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Educator

POSITION SUMMARY: Conducts activities age and developmentally appropriate that promote the social development and educational growth of the individuals in his/her assigned classroom.

DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES / ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS:

  1. Contributes to and conducts classroom activities.
  2. Monitors children’s health, safety and physical needs and reports them to Lead Teacher as needed.
  3. Compiles observation documentation for each child in the classroom.
  4. Maintains cleanliness and safety of toys and equipment used by children in and out of the classroom.
  5. Communicates regularly with parents about children’s progress or needs.
  6. Must complete 24 hours of ongoing early childhood education training per year to comply with CYFD regulations.
  7. Must complete and maintain First Aid and CPR certification.
  8. Must complete and maintain all certifications/trainings specific to La Vida Felicidad and the FOCUS program.
  9. Is familiar with and adheres to all CYFD and FOCUS regulations.
  10. Maintains professional demeanor and is a role model for children.
  11. Demonstrates effective oral and written communications skills and excellent interpersonal skills.
  12. Maintains current CPR, First Aid and other trainings/certifications as required
  13. Maintains confidentiality in accordance with HIPAA, LVF policy, state and federal law.
  14. Attends department/staff scheduled meetings.

OTHER JOB RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Must be willing to assist children with general hygiene including toileting and diapering.
  • Must be willing to work with all age groups of children in the facility.
  • Perform all other duties as assigned by the Child Care Manager, Lead Educator Assistant or Early Childhood Services Co-Director

ROLE QUALIFICATIONS:

Experience Requirements

  • Minimum of 1 year of Early Childhood training and/or experience with children 6weeks to 6 years.

Education Requirements

  • High School Diploma or GED.
  • Completion of child care 45 hour entry level course preferred. 

Other Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

  • Ability to document professionally.
  • Time management
  • Ability to operate computer and successfully perform data entry.
  • Is knowledgeable of NM State child Care Regulations
  • Is knowledgeable of with NM FOCUS Requirements
  • Can maintain a functioning safe and interactive classroom The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions:

WORKING CONDITIONS:

  • Manual dexterity needed for computer and phone work
  • The physical environment requires the employee work indoors and out, in temperature controlled and uncontrolled with respect to adverse conditions. Noise is to be expected.
  • Must be able to manipulate and operate office supplies and equipment.  Occasionally required to lift up to 25 pounds
  • May require need for flexible schedules, including occasional evening s. (currently until 6pm however this may change in the future).
  • Must have an automobile at his/her disposal; a valid, non-suspended NM driver’s license and a current automobile liability policy and continuous coverage.
  • Must pass a pre-employment background check
  • No substantiation or criminal conviction of child abuse or neglect

Send your cover letter, resume and application to Ted@lvfnm.org, or fax to (505) 865-5331 or mail application to P.O. Box 2040, Los Lunas, NM 87031 (Attn: Human Resources)

La Vida Felicidad, Inc., is an EOE/AA employer.  Minorities, Veterans and Persons with Disabilities are encouraged to apply

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