Direct Service Professional - Childcare

Marietta, Georgia
Women's Treatment Residential Services (Childcare)
Women's Treatment Residential Services
10.50  Hourly
Full Time (Non-Exempt)

JOB TITLE: Direct Service Professional   (Childcare)   

PROGRAM:  Women's Treatment Residential Service Childcare                              


JOB SUMMARY: The WTRS Childcare Direct Service Professional performs direct care services to promote, encourage, and ensure efficient operation of the WTRS program, ensuring the safety and wellbeing of program participants’ children, including infants, toddlers, and school age children. Seeking to contribute to the success of the WTRS program, as well as the agency as a whole, the Direct Service Professional successfully carries out daily tasks including assisting with daily living activities, monitoring of participants’ children’s progress, and facilitation of life skills groups, through acquired knowledge, skills, and abilities.


  • Provides therapeutic supervision of infants, toddlers, and children with emotional and/ or behavioral challenges, residing in a 24/7 residential gender-specific, trauma-responsive substance abuse treatment facility with their parents.   
  • Organizes, prepares, and leads activities designed to promote physical, mental and social development, such as creative play, interactive games, arts and crafts, music, storytelling, and community activities.
  • Adapts teaching methods and instructional materials to meet children's varying needs and interests.
  • Facilitates parenting education groups with parents, including but not limited to education on positive reinforcement, bonding, developmental stages, and drug and alcohol prevention.
  • Models strong interactive skills and provides nurturing guidance to parents to enhance their parenting skills, with respect to appropriate therapeutic boundaries.
  • Observes and evaluates children's progress in terms of behavior, social development, and physical health.
  • Prepares and maintains records of children’s progress and services delivered, reporting changes in condition to parents and manager/supervisor.
  • Participates in weekly treatment team meetings as directed by direct supervisor.
  • Performs housekeeping duties, such as cleaning, washing clothes, dishes, running errands, and inspection of facilities in accordance with environment of care.
  • Ensures and provides high quality, compassionate, and ethical delivery of services to improve program and organizational performance.
  • Assists with service related compliance.
  • Intervenes, stabilizes and manages acute crisis situations as needed.
  • Assists in training co-staff in areas relating to service specialties as needed.
  • Maintains confidentiality for all indirect/direct service in accordance with agency policies and HIPPA policies.
  • Other responsibilities and tasks as assigned.


  • Needs of children with parents with substance use disorders
  • Managing children with special needs
  • Knowledge of confidentiality and HIIPA laws.
  • Adept at planning and implementing activities to meet the emotional, physical and social needs of the children.
  • Proven ability to ensure children are safe
  • Able to change diapers for infants and toddlers by following proper health guidelines.
  • Substantial knowledge of keeping records of child’s development
  • Effective interpersonal skills • Flexible
  • Team player
  • Excellent oral and written communication
  • Cultural differences awareness
  • Dependable
  • Good judgment
  • Punctual
  • Working knowledge of basic infant and child care protocols
  • Excellent organizational skills along with the ability to work well in a stressful environment
  • Knowledge of child development theories and practices
  • Exceptional team building and supervisory skills
  • Effective time management abilities
  • Able to adapt to different age groups
  • Known for remaining calm and patient in hectic situations
  • Adept at managing children with special needs
  • Adept at planning and implementing activities to meet the emotional, physical and social needs of the children.
  • Ensure children are safe.
  • Able to change diapers for infants and toddlers by following proper health guidelines.
  • Comprehensive understanding of teaching children regarding good health and personal habits; eating, resting, and toileting.


  • Maintain Agency performance expectations 100% of the time.
  • Complete and provide quality, collaborative service documentation 100% of the time. Complete all required documentation same day services are delivered/end of shift.
  • 99% accurate on entering information in EMR.
  • 100% of required trainings will be completed within specified time frames.


  • Requires interaction with co-workers, residents, vendors, and community stakeholders
  • Ability to lift: Up to 25 pounds
  • Ability to pick up small children and infants
  • Ability to change diapers for infants and toddlers
  • Ability to climb up and down building stairs
  • Ability to walk a reasonable distance when on community outings


  1. Education – High School Diploma/GED
  2. Licensure/Certification – N/A
  3. Experience –Experience with addictive diseases, mental health, and/or early childhood education    preferred.
  4. Other - Criminal background check clearance, official academic transcripts, valid driver’s license/ID, drug screen, TB test, eligible 7yr MVR


  1. Education – Bachelor’s Degree in behavioral health field or early childhood education.
  2. Experience –At least one (1) year of experience with addictive diseases, mental health, and/or early childhood education preferred.