Child Care Specialist

Incumbent will perform a wide variety of duties which include planning, organizing of program activities/services of child care.


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Job Description:

This is a community-based position that serves residents of the Pueblo of San Felipe.  The incumbent will perform a wide variety of duties which include planning, organizing of program activities/services and monitoring of child care providers for the Pueblo of San Felipe Child Care Program.


  • Develop and maintain a home-monitoring schedule for new and active childcare provider homes.
  • Conduct Home Inspection visits on all new child care provider homes prior to service start date to ensure the homes are in compliance with the Health and Safety Requirements.
  • During Home Inspections, identity if any home safety items are needed to get homes into compliance with the Health & Safety Requirements.  Conduct follow-up visits if safety items were issued to ensure items have been installed or in place within 2 weeks of initial visit.
  • Conduct on-going home monitoring visits based on yearly monitoring visit requirements listed in the Pueblo of San Felipe Tribal Child Care Plan.
  • Develop and maintain record keeping of all home monitoring visit.
  • Develop and maintain a tracking system of all required Child Care Provider Training and ensure childcare providers are meeting the yearly training requirements prior to yearly renewals.
  • Schedule Provider Training as needed.
  • Assist in the development of activities around the Keres Language Immersion. Project for childcare providers. Activities geared around the yearly Traditional Calendar of community events as well as activities to promote the keres language.
  • Assist in creating At-Home craft activity kits for children in each childcare home.
  • Collaborate with tribal program’s and outside resources to find additional early childhood training for childcare providers on a quarterly basis, to enhance the quality of services and promote on-going professional development for providers.
  • Assist in the set-up of the HiMama App for childcare providers and provide on-going assistance regarding the app when needed.
  • Conduct Provider recruitment and outreach as needed.
  • Produce letters, memos regarding any upcoming trainings, meetings, events, etc.
  • Assist with set-up and clean up of all program activities.
  • Participate in staff professional development training, conferences, meetings, etc. (in state and out of state).
  • Answer phones, takes messages, run errands as needed.
  • Must possess a positive attitude, be a team player, have patience and enjoy working with families and children.
  • Other duties as assigned.

*Note* This position description in no way states or implies that these are the only duties performed by this employee. He or she will be required to follow any other instructions or to perform any other duties requested by his or her supervisor.


  • Education:  HS Diploma or equivalent preferred.
  • Experience/Basic Knowledge: Must have one year of experience working with children and families.
  • Required Licenses/Certifications: Must have a valid NM driver’s license.
  • Physical Requirements: Must have manual dexterity to enter and retrieve data from a computer. Ability to sit and stand for long periods. Bends and stoops regularly.
  • Preferences: San Felipe Preference and Keres Speaking Required.

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