Perinatal Child Care Aide (#RS0301)
$16.28-$19.78 Hourly / $2,821.00-$3,428.94 Monthly / $33,852.00-$41,147.31 Yearly


Under immediate supervision, assists in providing custodial care for infants and young children enrolled in the Perinatal Substance Abuse Program, and does related or other work as required in accordance with Rule 3, Section 3 of the Civil Service Rules.


This class is the entry-level class in the Perinatal Child Care series. This class differs from the next higher class of Perinatal Child Care Worker in that an incumbent of the latter class serves as a lead worker. The Perinatal Child Care Aide assists staff in providing care and nurturing for drug exposed infants and young children and acts as a role model and informational source to the children’s parents.


  • Assists Child Care Workers in providing custodial care to infants and children, including changing, feeding, comforting, and assuring general well being; maintains sanitary and safe environment. 
  • Responds to inappropriate behavior by assisting to provide positive, appropriate disciplinary action to infants and children. 
  • Develops and maintains positive relationship with infants, children and their parents; assists with appropriate crafts, games, and recreational activities for all age groups; acts as role model. 
  • Assists with implementing basic curriculums for infants, toddlers, preschoolers and school age children. 
  • Assists in record keeping. 
  • May provide transportation for infants, children and clients for program required activities. 
  • May perform CPR and First Aide Learns County Policies and State Perinatal Guidelines


Experience: Six months childcare experience in a licensed day care center or comparable group childcare program.

License: Possession of a valid California driver’s license if required by the nature of the assignment.


Basic characteristics and special needs of substance abuse recovery; basic practices of child care and hygiene for infants and young children; appropriate disciplinary techniques; principles of infant and child development; basic nutrition.


Communicate and interact effectively and appropriately with infants and young children; work in groups and as a team member; relate to drug addicted and clients with disabilities; be non-judgmental toward clients; maintain confidentiality of clients and children; develop and maintain effective working relations with a wide variety of individuals; express self-effectively verbally; read and understand basic related written material; follow directions.


Mobility-Standing, sitting, walking, occasional bending and squatting, crawling; Frequency of Lifting-Frequent lifting of 5 lbs. to 30 lbs; occasional lifting of 30 to 70 lbs.; occasional restraining, lifting, turning heavy objects/people; Visual-Constant overall vision, frequent color perception, eye/hand coordination, depth perception, field of vision; some reading and close-up work; Dexterity-Constant holding, frequent reaching, grasping, occasional repetitive motion and writing; Hearing/Talking-Constant hearing normal speech, some hearing on telephone/radio; hearing faint sounds; Emotional/Psychological Factors-occasional emergency situations; occasional exposure to grief, trauma, death; occasional public contact; occasional decision making; working alone, working rotating shifts and weekends, including holidays.

San Joaquin County complies with the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) and, upon request, will consider reasonable accommodations to enable individuals with disabilities to perform essential job functions.

CLASS: RS0301; EST: 6/13/2001; REV: 11/14/2012;