POSITION TITLE: PRE-SCHOOL TEACHER ASSISTANT TCSB-1920-007
SALARY RANGE: $17,696 TO $21,422 PER SCHOOL YEAR MARCH 5, 2019
(Based on Education and Experience) Opening Date
FLSA STATUS: Non-Exempt SCHOOL YEAR CONTRACT OPEN UNTIL FILLED
EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER
Within the scope of Indian Preference, all candidates will receive consideration without regard to race, color, sex, religion, national origin, or other non-merit factors.
NAVAJO/INDIAN PREFERENCE POLICY
In filling vacancies, the school shall give preference to qualified enrolled members of the Navajo Tribe in accordance with the provisions of the Navajo Sovereignty in Education Act of 2005. Verification of Navajo/Indian preference must be submitted with the application if claiming Navajo/Indian Preference.
THE EMPLOYMENT IS SUBJECT TO BACKGROUND INVESTIGATION CLEARANCE PROCEDURES.
Section 231 of the Crime Control Act of 1990, Public Law 101-647 (codified in 42 United States Code § 13041), and Section 408 of the Miscellaneous Indian Legislation, Public Law 101-630 (codified in 25 United States Code § 3207) requires a criminal history records check as a condition of employment for positions that involve regular contact with or control over Indian children. This statement is notice that a national criminal record check will be conducted as a condition of employment. A favorable screening and a favorable background investigation is a condition of employment.
In performance of their respective tasks and duties all employees of To’Hajiilee Community School are expected to conform to the following:
Uphold all principles of confidentiality to the fullest extent.
Adhere to all professional and ethical behavior standards
Interact in an honest, trustworthy, and dependable manner with staff, students, parents, employees, community members and vendors.
Possess cultural awareness and sensitivity
Maintain a current insurable driver’s license
STATEMENT OF DUTIES:
Under the direction of the Dean of Early Childhood, the incumbent of this position connects and support student’s family to support student academic performance.
MINIMUM EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE REQUIREMENTS:
· 1 year of related experience
A High School Diploma or GED equivalent required with at least 18 credit hours or more in early childhood education.
Required to obtain an Associate Degree in a related field, such as Family & Child studies, elementary education within five (5) years from date of hire.
Must be able to obtain an Education Assistant License and/or a Substitute Certificate through NMPED within thirty (30) days from date of hire. Incumbent will be hired on a Provisional Contract.
Each CYFD funded preschool program classroom with a child-personnel ratio greater than 1:10 must have an educational assistant with an Associates of Arts Degree (AA) in Early Childhood Education.
Any Educational Assistant who does not currently possess an AA Degree in early childhood education must provide evidence of completion of a minimum of six (6) college credits hours towards the degree annually.
Proof of a physical examination within the last six months, which includes a tuberculosis test, and comply with other background checks as required by To’Hajiilee Community School Board of Education, Inc.
First Aid, CPR and Food Handler’s Certificate
A valid New Mexico Driver’s License
· Must be able to successfully pass a Background and Character Investigation in compliance with the Indian Child Protection and Family Violence Prevention Act, Public Law 101.630
Good distant vision in one eye and ability to read without strain printed material the size of typewritten characters are required, glasses permitted. Ability to hear the conversational voice with or without a hearing aid is required. In most instances, an amputation of arm, hand, leg, or foot will not disqualify an applicant for appointment, although it may be necessary that this condition be compensated by use of satisfactory prosthesis. In addition, applicant must have mental and emotional stability.
Applications and all other documents must be received by the closing date of this announcement unless specified as open until filled. Applicant qualifications will be evaluated solely on the information submitted by them in their applications. Failure to provide supporting documentation may result in your application being returned to you, or receipt of a lower or ineligible rating. All applications or resumes must have original signature. Applications become part of official record and will not be duplicated or returned. Qualifications and Navajo/Indian preference eligibility will be determined on the basis of information submitted.
OTHER REQUIREMENTS/SPECIAL REFERENCE:
You must be a U.S. citizen to qualify for this position.
The incumbent is required to drive a motor vehicle to conduct business at field locations.
A valid State Driver’s License is required.
All applicants must submit an Individual Driver History Report upon hire.
Housing is NOT
Relocation Expenses WILL NOT be paid.
HOW TO APPLY: Submit the following documents:
Employment Application (Download from the website)
Background Investigative Questionnaire for a Child Care Position Application (Download from website)
Unofficial College Transcripts (An official transcript will be required upon hire)
BIE Form 4432 (if claiming Navajo/Indian preference in employment)
Copy of valid Driver’s License
Copy of Individual Motor Vehicle Driving Report
Copy of Physical Examination with Tuberculosis test, AND First Aid, CPR and Food Handler’s Certifications.
ALL OF THE ABOVE MUST BE INCLUDED WITH APPLICATION IN ORDER TO BE CONSIDERED.