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Teacher Assistant

Company: Presbyterian Medical Services
Location: Santa Fe
Posted on: May 3, 2021

Job Description:

This position works as part of a teaching team to assist in the orderly functioning of the classroom to provide an appropriate social-emotional environment in order to expand the child's ability to learn and grow. Position may involve the reassignment to various classrooms/centers as deemed necessary for program operations.


  • 18 years or older.
  • High school diploma or general education degree (GED) required.
  • Must have one of the following:

o Current Child Development Associate (CDA) credential for preschool-aged children; OR

o State-awarded certificate for center-based preschool teachers including the New Mexico Child Development Certificate (CDC); OR

o One-year certificate in Early Childhood Education; OR

o Office of Head Start approved CDA equivalent; OR

o enrolled within ten business days of hire in one of the above programs that will be completed within two years; OR

o an Associate or Bachelor's degree (in any area) or enrolled in a program leading to such a degree.

  • Must complete a 45 hour entry level course or an approved three credit early care and education course or equivalent approved by the New Mexico Children Youth & Families Department prior to or within six months of hire.
  • Experience working with children ages birth through five years in an early childhood environment preferred.
  • Bilingual Spanish / English or Navajo / English preferred.


  • Have or be able to obtain First Aid and BLS/CPR certifications within 30 days of hire. Certifications must meet the requirements listed in the document "BLS / CPR / ACLS & First Aid Training Resources" posted on Staurolite. It is your responsibility to keep your certifications current at all times.


This position requires successful completion of an initial post-offer of employment:

  • Health exam (and annually thereafter in accordance with PMS Policies).
  • TB Test (and upon exposure in accordance with PMS Policies).

In accordance with the federal Head Start Act, Section 648A(g) and the New Mexico Administrative Code 8.8.3., this position requires:

  • Criminal Background Checks.


Keywords: Presbyterian Medical Services, Santa Fe , Teacher Assistant, Other , Santa Fe, New Mexico

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