Why Work at BlueSkies?

Why work at BlueSkies?

  • Competitive salaries
  • Support for professional and educational growth
  • Health (including vision) and dental insurance
  • Paid sick and vacation leave
  • Employer matched IRA
  • Tuition assistance for children of employees (space permitting)
  • Weekly or biweekly staff meetings
  • Consultation and guidance from medical experts from early mental health to physical therapy and sensory integration specialists
  • Additional support for Head Teachers: Monthly reflective supervision meetings, biweekly leadership meetings, time out of the program to change equipment, write reports, and maintain academic records.

Teachers at BlueSkies...

  • Create a classroom setting where children’s social and emotional growth are supported
  • Provide balanced programs that are nurturing and enriching, and are based on principles of respect for children’s unfolding growth process, individual temperament, proven principles of early childhood development, and the needs of an individual as part of a society
  • Are supported in their professional growth and expanding their careers in Early Childhood Education

Grow in your career!

  • Identify skills you have and get support to strengthen them
  • Identify skills you want to gain and get support to build them
  • Continue your education and receive tuition assistance

 

Current Openings

Lead Infant or Preschool Teacher

BlueSkies for Children is a national model for early care and education, and is the only child care center in Oakland accredited by NAEYC; open all year for children from infancy through age five. Our school is play-based and respects each child as a capable and competent learner. Teachers, parents and children each hold a special role within our learning community, cultivating an environment where all feel valued and connected.

We hope to find two committed and excited teachers (Infant and Preschool) who are looking to lead an environment where they:

  • Enjoy designing and facilitating age appropriate curriculum and providing hands-on instruction that parallels program-wide procedures and routines;
  • Develop and implement a variety of differentiated, situation and child-specific developmental goals based upon group and individual energy levels, personalities and learning needs;
  • Demonstrate effective classroom management skills by proactively supervising and engaging children into productive outlets of play;
  • Exhibit nuanced understanding of teacher-child relationship building by modeling nurturing care, responsive language and consistency;
  • Build strong connections between school and home environments through open and collaborative communication with children families;
  • Exercise adaptability, supporting neighboring classrooms and teachers in times of unexpected need;
  • Embrace challenge as a participative leader within their classroom teaching team, taking responsibility for the success of each child, co-teachers and program.

BlueSkies offers employees:

  • Competitive salaries
  • Support for professional and educational growth
  • Health (including vision) and dental insurance
  • Paid sick and vacation leave
  • Employer matched IRA
  • Tuition assistance for children of employees (space permitting)

Ideal candidates will have:

  • B.A. in related fields preferred. 12 Early Childhood Education units required. Core ECE classes include: 3 units Infant Toddler Care and Development; 3 units Child Development class; 3 units Home, School and Community; 3 units Pre-School Curriculum; and 3 units Infant Toddler Care and Development
  • Multiple years of strong experience working with infants and preschoolers
  • Knowledge and ability to support play-based learning
  • Commitment to the BlueSkies philosophy and approach
  • Ability to work in a flexible and creative way, adapt to changes
  • Strong communication skills
  • Proven track record of reliable leadership, supporting a collaborative teaching team

BlueSkies is a multicultural community, welcoming applicants of all backgrounds and beliefs.

*Please specify role of interest: Infant Lead Teacher or Preschool Lead Teacher

Job Type: Full-time

Pay: $25.00 – $30.00 per hour

Benefits:

  • Dental insurance
  • Employee discount
  • Health insurance
  • Paid time off
  • Retirement plan
  • Vision insurance

Schedule:

  • 8 hour shift
  • Monday to Friday

You can find more on Indeed here

Preschool “Floater” Teacher

BlueSkies for Children is a national model for early care and education, and is the only child care center in Oakland accredited by NAEYC; open all year for children from infancy through age five. Our school is play-based and respects each child as a capable and competent learner. Teachers, parents and children each hold a special role within our learning community, cultivating an environment where all feel valued and connected.

This position speaks to an individual with infant to preschool-age experience and desires to grow in a highly collaborated work environment. You will be working with fun and loving teachers, passionate about early childhood development. We hope to find a committed and excited Floater who is looking for an environment where they:

  • Exercise adaptability, supporting varies class needs in facilitation and staff breaks;
  • Proactively supervise and engage children into productive outlets of play;
  • Exhibit nuanced understanding of teacher-child relationship building by modeling nurturing care, responsive language and consistency;
  • Build strong connections between school and home environments through open and friendly dialogue with families at drop off and pick up;
  • Enjoy holding a flexible role within a class team, taking responsibility for the success of each child, co-teachers and program.

