WELCOME NEW ACADEMY STAFF
DATES TO REMEMBER
May 28-29: WFA
May 28-June 1: WFR
May 30-June 1: WFR Re-Cert
TBD: CPR Training (included in WFA/WFR courses)
June 3-7: All Staff Training
June 10-August 16: Summer Programs!
1. STATE-BASED BACKGROUND CHECKS
*You may skip this step if you have ONLY lived in the state of Colorado for the past five years. ALL Telluride Academy staff are required to obtain the following three background checks from all states they’ve lived in in the past 5 years:
- State Criminal History Check
- State Sex Offender Registry
- State Child Abuse and Neglect Registry
You can use the following link to find instructions for completing each of these of checks. Contact Jason with any questions.
You must have ALL of these forms sent in by Friday, March 29th. Once you obtain results of these background checks, immediately send the results to firstname.lastname@example.org.
All Staff must pass a National Background Check. To complete the Check, please utilize the Colorado Fingerprinting or IdentiGo fingerprinting process. See directions below:
Best for those living in the state of Colorado.
*Telluride Wilkinson Library offers fingerprinting through Colorado Fingerprinting for those who live in Telluride.
Follow Colorado Fingerprinting Instructions to create an account and book your appointment. Note: In Step 3, you will order the “CBI CABS Fingerprinting.”
Billing Code: 1100TALIC
License Number: 1559492
CBI Unique ID: 1100DCLI
OTHER IMPORTANT INFORMATION
P.O. Box 2255
Telluride, CO 81435
Childcare Licensed 26-6-107
Childcare License Number:
You must submit your fingerprinting by April 7th.
3. COMPLETE REQUIRED FORMS
Once hired, you will receive an email from our Bamboo HR platform. Please follow the instructions to complete your NEW HIRE PACKET, which will include adding personal information to your account, signing your offer letter, filling out a few “getting to know you” questions, signing vital documents, uploading certifications and more. This might take a bit of time, so please get an early start!
4. COMPLETE REQUIRED STATE TRAININGS
All child care workers in the state of Colorado are required to complete a number of online trainings. Please go into the “Training” tab in your Bamboo account and complete the following four trainings: Standard Precautions, Injury Prevention, Recognition and Reporting of Child Abuse and Neglect and FEMA Emergency & Disaster.
There will then be a place in your Bamboo account to upload the completion certifications.
It may ask for the following information:
Employer Type: School Age Program
Country: San Miguel
School Age Program: San Miguel School Age (Before & After) & Camp Program
Professional Role Category: School Age Professional
Professional Role: School Age Professional
5. COMPLETE ABUSE AWARENESS & PREVENTION TRAINING
Understanding and working to prevent abuse is an integral part of our work as educators. Telluride Academy is implementing a new Abuse Awareness and Prevention Training program to help instructors understand the the warning signs and ways we can mitigate these types of risks. This goal of this training is to help keep Telluride Academy a safe place for our students and staff! This training will take about 90 minutes.
After you have taken this training, please read Telluride Academy’s Abuse and Neglect Prevention Policies. This document outlines our safety policies as they pertain to abuse prevention, camper and staff expectations, and the steps staff should take if they suspect inappropriate behavior.
- Click this link to create an account for Telluride Academy’s Abuse Prevention portal.
- Once signed up, the website will bring you to the portal home page. Click “Awareness Training” on the left, and watch the 9 short videos.
- After you’ve watched the videos, take the online quiz. Telluride Academy will be notified with your results.
- You do not need to print or email any certification documents. This will take about an hour.
6. READ THE STAFF HANDBOOK
All staff MUST Read the 2024 Staff Handbook carefully! This document outlines all Academy policies, procedures as well as the expectations of all Field Instructors. The Handbook is also a great place to familiarize yourself with how we structure and staff Academy programs. The staff handbook must be carried with you in the field at all times and gives you access to emergency contact numbers, lightning procedures, evacuations and more!
Both documents MUST be read and reviewed prior to entering the field with students.
We recommend that you either print off a version of this handbook or download them to your smart phone. You MUST carry one of these documents with you at all times this summer!
There are also numerous addendum found on the ‘Staff Resources’ page that outline useful options that are available to you throughout the summer.
7. READ THE CAMPER CODE OF CONDUCT
All staff MUST read the TA Camper Code of Conduct. This document outlines the expectation Telluride Academy holds for it’s students. Instructors should be familiar with these expectations and communicate with admin staff if any child is not adhering to it.
We recommend printing this document and keeping it with you during camp. This can be a useful reference when students are not behaving.
This document can serve as a guideline when creating “Camp Contracts” with student groups on Monday mornings.