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Requisition ID:  10855

Child Care Aide

Job Summary

***Revised 8/6/20***


The Child Care Aid assists staff with child care program activities.


Responsibilities include:

  • preparing, setting up, and cleaning up for various curriculum activities
  • monitoring children during nap times, lunchtime, playtime, and other activities throughout the day
  • assisting in maintaining a clean and safe environment
  • setting up and cleaning up during snack and lunch times, assisting with preparation and distribution of food items as needed
  • may assist with some office duties such as answering telephones, answering questions, or working on special projects



  • High school diploma/GED
  • Able to complete the CDA certificate (Child Development Certification) within one year of hire date
  • Experience working with young children six (6) weeks to five (5) years of age
  • Ability to lift and carry 50-80 lbs frequently and up to 100+ lbs occassionally



  • Bachelor's degree in early education or related field


Additional Information:

  • This role is for a full-time staff position. Full-time Purdue students are not eligible to work full-time in a benefits-eligible position at the University. For more information about student employment please visit: https://www.purdue.edu/studentemployment/site/index.html
  • This posting represents two vacancies
  • Purdue will not sponsor employment authorization for this position
  • A background check and drug screen will be required for employment in this position
  • A physical exam is required within the first 30 days of employment
  • FLSA: Non-Exempt (Eligible for Overtime)
  • Retirement Eligibility: Non-exempt Defined Contribution Plan
  • Purdue University is an EOE/AA employer. All individuals, including minorities, women, individuals with disabilities, and veterans are encouraged to apply.