Child Watch Attendant (part time)

Job Status
Open - open and accepting applications
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Job Summary

Child Watch Attendant is responsible for providing a safe, clean, caring, fun and enriching environment for our member's children to enjoy while they parents use our Fitness Center facility. All Child Watch staff will be responsible for the overall successful day-to-day running of the Child Watch program, as well as be responsible for high-quality childcare. Provides a quality experience to children and parents.

Responsibilities and Duties

  • Responsible for the safety of the children, classroom, and all activities at all times
  • Assures parents are signing in children properly and presenting identification
  • Develops and implements activities for the children and attentively watches and attends to the children
  • Supervises and interacts with children at play
  • Encourage sportsmanship and positive peer interactions
  • Completes required cleaning and organizing of the Child Watch room to maintain program site and equipment, maintains clean environment, performs custodial duties as required or assigned to include body fluid cleanup, sanitizing area, and light housekeeping
  • Maintains required program records
  • Ensures safe play conditions and follows established security procedures
  • Treats children if injured and completes an accident report; reports to parents and supervisor
  • Attend staff meetings and trainings as needed
  • Responds to questions and concerns from parents and refers them to the Director as needed
  • Must be able to establish and maintain relationships with other staff members, leaders, volunteers, members, participants, parents, and the general public
  • Know, educate and enforce Child Watch rules and policies to members and parents
  • May be responsible for communicating facility needs and concerns to the Director immediately
  • Know the work schedule and reports to work on time or finds an approved substitute
  • Complete timesheet on a daily basis
  • Builds positive relationships with members and children in program
  • Assume all other duties and assignments deemed appropriate by the Director

Qualifications and Skills

  • Minimum one-year previous experience working with children in a developmental setting preferred
  • Must be able to pass a Criminal Background
  • Infant/Child/Adult CPR, First Aid and AED certifications within 60 days of hire date
  • Child Abuse Prevention training preferred
  • Ability to plan, organize and implement age-appropriate/developmentally appropriate program activities
  • Previous experience with diverse populations. Ability to develop positive, authentic relationships with people from different backgrounds
  • Must be willing and available to work evening, weekend and holiday shifts
  • Must be 18 years of age

Physical Requirements

  • Prolonged periods of standing and frequent bending
  • Must be able to lift up to 50 pounds at a time
  • May be exposed to illness-causing bacteria and viruses

Work Schedule

  • Monday - Thursday 5:00 pm to 7:30 pm  Hours could vary or be extended.

To Apply

To complete an application, please visit the City of Bluefield Municipal Complex at 200 Rogers Street, Bluefield WV  24701.


Resumes may be emailed to: rluther [at] Please include position applying for in the subject line. 


You may also mail your resume to:

Robert Luther
Director of Human Resources
City of Bluefield
200 Rogers Street
Bluefield, WV 24701 

The City of Bluefield is an Equal Opportunity Employer