Job Opening for 2023-2024
Infant Guide in Raleigh, North Carolina, US
Ohana Child development center provides the highest quality Montessori/RIE based programming for children 4 months to 5 years of age. Ohana Child Development Center serves the families of Bandwidth employees, and is located in the Bandwidth Raleigh NC Headquarters (Athens). Ohana is looking for qualified, passionate guides and caregivers who are dedicated to providing respectful, encouraging and cognitively stimulating programming for the children in their care. We are recruiting teachers who are open to learning and continuing education, and who want to work in a collaborative environment (sharing their knowledge and learning from others). Ohana guides will partner with Bandwidth families to provide encouragement and support that best serves the children, and give continuous feedback to families regarding their children’s development and individual needs.
What You’ll Do:
Coordinates with a lead guide to plan and prepare the environment using Montessori/RIE principles.
Managing physical care of children (including diapering and toileting) using Montessori and RIE techniques.
Ensure the daily care of every child by following all school/ classroom procedures and standards as well as all licensing guidelines.
Ensure visual supervision and child safety at all times.
Observing and documenting observations regularly for each child.
Preparing and maintaining the environment based on observations of the needs of the children.
Maintaining a safe, clean and organized classroom environment
Provides daily reports to parents documenting diapering, sleeping and eating.
Models appropriate pro social behavior and redirects children when appropriate using positive discipline strategies.
Form relationships with families, children, and co-teachers that are respectful of individual differences and culture, family styles and cultural/socioeconomic diversity.
Meets regularly with co teachers to discuss observations, environmental design, curriculum planning, and challenges to ensure all guides are coordinating and collaborating.
Provides developmental reports to parents and conducts parent conferences three times per year
Communicates important information to co teachers regarding aspects of the children and classroom.
Maintain a professional self-image and project the values of Ohana and Bandwidth at all times.
Keep up with required training hours & certifications according to licensing
Be open to applying new teaching, learning strategies as directed by the Director and the Ohana Board
Attend faculty meetings regularly
What You Need:
Bachelor’s degree preferred
3 years working in an early childhood program, preferably with infants
Child development knowledge
Experience with Montessori/RIE caregiving techniques
Skilled in observation techniques and documentation
Communication skills (oral and written)
Works in a normal Child Development Center environment
Must be able to lift, move, or hold children with weight up to 60 pounds.
Must be able to observe children from various distances.
Must be able to lift children from various heights.
Must be able to stoop, kneel, crouch or crawl, reach with hands and arms and use hands to finger, handle or feel.
Must have the ability navigate uneven outdoor terrain for limited periods of time in various mild to moderate weather conditions.
B.A. or B.S. early childhood education or child development
MACTE accredited Montessori certification
5+ years working in Montessori infant/toddler environment
Fluency in languages other than english.