Truckee River Child Development Center: Bilingual Center Teacher

Full time | Child Care
Location:Reno Service Center, NV

Job Title:        Toddler Bilingual Center Teacher

Reports To:   Program Manager

Location:       Reno, Nevada

Date:               April 2019

General Summary

The Toddler Center Teacher is responsible for all aspects of care for toddlers ages 12 to 24 months while at the Truckee River Child Development Center.  Such responsibilities will include: physical caregiving, development of age appropriate/individually appropriate curriculum and facilitating supportive relationships with parents while using English and Spanish languages within the classroom environment. 

Essential Job Functions

The responsibilities of this position will include, but not be limited to the following:

Early Childhood Programming

  • Always ensure the children’s safety within the inside and outside environments .
  • Responsible for formulating relationships with parents and children that are respectful of individual differences, family styles and cultural/socioeconomic diversity.
  • Responsible for ensuring that all meal and rest breaks for the staff and the changes in the daily schedule for the children [outside time, meals for the children, diaper changes, etc.] are done in an organized manner so as to create a sense of routine in the environment for the children.
  • Integrate Spanish into the classroom environment in a way that encourages understanding, fluency and appreciation for a second language.
  • Strive to create a state-of-the-art childcare program. 

Interactions with Children

  • In an effort to develop each child’s language skills, responsible for communicating to parents, staff and the children in a positive manner.  Strive to create a language-rich program using both English and Spanish. 
  • Treat each child with dignity and respect.
  • Help each child to become aware of his/her role as an integral member of the group.
  • Help each child to become comfortable with him/herself.
  • Encourage children’s active involvement in problem solving.
  • In an effort to develop the children to be effective decision makers, encourage children to be responsible for their actions.

Working with Parents

  • Work with each classroom team to effectively address parent issues.
  • Create an environment that embraces open communications between staff and parents.

Supporting Positive Staff Relationships

  • Attend and participate in all staff meetings.
  • Attend all recommended in-service trainings.
  • Direct and issues to the suitable person in a timely and appropriate manner.

            Administrative Functions

  • Complete all assigned paperwork (daily information sheets/daily attendance, shopping lists, daily staff-child ratios, etc.) in a timely manner.

Physical Requirements

  • 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 supervise children outside exposed to the sun and changing temperatures.
  • Continually able to lift up to 40 pounds from the floor to a waist high table.
  • Ability to push a cart/stroller weighing up to 100 pounds for up to 3 miles.
  • Continually able to walk and run as job dictates.
  • Continually able to kneel down to maintain eye contact at child’s level.
  • Continually able to sit on the floor to work with children.
  • Continually able to react to a child that is up to 30 feet away within 30 seconds.
  • Continually able to carry a child up to 40 pounds, up to 100 feet.
  • Continually able to respond to children’s first aid needs (inside and outside) which may include cuts, bruises, blood/bodily fluids.
  • Continually able to communicate clearly and calmly to children, parents and co-workers.
  • Continually able to deal effectively with the stress involved in working closely with children, parents and co-workers.
  • Continually able to do fine and medium hand manipulations.

           

Minimum Job Qualifications

  • High school graduate.
  • Two year’s experience working with young children.
  • Within 90 days after commencing employment, each caregiver must complete an initial course of training including the following:
    • Prevention and Control of Communicable Diseases in the Child Care setting
    • Certification in the administration of Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation
    • First Aid
    • Recognizing and Reporting  Child Abuse and Neglect
    • Sudden Infant Death Syndrome
    • Child development or guidance and discipline specific to the group served by the facility.
  • Successful completion of the Washoe County Work Permit process.
  • Successful completion of the hiring packet.
  • Excellent customer service skills in person and on the phone.
  • Comfortable with team-based work structure; ability to demonstrate flexibility on the job.
  • Demonstrates initiative, is conscientious and provides complete follow-through on areas of responsibility.
  • Fluent in Spanish and English

Preferred Job Qualifications

  • Acquaintance with RIE philosophy

Employee Conduct

It is the responsibility of every employee to contribute to a positive work environment through cooperative and professional interactions with co-workers, customers and vendors.

Equal Employment Opportunity

All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without discrimination on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, protected veteran status, disability, or any other factors prohibited by law.

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