employer.