BlueSkies offers employees:

  • Competitive salaries
  • Support for professional and educational growth
  • Health (including vision) and dental insurance
  • Paid sick and vacation leave
  • Employer matched IRA
  • Tuition assistance for children of employees (space permitting)

Ideal candidates will have:

  • 12 Early Childhood Education units required. Core ECE classes include: 3 units Infant Toddler Care and Development; 3 units Child Development class; 3 units Home, School and Community; 3 units Pre-School Curriculum; and 3 units Infant Toddler Care and Development – We can help you enroll and complete, if you have some
  • Multiple years of strong experience working with preschool ages
  • Knowledge and ability to support play-based learning
  • Commitment to the BlueSkies philosophy and approach
  • Ability to work in a flexible and creative way, adapt to changes
  • Strong communication skills
  • Proven track record of reliable leadership, supporting a collaborative teaching team

BlueSkies is a multicultural community, welcoming applicants of all backgrounds and beliefs.

Job Types: Full-time, Part-time

Pay: $20.00 – $25.00 per hour

Benefits:

  • 401(k)
  • Dental insurance
  • Employee discount
  • Health insurance
  • Paid time off
  • Professional development assistance
  • Retirement plan
  • Vision insurance

Schedule:

  • 8 hour shift
  • Monday to Friday

COVID-19 considerations:
We have a COVID operations plan we are following, and increased health and safety protocols during this time.

You can find more details on Indeed

Assistant Cook – Great Kitchen Team!

Position Summary:

Our Kitchen Team works collaboratively, in a fast paced and fun environment. You will work alongside the Head Cook and Housekeeping staff to provide nutritious and delicious food to the entire school. The Assistant Cook assists with all kitchen and some housekeeping functions for the agency. Coordinates with teachers, and participates in the Support Services team, preparing food, keeping the facility clean and tidy, and washing laundry if needed. Follows health and hygiene protocols for food service. May substitute for Cook or for housekeeping staff.

Principle Accountabilities:

  • Assists the Cook with cooking, cleaning, food preparation, storage and kitchen maintenance as directed.
  • Use hygienic and safe food handling procedures while working in the kitchen, preparing food and serving healthy food for young children.
  • Cleans and maintains healthy food preparation and storage spaces; cleans and stores dishes.
  • Prepares and serves meals according to the children’s schedules.

Job Requirements:

Education

  • Must be able to read in English, follow directions, and measure accurately
  • Hold ServSafe California Food Handler certification

Experience

  • One year of comparable work, preferably in a children’s care setting

Skills

  • Flexible, able to accommodate changes
  • Emotionally stable in the workplace

Personal Relation Skills

  • Friendly and respectful to adults and children
  • Able to work as cooperative team member .

Miscellaneous

  • Dependable and prompt
  • Incorporate the behaviors outlined in the BlueSkies Employee Handbook and the Housekeeping manual.

Supervisory Responsibilities:

  • None

Equipment to be Used:

  • Cooking: Gas stove, microwave oven, blender, toaster, dumbwaiter
  • Cleaning: Vacuum cleaner, washing machine, dryer, dishwasher

Typical Physical Demands:

  • Bend, kneel, stand on stepstool, lift and carry safely
  • Carry equipment, groceries and supplies
  • Healthy and able to work efficiently in a large kitchen; physical exam required
  • Perform job using safe practices to protect self, children, and equipment

Typical Mental Demands

  • Substitute for Food Service Director as needed
  • Prepare food properly for children with restricted diets
  • Know how to mix cleaning solutions in the right amounts

Working Conditions:

  • Work both indoors and outdoors, upstairs and downstairs
  • Exposed to children’s illnesses
  • Use common cleaning solutions and disinfectants

Job Type: Part-time

Pay: $15.00 – $17.00 per hour

Benefits:

  • Dental insurance
  • Employee assistance program
  • Employee discount
  • Flexible spending account
  • Health insurance
  • Health savings account
  • Life insurance
  • Paid time off
  • Professional development assistance
  • Retirement plan
  • Vision insurance

Schedule:

  • Monday to Friday

COVID-19 considerations:
We have a COVID operations plan we are following, and increased health and safety protocols during this time.

You can find more details on Indeed

Please check back for future postings.