QualificationsTeachingChildcareExperience with childrenBachelor’s degreeAssociate’s degree
Bachelor’s degree in Early Childhood Education, Special Education, or a related field
Experience working with play-based, co-constructive curriculum
Interest in and understanding of the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA), Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), and other related laws pertaining to children with disabilities
About the job
At Google, we don’t shy away from big ideas-and that’s not just in our products. We aim to foster the healthiest workforce on the planet and our Benefits team is behind the wheel, driving these efforts. From retirement planning to financial literacy courses to healthy living campaigns, our Benefits team runs programs that are designed to keep our global Googlers healthy and happy. With offices across the world, you’re able to swiftly maneuver through the complexity of serving different legal and cultural practices, while also finding creative opportunities for giving our Googlers equitable support. You’ll build an understanding of what wellness truly means to each Googler, and implement innovative programs as the population of Googlers grows in size and diversity. You are a mission-driven and enthusiastic with creativity to develop and manage benefits programs.
As the Inclusion Specialist at the Google Children’s Center, you will work cross-functionally with various stakeholders to support students with special needs. You will partner with families to ensure their child is supported. You will work across all of our child centers and mentor educators, tailoring approaches and practices in order to best suit their classroom and students’ unique needs.
You will organize priorities, analyze program gaps related to inclusion topics, and partner with our Curriculum team to develop inclusion professional development. You will also work with our Site Directors to manage site-specific challenges and effectively develop strategies to solve them.
Great just isn’t good enough for our People Operations team (known elsewhere as “Human Resources”). We bring the world’s most innovative people to Google and provide the programs that help them thrive. Whether recruiting the next Googler, refining our core programs, developing talent, or simply looking for ways to inject some more fun into the lives of our Googlers, we bring a data-driven approach that is reinventing the human resources field. You’ll play an essential role advancing a more diverse, accessible, equitable, and inclusive Google through our hiring, promotion, retention, and inclusion practices.
Collaborate with management to design and implement training for teachers on issues regarding development, classroom techniques, environmental changes, appropriate teacher/child interactions, and intervention strategies. Work with the Curriculum team and Site Directors to ensure that our curriculum, environment, and educators are instituting an inclusive philosophy.
Manage cases for children who are suspected to/who have identified special needs.
Partner with parents and specialists on creating the best plan for children with special needs/disabilities.
Able to lift up to 40 lbs/children, change diapers, stand, kneel, and sit at a child’s height for long periods of time, climb/move around playground equipment, and intervene to help keep children safe.
Advocate for the needs of teachers, children, and parents, observe children in classroom settings, mentor teachers on best practices with specific children, and attend meetings.
Google is proud to be an equal opportunity workplace and is an affirmative action employer. We are committed to equal employment opportunity regardless of race, color, ancestry, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, age, citizenship, marital status, disability, gender identity or Veteran status. We also consider qualified applicants regardless of criminal histories, consistent with legal requirements. See also Google’s EEO Policy and EEO is the Law. If you have a disability or special need that requires accommodation, please let us know by completing our Accommodations for Applicants form.