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Preschool Teacher

posted April 24, 2019

Winter Park Resort
Winter Park, CO
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WINTER PARK RESORT OVERVIEW:

Opened in January of 1940, Winter Park Resort is the oldest continuously operating resort in the U.S., and located just 67 miles NW of Denver, is the closest major ski resort to the City. Winter Park’s traditions are deeply rooted in railroad, logging, and the early exploration of Grand County and the local Fraser Valley. Our mission is to “create the best memories, again and again,” for our guests, our employees, our community, and our strategic partners. 

Headquartered in Denver, Colorado, Alterra Mountain Company  is a community of 12 iconic year-round destinations, including the world’s largest heli-ski operation. The company owns and operates a range of recreation, hospitality, real-estate development, food and beverage and retail businesses. Headquartered in Denver, Colorado with destinations across the continent, we are rooted in the spirit of the mountains and united by a passion for outdoor adventure. Alterra Mountain Company’s family of diverse playgrounds spans five U.S. states and three Canadian provinces: Steamboat and Winter Park Resort in Colorado; Squaw Valley Alpine Meadows, Mammoth Mountain, June Mountain and Big Bear Mountain Resort in California; Stratton in Vermont; Snowshoe in West Virginia; Tremblant in Quebec, Blue Mountain in Ontario; Deer Valley in Utah; and CMH Heli-Skiing & Summer Adventures in British Columbia. We honor each destination’s unique character and authenticity and celebrate the legendary adventures and enduring memories they bring to everyone.

POSITION SUMMARY:

Maintain a friendly, professional and congenial attitude while effectively caring for the children and working with parents, guests, and other employees.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES:
  • To provide a safe, pleasant environment and attentive child care with an emphasis on the children’s emotional, physical, and social needs.
  • To effectively deal with children who have a particularly difficult time adjusting to their new surroundings.
  • To maintain safety and supervision of all children.
  • To assure compliance of all EEC, Winter Park Resort, and The Colorado Office of Early Childhood policies and procedures.
  • To perform daily child care duties as set forth by the Director, including but not limited to feeding, changing diapers and all other basic needs of the children.
  • To formulate and implement daily, weekly and monthly educational activities for Toddlers and Preschoolers.
  • Assisting the Director/ Supervisor in keeping accurate attendance records for each child.
  • Train and help orient attendants in child care.
  • Maintain the EEC in a clean, orderly, and safe condition.
  • Maintain professional communication with parents and staff. 

This job description is an overview of the scope of responsibilities and is not intended to be an inclusive list of job tasks and expectations. With the evolution of this resort and position, the responsibilities of this position may change. 

 EDUCATION & EXPERIENCE REQUIREMENTS:

Education/Experience:An EARLY CHILDHOOD TEACHER assigned responsibility for a single group of children and working under the supervision of a director must be at least 18 years of age and must meet at least one of the following qualifications: A Bachelor's or Master’s degree from a regionally accredited college or university.  Effective May 31, 2010, the major study area of the degree must be in one of the following areas: 

  • Early childhood education;
  • Elementary education;
  • Special education;
  • Family and child development;
  • Child Psychology

Effective May 31, 2010, a bachelor’s degree from a regionally accredited college or university with a major area of study in any area other than those listed at Section 7.702.54, A, 1, must have two (2) three-credit early childhood education college courses with one course being either introduction to early childhood education or guidance strategies, and at least six (6) months (910) hours of satisfactory experience. 

A two (2)-year college degree with a major study area early childhood education from a regionally accredited college or university plus at least six (6) months (910) hours of satisfactory experience.

Completion of two (2) years of college education, sixty (60) semester hours, from a regionally accredited college or university with at least two (2) three-credit early childhood education college courses with one course being either introduction to early childhood education or guidance strategies  plus six (6) months (910 hours) of verified experience in the care and supervision of four (4) or more children under six (6) years of age who are not related to the individual. This option to be EARLY CHILDHOOD TEACHER qualified will not be available after May   31, 2011. 

Twelve semester hours in college‑level credits from a regionally accredited college or university in the area of early childhood education, plus nine (9) months (1,395 hours) of verified experience in the care and supervision of four (4) or more children under six (6) years of age who are not related to the individual.

Completion of a vocational or occupational education sequence from a high school or trade school in early childhood education plus twelve (12) months (1,820 hours) of verified experience in the care and supervision of four (4) or more children under six (6) years of age who are not related to the individual.

