Job Closing: Sep 29, 2017

Division:  Early Childhood Development Program, Head Start and Childcare

Job Code:  25-9041

Status:  Per diem

SUMMARY:  Under the general direction of the ECDP Education Supervisor, the Substitute 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 and standards as dictated by Tribal Personnel Policies, NYS OCFS Child Care Licensing Regulations, and all other applicable regulations pertaining to health, safety and sanitation.
  • Assist with the implementation of lesson plans to meet the developmental outcomes outlined.
  • Report all incidents, injuries, accidents or allegations of abuse to the Teacher, Teacher Aide or supervisor.  Complete necessary documentation and forward to designated personnel.
  • Document in the classroom log and inform the Teacher, Teacher Aide or supervisor of any issues that may affect the development of the children.
  • Assist with the daily routine in individual classrooms or playroom environments, incorporating a variety of teaching techniques including modeling, observing, questioning, demonstrating and reinforcing.
  • Follow behavior management and discipline policies as dictated by the program.
  • Maintain open communication with parents by sharing information regarding lesson plans or suggesting activities to reinforce learning.
  • Participate and assist in facilitating classroom procedures during fire drills.
  • Work in a close relationship with all management staff to ensure quality education for the children.   


  • A High School Diploma or GED is required.
  • A minimum of one year experience working in an early childhood setting is preferred.
  • Knowledge of the Mohawk language and traditions is preferred.   

OTHER SKILLS and ABILITIES: Strong oral and written communication skills preferred.  Must have some computer skills including word.  


  •  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, 412 State Route 37, 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.