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Teacher- House of Mercy - Mercy Medical Center FT (Days)

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Employer Name:   Catholic Health Initiatives
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Last Updated On:   6/14/2017
Job Title: 
Teacher- House of Mercy - Mercy Medical Center FT (Days)
Job Category:   Clinical:Education/Training/Library
Location:   Des Moines
Iowa
 
Job Description:   **Teacher- House of Mercy - Mercy Medical Center FT (Days)** **Description** **GENERAL SUMMARY** **:** Provides non-biased, nurturing, support to at-risk children whose mothers are receiving services from House of Mercy. Implements developmentally appropriate practices that enhance the children’s physical, social, emotional, and cognitive functioning. Provides practical instruction on basic parenting and serves as their coach, role model, and mentor for child related issues. **CORPORATEPHILOSOPHY STATEMENT** **:** It is the obligation of each employee of Mercy Medical Center to abide by and promote the mission and core values of the Spirit of Mercy. **CORPORATE POLICY STATEMENT** **:** It is the obligation of each employee of Mercy Medical Center to comply with Mercy’s mission, values, standards of conduct, policies, procedures and related practices (e.g. Dress Code, Time and Attendance, and other policies). **HIPAA SECURITY COMPLIANCE** **:** **Security Access: High** “Incumbent has access to restricted or confidential patient information and must comply with the terms of the Mercy Medical Center Security Policies as it applies to their job role.” **ESSENTIALFUNCTIONS** **:** + Provides adequate supervision to children at alltimes. + Maintains a safe, orderly, nurturing anddevelopmentally appropriate environment consistent with ITERS, ECERS, SACERS,and NAEYC criteria. + Provides for the basic needs of children throughdaily routines that are respectful of each child’s developmental and culturalneeds. (i.e., feeding, diapering, etc.). + Promotes healthy eating and mealtime practicesconsistent with CACFP guidelines and recommendations. + Creates and implements weekly developmentally appropriatelesson plans, activities, and projects to meet the identified physical, social,emotional, and cognitive needs of each child consistent with CreativeCurriculum and NAEYC criteria. + Assesses and measures the developmental level ofassigned children in the areas of physical, social, emotional, and cognitivefunctioning utilizing on-line and written assessment tools endorsed by thecenter. + Documents daily observations of children for usein the assessment and planning process. + Consistently and respectfully communicates withparents and House of Mercy staff both formally and informally asneeded/appropriate. + Facilitates and provides ongoing mentoring andcoaching for parents to enhance parenting skills and understanding offundamental child development issues, focusing on the special needs of at-riskchildren. + Provides ongoing communication with ChildDevelopment Center Manager and the treatment team regarding concerns with childor parent behaviors. + Documents all significant issues in an accurate,objective, timely manner consistently following prescribed policies andprocedures for reporting. + Promotes communication with parents throughweekly notes, monthly newsletter, and quarterly parent conferences. + Respectfully communicates to volunteers andguides their interactions with the children. + Attends and participates in all House of Mercymandated staff meetings and training sessions. **MARGINAL FUNCTIONS** **:** + Supervises children on outings away from thecenter. + Participates in House of Mercy’s Performance Quality Improvement Process. + Completes general housekeeping tasks in theChild Development Center, including clean up and organization of equipment andchild areas everyday (e.g., laundry, sanitation of toys, etc.). + Administers medication to children followingHouse of Mercy’s medication policies and procedures. + Prepares materials and equipment for classroomlearning. + May be selected to operate a motor vehicle. **Qualifications** **MINIMUM KNOWLEDGE,SKILLS AND ABILITIES REQUIRED** **:** + Must be at least 18 yearsof age. + Bachelor’s or Associate’s degreein Early Childhood/Child Development (or related field), OR a CDACredential is required. + Prior work experiencewithin an early childhood center-based program (N.A.E.Y.C. accredited)preferred. + Possesses the appropriateknowledge and skills necessary to implement N.A.E.Y.C. guidelines andprocedures. + Holds knowledge and skillsnecessary to identify and relate to children with special needs, children atrisk and children who exhibit behavioral disorders. + HeartsaverAED (Infant, child and adult CPR) certified through American Heart Association withinthree (3) months of hire. + FirstAid certification (Infant, child and adult) through American Heart Associationor Red Cross within three (3) months of hire. + Medication Managercertification, preferred. + ValidDriver’s/Chauffeurs License preferred. + Mandatory Child Abuse Reportingtraining to be completed within first 30 days of employment. **AdditionalResponsibilities:** + Demonstrates a commitment toservice, organization values and professionalism through appropriateconduct and demeanor at all times + Adheres to and exhibits ourcore values: **Reverence** : Having a profound spirit of awe and respect for allcreation, shaping relationships to self, to one another and to God andacknowledging that we hold in trust all that has been given to us. **Integrity** : Moral wholeness, soundness, uprightness, honesty andsincerity as a basis of trustworthiness. **Compassion** : Feeling with others, being one with others in theirsorrows and joys, rooted in the sense of solidarity as members of thehuman community. **Excellence** : Outstanding achievement, merit, virtue; continuallysurpassing standards to achieve/maintain quality. + Maintains confidentiality andprotects sensitive data at all times + Adheres to organizational anddepartment specific safety standards and guidelines + Works collaboratively andsupports efforts of team members + Demonstrates exceptionalcustomer service and interacts effectively with physicians, patients,residents, visitors, staff and the broader health care community _Catholic Health Initiatives and itsorganizations are Equal Opportunity Employers cbchi_ **Job** Day Care **Primary Location** IOWA-DES MOINES-HOUSE OF MERCY **Daily Schedule** Days **Scheduled Hours per 2-week Pay Period** 80 **Weekends Required** None **Req ID:** 2017-R0115474
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Catholic Health Initiatives (CHI) is a national nonprofit health system with headquarters in Englewood, Colorado. The faith-based system operates in 17 states and includes 78 hospitals; 40 long-term care, assisted- and residential-living facilities; two community health-services organizations; two accredited nursing colleges; and home health agencies.

With total annual revenues of more than $10.7 billion and approximately 83,000 employees, CHI ranks as the nation’s second-largest faith-based health system. In fiscal year 2012, CHI provided more than $715 million in charity care and community benefit, including services for the poor, free clinics, education and research.

Catholic Health Initiatives is committed to:
  • Creating new ministries that build healthy communities
  • Reaching new milestones in clinical quality and compassionate care
  • Implementing an agenda of social justice
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