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Child Care Worker

Department: Crisis Nursery
Location: Chicago, IL

Maryville Academy has an opening for a part-time Child Care Worker in our Crisis Nursery to work every other weekend from 1:00pm - 9:00pm.

About Maryville Academy

For more than 132 years, Maryville has been committed to providing protection and guidance to children. As the world has changed, so have the needs of the families and children we serve. Maryville has adapted by focusing on our community’s most critical issues. Today, our range of programs includes residential care, mental health services, healthcare and family support services, as well as a variety of educational and youth development offerings. Maryville’s mission is to help children and families to reach their fullest potential by empowering intellectual, spiritual, moral and emotional growth.

About the Crisis Nursery

The Maryville Crisis Nursery provides free short-term care for children of families who are experiencing a severe disruptive crisis or a family emergency or to prevent that crisis from happening. Children ages newborn through six years receive round-the-clock childcare, up to 72 hours a stay. This safe and nurturing environment is designed to protect them from harmful experiences and the damaging effects of trauma. Issues that bring families to the Maryville Crisis Nursery include unemployment, parental illness or hospitalization, poverty and homelessness.

About the Child Care Worker Position

The Child Care Worker is responsible for the day-to-day teaching, guidance, and supervision of all children, assisting with the maintenance and safety of the living environment of the program, and promoting the learning of desirable behaviors in a safe and nurturing environment according to the Crisis Nursery’s Standard Operating Procedures.


Child Care

Follows all Maryville’s policies and procedures as well as all standard operating procedures for designated work sites/programs. 

  • Provides adequate supervision of all children at all times and integrates all children into the Crisis Nursery program and the daily schedule. 
  • Designs and implements individual and group activities. 
  • Assists with the Crisis Nursery’s intake and discharge procedures and answers Help Line after normal business hours or when the Family Advocate Worker is not available. 
  • Assists with and supports the Crisis Nursery’s Volunteer Program. 
  • Maintains the cleanliness and safety of the program, prepares meals when necessary, and. organizes and tracks supplies and donations. 
  • Performs other work related functions as assigned.

Program Environment

  • Ensures that all children and families’ rights are recognized, respected, and responded to during all aspects of service provision
  • Protects the confidentiality, privacy, safety, and security of all family records, child placement, and programmatic information.
  • Maintains the cleanliness and safety of the program according to standard operating procedures.
  • Prepares meals when necessary.
  • Washes linens, clothes, towels, and other items on a daily basis.
  • Organizes and tracks supplies and donations.
  • Performs any and all work related functions as assigned by a Crisis Nursery supervisor.

Training / Development

  • Attends all required agency orientation classes, Pre-Service, and program-specific trainings.
  • Maintains compliance with Maryville’s ongoing and mandatory training requirements.
  • Enhances professional growth and development by attending 20 additional hour of training per year.
  • Participates in continued performance quality improvement.
  • Performs any and all work related functions as assigned by a Crisis Nursery supervisor.



  • High School Diploma or GED required, Bachelor's Degree preferred.
  • Experience in early childhood preferred.
  • Minimum of 21 years of age.
  • Must possess a valid Illinois Driver's License.

Skills /Knowledge

  • Knowledge of individual and group behavior.
  • Knowledge of the general techniques of communicating with children birth to five. Ability to engage child(ren) in a manner which encourages the development of new concepts and skills.
  • Ability to drive a passenger van. Ability to communicate effectively, verbally and in writing, with Maryville children, supervisors, volunteers, and coworkers.
  • Ability to work with children and families in an empathetic and understanding manner.
  • Ability to learn and use a computer and all necessary software programs.

Physical Demands

  • Required to frequently sit, stand, walk, bend, and drive for extended periods of time.
  • Required to lift/move objects and/or child weighing in excess of 40 pounds.
  • Must have the visual, hearing, and learning capabilities sufficient to perform the essential job functions defined above.

Environment and Scheduling

  • Performs work in, and in association with Maryville program settings, including but not limited to the Crisis Nursery, schools, recreational facilities, court rooms, hospitals, and various community settings.
  • Duties involve contact with child(ren)/parents who may be hostile, dangerous, threatening, aggressive, suicidal and/or under the influence of drugs and alcohol.
  • Must be flexible in scheduling and willing to work evening and weekend shifts.
  • Hours include every other weekend 1-9pm.

For more information about all of the services that Maryville provides, please visit our website at

Maryville Academy is an Equal Opportunity Employer.  No applicant for employment shall be discriminated against because of age, race, color, religion, sex, marital status, national origin, veteran status or disability.

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