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Truckee River Child Development Center: Infant-Toddler Caregiver job in Leipzig

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Other, Leipzig
Company Type:  Certified B Corporation
Industry:  Retail
Employment:  Full-time
Impact Area:  Environmental Sustainability
Company Name:  Patagonia

Country:  Germany
State / Province:  Other
City:  Leipzig


Job Title:              Infant-Toddler Caregiver

Reports To:         Program Manager

Location:              Reno, Nevada 

General Summary:  

The Infant-Toddler Caregiver is responsible for all aspects of care to infants and toddlers while at the Truckee River Child Development Center.  Such responsibilities will include: physical caregiving, developmental assessments, development of age appropriate/individually appropriate curriculum and facilitating supportive relationships with parents.

Essential Job Functions:

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

Early Childhood Programming

  • Ensure the safety of the children within the inside and outside environments at all times.
  • Establish partnerships with families that are respectful of individual differences, family styles and cultural/socio-economic diversity.
  • Ensure that all meals and rest break for staff are done in a timely matter and be minimally disruptive to the children’s daily routines.
  • Plan, supervise and implement a Developmentally Appropriate Infant/Toddler program in accordance with the policies and philosophy of TRCDC and the curriculum objectives.
  • Conduct regular developmental screenings of each child using the tool provided.
  • Conduct Parent/Teacher conferences after screening and whenever necessary.
  • Create an instructional plan that meets the needs of each child using the screening results, anecdotal observations, children individual interests and style of learning.
  • Observe children on a regular basis and record observations.
  • Offer guidance and direction to support staff.
  • Impact the lives of children and families every day.

Interactions with Children

  • Communicate with children and families in a positive manner.
  • 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.
  • Utilize developmentally appropriate guidance practices for infants and toddlers.
  • Encourage children to be responsible for their actions.

Interactions with Parents

  • Establish regular communication with parents regarding their child’s progress in the program or on specific issues arise.
  • Partner with parents to create an easy transition in to the program.
  • Create an environment that embraces open communication with families.
  • Facilitate quarterly parent meetings and other parent involvement activities.
  • Provide Early Childhood/community resources as needed.

Interactions with Staff

  • Attend and participate in all staff meetings.
  • Attend In-Service trainings and workshops.
  • Be courteous and respectful of peers.
  • Direct issues to the appropriate persons in a timely manner.
  • Supervise support staff.

Administrative Functions

  • Complete all pertinent classroom paperwork (daily reports, attendance, shopping lists, staff-child ratios, etc.) in a timely matter.
  • Assist the Program Director in conducting tours of classrooms.
  • Assist in the education and supervision of fieldwork students.

Physical Requirements

  • Able to observe and respond to children’s needs, emergencies and/or conflicts that might occur during the day.
  • Able to supervise children outside being out in the sun, snow and changing temperatures.
  • Able to lift up to 40 pounds from the floor to waist high table.
  • Able to push a cart/buggy/stroller weighing up to 100 pounds for up to 3 miles.
  • Able to walk or run as job dictates.
  • Able to kneel down to children eye level.
  • Able to sit on the floor to work with children.
  • Able to react to a child that is up to 30 feet away within 30 seconds.
  • Able to carry a child up to 40 pounds, up to 100 feet.
  • Able to respond to children’s first aid needs (inside or outside) which may include cuts, bruises, blood/body fluids.
  • Able to do fine and medium hand manipulations.
  • Able to deal effectively with the stress involved in working daily with children, staff and parents.

Minimum Job Qualifications:

  • High School graduate
  • Two years of experience working with children
  • Twelve (12) units in Early Childhood Education
  • Successful completion of Work Permit Process
  • Successful completion of hiring packet
  • Successful completion of Washoe County Department of Social Services core classes (Child Abuse and Neglect, SIDS, CPR/First Aid, Communicable Diseases, Nutrition, Child Development) within 90 days of hire
  • Working knowledge of personal computers with experience in the use of Word, Excel and Outlook
  • Able to work in collaboration with classroom team
  • Ability to demonstrate flexibility on the job
  • Demonstrate initiative, is conscientious and provides complete follow-through on areas of responsibility
  • Other duties as assigned

Preferred Job Qualifications:

  • Successful completion of RIE I.
  • AA/BA in Child Development/Early Childhood Education.

Employee Conduct:

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

ref: (SB_3495)
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