Chicanos Por La Causa, Inc.

Deming, New Mexico, United States

Preschool Teacher Help NM

Posted over 1 month ago

Job Description

Deming Rainbow NM

Preschool Teacher

HELP New Mexico has been empowering positive action through our services since 1965. We maintain a diversified approach to address community needs at 25 offices across the state. Come HELP New Mexico's change lives and improve the community where you live, play, and work.


This position is responsible for the overall health, safety, nurturing and quality of care and education for preschool children; 3-5 years of age enrolled in the program. Will plan, prepare, and develop classroom curriculum; and interact with children in activities to promote social, physical, and cognitive growth appropriate to the children's developmental stages. All activities and interactions will be in conformance with all federal, state and local regulations, standards, policies, procedures and best practices.

  • Maintains a positive, calm attitude and a pleasant, soothing voice, and models this attitude and voice for parents and others working or volunteering in the program.
  • Implements the developmental assessment for each child to determine the child's strengths and areas in which each child may need assistance.
  • Plans individualized activities based on developmental assessments.
  • Plans and prepares materials and supplies in advance for activities.
  • Interacts with children in activities to promote social and intellectual growth appropriate to the child's developmental stages at all times
  • Conducts daily learning environment health and safety inspections
  • Plans, prepares and develops lesson plans, activity evaluations, individualization plans, observations, report of contacts, referrals and other documentation required by the program, i.e. in-kind, attendance, inventory, data entry.
  • Implements home visits and parent conferences at the convenience of the parent.
  • Shares information about the child and family with the parents.
  • Supervises children during all activities, as define in the program's child guidance policy/procedures.
  • Observes children to detect signs of illness, injury, issues, developmental, child abuse or child neglect and immediate report to teacher for follow-up.
  • Works cooperatively with the teacher assistant as a team to encourage the active participation of all parents in the program.
  • Leads selected activities during designated parts of the class-day on a periodic basis.
  • Attends all training opportunities and all staff meetings provided and scheduled.
  • Communicate effectively, both orally and in writing.
  • Must provide accurate and timely documentation, as needed.
  • Adheres to all program and funding regulations, as well as agency and program policies and procedures and written service plans.
  • Will abide by the Confidentiality Statement and the Core Values of the program.
  • Performs other duties as assigned and which are deemed necessary or desirable by the program.

  • Education/Background :
    • High School or GED
    • Associates Degree in Early Childhood Education or related field; or Child Development Associate (CDA) or New Mexico Child Development Certificate or willing to work towards requirements within a specific timeframe identified by the program.
    • Minimum of 1-2-years' experience working with young children in an early childhood setting or a public-school setting at a grade level no higher than elementary school.
    • First Aid/CPR Certified or willing to obtain within the first 6-months of employment is required.
    • Health Determination/TB Skin Test and Fingerprint Background Check prior to employment
    • Bilingual ability (Spanish/English) is preferred

    Driver's License/Proof of Insurance (Preferred) : Maintain a current New Mexico driver's license, an insurable driving record, and provide proof of current liability insurance meeting or exceeding State-required minimum coverages is preferred for this position.

    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.

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