Centura Health Toddler Teacher 1-Full Time-Days-Mercy in Durango, Colorado

Located in the scenic, historic and charming Southwest Colorado town of Durango, Mercy Regional Medical Center (MRMC) is a full-service, acute care hospital with Level III Trauma designation. Recognized by Healthgrades (a leading, independent health care ratings company) with awards for Outstanding Patient Experience and Patient Safety Excellence, as well as an “A” Hospital Safety rating from The LeapFrog Group, Mercy Regional Medical Center blends state-of-the-art technology with a serene and comfortable environment to promote well-being and healing. Specialty services include emergency care, surgical care, cardiac care, an Orthopedic and Spine Center of Excellence and a Family Birthing Center equipped with every amenity and a dedicated surgical suite. Durango residents experience an exceptional quality life with world-class outdoor recreation including snow sports, river sports, hiking, biking and more. Learn more about us at: http://www.mercydurango.org/

*Job Description/Job Posting ID: 109818*

*Recruiter Contact: Alison Williams, AlisonWilliams@centura.org*

*Clinic/Department:** 8871 MRMC CHILD CARE CENTER *


*Schedule: Full Time*

*Shift: Days*


The group leader break person is responsible for giving each teacher a break and lunch in accord with the mission of Mercy Employee Child Care Center. To assist with planning and conducting a program to meet the physical, social, emotional and intellectual needs of each child.


One of the following options:

a. Bachelor’s (4 year) degree in Early Childhood Education, Elementary Education, Special Education, Family and Child Development, or Child Psychology

b. An Associate’s (2 year) degree in child development or early childhood education

c. Current certification as a Child Development Associate (CDA) or certified Child Care Professional (CCP) or other Development approved credential

d. Completion of two years of college education (60 semester credit hours) with at least one college course in child development

e. Twelve semester hours in college-level credits in child growth and development and/or early childhood education

f. Completion of a course of training approved by the Department that includes training and work experience with children

g. Completion of a vocational or occupational education sequence in child growth and development

h. A current Colorado Level I credential or two three credit college course with one course being Introduction to Early Child hood Education


Coordinated with Education’s options:

a. No additional experience required

b. No additional experience required

c. No additional experience required

d. 910 hours of verified experience in the care and supervision of four or more children six years of age who are not related to the individual

e. 9 months (1365 hours) of verified experience as noted in D

f. Defined by the Department

g. 12 months (1820 hours) of verified experience as noted in D

h. 24 months (3640 hours) of verified experience as noted in D


Documentation of group leader qualifications and ability to pass both Central Registry Inquiry and Colorado Bureau of Investigation fingerprint check. Federal Bureau of Investigation fingerprint check is also required if employee has not lived in Colorado for a year


Child development knowledge


Excellent general health, mobility (including lifting, bending, stooping, reaching) and dexterity sufficient to work with young children, verbal ability to enhance language development in children and effectively communicate with parents.

Important notification to applicants as of Nov. 20, 2014: Effective Jan. 1, 2015, Centura Health will no longer hire tobacco users in Colorado and Kansas. The change to our policy does not apply to associates hired on or before Dec. 31, 2014. Centura Health is an Equal Opportunity Employer, M/F/D/V.