Childcare Teacher

Job Closing: Aug 14, 2019

Division: Education, Early Childhood Development Program, Early Learning Center

Job Code: 39-9011 (25,084.80 to $36,982.40)

Status: Full-time, permanent, non-exempt


Under the general direction of the ECDP Supervisor, the Childcare Teacher is responsible for providing children with a safe, comfortable environment enriched with a variety of hands on, age-appropriate activities that meet best practice standards and enhance each child’s level of development.


  • Adhere to all policies, standards, and procedures as dictated by Tribal Personnel Policies, NYS OCFS Child Care Licensing Regulations, the ECDP Behavior Management Plan, and all other applicable regulations pertaining to health, safety and sanitation.
  • Demonstrate the personal attributes, values, morality, and ethics as outlined in the NAEYC Code of Ethical Conduct.
  • Maintain a high level of professionalism in relationships with children, families, visitors, colleagues, other staff members, management, and community members.
  • Document and relay concerns regarding the progress of any individual child to the Health and Disabilities Coordinator for possible referral for additional services.
  • Develop and implement weekly lesson plans to meet the developmental outcomes outlined in the curriculum and submit to Education Coordinator as designated.
  • Ensure developmentally appropriate practice at all times and utilize quality tools such as NYS Early Learning Guidelines and the Environment Rating Scales.
  • Report all incidents, injuries, and accidents to the Nurse and/or ECDP Supervisor.
  • Allegations of abuse must be reported according to OCFS Child Care Regulations and Mandated Reporter guidelines and subsequently reported to the Program Manager/Site Director.
  • Maintain and submit accurate monthly documentation in a timely manner to the appropriate personnel; including daily attendance, daily log, and reports to the Education Coordinator.
  • Establish a daily routine in individual classroom environment, incorporating a variety of teaching techniques including modeling, observing, questioning, demonstrating and reinforcing.
  • Maintain open communication with parents by sharing information regarding lesson plans, suggesting activities to reinforce learning, and sharing a newsletter as determined by program.
  • Participate and assist in facilitating classroom procedures during monthly fire drills.
  • Provide leadership, mentorship, and empowerment to the Teacher Aides.
  • Handle concerns and complaints expeditiously and effectively as outlined in Tribal Personnel Policies.
  • Completes other duties as assigned by the ECDP Supervisor, Education Coordinator, and Program Manager.

SUPERVISORY RESPONSIBILITIES: There are no supervisor requirements for this position,

QUALIFICATION REQUIREMENTS: To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. Due to the sensitive nature of information and personnel files maintained within Human Resources, must maintain strict confidentiality at all times.


  • A minimum of a CDA (Child Development Associate) and two years of experience caring for children, one of which must be related to caring for infants and toddlers.
  • Knowledge of the Mohawk language and traditions would be an asset.

OTHER SKILLS and ABILITIES: Strong oral and written communication skills required. Must have excellent computer skills including word, excel, and experience with varying databases.


  • Exhibit a friendly and courteous manner when dealing with our employees, fellow associates, parents and community members.
  • Establish and maintain effective and healthy working relationships with others, including staff, family members and others who may be under distress or duress.
  • Communicate and relate effectively with program staff, families and children.
  • Positively deal with crisis situations. Deal with hostile, aggressive persons or situations.
  • Will be aware and sensitive to the needs that may arise when handling stressful and demanding circumstances. Immediate debriefing will be made available.
  • Will assist in maintaining a safe working environment in the ECDP.
  • Does not knowingly, carelessly, or recklessly divulges any information or documentation which has to come to their attention as an employee of the Tribe and which it is the duty of the employee to keep confidential; or does not knowingly, carelessly, or recklessly divulges any information of a personal nature relation to fellow employees or clients.
  • Promote a positive image of the ECDP program through healthy relationships with the families served by the program and employees of the ECDP program.
  • Foster a climate of respect and integrity.


  • To implement regulations that govern programs for young children; acknowledging that all staff will cooperate to implement a program that far exceeds minimum regulations.
  • To ensure that the rights and needs of children are the highest priority, while also recognizing the needs of other family members.
  • To provide needed human and financial resources that will benefit families and children.
  • To contribute to the ongoing review, evaluation and modification of services as needed by the community, families and children.
  • To provide information about the services of the program to the community.
  • To engage staff in cooperative problem solving, planning and continuing evaluation of themselves and the program.

Applicants must submit letter of interest, resume, supporting documents (certificates, degrees, licenses) and proof of native preference eligibility (Tribal Identification Card or Status Card or letter) by email to or by mail to Human Resources, Saint Regis Mohawk Tribe, 71 Margaret Terrance Memorial Way, Akwesasne, NY 13655. Due to our network security, we are unable to open hyperlinks. Applicants will need to attach their documents as PDF or WORD files if emailing. Applicants must clearly outline that they meet the qualification requirements on their resume.


The Saint Regis Mohawk Tribe strives to be an equal opportunity employer dedicated to the policy of nondiscrimination based on race, sex, marital status, sexual orientation, religion, national origin, age, physical disability, veteran status or any other non-job related factor. Among qualified applicants, the SRMT will give preference to the qualified native applicant.


The successful applicant for employment must submit to and pass a drug test for illegal substances prior to employment being confirmed.


Some positions require candidate(s) to successfully pass a criminal background check prior to beginning employment, used solely for employment related purposes.


A list of qualified candidates is created from interviews that may be used to appoint individuals to similar positions within the Saint Regis Mohawk Tribe for a period of six months.


Testing in the applicable skills may be required as part of the interview process.