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Childcare Worker
Job-Specific Whole-Person Assessment

Childcare Worker

Attend to children at schools, businesses, private households, and childcare institutions. Perform a variety of tasks, such as dressing, feeding, bathing, and overseeing play.

Top activities and tasks for this job:
  • Maintain a safe play environment.
  • Dress children and change diapers.
  • Observe and monitor children's play activities.
  • Assisting and Caring for Others - feed patients
  • Provide care for mentally disturbed, delinquent, or handicapped children.
  • Communicate with children's parents or guardians about daily activities, behaviors, and related issues.
  • Sanitize toys and play equipment.
  • Keep records on individual children, including daily observations and information about activities, meals served, and medications administered.

About the test

The HR Avatar Childcare Worker Pre-Employment Assessment was designed to help you hire staff in this role. The test provides a whole-person evaluation by measuring job-relevant cognitive ability, personality, knowledge, skills, and relevant behavioral history. Each component provides important data for hiring decisions. Cognitive ability has been linked to overall job performance in most jobs and correlates with a candidate's ability to learn new skills and to solve complex problems. Personality characteristics determine how well the candidate will fit-in with a corporate culture. Knowledge and skills indicate how much training will be needed before a new employee becomes productive. Finally, relevant behavioral history detects counter-productive behaviors that can impact job performance.

The Childcare Worker test includes an animated work simulation in which candidates meet customers, colleagues and supervisors in a job-related context. Post-test surveys indicate the majority of candidates react favorably to these simulations.

The specific attributes measured include:

Cognitive Ability
  • Analytical Thinking
  • Attention to Detail
  Knowledge and Skills
  • Childcare Fundamentals
  • Adaptable
  • Competitive
  • Corporate Citizenship
  • Develops Relationships
  • Enjoys Problem-Solving
  • Exhibits a Positive Work Attitude
  • Expressive and Outgoing
  • Innovative and Creative
  • Needs Structure
  • Seeks Perfection
  Emotional Intelligence
  • Emotional Self-Awareness
  • Emotional Self-Control
  • Empathy
Behavioral History
  • History Survey - Performance
  • History Survey - Tenure

Following completion, the test produces a Candidate Selection Report that includes an overall score and detailed scores for each attribute. The overall score weighs each of the factors based on research and analysis from the U.S. Government's Occupational Information Network (O*Net). O*Net represents over a decade of dedicated research evaluating the relative importance of various factors that lead to success in almost 1,000 different job roles.

The Candidate Selection Report also provides expert interview questions that help you probe critical or low-scoring areas, along with a guide for noting your evaluation of the candidate's responses. Consistent use of an interview guide is an important part of gaining better candidate insights and making better hiring decisions.

Language:English (US)
Time to Complete:40 Minutes (Approximately)
O*Net SOC Code:39-9011.00
Simulation Context:Lower-Level General Business/Office
O*Net Context:Personal Care and Service
Price:40 Credits ($40 USD)
More information about this Job
Annual US Wages (2016)
Bottom 10%:
$17,190 or less
Bottom 25%:
$18,680 or less
$21,170 (Average)
Top 25%:
$25,490 or more
Top 10%:
$31,710 or more

Hourly US Wages (2016)
Bottom 10%:
$8.26 or less
Bottom 25%:
$8.98 or less
$10.18 (Average)
Top 25%:
$12.25 or more
Top 10%:
$15.25 or more

US Employment Statistics
2024 (projected):
Annual U.S. Job Openings:44,130

Top Knowledge Requirements
  • Customer and Personal Service
  • Psychology
  • Education and Training
  • English Language
  • Public Safety and Security
  • Administration and Management
  • Clerical
Top Skills
  • Monitoring
  • Service Orientation
  • Speaking
  • Social Perceptiveness
  • Critical Thinking
  • Coordination
  • Judgment and Decision Making
  • Active Listening
Top Abilities
  • Oral Expression
  • Oral Comprehension
  • Problem Sensitivity
  • Speech Clarity
  • Speech Recognition
  • Written Expression
  • Written Comprehension
  • Selective Attention
Education Requirements
No High School Diploma:
High School Diploma:
Post-Secondary Certificate:
Some College:
Associate's Degree (2 yr):
Bachelor's Degree:
Post-Baccalaureate Certificate:
This graphic shows the percentage of people in this role who have their highest education in each category.
Related Work Experience Requirements
1 - 3 Months:
3 - 6 Months:
6 Months - 1 Year:
1 - 2 Years:
2 - 4 Years:
This graphic shows the percentage of people in this role whose related work experience before they entered this position falls into each category.

Alternate Titles for this Role: Afterschool Counselor, Aide, Attendant, Au Pair, Baby Attendant, Baby Sitter, Babysitter, Before and After School Daycare Worker, Boarding Mother, Bus Escort, Bus Matron, Child Attendant, Child Care Aide, Child Care Assistant, Child Care Attendant, Child Care Development Specialist, Child Care Provider, Child Care Sitter, Child Care Supervisor, Child Care Teacher, Child Care Worker, Child Caregiver, Child Daycare Worker, Child Life Specialist, Child Monitor, Child's Nurse, Childcare Aide, Childcare Assistant, Childcare Attendant, Childcare Provider, Childcare Specialist, Childcare Worker, Children's Aide, Children's Attendant, Children's Institution Attendant, Children's Lunchroom Supervisor, Classroom Monitor, Day Care Aide, Day Care Assistant, Day Care Attendant, Day Care Home Mother, Day Care Home Provider, Day Care Supervisor, Day Care Worker, Daycare Aide, Daycare Assistant, Daycare Provider, Daycare Teacher, Family Day Care Provider, Governess, Hall Monitor, Home Child Care Provider, Infant and Toddler Teacher, Infant Childcare Provider, Infant Teacher, Instructional Aide, Lunchroom Aide, Lunchroom Attendant, Lunchroom Monitor, Lunchroom Mother, Mother Helper, Mother's Helper, Nanny, Nursemaid, Nursery Attendant, Nursery Day Care Worker, Nursery Helper, Nursery School Attendant, Nursery Supervisor, Parent Aide, Playground Aide, Playground Attendant, Playground Monitor, Playground Supervisor, Playroom Attendant, Pre-Kindergarten Teacher (Pre-K Teacher), Preschool Aide, Preschool Assistant, Preschool Teacher, School Bus Aide, School Bus Attendant, School Bus Monitor, School Childcare Attendant, Sitter, Teacher, Teacher Assistant, Toddler Teacher

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