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at Gila River Indian Community

Posted: 5/29/2019
Job Reference #: 19276-1

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Job Title: Mentor Teacher

Closing Date: 04/16/2019
DEADLINE: Attach any required documents, i. e., Transcripts, Certificates, diploma and Motor Vehicle
Record, to your online application by midnight on the closing date. Late Applications or documents will not
be considered
Job Number: 19-276
Job Type: Full-Time Regular
Department: Early Education /Child Care Center

City: Sacaton, AZLocations: 280 S. Ocotillo Road
Area of Interest: Early Education
Salary Type: DOE
Salary/ Hourly Rate: $43,051 Salary
Tribal Driving Permit Required: Yes

This position is to meet the Head Start Initiative for Mentor/Coach, to maintain compliance with the Head Start
Performance Standards, to improve children’s’ educational, physical and social outcomes, to improve School
Readiness and Family Engagement outcomes, enhance staff skills and Program quality. This position is
responsible for daily supervision of the assigned Head Start Center classroom(s) activities for children’ s’ progress
and compliance to the Head Start Performance Standards.

o Mentor Classroom Teachers, Teacher Assistants, Substitutes and Volunteers in all aspects of early literacy,
language and cognitive development according to Program’s use of Creative Curriculum and Teaching
Strategies GOLD, along with the inclusion of speci?c Cultural requirements to the curriculum. Assist with
lesson plan writing and classroom activities/experiences/enrichments. Help staff provide rich early learning
experiences for children.
0 Supervise assigned Center based staff on a day to day basis to ensure compliance to Head Start Performance
Standards and Program requirements. Write and conduct performance evaluations as assigned.
0 Monitor Center based Teacher Team and provides verbal and written reports and feedback based on
observations and discussions with staff to Education Coordinator and Head Start Director.
0 Maintain accurate and current records for all areas of responsibility, meet regularly with
Coordinators/Director, and report to Policy Council, Parent Committees and Tribal Council as appropriate.
0 Provide/facilitate training opportunities for staff, substitutes, volunteers, families, Community.
0 Administer developmental screenings and assessments for Head Start children in coordination with Education
and Disabilities Coordinators, as appropriate/needed.o Participate with all staff members to recruit, select, and enroll students and other duties as assigned.
0 Participate in Community based activities such as parades, commerative events, meetings, conferences,
trainings as assigned.
0 Perform other related duties as assigned.REQUIRED KNOWLEDGE, SKILL AND ABILITY:Knowledge and experience in classroom management.Considerable knowledge of the economic, educational and social problems of Native Americans.
Knowledge of the characteristic group behavior of pre-school children and special needs children.
Ability to instruct and motivate pre-school children and motivate staff and parents.Ability to plan, supervise and coordinate work of others.Ability to resolve children’s problems with patience and sympathy.Ability to use audio-visual teaching aids, computers and other of?ce equipment effectively.Ability to participate in on-going training.Ability to maintain effective working relationships with other employees, Community Of?cials and the
general public.
0 Ability to perform all physical requirements of the position, agree to maintain a Drug-free workplace.

Bachelor degree from an accredited college or university in Early Childhood Education, Child & Family
Studies, or closely related ?eld with minimum of 24 credit hours in Early Childhood Education or Child
Development, preferred. Early Education experience required.


Current Food Handler Certi?cation (i.e., GRIC, ServSafe, etc.) or obtain within 60 days of employment.Maintain current CPR & First Aid Certi?cation or obtain certi?cation within 60 days of employment.Must pass an Initial Health Examination and a TB skin test, provide proof/results, including updated
immunization records prior to hire date.Required to pass a background check and ?ngerprint clearance as a condition of employment and must continue
to maintain throughout duration of employment. Background checks are required for positions that involve regular
contact with or control over Community Children in accordance with The Indian Child Protection and Family
Violence Prevention Act, 25 U.S.C. Sections 3201 through 3210 and C.F.R. Part 63 and positions that have
regular contact with the Elderly.Required mandatory reporter pursuant to Title 7, Chapter 2 (7.205), B.
Required to attend Title 7 Mandatory Reporting training on a yearly basis.Required to obtain a Tribal Driving permit. Valid state driver’s license with a current proof of driving record
for the past 39 months will be required to qualify for a tribal driving permit. Proof of driving record must be
submitted with application and must not be more than 60 days old from the date of submission of the
application.Non-Supervisory, Salaried Position
Reports to Director or designee


- Medical - EPO or PPO Self-Funded Plan utilizing Blue Cross Blue Shield of Arizona Network

- Prescription Program

- Dental - Plan is provided through CIGNA with no deductible for preventive services or $50 (individual)/ $150
(family) deductible for basic and major services

- Vision - plan bene?ts are provided through SightCare of Arizona and carry a $10 co-pay for exams, zero co-pay
- Life and AD&D - We offer voluntary or supplemental life insurance for Employee & Dependents through
METLIFE Group Insurance. GRIC pays the full cost for your Basic Life and AD&D.Other Voluntary Benefits -

- Flexible Spending Account (FSA)
° Short Term Disability

- Long Term Disability

- Employee Assistance Program

- 12 Paid Holidays

- Vacation Leave

- Sick LeavePreference in ?lling vacancies is given to quali?ed Indian candidates in accordance with the Indian Preference
Act (Title 25, US. Code, Section 472 and 473). The Gila River Indian Community is also committed to achieving
the full and equal opportunity without discrimination because of Race, Religion, Color, SeX, National Origin,
Politics, Marital Status, Physical Handicap, Age or Sexual Orientation. In other than the above, the Gila River
Indian Community is an Equal Opportunity Employer.If you are claiming Preference in one or more of the following categories please attach a copy of the
required documentation to the completed Employment Application.Preference for Community Members (with proof of enrollment)Preference for Native Americans (must meet membership requirement of a federally recognized Tribe.)
Preference point for Spouse of Community Member (with proof of spouse enrollment)Preference point for Veteran (must meet statutory requirements)


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