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Position Title: On-Call Substitute Teacher
Departments: Early Learning Center at Kaune
Classification: Temporary/Seasonal; On-Call
FLSA Status: Non-Exempt
Reports to: Director of Early Learning at Kaune
Rate: Salary negotiable based on education, experience, certifications.
Revision Date: 07/14/2021
For more information and to complete an application please go to https://growingupnm.org/careers/ call 505-216-2972, or visit us at 440 Cerrillos Road, Santa Fe, NM
At Growing Up New Mexico, we recognize that our educators here at the Early Learning Center at Kaune are essential to the success of our school. The Kaune leadership team works hard to support them through on-site professional development, training, and personal wellbeing. We believe it is very important to create a warm and welcome place to work, where team members can feel supported and appreciated for all they do.
The On-Call Substitute is responsible for providing on-call program support in the event of a staff absence or as additional program support. The On-Call Substitute reports for duty on time and performs quality classroom supervision, instruction and teacher and program assistance. The On-Call substitute complies with program policies and disciplinary standards. There are no guaranteed hours of work.
Growing Up New Mexico is a 501(c)3 organization located in Santa Fe, New Mexico. Inherent in our mission are guiding principles that center on the belief that all families are capable of success if given the right opportunities and resources at the right time. The focus of our work is to demonstrate and implement effective and proven early childhood and family support strategies, prenatal to age five, focused on quality, equity, and access. Growing Up New Mexico utilizes two parallel, mutually informed strategies in all we do: a local programmatic approach and a state-wide policy approach, with each continually informing the other.
Key areas of Responsibility:
Teach and/or care for children as needed and directed by teachers and the Director.
Take children to the bathroom and relieve teachers as appropriate.
Ensure that all Early Childhood Education and Care Department (ECECD) regulations for childcare including those pertaining to health and safety are met for each child at all times, including knowledge of and participation in emergency evacuation procedures.
Follow program, discipline, and confidentiality policies and procedures for the Growing Up New Mexico Early Learning Center at Kaune.
Participate in mandatory trainings that may be held outside regular working hours (evenings/weekends) as necessary.
Support teachers in observing and documenting children’s interests and developmental indicators.
Cover classrooms for planning time as directed by the supervisor.
Perform classroom and/or childcare preparation as instructed by supervisor.
Participate with program and teaching staff to coordinate classroom activities.
Prepare, clean and supervise meals as instructed.
Maintain classroom materials and furniture as outlined in the Early Learning Center sanitation policy.
Assist teachers and other program staff as needed.
Report concerns regarding students, families, and staff directly to the Director.
Exhibit professionalism, tact and patience when communicating with children, families, employees, and staff at all levels of the organization.
Collect and keep the meal counts current and accurate.
Maintain a neat and clean kitchen, community space and classroom.
Make sure books, materials, and supplies are used appropriately and properly put away each day.
Perform other duties as assigned by teachers and the Director.
Minimum of high school diploma/GED and one year of experience working with children in groups.
Prefer experience and/or education in early childhood or elementary education, lesson planning, and/or enrichment activity planning.
Bilingual (English/Spanish) preferred.
Ability to work well in culturally diverse setting and knowledge of local population served, to include elementary-school aged children and families representing a wide range of socio-economic and risk factors.
Ability to pass a mandatory background clearance required of all childcare workers in the State of New Mexico.
CPR certified preferred.
Works sensitively with the children, families, and teachers at the program site.
Communicates clearly and accurately, orally and in writing.
Functions effectively and cooperatively as a team member.
While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to walk, stand, drive, and sit for long periods of time. The employee is occasionally required to reach with hands and arms, stoop, kneel, crouch or crawl. The employee must be able to lift 40 pounds. Environmental stress may occur. The employee may be exposed to chemicals, pesticides or other agents used at the school facility. There is a potential for exposure to infectious diseases. The noise level in the environment is usually moderate to loud.
All candidates are required to participate in pre-employment screening, background investigation and verification of education credentials, as well as proof of reliable transportation and a valid driver’s license.
Compensation contingent upon experience, education, and certifications: full benefit package. Relocation funding is not available. EEO.
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