Chicanos Por La Causa, Inc.

Deming, New Mexico, United States

Toddler Teacher Help New Mexico

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Job Description

Deming NM

Toddler Teacher Help New Mexico

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.

Position Function Summary:

This position is responsible for the overall health, safety, nurturing and quality of care and education for toddlers; 18-36 months 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.

Essential Functions, Duties, and Responsibilities:

The following statements are essential functions of this position and not intended to be all-inclusive; rather, they are intended to describe the general nature and level of work to be performed. They are not to be construed as an exhaustive list of all responsibilities; duties and skills required of the incumbent, and an employee may be directed to perform other reasonably related job duties and responsibilities. HELPNM reserves the right to revise or change the job duties and responsibilities as the need arises, based on business need, and this Job Description may be updated accordingly.

This Job Description does not constitute a written or implied contract of employment.
  • 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, IEP's, 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.

  • Other
  • Performs other duties as assigned and which are deemed necessary or desirable by HELPNM.

  • Position Specifications

    Fair Labor Standards Act Provisions:

    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.

    Independence of Action: Supervision Received:

    The Preschool Teacher works under general supervision of the Center Manager or Lead Teacher.

    Supervision Exercised:

    The Preschool Teacher is responsible for their own work and has no supervisory authority or responsibility.

    Coordination and Cooperation with Internal and External Parties:


    Responds to requests for information from all levels of management.


    Incumbent has a low level of contact with external parties, inclusive of Board members, vendors and government agencies.

    Position Qualifications and Requirements:

    To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill and/or ability required for the position, but is not a comprehensive list. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

    Education and Experience:

    • High School Diploma or GED
    • Associates or Bachelor's Degree in Early Childhood Education or related field; Minimum of Child Development Associate (CDA) or New Mexico Child Development Certificate.
    • Three (3) year of experience in an early childhood program serving preschool children.

    Certificates, Licenses, Registrations

    First Aid/CPR Certification

    Other Qualifications:

    Early Learning New Mexico Health and Safety Orientation

    TB Test

    Bilingual Preferred

    Core Competencies:

    Performs the essential functions and element of this position competently, demonstrating adequate progress throughout the course of the introductory period of employment and continuing throughout employment with HELPNM. A variety of personal competencies need to be demonstrated by everyone at HELPNM and include but are not limited to:
    • Quality/Compliance: Achieving a standard of excellence with our work processes and outcomes, honoring HELP- NM policies and all regulatory requirements;
    • Customer focus: Striving for high customer satisfaction, going out of our way to be helpful and pleasant, making it as easy as possible on the customer or client, rather than on self, department, or organization;
    • Communication: Balancing listening and talking, speaking and writing clearly and accurately, influencing others, keeping others informed;
    • Considerate: Being helpful, respectful, approachable, and team oriented, building strong working relationships and a positive work environment;
    • Initiative: Taking ownership of our work, doing what is needed without being asked, following through;
    • Efficiency and Continuous Improvement: Planning ahead, managing time well, being on time, being cost conscious, thinking of better ways to do things;
    • Coachability: Being receptive to feedback, willing to learn, embracing continuous improvement;
    • Safety: Comply with and actively support all workplace safety policies and practices;
    • Critical Thinking: Using logic and reasoning to identify the strengths and weaknesses of alternative solutions, conclusions or approaches to problems;
    • Team Player: Able to work collaboratively with others in the organization, and to work well with diverse groups of people and gain and maintain respect of others, both inside and outside of HELPNM.

    Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

    To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required to perform the essential functions of the position, but is not a comprehensive list:
    • Knowledge of administrative and clerical procedures and systems such as Microsoft Office Suite, managing files and records, designing forms, and other office procedures and terminology;
    • Knowledge of the structure and content of the English language including the meaning and spelling of words, rules of composition, and grammar;
    • Excellent organizational skills, detail oriented and self-directed, ability to multi-task;
    • Excellent human relations skills;
    • Ability to communicate orally and in writing to convey information effectively;
    • Ability to work on several requests simultaneously without losing focus;
    • Ability to work with sensitive and confidential information without disclosing information to unauthorized individuals;
    • Knowledge of principles and processes for providing customer and personal services. This includes customer needs assessment, meeting quality standards for services, and evaluation of customer satisfaction.
    • Ability to communicate in writing to convey information effectively;
    • Knowledge of business and management principles involved in strategic planning, resource allocation, human resource modeling, leadership techniques, production methods, and coordination of people and resources;
    • Ability to thrive in a fast-paced and pressured environment and must be able to shift to other functions and priorities, as needed.

    Certification, Licenses and Registrations:
    • Some staff members may be required to 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.

    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.