Welcome to the largest health ecosystem in Colorado and western Kansas. Welcome to living your mission among thousands of people on fire to live theirs too. Welcome to options, possibilities and values that guide exceptional care. Welcome to extremely important industry challenges and opportunities to solve complex problems. Welcome to highly intelligent teams, overflowing community and the wholeness of mind, body and spirit that is Centura Health.
$17.00 - $23.52/hr
Flourishing Begins Here
Qualified external applicants eligible for a $2,500 sign on bonus! Cannot be a current or recent Centura employee to qualify. Minimum of 1 year experience required. Must be hired into a Full-Time or Part-time position; PRN positions are not eligible.
You have a purpose, unique talents and NOW is the time to embrace it, live it and put it to work. At Centura Health, we value incredible people with incredible skills - but your commitment to a greater cause is something we value even more.
To assist with planning and conducting a program to meet the physical, social, emotional and intellectual needs of each child.
What You Bring/Job Requirements
In addition to bringing your whole self to the workplace each day, qualified candidates will need the following:
Minimum Education Requirements
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
Minimum Experience Requirements
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
Current certification as a Child Development Associate (CDA) or certified Child Care Professional (CCP) or other Development approved credential. 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.
Your Connected Community
When people and places align, incredible things happen. Just like the 21,000+ amazing associates who work here, every community within Centura Health's connected ecosystem has its own unique history, story and personality.
Mercy Regional Medical Center is an 82-bed, acute care hospital located in the scenic Southwest Colorado town of Durango. It is the only hospital in Colorado to be rated by Medicare with five stars for overall hospital quality. It is recognized by Healthgrades as a Top 100 Hospital for orthopedic and spine surgery and for outstanding patient experience and patient safety. Mercy has also received 10 consecutive 'A' grades for patient safety from The Leapfrog Group. Our providers use state-of-the-art technology in an environment designed to promote well-being and healing of body, mind, and spirit. Among the many specialty services available at Mercy are emergency care (Level III trauma designation), surgical care, cardiac care (including interventional), Orthopedic and Spine Centers of Excellence, a Family Birthing Center, home care, hospice care more. Durango offers an exceptional quality of life with small town charm, excellent schools, and year-round, world-class outdoor recreation opportunities including snow sports, river sports, hiking, biking, camping and more
Caring for Your Whole Well Being
We provide whole person care and understand that a comprehensive benefits package will enrich the lives of our associates at work and at home. At Centura Health we offer exceptional benefits to eligible associates. Our total rewards are designed with your well-being in mind and may include:
401K, which includes matching when eligible.
Three Health Insurance Plan Options including covering eligible dependents.
Two Dental Insurance Plan Options including covering eligible dependents.
Vision Insurance including covering eligible dependents.
Daycare & Medical Flexible Spending Account Options
Leaves of Absence.
Short Term Disability
Long Term Disability
Voluntary Benefits including Hospital Indemnity Coverage, Critical Illness, Accident, Permanent Life insurance, and Norton LifeLock.
Paid Time Off
Spouse & Child/Dependent Life Insurance Coverage Options
Employee Wellness Resources
Employee Assistance Programs
Relocation assistance based on location.
Associate Discounts for phone, cell phone plans, Auto Insurance, Home Insurance, Auto Buying, Pet Insurance, and much more...
The pay rate for this position is listed above and varies based on experience, skills, and comparison to others who are already in this role.