Childcare aide

017 Child Care · Colby, Kansas
Department 017 Child Care
Employment Type FT
Minimum Experience Experienced
Compensation $12 + Dependent upon experience

Our Mission: Enhancing the lives of those we serve.


About Us: Citizens Health is a community based, private, not-for-profit organization. It is comprised of:

Citizens Medical Center - a 25 bed critical access hospital,

Family Center for Health Care - an outpatient rural health clinic,

Prairie Senior - a skilled nursing facility,

Citizens Clubhouse - an onsite childcare center that cares for children 6 weeks to school age for our workforce,

Citizens Medical Equipment - our durable medical equipment business. 

We strive to be progressive, dependable and knowledgeable, while providing compassionate, evidence-based care to the residents of northwest Kansas.


About Citizens Clubhouse: Citizens Clubhouse is a childcare center for Citizens Health associates located on the hospital campus. We provide childcare for children ages 6 weeks to Kindergarten, Monday through Friday, from 5:30am to 6:30pm. We have 4 classrooms: Infant, Toddler, Junior Preschool, and Preschool with a top capacity of 38 children in our building.


Location: 100 E College Ave, Colby, Ks


Position Information: The Childcare Aide will assist the lead Childcare Teachers in all classrooms to care for and provide basic needs and safety for children 6 weeks to Kindergarten using the best practices to help children grow cognitively, linguistically, socially, emotionally and physically.

The Childcare Aide will report to the Childcare Director and the Childcare Teacher.


Days: Monday-Friday, 4 to 5 days a week


Hours: 8-10 hour days between the hours of 5:30am-6:30pm.


Pay Range: Begins at $12.00 per hour


What you’ll do:

  • Supervise and monitor safety of children at all times.
  • Organize age appropriate routines and activities.
  • Continuously engage with children appropriately.
  • Keep records of children’s progress, routines, and interests.
  • Help children keep good hygiene.
  • Communicate respectfully and appropriately with parents daily.
  • Practice safe behavior management.
  • Provide a nurturing and safe environment.
  • Encourage learning and socialization.
  • Keep classrooms clean and disinfected.
  • Keep up to date with annual training.
  • Work closely with Teachers and Teacher Aids.


What you bring to the table:

  • High School diploma or equivalent.
  • Child Development Associate Credential preferred.
  • 3 months experience in a licensed child care center or program serving infants to school age, or observational hours, or academic hours in child development.


To be successful within our organization you will need to:

  • Self-starter who takes initiative, is open minded and a team player.
  • Maintain a positive attitude with good energy including during stressful days.
  • Adhere to all state regulations.
  • Create a nurturing environment.
  • Create a safe environment.
  • Be knowledgeable in infant development.
  • Have an understanding of behavior management.
  • Create a positive, supportive working atmosphere.
  • Display integrity and accountability.
  • Accept and respond to constructive criticism and suggestions and strive for self-improvement.
  • Adhere to organization policies and procedures.
  • Arrive at work on time and when scheduled.
  • Demonstrate flexibility, initiative and ingenuity in performing job tasks.
  • Demonstrate professional conduct and maintain professional appearance.
  • Demonstrate behavior that reflects the image of the institution.
  • Embrace the hospital's core values of Service to Others, Quality, Teamwork, Respect and Viability in a manner that always makes our children feel well cared for and personally cared about.
  • Perform job duties in a manner that always protects children, coworkers, the organization and others from harm.
  • Engage in a type of teamwork and interpersonal skills that always promote the success and sense of well-being of every associate touched by any decision made or actions taken.
  • Demonstrate an eagerness for learning and personal growth that keeps pace with an environment that is constantly evolving.
  • Conduct oneself in a manner that serves as a role model of competence and caring for all associates and children. 


Typical Working Conditions:

Will work in a modular classroom with children ages 6 weeks to Kindergarten.  Will work with other teachers and aides. Will be constantly walking or standing, kneeling and getting on the child’s level, sitting on the floor, going outside and interacting with children.


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Available Benefits

  • Medical, dental and vision insurance available
  • Pre-Tax and Roth Contributions
    • Automatic 6% salary deferral upon employment
    • Regular and matching contributions after one-year and 1,000 hours worked
  • Provides Life, Accidental Death and Dismemberment Insurance
    • Full-time coverage - equal to two times employees annual income
    • Part-time coverage - one-time annual income
  • Differential and Certification Pay
    • Eligible employees receive shift, weekend and holiday differential pay
  • Other Benefits
    • Paid time off
    • On-site child care services
    • Funeral leave
    • Health Savings Account
    • Dependent, Medical and Limited Purpose Flexible Spending Accounts
    • Aflac Group Insurance
    • Discounted membership rate for EagleMed and LifeSave
    • Many More!


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Citizens Medical Center, Inc. is an Equal Opportunity Employer.  All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color religion, national origin, citizenship status, ancestry, age, sex (including sexual harassment), sexual orientation, marital status, physical or mental disability, military status or discharge history, or any other characteristic protected by law. 

I understand that neither the completion of this application nor any other part of my consideration for employment establishes any obligation for CMCI to hire me.  If I am hired, I understand that either CMCI or I can terminate my employment at any time and for any reason, with or without cause and without prior notice.  I understand that no representative of CMCI has the authority to make any assurance to the contrary.

Citizens Medical Center, Inc. implements a Drug Free Workplace Program.  Drug testing is required of applicants in accordance with relevant laws. 

If you need assistance to complete this application or during any phase of the application, interview, or employment process, please notify the Human Resources Department (785) 460-4842.  Every reasonable effort will be made to accommodate your needs in a timely manner.

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  • Location
    Colby, Kansas
  • Department
    017 Child Care
  • Employment Type
  • Minimum Experience
  • Compensation
    $12 + Dependent upon experience