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Posted: Wednesday, August 30, 2017 11:01 AM

Who we are:

Neighborhood House is here for families facing hunger and homelessness, vulnerable seniors and children who need help in school. Founded in 1905 by the Portland Section of the National Council of Jewish Women, Neighborhood House was the city’s first organization committed to helping the many immigrants who were arriving at that time, and living primarily in South Portland.

What we do:

Neighborhood House assists low-income, recent immigrant and other vulnerable people living in the greater Portland area. Our programs serve disadvantaged children needing help to be successful in school, families facing hunger and homelessness, and seniors needing support so they can remain living active and independent lives.

Neighborhood House's program participants represent a remarkably diverse mix of ethnicities and cultures. To meet the needs of these diverse communities, Neighborhood House offers culturally-specific services for African, Latino, Middle Eastern and Russian immigrants in various programs. We have many bilingual staff who speak Spanish, Russian and Somali and other African languages to effectively reach out to non-English speakers and to insure they feel welcome and are getting the help they need. We believe an equitable workforce will strengthen and enrich our organization and strongly encourage all qualified persons to apply regardless of race, gender identity, sexual orientation, religion, or otherwise.

What we offer our employees:

Neighborhood House believes our employees are our best investment. Because of this, we provide an excellent full-time (30 hours and above) benefits package including a fully paid medical plan with no out of pocket expenses for co-pays, prescriptions, out-of-pocket expenses (really!) through our Nonstop Wellness broker, paid dental insurance, paid life insurance, paid long term disability insurance, 403B with matching, FSA, and more. We also offer generous paid time off accrual at four weeks for the first year and five weeks for the second year (building up from there), 240 hours PTO paid out upon leaving, 11 paid holidays a year, and a flexible working schedule for most positions.

Job Title: Preschool Teacher – Before and after School
Department: Faubion
Reports To: Site director
Pay: $12-$14/hr
Type: Full time nonexempt

POSITION SUMMARY

The Teacher is dedicated to the development of the whole child and creates and engages in interactive and fun activities that promote the social, physical, emotional and intellectual growth of children ages six weeks to five years (depending on classroom assigned).

ESSENTIAL DUTIES & RESPONSIBILITIES

Teach classroom of up to twenty young children (depending on age) for up to eight hours/day
Maintaining a 15 to 1 ratio at ALL times
Interaction and engagement with children should be eye to eye and responsive in efforts to build strong relationships with children
Provide Positive discipline/PBIS techniques for children
Give children positive and specific feedback daily
Share leadership and teaching responsibilities through collaboration with co-, lead and/or assistant teachers. Direct communication with co-workers and the age group team.
Create an intentional learning environment which facilitates children’s exploration that provides a rich variety of physical, social, emotional, cognitive and language experiences for children ages six weeks to five years
Co-supervise classroom volunteers in professional and supportive manner
Implement and comply with Oregon Child Care licensing, Occupational Safety and Health Administration, and Oregon Department of Education (ODE) Child Nutrition Program (CNP) requirements for the Child and Adult Care Food Program (CACFP)
Provide an environment that promotes good health and nutrition, instruction and meal conversations
Follow procedures for maintaining CACFP records; accurately count and report CACFP reimbursable meals
Help children develop basic health habits and plan health and educational activities
Promote and support the physical, emotional, and intellectual development of children through a planned, culturally and developmentally appropriate emergent curriculum using intelligent materials and the Creative Curriculum format
Maintain classroom records, cleanliness and orderliness
Observe children using TS Gold and maintain anecdotal records to track growth, development and learning
Create and maintain portfolios which include work samples, anecdotal dictations and photographs which reflect the learning of each child
Engage with and be responsive to current and prospective families
Greet parents as they drop students off in the morning or pick them up in the afternoon
Check in or follow up with parents about successes or challenges the student faces while in our care
Direct parents to the Site Director or Program Director if they have questions or concerns that you are not equipped to handle.
Verify the identification of any adult you do not recognize before sending a child with that adult
Ensure that parents are able to reach the site by phone
Contacting parents daily if expected students do not attend after school
Assisting Site Director and Lead Teacher in informing parents of school closures and/ or special events or circumstances
Appreciate and work with children and families particularly those from a culturally and/or socio-economically diverse background and partner with families to involve them in their child’s educational process
Make contact with families through a variety of methods and maintain confidentiality
Comply with all PCLC and governmental regulations regarding the care of children
Complete timely and accurate documentation according to school and other licensing or regulatory requirements including QRIS
Assist in and accept responsibility for temporary duties if other personnel are not available
Attend and participate in meetings, trainings, events, and parent/family meetings as requested and/or required.
Be available for scheduled shifts between the hours of 6:30-8:30 am and/ or 2:30- 6:00 pm as assigned by Program Director and Site Director and ability to keep track of schedule changes as they occur
Other duties as assigned.

