Chicanos Por La Causa, Inc.

Tularosa, New Mexico, United States

Substitute HelpNM

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Job Description

Tularosa NM

Substitute HelpNM


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.




This position is non-exempt under the provisions of the Fair Labor Standards Act and is subject to the Agency's policies and procedures pertaining to overtime hours and premium pay.

  • 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.
  • Other Requirements :

  • 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 expect 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, weekly COVID-19 testing at their expense, and other requirements established by CPLC from time to time.


    Position requirements: This position is both a mobile and a sedentary position with periods of light physical activity, and is performed mostly in office surroundings. Positions typical in nature require regular walking or standing; sitting, lifting and carrying up to 20 pounds; climbing stairs bending, reaching, holding, grasping and turning objects; and using fingers to operate computer keyboards. This position will require the ability to speak normally and to use normal or aided vision and hearing.

    Travel: Local, interstate and intrastate travel to Chicanos Por La Causa, Inc., its affiliates and/or subsidiaries, will be necessary to successfully fulfill the duties of this position. Candidate must have and maintain a valid driver's license and auto insurance. Technology will be utilized to minimize travel whenever feasible. The travel requirements for this position are anticipated to be 25 to 35 percent assignment depending. Overnight travel must be approved in advance by the Department VP.

    Continuous Learning: All certifications related to the position at hire, or obtained while employed by CPLC, must be maintained. Candidate will be expected to participate in continuous learning opportunities to maintain competency and enhance skillset. Learning opportunities must be approved by Department VP.


    This job description is meant to describe the general nature and level of work being performed; it is not intended or is implied to be construed as an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties and skills required for the position. Duties, responsibilities and activities may change or new ones may be assigned at any time with or without notice.

    Requirements are representative of minimum levels of knowledge, sills and/or abilities. To perform this job successfully, the employee must possess the abilities or aptitudes to perform each duty proficiently. All employees are accountable for understanding and complying with all corporate policies and procedures as well as any program specific policies and procedures. Continued employment remains on an "at-will" basis.

    This job description is subject to possible modification to reasonably accommodate individuals with disabilities. Some requirements may exclude individuals who pose a direct threat or significant risk to the health and safety of themselves or other employees. Employee signature below indicates the employee's understanding of the requirements, essential functions and duties of the position.


    Continuous Learning: All certifications related to the position at hire, or obtained while employed by CPLC, must be maintained. Candidate will be expected to participate in continuous learning opportunities to maintain competency and enhance skillset. Learning opportunities must be approved by supervisor.

    CPLC Mission, Vision and Values in Action: Our mission and purpose is to drive economic and political empowerment. We cannot achieve our vision of "Empowered Lives" without the full engaged participation of each employee. Each CPLC employee is expect to adhere not only to the CPLC Code of Conduct when acting on behalf on CPLC, but each employee is also expected to contribute to promoting and demonstrating CPLS's Values in Action in their interactions with clients, other CPLC employees, CPLC stakeholders, and at any and all times representing CPLC.

    CPLC Values in Action
  • I deliver on my commitments
  • I bring innovative solutions and adapt to address challenges.
  • I advance and own my professional and personal growth.
  • I engage passionately and fully in advocating for, and responding to, the needs of our community.
  • I demonstrate respect with honest and transparent communication.
  • I protect CPLC resources as if they are my own.

  • I understand, acknowledge and will do my utmost to fulfill the job duties and functions as outlined above and to demonstrate CPLC's values in my behaviors and actions now that I have become an integral and vital part of the CPLC Familia.