Job title: Early Childhood Educator

Sign on bonus $2,500

The Early childhood Teacher creates and implements development-based educational programs for children.
Must address the emotional, cognitive, social, and physical needs of both individual and groups of children while effectively communicating with parents.

Duties and Responsibilities:

Lead daily social, learning, and physical activities for all children in their assigned classes
Design their own lesson and classroom instruction plans based on state-approved and school-approved
curriculum
Responsible for the overall health and welfare of the children in their classroom, which requires diligent
monitoring of all children during learning times, meal times, restroom breaks, and nap times
Keep all children active and engaged while they are in the classroom
Responsible for keeping the classroom clean, organized, and stimulating for children
Assess all work submitted by students and provide progress reports to parents detailing their child’s success
completing classroom work
Attend mandatory workshops, conferences, and staff meetings as directed by Haak’u Community Academy
Other duties as assigned

Minimum Qualifications:

Associate’s degree or better in Child Development, Early Childhood Education, Elementary
Education, or Special Education
CDA/ECE certificate

Working knowledge of school-based programs and activities
One year of classroom teaching experience, either as a Primary or Assistant Teacher

Knowledge, Skills and abilities:

Ability to communicate effectively to multiple audiences
Able to perform all tasks identified in this job description
Positive youth development and effective management techniques
Demonstrate extensive knowledge in core academic subject matter
Knowledge of State and District content standards and Core Curriculum
Currently highly qualified according to the No Child Left Behind Act at the level of the
position (elementary, mid or high school)

Work environment:

The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those a Licensed K-8 Teacher encounters while performing the primary functions of this job. Normal classroom conditions exist, and the noise level in the work environment can vary from low to moderate. Travel may be required from time to time.

Physical demands:

The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by a Music Teacher to successfully perform the primary functions of this job. While performing the duties of this job, the employee may be required to frequently stand, walk, sit, bend, twist, stoop, kneel, crouch, crawl, talk and hear. There may be periods of sitting, standing, walking, keyboarding, reading, as well as driving or riding in transport vehicles with groups of students. The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 25 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include reading, distance, computer, and color vision. Talking and hearing are essential to communicate with students, coworkers, parents and community members.

Indian Preference:

The Pueblo of Acoma Department of Education has implemented an Indian Preference Policy. It is the policy give preference to any qualified person who is an enrolled member of a federally recognized Tribe. The application of Indian Preference is not automatic. Applicants requesting consideration for Indian Preference must provide valid Tribal enrollment documents certifying his/her Indian blood quantum. Aside from employment preference as provided in this section, the Pueblo of Acoma Department of Education shall not discriminate because of race, creed, age, sex, color, national origin, religion, sexual orientation, marital status, medical disability or political affiliation.

Confidentiality:

All employees must uphold all principles of confidentiality to the fullest extent. This position has access to sensitive information and a breach of these principles will be grounds for immediate termination. An employee will be asked to sign a confidentiality statement upon hire.

Background investigation:

This position is subject to a criminal history background check, a suitability background check and/or a Fair Credit Reporting Act (FCRA) check. In addition, the position is subject to a 101-630 background check in an effort to ensure compliance with Public Law 101-630 “Indian Child Protection and Family Violence Prevention Act.” Candidates must be able to successfully pass all required background checks to qualify for this position. Current valid Driver’s License. Candidates must be insurable through the school’s Automotive Insurance Carrier to qualify for this position. Drug screening: All applicants must successfully pass a pre-employment drug screening prior to beginning employment and may be subject to random drug testing.

Disclaimer:

The information on this position description has been designed to indicate the general nature and level of work performance by employees in this position. It is not designed to contain, or be interpreted as, a comprehensive inventory of all duties, responsibilities and qualifications required of employees assigned to this position. Employees will be asked to perform other duties as needed.

To apply, email the Department of Education human resources at d.dekker@haakuca.org. All applications will be given consideration, however not all applicants will be called for an interviewed or contacted. Haak’u Community Academy is a drug free workplace.

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