Wednesday , February 21 2024

Patagonia Jobs – Center Teacher

Website Patagonia

Job Description:

The Center Teacher is responsible for providing substitute coverage for classroom teachers in the infant, preschool & school age programs. The Center Teacher is responsible for all aspects of care for children ages 2 months to 9 years. Daily responsibilities of this role may include: transportation of school age children, stocking center supplies/groceries, physical caregiving; implementation of age appropriate, individualized curriculum; facilitating supportive relationships with children, parents and colleagues; and assisting in classroom parent communications such as newsletters and activity calendars and classroom organization.

Job Responsibilities:

  • Infuse the classroom with language (preferably Spanish), songs, games and activities throughout the day.
  • Co-create and organize a stimulating and developmentally appropriate learning environment suitable for all of the children enrolled in the mixed aged classroom.
  • Ensure visual supervision and child safety at all times.
  • Create an instructional curriculum that meets the needs of each child with concern for his/her interests, individual learning style and pace of learning.
  • Form relationships with parents, children and co-teachers that are respectful of individual differences, family styles and cultural/socioeconomic diversity.
  • Provide programing that is in accordance with the policies, philosophy, and cornerstones of the Patagonia.
  • Create the highest quality program for Patagonia children, employees and teachers.
  • Ensure a structured routine that allows for scheduled meal and rest breaks for the teaching team and maintains a flexible yet consistent daily schedule and routine for the children and parents.
  • Communicate with children, families and teachers in a positive manner.
  • Create a language rich environment (preferably Spanish) to foster language skills.
  • Treat each child with dignity and respect.
  • Guide children in becoming responsible integral members of the group and community.
  • Facilitate for children to become actively involved in problem solving in the environment.

Job Requirements:

  • Two years’ experience working with young children (At least 150 hours working/volunteering with children within the last 6 months).
  • Continually be able to react to a child that is 20 to 30 feet away within 30 seconds.
  • Demonstrates initiative, is conscientious and provides complete follow-through on areas of responsibility.
  • Must maintain a current driver’s license & clean driving record.
  • Continually able to sit on the floor to work with children.
  • Continually able to follow and implement campus and GPCDC/VRCDC Covid practices and protocols.
  • Comfortable with team-based work structure; ability to demonstrate flexibility on the job.
  • Fifteen (15) units in Early Childhood Education (Growth and Development, Child-Family & Community, Infant/Toddler studies, School-age studies, and one other program class).
  • Continually able to lift 1-40 pounds from the floor to a waist high table.
  • Passionate about child development and supporting our company mission to save our home planet.
  • Continually able to observe and respond to children’s needs, emergencies and/or conflicts that might occur during the day (inside or outside environment).
  • Continually able to kneel to maintain eye contact at child’s level.
  • High school graduate.
  • Excellent customer service skills in person, via email, and on the phone.

Qualification & Experience:

  • AA or BA in ECE or related field
  • Understanding of Outdoor Classroom Project, Resources for Infant Educarers (RIE), Pyramid Model & Learning Stories.
  • Bilingual (Spanish preferred)

Job Details:

Company: Patagonia

Vacancy Type:  Full Time

Job Location: Oakland, CA, US

Application Deadline: N/A

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