Mercy Health

  • Child Care Worker I

    Requisition ID
    Support Services
    Position Type
    Per Diem/Flex
    Fitness Center
    US-AR-Fort Smith
  • Overview

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    We’re a Little Different


    Our mission is clear. We bring to life a healing ministry through our compassionate care and exceptional service.  


    We don’t believe in jobs at Mercy, we believe in careers that match the unique gifts of unique individuals; careers that not only make the most of your skills and talents, but also your heart.


    At Mercy, you’ll feel our supportive community every step of your day, especially the tough ones. We’re a team and love working that way. That team is expanding, and we currently have exceptional opportunities to help our communities grow.

    Responsibilities and Qualifications

    The incumbent in this position will work under the direction of the Section Manager responsible for the Kid Zone. This requires caring for children from the ages of six (6) months of age through twelve (12) years of age. Care to include, but not limited to, providing a safe environment, changing of diapers / pull-ups, feeding infants, and calming upset children. Communication with the Section Manager and Director of Fitness should a child need disciplinary action above "time out", safety issues, ideas for improving the Kid Zone, in the case of an ill child, a child with continued bad behavior, or a child who is crying uncontrollably. This incumbent must also keep this area clean. Additional duties may be added and section amended at any time with administration approval.



    Because you’re committed to excellence, you understand the importance of being properly prepared for your role at Mercy. That’s why you’ll bring to your role the right set of qualifications:

    • Education: High School Diploma or GED
    • Experience: Care of children ages 6 months through 12 years of age.
    • Certifications: Infant and Child CPR First Aid
    • Other: Must be able to lift up to 40 pounds. Must be able to sit and stand for prolonged periods of time. Good oral, auditory and visual skills. Must be able to calm upset children, use re-direction tactics. Must be capable of interpreting needs of children, interpret complex instructions and demonstrate high-level cognitive skills.


    We’ll Support You at Work and Home


    Our foundations are built on dignity and respect. Modern Healthcare Magazine named us as a “top 100 places to work.” We go out of our way to help people feel welcomed. We offer day-one comprehensive health, vision and dental coverage, PTO, and employer-matched retirement funds, even to part-time employees. We’re proud to provide tuition reimbursement to help you grow and learn new skills.


    What Makes a Good Match for Mercy


    Compassion and professionalism go hand-in-hand with us, along with exceptional quality care. Having a positive outlook and a strong sense of advocacy is in perfect step with our mission and vision. We’re also collaborative and are not afraid to do a little extra to deliver excellent care – that’s just part of our commitment. If that sounds like a fit for you as well, we encourage you to apply.


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