Childhood Development Assistant

International Rescue Committee

Job Overview:

The Early Childhood Development Assistant is responsible for providing supervision for infants, toddlers, and children under the age of 5 in support of their welfare and safety. Parents of engaged children will be active in integrated English language instruction for English language learners and/or receiving resettlement and economic empowerment services from on-site IRC programs. Child-watch activities will take place during regular business hours at the IRC office or other designated venues where parents are also present.

Major Responsibilities:

Responsibilities include, but are not limited to:

  • Provide a safe and supportive environment:
    • Care for and actively engage with infants, toddlers, and children participating in the program with parents on-site.
    • Deliver age-appropriate activities and lessons.
    • Maintain a safe and sanitary physical environment for children, including daily set-up and clean-up activities.
    • Oversee and delegate tasks to community volunteers as childcare assistants.
    • In emergency situations, engage parents and emergency services as appropriate.

Job Requirements:


  • High School Diploma or equivalent work experience.
  • Certification in CPR / First Aid for children or ability to attain certification following hire.

Work Experience:

  • Prior childcare experience required; professional experience in early childhood education preferred.
  • Experience working with immigrants or refugees preferred.

Demonstrated Skills & Competencies:

  • Fluency in English required; ability to speak a language of the current client population a plus.
  • Caring and compassionate attitude when interacting with children.
  • Enthusiasm for early childhood education and English language learning with children and their families.
  • Understanding of the principles of early childhood development and an ability to adapt to meet the needs of immigrant and refugee families.

Working Environment:

  • An office/meeting workspace with integrated adult classrooms and childcare spaces.

Compensation: Posted pay ranges apply to US-based candidates. Ranges are based on various factors including the labor market, job type, internal equity, and budget. Exact offers are calibrated by work location, individual candidate experience and skills relative to the defined job requirements.

Gender Equality: IRC is committed to narrowing the gender gap in leadership positions. We offer benefits that provide an enabling environment for women to participate in our workforce including parental leave, gender-sensitive security protocols and other supportive benefits and allowances.

Equal Opportunity Employer: We are an equal opportunity employer and value diversity at our company. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, color, national origin, sex, gender, gender expression, sexual orientation, age, marital status, veteran status, or disability status. We will ensure that individuals with disabilities are provided reasonable accommodation to participate in the job application or interview process, to perform essential job functions, and to receive other benefits and privileges of employment. Please contact us to request accommodation.

US Benefits: The IRC offers a comprehensive and highly competitive set of benefits. All US employees are eligible for sick time, a 403b retirement savings plans: up to 4.5% immediately vested matching contribution, plus an 3-7% additional IRC contribution, and an Employee Assistance Program which is available to our staff and their families to support in times of crisis and mental health struggles.

In addition, full-time employees are eligible for 10 US paid holidays, 20-25 paid time off days, disability & life insurance, medical, dental, and vision insurance (employee contribution starting at $135, $7, and $5 per month respectively) and FSA for healthcare, childcare, and commuter costs. Part-time employees are eligible for a proportionate amount of paid time off. These additional benefits apply to employees who work at least 6 months within a 12 month time period.

How to apply

Please apply on our website:

Deadline: 17-Jun-24