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Teacher I

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

Job Description:

This position serves in a classroom to provide an appropriate social and emotional environment in order to expand the child's ability to learn and grow. Provides daily supervision and evaluation of classroom staff. Works in a classroom-based setting with typically and atypically developing children. Position may be reassigned to various classrooms/centers as deemed necessary for program operations.



  • AA/AAS, BA/BS or MA/MS in Early Childhood Education, Early Childhood Multicultural Education, Child Development; OR
  • AA/AAS degree with 29 credits in Early Childhood Education and experience teaching preschool age children; OR
  • BA/BS degree with 45 credits in Early Childhood Education and experience teaching preschool age children; OR
  • Non-related BA/BS degree and has been admitted into the Teach for America program; OR
  • Participating in Teach for America summer training for preschool children and receiving ongoing professional development from TFA staff; OR
  • Enrolled in an AA/AAS or BA/BS degree program in an educational institution which offers Early Childhood Education courses. Must obtain a three-year waiver from the Office of Head Start upon hire; AND must complete a degree and 29 credits on the AA/AAS level or 45 credits on the BA/BS level in Early Childhood Education within the waiver period; AND must have:

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

o State-awarded certificate for center-based preschool teachers; OR

o One-year certificate in Early Childhood Education; OR

o Completed prerequisites for a CDA or State-awarded certificate or one-year certificate and is awaiting the award; OR

o Current New Mexico Child Development Certificate (CDC); OR

o Office of Head Start approved CDA equivalent.

  • Previous experience working in early childhood with children ages birth through five years preferred.
  • Bilingual English/Spanish or English/Navajo 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 I, Other , Santa Fe, New Mexico

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