Infant Toddler Teacher

The Bishop's School
San Diego, CA United States

About The Bishop’s School

Founded in 1909 and affiliated with the Episcopal Church, The Bishop’s School is an independent, coeducational college-preparatory day school for 800 students in grades six through twelve located on a historic campus in the heart of La Jolla, just 10 miles north of downtown San Diego. With a student-teacher ratio of approximately 9 to 1, Bishop’s is known for academic, artistic, and athletic excellence while celebrating character development, diversity, inclusion, and belonging. Last year’s applicant pool drew from 72 zip codes and 168 middle and high schools throughout San Diego County and beyond. Fifty-one percent of the student population self-identify as students of color. Additionally, over $4 million in need-based grants is awarded annually.

The Childcare Center at The Bishop’s School
The Bishop’s School Childcare Center is a unique center offered only for children of the employees at the Bishop’s School. We are a small center licensed for 18 children, ages 6 weeks to 5 years. We offer low child to teacher ratios, a set schedule of 7:00am to 4:00pm Monday – Friday, reduced summer hours with full pay, free employee medical, dental and vision plan options and more. The Bishop’s School Childcare Center is truly one of a kind and a phenomenal place to grow your career.
Compensation: $23 – 25/hour
Position Summary Description
Under the direct supervision of the Director of Childcare Services, the Childcare Teacher is responsible for creating and implementing classroom programming in accordance with the policies and philosophy of the School Childcare Center including but are not limited to physical caregiving, feeding and diapering, and following an age-appropriate curricular plan, and facilitation of supportive relationships with co-workers, parents, and students.

Essential Functions and Specific Duties

  • Facilitate and nurture the development of each child while providing responsive care based on individual needs, temperaments, abilities and cultures which includes but is not limited to feeding, toileting/diapering and medication administration.
  • Performs as an educator for assigned children in the classroom setting throughout the child’s enrollment in the program.  Plans, implements and supervises a developmentally appropriate and inclusive educational curriculum for young children.
  • Maintains accepted standards of order, cleanliness and sanitation and supply inventory of assigned classroom, program facilities.
  • Actively collaborates with parents in an ongoing and positive manner to support each child’s developmental needs. Solicits and responds to the families’ requests and suggestions and communicates them to appropriate program staff. Conduct parent-teacher conferences for all primary care children as well as assist other teachers with their primary care children when needed.
  • Ensure the assigned classroom environment complies with all applicable policies, laws and regulations and is safe and appropriate for children.
  • Implement food service (snack preparation) in accordance with applicable policies and proper food handling guidelines and procedures.
  • Perform with a team approach, other duties as assigned.

The Ideal Candidate Will Have

  • High School diploma required.  Bachelor’s degree in early childhood education or related field preferred.
  • 12 units in Child Development or Early Childhood education required.
  • At least 3 units in infant toddler coursework required.
  • At least 2 years of experience in a childcare center is preferred.
  • Proficiency with Developmentally Appropriate Practices (DAP) particularly for infants, toddlers, and preschool-aged children.
  • Pediatrics CPR/AED/First Aid certification required within 30 days of hire.
  • Basic proficiency with Google Workspace and aptitude for learning new technology.

Core Competencies

  • Uphold the School’s Core Values.
  • Demonstrate professionalism, tack and an unwavering positive attitude.
  • Stay up to date on industry standards, trends, developments and legal updates.
  • Make timely and ethical decisions both systematically and under pressure.
  • Comply with School’s reporting policies and procedures.
  • Maintain a clean, safe and organized work area.

Role Specific Competencies

  • Decision-Making
  • Health and Safety
  • Attention to Detail
  • Patience
  • Dependability
  • Compassion
  • Communication Skills
  • Planning and Organization
  • Judgment

Application Deadline

We encourage you to apply as soon as possible, as applications will be reviewed on an ongoing basis until the position is filled.

Please do not email or call the school directly.

The Bishop’s School is an equal opportunity employer. We are a diverse community of professionals that broadly reflects the people of the San Diego area and the United States at large. We aim to align our hiring process with our mission and institutional goals. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment and will not be discriminated against on the basis of race, color, religion or religious practices, sex, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, citizenship status, national origin, age, ability status, military status, unemployment status or any other category protected by applicable local, state, or federal laws. The Bishop’s School takes affirmative action in support of its policy to employ and advance all qualified candidates.

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