Truckee River Child Development Center: Bilingual Infant-Toddler Caregiver job in Reno
Job Title: Bilingual Infant-Toddler Caregiver
Reports To: Program Manager
Location: Reno, Nevada
The Bilingual 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, 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
- Ensure the children’s safety within the inside and outside environments at all times.
- Establish relationships with families that are respectful of individual differences, family styles and cultural/socioeconomic diversity.
- Ensures that all meal and rest breaks for the staff are done in a timely manner and be minimally disruptive to the children’s daily routines
- 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
- Communicate with 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.
- Guide children to become aware of his/her role as an integral member of the group.
- Guide children to become comfortable with him/herself.
- Encourage children’s active involvement in problem solving.
- Encourage children to be responsible for their actions.
Interactions with Parents
- Work with each classroom team to effectively address parent issues.
- Create an environment that embraces open communications between staff and
Interactions with Parents
- Attend and participate in all staff meetings.
- Attend all recommended in-service trainings.
- Be courteous and respectful of peers.
- Direct issues to the appropriate persons in a timely manner.
- Complete all assigned paperwork (daily information sheets/daily attendance, shopping lists, daily staff-child ratios, etc.) in a timely manner.
- Able to observe and respond to children’s needs, emergencies and/or conflicts that might occur during the day (inside or outside environment).
- Able to supervise children outside exposed to the sun and changing temperatures.
- Able to lift up to 40 pounds from the floor to a waist high table.
- Able to push a cart/stroller weighing up to 100 pounds for up to 3 miles.
- Able to walk and run as job dictates.
- Able to kneel down to maintain eye contact at child’s 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 and outside) which may include cuts, bruises, blood/bodily fluids.
- Able to communicate clearly and calmly to children, parents and co-workers.
- Able to deal effectively with the stress involved in working closely with children, parents and co-workers.
- 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
- Two or more hours concerning the administration of first aid
- Two or more hours in the recognition and reporting of child abuse and neglect
- At least two hours concerning Sudden Infant Death Syndrome
- Three or more hours in child development or guidance and discipline specific to the group served by the facility.
- Successful completion of the work permit 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 and English
Preferred Job Qualifications:
- Acquaintance with RIE philosophy
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.