Chicanos Por La Causa, Inc.

El Paso, Texas, United States

ORR Teacher

Posted over 1 month ago

Job Description

Work for La Causa

Make your career your calling.

Chicanos Por La Causa, Inc. (CPLC) is a non-profit organization and one of the largest Hispanic Community Development Corporations in the United States. The organization began with a group of student and community activists in 1967, and was incorporated and received non-profit status in 1969. CPLC is committed to empowering individuals through health & human services, housing, education, and economic development.


The Teacher is responsible for the planning, implementation, and administration of curriculum that is developed and facilitated for Unaccompanied Children (UC) in compliance with federal, state, and local regulatory requirements. is classified as anessentialbusiness by the state because the services we provide are critical to the wellbeing of thousands of children and families. Our CPLC staff members are servant-leaders on the pursuit of breaking the cycle of child abuse and empowering others to do the same through example while embodying our core values: We are Warriors. We are Servants. We are Family.


This position is not a supervisory position.


Work Standards
  • Design lesson plans for UC of mixed ages for the purpose of meeting individual physical disabilities, learning style, and pace of learning
  • Teach science, social studies, math, reading, writing, and English as a second language according to Texas Education Agency program policies and administrative regulations
  • Create, foster, and maintain a physical environment that is conducive for learning and optimal growth and development; promote social interaction with all UC
  • Plan and implement classroom activities based on individual needs of UC and goals set forth
  • Observe and address challenging behaviors and redirect them to a more positive behavior
  • Establish and follow policies and procedures for inside and outside classroom environments for UC to follow
  • Maintain classroom management and discipline using developmentally appropriate techniques
  • Other duties and special projects as assigned

  • Evaluate and document developmental progress and challenges
  • Complete and prepare teaching materials and related reports, such as, but not limited to classroom activities, individual UAC observations, and program records for the purpose of documenting UC activities as prescribed in the work plan
  • Complete and maintain accurate documentation, files, and records (including lesson plans/transcripts/report cards) as required

  • Respond to emergency situations and/or direct to appropriate management team members or program administration for immediate resolution
  • Assist with collaborative efforts and activities with the interdisciplinary and treatment teams to ensure all UC are receiving quality services needed to meet their individual treatment and behavior plans

Building Relationships
  • Build and maintain cooperative working relationships with management, program staff, inter-disciplinary teams, volunteers, and service providers to ensure the needs of the resident and program goals and services are being met at the highest quality
  • Work as a team player and exhibit professional behavior and a positive attitude with both internal and external clients that reflects positively on the Agency and is consistent with Agency policies and practices
  • Actively participate in exhibiting cultural awareness and sensitivity when interacting with children, parent(s)/guardian(s), staff, and the community


  • Bachelor's degree in education or related field
  • Must maintain valid driver's license and met company standards for insurability.
  • Successful completion of the appropriate teacher training through an approved program
  • Valid Generalist (EC-4) or other teacher certification required by the state of Texas
  • Minimum of one year of classroom teaching experience preferred
  • Bilingual (English and Spanish) with the ability to fluently converse and write in Spanish (based on student population), highly preferred
  • Demonstrated ability to develop and implement curriculum
  • Demonstrated ability to manage the classroom and work well under pressure
  • Ability to build a positive rapport with children, parents/guardians, and team members
  • Proficiency with Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, and Outlook)
  • Demonstrate ability to communicate professionally, interact with all levels of management in a clear and concise manner
  • Prepare quality well-written documents, reports, and correspondence

Preferred Qualifications
  • Certification: English as a Second Language
  • 2 years' experience in Education

Effective January 3, 2022, all CPLC Employees and all Service Providers, are required to be Fully Vaccinated against COVID-19. Newly hired employees, who are not Fully Vaccinated at the time of hire, are expected to begin a vaccination series immediately upon hire. CPLC recognizes medical and religious exemptions to the COVID-19 vaccination requirement, in accordance with applicable law and upon approval by CPLC. However, any person approved for an exemption, without exception, is subject to masking, and other requirements established by CPLC from time to time.

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