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Preschool Bilingual Teacher (Great Pacific Child Development Center) job

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Company Type:  Certified B Corporation
Industry:  Retail
Employment:  Other
Impact Area:  Environmental Sustainability
Company Name:  Patagonia
Country:  United States


Job Title:        Preschool Bilingual Teacher

Reports To:    GPCDC Program Manager

Location:        Ventura, California

General Summary

The Preschool Bilingual Teacher is responsible for all aspects of care to children while at the Great Pacific Child Development Center.  Such responsibilities will include: physical caregiving, implementation of age appropriate/individually appropriate curriculum in Spanish, and facilitating supportive relationships with parents while using Spanish with the children within the indoor and outdoor environments 100% of the day.

Essential Job Functions

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

Early Childhood Programming

  • Ensure the children’s safety within the inside and outside environments at all times.
  • 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 to create a sense of routine in the environment for the children.
  • Strive to create a state of the art childcare program. 
  • Integrate use of Spanish into the classroom environment through language, music, activities, written words, and emergent curriculum, maintain a Bilingual Bulletin Board in the classroom, contribute to the monthly newsletter and assessments, and write anecdotal observations of children’s use of expressive and receptive Spanish.

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, using Spanish 100% of the time when communicating with children (except for emergency or safety issues).
  • 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 and Bilingual Team meetings.
  • Attend all recommended in-service trainings.
  • Direct all 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.
  • Complete anecdotal observations on children in classroom for Primary caregiver to use in child’s assessments.
  • Contribute to Bilingual Team responsibilities, such as writing meeting agendas and minutes, writing anecdotes, contribute to Bilingual Program Bulletin Board in reception.

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.
  • Twelve (12) units in Early Childhood Education (Growth and Development, Child-Family & Community, and two program development classes).
  • Successful completion of the fingerprinting process and or successful transfer of fingerprints from another program.
  • 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-able to speak, read, and write in Spanish.

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.

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