Job title: Childcare assistant
Starting salary: $8-10
Sara Smith is employed at the Rise, a community based organization that operates as a transitional living facility for victims of domestic violence and their children. Sara has worked at the Rise for two years as a child care assistant in the residential day care center. She has a high school diploma and is certified in First Aid and CPR. Sara spends the majority of every day working directly with children. She organizes games and activities, prepares snacks, and manages the community volunteers. Skills needed to perform Sara’s job include, organizational skills, patience, and the ability to work with diverse populations.