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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:   10/26/2017
Job Title: 
Teacher- House of Mercy- Mercy Medical Center FT (Days)
Job Category:   Clinical:Education/Training/Library
Location:   Des Moines
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 consistent with NAEYC and Early Head Start Performance Standards. Provides practical instruction on basic parenting and serves as their coach, role model, and mentor for child related issues. **ESSENTIALFUNCTIONS** **:** * Provides adequate supervision to children at all times indoors and outdoors. * Maintains a safe, orderly, nurturing and developmentally appropriate environment consistent with ITERS, ECERS, SACERS, NAEYC, Early Head Start Performance Standards, and DHS licensing standards. * Provides for the basic needs of children through daily routines that are respectful of each child’s developmental and cultural needs. (i.e., feeding, diapering, etc.). * Promotes healthy eating and mealtime practices consistent with CACFP guidelines and recommendations. * Creates and implements weekly developmentally appropriate lesson/experience plans, activities, and projects to meet the identified physical, social, emotional, and cognitive needs of each child consistent with NAEYC and Early Head Start Performance Standards. * Assesses and measures the developmental level of assigned children in the areas of physical, social, emotional, and cognitive functioning utilizing on-line and written assessment tools endorsed by the center. * Documents daily observations of children for use in the assessment and planning process. * Consistently and respectfully communicates with parents and House of Mercy staff both formally and informally as needed/appropriate. * Facilitates and provides ongoing mentoring and coaching for parents to enhance parenting skills and understanding of fundamental child development issues, focusing on the special needs of at-risk children. * Provides ongoing communication with Child Development Center Manager and the treatment team regarding concerns with child or parent behaviors. * Documents all significant issues in an accurate, objective, timely manner consistently following prescribed policies and procedures for reporting. * Promotes communication with parents through weekly notes, monthly newsletter, and quarterly parent conferences. * Respectfully communicates to volunteers and guides their interactions with the children. * Attends and participates in all House of Mercy mandated staff meetings and training sessions. * Participates in House of Mercy’s Performance Quality Improvement Process. * Attends and participates in professional development trainings through United Way Women’s Leadership, Early Head Start, DHS, HOM and other pre-approved offerings to total 20 hours annually. **MARGINAL FUNCTIONS** **:** * Supervises children on outings away from the center. * Completes general housekeeping tasks in the Child Development Center, including clean up and organization of equipment and child areas everyday (e.g., laundry, sanitation of toys, etc.). * Administers medication to children following House of Mercy’s medication policies and procedures. * Prepares materials and equipment for classroom learning. * May be selected to operate a motor vehicle. **Qualifications** **MINIMUM KNOWLEDGE,SKILLS AND ABILITIES REQUIRED** **:** * Must be 18 years of age or older. * High School Diploma or GED required. * A Bachelor’s or Associate’s degree in Early Childhood/Child Development or related field is preferred. If do not have Early Childhood/Child Development degree, Child Development Associate (CDA) credential or equivalent is required. * Medication Manager Certification preferred, but not required. * Prior work experience within an early childhood center-based program (National Association for the Education of Young Children [NAEYC] accredited) preferred. * Possesses the appropriate knowledge and skills necessary to implement NAEYC guidelines and procedures. * Holds knowledge and skills necessary to identify and relate to children with special needs, children at risk and children who exhibit behavioral disorders. * Ability to move and react quickly. * Meets all State qualifications. * Displays knowledge and understanding of all current State and Local Regulations. * Infant, child and adult CPR certified through American Heart Association or Red Cross (Heart Saver AED) within three (3) months of hire. * Infant, child and adult First Aid certification through American Heart Association or Red Cross within three (3) months of hire. * Mandatory Child Abuse Reporting training to be completed within first 30 days of employment. * Completion of Essentials Child Care Pre-service online series within first 90 days of employment. * May be required to obtain Chauffeur’s license. **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-R0134540
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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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