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Infant Caregiver

JOB DESCRIPTION

Location(s):                      Menlo Park

Reports To:                      Executive Director, Associate Director

Supervises:                     Early Learning Center Learning Guides (Aides)

Pay:                                 $22 - $25hr, depending on experience

Work Status:                   Full-time, non-exempt

Open Mind School, Early Learning Center


Open Mind School operates an Inclusive Early Learning Center for toddler and preschool aged children; alongside a comprehensive K-12 schooling experience in Menlo Park. Open Mind School programs are relationship based and built on the firm belief that children are curious learners who thrive in supportive environments. Open Mind School is inspired by the vision of inclusive and universal designed learning opportunities for all students. We're dedicated to creating and providing a child-centered, personalized experience that leverages local experiential learning opportunities. Open Mind School's mission is for all students to access high quality education, enrichment opportunities, and social experiences in an inclusive and supportive environment. 
 

Position Summary

We are seeking an Infant Caregiver who brings compassion, experience, and creativity to the lives of the children they care for as well as someone who has an internal drive to positively impact our school community.

As an Infant Caregiver, you will be responsible for engaging the baby(ies) and other children in developmentally appropriate activities, including art, bubbles, circle time, and exploratory play to foster a love of learning early on. You will ensure all needs are met in a timely and nurturing manner, have clear and consistent communication with the parents, and most of all, have fun!

  • Maintaining the highest quality of care, safety, and well-being of all children

  • Actively attending and participating in staff meetings and ongoing trainings

  • Provide information to parents daily regarding their children

  • Diapering, feeding, and self-care routines of children

  • Other duties as assigned by Lead Teachers, Director or Assistant Director

  • Working together as a team with your fellow caregivers as needed

  • Able to work independently as well to provide skilled care giving

  • Nurture professional development

  • Build and maintain positive, transparent relationships with the school’s parents, and support other educators to do the same

Best Candidate for the Position

  • Presumes competence in all students

  • Is open to incorporating social emotional learning into student experiences

  • Has passion for working with and engaging children in student driven learning experiences

  • Believes in fostering children's social emotional capabilities

  • Is committed to continuous improvement

  • Has experience working with the students with disabilities, preferably those who have an Autism and Apraxia a plus

  • Possess a growth mindset and servant-leadership orientation

Desired Qualifications

  • 12 core semester units in early childhood education/development semester units

  • 1 year of experience in a licensed child care center or comparable infant child care program or 1-2 years minimum as a full-time nanny for an infant. References required.

OR:

  • 6 completed semester units of early childhood education and enrolled in at least 2 semester units at a college until fully qualified with 1 year direct infant care experience.

  • Bilingual Spanish/English

Required

  • Possess valid DMV license and current vehicle insurance

  • Have access and readily use Internet and email

  • Must have fingerprints on file with the State of California and FBI

  • Must have TB test within last 1 year

  • Must have immunization records showing immunizations against influenza, pertussis and measles. Covid-19 vaccination.

  • Must have current CPR/1st or willingness to complete within 1 month.

  • Must have authorization to work in the U.S.

Compensation and Benefits

 

OMS is proud to offer a very generous benefits package including:

  • Medical, dental, and vision coverage for individual employees and dependents

  • Flexible spending account, 401K 

  • Paid federal holidays, sick days, and vacation days

  • Professional development opportunities and tuition reimbursements

About Open Mind School

Open Minds, Silicon Valley is a leader in inclusion and accessibility working with public, private,
nonpublic schools and businesses around the SF Bay Area and beyond. Open Minds, Silicon
Valley operates Open Mind School, a small k-12 nonprofit pilot model school in Menlo Park. Our
world-class team of educators, entrepreneurs, and specialized service providers are working
together to use data analytics to make informed decision making on school learning
environments. We're dedicated to creating and providing a child-centered, personalized
experience that leverages local experiential learning opportunities. Open Mind School's mission
is for all students to access high quality education, enrichment opportunities, and social
experiences in an inclusive and supportive environment. Open Mind School is a public benefit
corporation and nonprofit organization which requires us to meet rigorous standards of social
and environmental performance, accountability, and transparency.

OMS is an equal opportunity employer.

 

OMS hires employees regardless of race, religion, color, national origin, sex, disability, age, sexual orientation, veteran status, and other protected statuses as required by applicable law.

Apply Now

To be considered for this role, you must submit an online application. Please use the link below:

https://jobs.gusto.com/boards/open-mind-school-02327429-3d61-4de1-8ea2-9822aa81f866

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