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Childcare Specialist

Company: XY Planning Network
Location: Bozeman
Posted on: May 28, 2023

Job Description:

About XY Learning Center:
At XY Learning Center (XYLC), our mission is to provide exceptional care through a safe, responsive and nurturing environment that meets the needs of each child and family.
Our goals are:

  • To provide a safe environment while fostering relationships with nurturing and responsive care
  • To provide an environment and learning opportunities that meet the needs of each child
  • To provide a setting that allows children to learn and grow in social/emotional, cognitive, language and physical development
  • To provide learning experiences that ready children to be lifelong learners
  • To provide dependable and convenient child care service XYLC's philosophy on caring for young children starts with admiration of each individual child. We feel that every child deserves exceptional care. As one of XYLC's well-qualified staff, you will provide a comforting environment by building a trusting relationship with each child and their family. We will have open communication with each family to make sure all of their child's ongoing needs are met. At XYLC, we understand that children are best understood in the context of their families' culture and community. We respect the dignity, worth and uniqueness of each child and family.
    Curriculum is implemented to give each child the right challenge for their individual needs and development. We provide hands-on learning experiences that are relevant and meaningful to the child's interest and abilities.
    At XYLC, we foster a sense of community where children, families and staff feel connected and supported.
    About the Position:
    As a Childcare Specialist (CCS) at XY Learning Center, you will lend a cheerful and energetic hand to support the Lead Childcare Specialist in the operation of our childcare center in the heart of downtown Bozeman. You will carry out scheduled daily activities, extend compassion and care to children and their families, and ensure each child's safety and well-being-both physical and emotional. In this role, you'll help us maintain a warm, gentle, and nurturing learning environment for children, all while contributing to our goals of encouraging play, exploration, communication, and individualized child centered development.
    What You'll Do:
    • Provide conscientious care for children, monitoring at all times to stay aware of their physical and emotional needs
    • Keep logs (and HiMana app) for parents to show daily activities of their children
    • Assist children with personal tasks, including but not limited to meals, diaper changes, and nap time routines
    • Maintain a regular schedule of meal, play, and nap times
    • Engage children in fun, educational activities, including time outdoors
      • Support children and lead CCS as needed during activities
      • Be knowledgeable on developmentally appropriate practices to meet children where they are while continually helping each child develop at his/her own pace
        • Be familiar with the Montana Early Learning Standards
        • Keep open, proactive communication with parents on each child's needs and challenges (as per XYLC best practices)
        • Build a partnership with each family centered around your relationship with their child
        • Document all appropriate information and hold records confidentially
          • Accident reports and well child checks (daily)
          • Create and support a safe, functional child care environment
            • Be knowledgeable on Montana State Child Care Licensing Rules and Regulations
            • Execute a cleaning routine that keeps all areas sanitary and safe
            • Collaborate with other staff and the Director to support the overall learning centers' goals to provide quality child care.
              • Attend L-10s, weekly meetings and XYLC retreats What You'll Bring to the Table: (If you think, "I only meet 80% of these qualifications", still apply!)
                • Authorized to live and work in the United States
                • High school diploma or GED
                • 2+ years of child care experience
                • Strong communication skills and passion for child development
                • Proper vaccinations, per state regulations (MMR if born in 1957 or later and TDAP)
                • Infant, child, and adult CPR, First Aid, and Infant Safety Essentials certifications (or obtain within 30 days of hire)
                • Comfortable with caring for and connecting with children of all ages and abilities, including infants
                • Desire and ability to engage in physical and educational play activities with children
                • Ability to physically meet the demands of children on the go, including but not limited to; bend, stoop, kneel, stand or sit for extended periods and lift up to 40 pounds
                • Ability to pass federal and state criminal, sex offender and domestic watch list background checks
                • Comfort with technology and learning new tools
                • Willing to complete 16 hours of required training annually
                • The ability to multitask and a love of organization
                • Experience and ease leading and collaborating with coworkers What Would Make Us Drool:
                  • Ideal candidate would be available to work 7:30AM- 5:30PM, Mon, Tues, Weds, and Fri (Thursdays Off)
                  • Bachelor's degree in Early Childhood Education, Childhood Development or equivalent to including Family/Children Services and Support
                  • Level 4 or higher on the Montana Practitioner Registry
                  • 2+ years of experience working with infants and toddlers in a group setting The Deets:Start Date: Immediately
                    Status: Full-time, non-exempt ((40-45 hours/week - the center hours will include early mornings, after school care, date nights for parents and summer day camps.)
                    Location: Bozeman, MT
                    Team: XY Learning Center
                    Reports to: Director of XY Learning Center
                    Direct Reports: None
                    Compensation & Benefits:
                    • $22.83/hr
                    • 120 hours (prorated by start date) of Paid Time Off in order to Maintain Work/Life Harmony
                    • Equity Program: All team members at XYPN are owners! We annually contribute an equivalent of 8% of your compensation into our ESOP as part your benefit
                    • 401(k) with match; you put in 6% and we put in 4.5%
                    • 12 weeks of paid maternity/paternity leave for the birth or adoption of a child
                    • Health insurance w/employer contribution
                    • Dental, Vision, Voluntary Life and AD&D, and Accident insurance options
                    • Employer paid Life and AD&D insurance
                    • Employer paid Long Term Disability coverage
                    • Up to $1,800/year to cover the cost of working with a financial planner, plus up to $500 toward the upfront fee
                    • $500 donated to a non-profit organization of your choice when you volunteer 40 hours within the calendar year
                    • A sabbatical program that includes a cash bonus and extra time off at 5, 10, and 15 years
                    • Subsidized employer-sponsored childcare through our internal child care program (subject to availability)
                    • $5,000 relocation package available to those moving to Bozeman, MT
                      XY Planning Network believes that our team members, and the individual identities and experiences of our team members, are our key differentiators. We won't settle for mere acceptance of each other's differences because we maintain that our team is better because of our differences, not in spite of them. As such, our culture celebrates, champions, supports, protects, and thrives on our various and collective identity categories. XYPN is beyond proud to be an equal opportunity employer.
                      XYPN welcomes applications from individuals who may have had nontraditional career paths, or who may have taken time off for family reasons (e.g., children, caring for disabled or elderly family). We encourage applications from minorities, women, individuals with disabilities, protected veterans and all other qualified applicants.

Keywords: XY Planning Network, Bozeman , Childcare Specialist, Other , Bozeman, Montana

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