Chicanos Por La Causa, Inc.

Chaparral, New Mexico, United States


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Job Description

Truth or Consequences NM

Substitute 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, in the absence of the classroom teacher, is responsible for providing instruction and managing the learning environment of children from birth to 5-years of age. Must supervise children at all times. The position reports to the Center Manager or Lead Teacher at the location to which assigned.

  • Assist classroom staff in carrying out daily center activities, outings, field trips, and special events.
  • Assist classroom staff with any clean up and sanitation.
  • Prepares and supervises various activities with center teaching staff.
  • Interacts positive with children at all times and encourages appropriate behaviors through positive guidance and problem solving.
  • Directs activities with children, under the guidance of the classroom teacher or Lead Teacher.
  • Supervise and monitor the safety of children in their care at all times.
  • Attends all training opportunities required by the program.
  • Communicate effectively, both orally and in writing.
  • Adheres to all program and funding regulations, as well as agency and program policies and procedures.
  • Will abide by the Confidentiality Statement and the Core Values of the program.
  • Performs other duties as assigned as deemed necessary or desirable by the program.

  • Education/Background :
    • High School diploma or GED and willing to work towards obtaining a HELPNM Substitute Certificate or attending the ECECD 45-hour early childhood course or registering for the Child Development Associate (CDA) program. Some experience working with young children is preferred.
    • First Aid/CPR Certified and Food Hander's Certification 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.