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Child Care Assistant

Company information:

Our mission is to provide accessible, trusted and compassionate care that enhances quality of life for aging adults. Our Vision is to be the region’s trusted partner and recognized leader for successful aging services. We have been a pillar in the community since 1959 and continue to be one of the largest publicly owned Communities of our kind in the state. Are you looking for a rewarding position where you will make a positive impact on the lives of others?  Join a career that loves you back!

Description of role:

• Grand Traverse Pavilions is seeking a motivated, On-Call Child Care Assistant to join our team.

• The starting wage for this position is $19.57/hour. Hours are dependent on need. 

• Must be able to pass a criminal background check and drug screen.

• All employees must demonstrate that they are fully vaccinated for COVID-19.


Reasons to work for us:

• Health Insurance

• Dental Insurance

• Vision Insurance

• Health Saving Plan

• Paid Time Off

• Retirement Plan with 5% employer contribution

• Referral Program

• Longevity Bonus

• Onsite Employee only Child Care

• Onsite Gym Access

• Covered Parking

• Employee Assistance Programs



• Work cooperatively and respectfully to ensure smooth operation of the Child Care Center.

• Assist with the general operations of the Child Care Center to include, but not limited to, opening and closing of the Center as assigned.

• Plan and implement individualized, play-based, developmentally appropriate activities for an assigned group that are balanced within child developmental principles.  To include but not limited to indoor and outdoor play; activities coordinated to theme of the week within program; activities that challenge children’s physical and cognitive abilities, encourage children to learn and explore and foster self-esteem.

• Supervise daily activities of children to include but not limited to meals, naps, toileting, play and developmental programming.

• Advise management of inventory needs or equipment repair needs.

• Maintain program equipment and supplies in an orderly, clean fashion.  This includes cleaning toys, equipment, tables, etc. suitable to meet Grand Traverse Pavilions standards.

• Report any concerns regarding a child(ren) to the Child Care Facilitator in a timely manner.

• Responsible for the health, welfare and safety of children in designated group.

• Assist with dressing and changing diapers as necessary.

• Escort and assist all children to intergenerational planned activities and during any other room changes.

• Abide by applicable policies and procedures.

• Complete paperwork related to children’s progress, attendance, behavior, etc. as required.

• Substitute for other staff positions in Child Care as requested in order to meet the immediate needs of the Center.

• Perform all other duties as assigned.


Grand Traverse Pavilions

1000 Pavilions Circle
Traverse City, MI   49684

Phone: (231) 932-3000