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Posted: Monday, March 27, 2017 2:28 PM

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 served more than 18,000 people last year.

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.

BENEFITS

Neighborhood House provides an excellent benefits package including a paid medical plan with no out of pocket expenses, paid dental insurance, paid life insurance, paid long term disability insurance, 403B with matching, FSA, and more. We also offer generous paid time off, 11 paid holidays a year, and a flexible working schedule.

ADDITIONAL BENEFITS

Collaborative work environment; up to 24 hours of paid professional development each year; generous paid time off policy; diverse community of students, families and staff

POSITION SUMMARY

This is a part time teaching position at an early childhood education center with kids ages 6 weeks-5 years. The center is open 7am – 6pm, Monday through Friday and regular hours will be within this timeframe. A floater helps out as needed in classrooms and is also on call to fill in for teachers who are absent. This position requires a person who is reliable, flexible and can take initiative.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES & RESPONSIBILITIES

Work with children ages 6weeks – 5years in an early childhood center in N Portland
Communicate with parents at drop of and pick up
Serve meals and snacks in accordance with developmental best practices and USDA standards
Adhere to licensing regulations for the program and center rules and requirements
Work in classrooms with a 4:1 or 10:1 ratio depending on children’s age, assisting lead teachers in all aspects of developmentally appropriate childcare
Report to the operations director

EDUCATION AND/OR EXPERIENCE

Some experience working with young children
Dedicated, reliable, organized with a strong interest in children and/ or education
Have or able to get immediately CPR/ First Aid Certification, Food Handler’s Card, RCAAN certification and Oregon Central Background registry number
Available between the hours of 7am and 6pm; regular schedule will be assigned
Basic computer knowledge including email

SUPERVISORY RESPONSIBILITIES

None

QUALIFICATIONS

At least 18 years old
Dedicated, reliable, organized with a strong interest in children and/ or education
Have or able to get immediately CPR/ First Aid Certification, Food Handler’s Card, RCAAN certification and Oregon Central Background registry number
Basic computer knowledge

OTHER REQUIREMENTS

Reliable transportation; ability to be punctual
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 basic mathematical concepts.

REASONING ABILITY

Ability to apply common sense understanding to carry out instructions furnished in writing and oral form. Ability in problem solving.

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 is regularly required to talk or hear; use hands to finger, handle, or feel; and reach with hands and arms. The employee is frequently required to stand and walk; kneel, or crouch. The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 25 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.
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.

“Stand aside for a while and leave room for learning, observe carefully what children do, and then, if you have understood well, perhaps teaching will be different from before.” - Loris Malaguzzi

Peninsula Children’s Learning Center is a unique, diverse and joyful community. We are set apart from other local early learning programs by our mission to support families of diverse socio-economic backgrounds, our vibrant and diverse community, comprehensive health and social service supports for children and families, and the support, training and planning time that are built into our staff’s schedules. Peninsula Children’s Learning Center is a non-profit early childhood center with a social justice mission. We are historically rooted in the North Portland community and are committed to providing quality early childhood education to the families in our community, regardless of income, race, religion or orientation. We are inspired by the practices of the early childhood communities in Reggio Emilia and practice anti-bias philosophy. We ask that our teachers have a familiarity with PBIS, anti-bias curriculum, teachers-as-researchers, constructivism, emergent curriculum, project approaches and NAEYC best practices. We are seeking experienced early childhood educators who are flexible, positive and energetic. We value those who have a hunger for knowledge, education and life-long learning, and encourage our staff to bring their passions to the classroom. Teachers must be experienced in observing children and documenting their progress, communicating with families, lesson planning and teaching social-emotional skills. A strong ability to communicate and collaborate with children and co-teachers is required!

What makes us unique…
• 3 hours of weekly planning time for teachers
• Competitive wages
• 1:4 ratio in 0-3 program; 1:7 ratio in 3-5 program
• Built in support staff to cover breaks, planning and lunches
• Covered, heated outdoor classrooms
• Butterfly garden
• Beautiful, large playground with plenty of opportunities for nature-based play
• Large common area where children and families congregate
• Beautiful, historic building with spacious classrooms and lots of natural light
• Sliding fee tuition scale to support families of all income levels
• Early Head Start community partner
• Diverse and joyful community of children, families and teachers
• 24 hours of in-house professional development yearly
• Early childhood mental health consultants
• Monthly faculty appreciation events
• Community celebrations throughout the year
• Cozy teacher planning library
• Well-stocked resource/work room
• Infant/toddler playground remodel and expansion coming soon

We offer our staff…
• Excellent benefits package
• Tuition discount
• Great paid medical and dental benefits
• Paid time off
• Paid holidays
• Opportunities for growth

Qualifications
1. Enrollment in the Child Care Division Criminal History Registry and willing to obtain the following within the first 90 days of employment:
• First Aid and Infant CPR certification
• Food Handlers Card
• Child Abuse Reporting and Prevention training
2. A Step 8 or higher on the Oregon Registry (AA in Early Childhood Education or higher preferred)
3. Computer ability to keep online child portfolios and assessments (TS GOLD)
4. Ability to sit, bend, and lift up to 50 lbs
5. Ability to quickly move around a classroom or playground
6. Ability to physically move, lift, or control children in unsafe or emergency situations
7. Ability to read, write, and understand verbal and written English
8. Ability to maintain educational/training hours as outlined by state licensing agency and center

We are located on the MAX line. Check out our website at penchild.org.
Our community is diverse, dynamic and full of joy! We encourage people of all race, gender and sexual orientation to apply.

TO APPLY:
https://workforcenow.adp.com/jobs/apply/posting.html?client=NHouse&jobId=122254&lang=en_US&source=CC3

• Location: Peninsula Childrens Learning Center, Portland

• Post ID: 17769294 portland
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