Patagonia Careers – Substitute Teacher

Website Patagonia

Job Description:

Patagonia’s mission and values are put into practice every day throughout our child development centers. Substitute teachers provide coverage for regular classroom teachers in the infant/toddler and preschool classrooms when they are absent. The work hours of the substitute position fluctuate significantly, and qualified candidates must have the flexibility to be scheduled on an as-needed basis. Responsibilities of this role will include, but not be limited to the following: physical caregiving, implementation of age-appropriate, individualized curriculum and facilitating supportive relationships with children, parents, and colleagues.

Job Responsibilities:

  • Treat each child with dignity and respect.
  • Assist the teaching teams to ensure a structured routine that allows for scheduled meal and rest breaks for the teaching team and maintains a flexible yet consistent daily schedule and routine for the children.
  • Form relationships with parents, children, and co-teachers that are respectful of individual differences and culture, family styles and cultural/socioeconomic diversity.
  • Foster a safe, inclusive environment for children, parents, and teachers.
  • Become familiar with the various classroom routines, expectations, and teaching styles of each classroom.
  • Communicate with children using developmentally appropriate language.
  • Build a collaborative, working relationship with administration and all of the Classroom Managers, Primary Teachers, and Classroom Teachers.
  • Ensure visual supervision and child safety at all times.
  • Guide children in becoming responsible integral members of the group and community.

Job Requirements:

  • Demonstrates initiative, is conscientious and provides complete follow-through on areas of responsibility.
  • Comfortable with team-based work structure; ability to demonstrate flexibility on the job.
  • Expert in your classroom age-group and best practices in early childhood.
  • Excellent customer service skills in person, via email, and on the phone.
  • Dedicated to life-long learning and the betterment of the early childhood education.
  • Passionate about child development and supporting our company mission to save our home planet.
  • High school graduate.

Qualification & Experience:

  • Working knowledge of personal computers with experience in the use of such programs as Word, Excel, Microsoft Teams, and Outlook.
  • Successful completion of the hiring packet.
  • Two years’ experience working with young children (At least 150 hours working/volunteering with children within the last 6 months).
  • Fifteen (15) units in Early Childhood Education (Growth and Development, Child-Family & Community, Administration in ECE, and two Program/Curriculum courses). If you are working in an infant classroom, you must have three (3) infant/toddler units. If you are working in a school age classroom, you must have three (3) school age units.
  • Successful completion of the fingerprinting process and/or successful transfer of fingerprints from another program. It is a job requirement to have a successful criminal background check as well as clearance from either Live Scan in CA or obtaining a Sheriffs Card in NV to meet State childcare licensing requirements. If you have, or later obtain an exemption from Licensing, please know that you may still not qualify for employment as Patagonia has its own rigorous internal standards and review process given the nature of the work with children.

Job Details:

Company: Patagonia

Vacancy Type:  Part Time

Job Location: Greater Reno Area

Application Deadline: N/A

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