Early Learning Center Nurse

Open Until Filled

Job Code: 29-2061 Status: Full-Time, Permanent

Department: Education Location: Early Learning Center (ELC)

Exempt: No Reports To: Program Manager

SUMMARY: Under the general direction of the Program Manager, the ELC Nurse is responsible for the planning, development, implementation, continuation, monitoring and improvement of the Early Learning Center health and disabilities portion of programming. The ELC Nurse provides active supervision of all health-related services of the program and maintains involvement with all activities of the program to ensure compliance with health concerns.


  • Adhere to all policies, standards, and procedures as dictated by Tribal Personnel Policies, NYS OCFS Child Care Licensing Regulations, the ELC Behavior Management Plan, the NAEYC Code of Ethical Conduct, Head Start Program Performance Standards, PL102-477 regulations and all other applicable regulations pertaining to health, safety and sanitation.
  • Maintain documentation of care, observations and findings. Maintain medical records as dictated by the policies and procedures of the center.
  • Establish guidelines for infection control and provide information to staff as needed and specified by program guidelines.
  • Update and review Infection Control and the Health Care Plan as needed with staff along with submitting the Health Care Plan to OCFS annually.
  • Conduct annual DOH Immunization Survey.
  • Keep up-to-date and track all staff health trainings, along with tracking all child physicals, immunizations and dental visits and reach out to parents when these are missing or coming due.
  • Provide guidance to all staff with regard to dietary restrictions, emergency procedures and routine medical care for the children.
  • Track TB staff testing and ensure all staff are up to date on an annual basis.
  • Establish and conduct Health Advisory Committee Meetings, on a regular basis as outlined in the Head Start Performance Standards.
  • Maintain accurate records and inventory and follow the ELC policy on ordering.
  • Offer/provide parent education/workshops throughout the year.
  • Assist with all reports in Health, Safety and Disabilities.
  • Assist with screening all incoming children.
  • Assist the Education and Disabilities Coordinator in making contacts with the LEA for evaluations as needed and attend CPSE meetings.
  • Other job duties as assigned.

SUPERVISORY RESPONSIBILITIES: This position does not require supervision of employees


  • Must possess a current NYS LPN licensure.
  • Knowledge of child care and Head Start guidelines is preferred.
  • Valid NYS Driver’s license with an acceptable motor vehicle abstract is preferred.
  • Willingness to become Certified to teach CPR/First Aid/AED training and MAT Trainings. Knowledge of Mohawk language and traditions is preferred.

OTHER SKILLS and ABILITIES: Strong oral and written communication skills required. Must have computer skills including Microsoft programs.


  • Exhibit a friendly and courteous manner while maintaining a high level of professionalism in relationships with children, families, visitors, colleagues, other staff members, management, and community members.
  • Positively deal with crisis situations. Deal with hostile, aggressive persons or situations.
  • Be aware and sensitive to the needs that may arise when handling stressful and demanding circumstances. Immediate debriefing will be made available.
  • Assist in maintaining a safe working environment in the ELC.
  • Promote a positive image of the ELC and foster a climate of respect and integrity.


  • Ability to implement regulations that govern programs for young children; acknowledging that all staff will cooperate to implement a program that far exceeds minimum regulations.
  • Ability 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 and to engage staff in cooperative problem solving, planning and continuing evaluation of themselves and the program.

The successful candidate must pass a test for illegal substances prior to employment being confirmed.

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 human.resources@srmt-nsn.gov 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.


The Saint Regis Mohawk Tribe has adopted a “Tribal Employee Vaccination Policy” that requires all employees to be “Fully Vaccinated” against the Coronavirus. Applicants are not required to disclose their vaccination status at the time of application; however, they must do so upon becoming the successful candidate. The successful applicant must submit their proof of vaccination status, apply for a Medical Exemption or begin the vaccination process. If the successful applicant is not vaccinated, they will be required to receive their first vaccine dose prior to starting employment and must receive their second dose, if applicable, within 30 days of employment.