EDUCATION AND/OR EXPERIENCE

Completion of 20 credits (semester system) or 30 credits (quarter system) of training at a college or university in: Child Development, Elementary Education, Physical Education, Recreation, Special Education ,or Early Childhood Education
A one year state or nationally recognized credential related to school age care.
At least one year of qualifying teaching experience, with at least one year as a teacher, in a Certified Child Care Center or comparable group care program in the care of school age children.
Completion of 10 semester credits or 15 quarter credits of training at a college or university in: Child Development, Elementary Education, Physical Education, Recreation, Special Education ,or Early Childhood Education and at least 6 months of qualifying teaching experience in a Certified Child Care Center or comparable group care program in the care of school age children

QUALIFICATIONS

Teacher will commit to and follow the NAEYC Code of Ethical Conduct
24 hours of ongoing professional development to meet QRIS standards and manage these hours through ORO independently
Staying current with knowledge and research of early childhood education and care
Documentation of attaining at least step 7 in the Oregon Registry

OTHER SKILLS & ABILITIES

Experience working in a culturally, racially, and economically diverse community
Able to set and maintain professional boundaries with families and children
Excellent organizational skills and attention to details

LANGUAGE SKILLS

Ability to read, analyze, and interpret documents. Ability to respond effectively to the most sensitive inquiries or complaints.

MATHEMATICAL SKILLS

Ability to work with mathematical concepts such addition, subtraction, multiplication and division.

REASONING ABILITY

Ability to apply common sense understanding to carry out instructions furnished in writing and oral form. Ability in researching, analyzing, and problem solve.

CERTIFICATES, LICENSES, REGISTRATIONS

Enrollment in the CCD Criminal History Registry and maintain this.
Obtain the following or supply documentation of prior training within the first 90 days of employment and maintain:
First Aid and Infant CPR certification
Oregon Food Handlers card
Enrollment in Oregon Registry Online
Recognizing and Reporting Child Abuse and Neglect

PHYSICAL DEMANDS

The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

While performing the duties of this job, the employee must possess acceptable hearing and visual capabilities to monitor the environment and assure the children’s well-being. The employee is frequently required to use hands to finger, handle, or feel; and reach with hands and arms. The employee is frequently required to stand and walk, and regularly kneel, bend, and sit on the floor to attend to children’s needs. The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 50 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, depth perception and ability to adjust focus.

WORK ENVIRONMENT

The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is occasionally exposed to risk of electrical shock. The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate.

HAZARD RISK

AT RISK: This position has been determined to be at risk for bloodborne pathogen exposure. In addition to the standard hazard communication training, this employee is required to take annual bloodborne pathogen and personal protective equipment training prior to working.

Application Guidelines/Contact:

To apply, please submit resume and cover letter via one of the following methods –

This posting:

https://workforcenow.adp.com/jobs/apply/posting.html?client=NHouse&jobId=128985&lang=en_US&source=CC3

All postings:

https://workforcenow.adp.com/jobs/apply/posting.html?client=NHouse&ccId=19000101_000001&type=MP&lang=en_US

Via Email:

You may also apply for the position via email if the above links aren't working for you, we just ask that you please try the application through ADP first before emailing.

Please be sure to include the posting title you are applying for, and also where you heard about this position.

LMcFarland@nhpdx.org

• Location: Faubion Elementary School, Portland

• Post ID: 22449543 portland
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