QUALIFICATIONS, KNOWLEDGE, SKILL AND ABILITY REQUIREMENTS:

Colorado Department of Social Service Requirements:         

Early Education Center employees will be required to supply and/or obtain the following:

  1. First Aid Certification
  2. Infant/Child CPR certification
  3. Record of immunizations
  4. Physical examination
  5. Fingerprints
  6. Central Registry Background check
  7. Three written references
  8. Emergency contact information 

TRAVEL REQUIREMENTS:

When authorized, may drive a 15 passenger van with children and adults to field trips and activities

PHYSICAL DEMANDS AND WORKING CONDITIONS:

This position may be required to work evenings, weekends and holidays.

  • Able to lift, carry, or otherwise move  and position a minimum of 40 pounds on an occasional basis.
  • Manual dexterity to operate a computer on an occasional basis.
  • Auditory and visual acuity to operate computers, phones, mobile devices and basic office equipment on an occasional basis.
  • Ability to work for extended periods of time sitting, bending, reaching, and speaking on a constant basis.
  • Talking and hearing occur continuously in the process of communicating with children, supervisors and other employees.
  • Ability to work for extended periods of time standing, walking, kneeling, pushing and pulling on a regular basis.

Mountain Environment:

Talking and hearing occur continuously in the process of communicating with guests, supervisors and other employees.

  • Vision occurs continuously with the most common visual functions being those of near vision and depth perception.

To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily- reasonable accommodations may be made to enable qualified individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions

Housekeeping:

Most work tasks are performed indoors- temperature is moderate and controlled by environmental systems.

  • Talking and hearing occur continuously in the process of communicating with guests, supervisors and other employees.
  • Vision occurs continuously with the most common visual functions being those of near vision and depth perception.
  • Requires manual dexterity to use and operate all necessary equipment and products.
  • Able to wear personal protective equipment including but not limited to non-slip shoes, protective eye wear, and protective gloves.

To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily- reasonable accommodations may be made to enable qualified individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions 

OTHER DUTIES AS ASSIGNED:

This position description is an overview of the scope of responsibilities for the role described above.  With the evolution of Winter Park Resort, the responsibilities of this position may change as may the dates associated with many of the tasks. During these times of change, this position requires the flexibility and willingness to accept new responsibilities and potentially transfer others. It will also be the responsibility of any employee of Winter Park Resort to be a positive influence on the transformation of the resort and its associated lines of business.

AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER:

Winter Park Resort is an Equal Opportunity Employer and is dedicated to the principles of equal

Employment opportunity in any term, condition, or privilege of employment.

We do not discriminate against applicants or employees on the basis of age, race, sex, color, religion, national origin, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity, veteran status, or any other status protected by state or local law.

Winter Park Resort will make reasonable accommodation for qualified individuals with known disabilities unless doing so would result in an undue hardship to Winter Park Resort. This policy governs all aspects of employment, including selection, job assignment, compensation, discipline, termination, and access to benefits and training.

This job description in no way states or implies that these are the only duties to be performed in this position. I understand that this document does not create an employment contract, implied or otherwise, other than an “at will” relationship.

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About This Employer

Winter Park Resort

85 Parsenn Road
Winter Park, CO 80482

(970) 726-1564

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Winter Park is the closest major ski resort near Denver at just 67 miles away. Don’t be fooled by our convenient location, though… you’ll feel remotely tucked away in our high country corner of the Rockies. With easy access to 765,000 acres of public land, Winter Park is home to endless adventures and an unparalleled and unfiltered Colorado experience.

With over 3,000 acres of skiable terrain, Winter Park Resort offers an unforgettable experience for any kind of adventurer, whether you’re just here to take in the views, or looking to really get your adrenaline pumping.

And don’t think that things slow down once the snow melts! The summer sun brings bike park rippers, scenic trail trekkers, and speedy alpine sliders for a whole new take on Winter Park adventure.

ONE WINTER PARK

We are a community of explorers and adrenaline junkies; sight seers and nature lovers; lifelong skiers and fly fishing fanatics; mountain bikers and peak hikers… The opportunities for mountain adventure are endless, but we all share one common appreciation for this vast and pristine area.

As a celebration of this mountain lifestyle, we have refreshed our partnership with the community as a whole to establish Winter Park as a prime Colorado destination, connecting people with nature and embracing our shared value of the outdoors.