Careers


Jen and Students
Neighborhood House is always looking for qualified, caring and committed people to join our staff. Our team members enjoy a major benefit--knowing their work changes lives and makes our community stronger. Neighborhood House is an equal opportunity employer. We deeply value and encourage cultural diversity in all our programs.

Equal Opportunity Employer/ Americans with Disabilities Act

It is the policy of Neighborhood House that we acknowledge the richness of commonalities and differences we share as a college community. We aspire to create respect for and appreciation of all persons that are a part of our community and further strive to achieve an environment that welcomes and supports diversity.

Equal Opportunity Employer Statement

Neighborhood House does not discriminate on the basis of sex, race, creed, color, national origin, religion, age, disability, marital or familial status, sexual orientation, genetics, or veteran status, gender identity, or any other basis prohibited by local, state or federal law. This policy complies with letter of applicable federal and local laws, including Sections 503 and 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, and the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990.
 
 

CURRENT OPENINGS
POSTED: 10/16/2014


Job Title:           SUN School Program Assistant K-8 (Cesar Chavez)
Salary Range:   $13.61 – 16.34  DOE
Hours:               16 hours per week
Department:      Youth and Family Services
Closing Date:    October 29, 2014  

Position Description
This position is responsible for assisting and supporting the SUN School Coordinator and daily operations of SUN School's extended-day activities.
 
Essential Duties and Responsibilities
  • Assist in overseeing the flow of SUN activities and coordination of the daily programming between 2:00pm -5:00pm. 
  • Track SUN School class attendance on a daily basis and communicate with parents about their child’s attendance. 
  • Coordinate after-school supper program, providing meals for 100 students each day.
  • Primary support for SUN School Coordinator in daily SUN programs and backs-up Coordinator in various areas, including facilities management, site coordination, SUN partner coordination, and safety.
  • Help develop program materials, brochures, forms and registration materials.
  • Act as substitute SUN Instructor when SUN staff are absent from program.
  • Assist SUN School Site Coordinator with discipline and behavior intervention.
  • Enter significant amount of data into the SUN School ServicePoint database for SUN classes and print reports relevant to SUN activities for SUN School Site Coordinator.
  • Participate in Chavez SUN School events when necessary.
 
Education and Experience:
Bachelor’s degree and two (2) years of experience working with elementary and middle school-aged youth or educational programs or equivalent combination of education and experience.
 
Experience working in a classroom setting with strong classroom management skills and natural leadership qualities. Strong organizational and time management skills.
 
Ability to manage multiple projects simultaneously. Knowledge of Microsoft Office Word and Excel.
 
Bilingual in basic level of Spanish and ability to translate and interpret orally in Spanish for families is preferred.
 
Qualifications:
Demonstrated ability to work effectively with individuals from diverse cultures and socio-economic
communities. Must have the ability to work effectively with cross-culturally communities and understand
current issues related to racial and ethnic diversity and poverty. Must have the ability to communicate
effectively with those whose English language skills are limited. Excellent oral and written communication
and ability to communicate professionally with clients, families, community members and co-workers.
Ability to work as a team player.  Ability to work with sensitive and confidential information. 
 
Position Considerations:
Require own vehicle transportation, a valid driver's license, and car insurance acceptable to Neighborhood House's insurance provider.
Must obtain Food Handler’s Card and is reimbursed by Neighborhood House.
Must pass a criminal background check as a condition of employment. 


To apply, submit résumé and cover letter via one of the following methods –
 
E-mail:
personnel@nhweb.org (job title must be in e-mail subject line)
 
U.S. Mail:
Human Resources/ SUN School Program Assistant K-8 (Cesar Chavez)
Neighborhood House
7780 SW Capitol Hwy.
Portland, OR 97219
 
Fax:
503-245-5948
 
For more information call Steve Johnson at 503-246-1663 ext. 1107 


POSTED: 10/10/14

Job Title:                               Head Start Teacher Assistant - Substitute
Salary Range:                       $11.46 – 13.75 DOE
Hours:                                   On-call
Department:                          Head Start
Closing Date:                        October 24, 2014  

Position Description
This position will be responsible for working in conjunction with the Head Start Teachers on classroom operations in a team-teaching setting that follows Head Start performance standards, using effective Creative Curriculum and Teaching Strategies GOLD, nurturing the well being of children and implementing Positive Behavioral Interventions and Support (PBIS) strategies.
 
Essential Duties and Responsibilities
  • Assist in the development and implementation of appropriate lesson plans using Creative Curriculum and observations and data from Teaching Strategies GOLD.
  • Assist to prepare the classroom and outdoor environments according to lesson plans. Assist in setup and cleanup of activities and projects both in the classroom and outside.
  • Assist with classroom meals.
  • Help ensure the safety of children and staff in the classroom at all times and monitor the physical and social/emotional wellbeing of the children while relating to each child with acceptance, understanding and care.
  • Attend all Head Start and Neighborhood House all-staff meetings and trainings. 
Education and Experience:
Associate’s degree or Child Development Associate certificate in pre-school or two (2) years post-secondary education with some coursework in early childhood education as defined by the Oregon Registry Step 7 that includes 12 quarter college course credits or 8 semester college course credits; and two (2) years of experience teaching 3-5 year old children in an early childhood education setting; or equivalent combination of education and experience.
 
Knowledge of Microsoft Office: Word, Excel, and troubleshooting skills.
 
Required skills include: excellent oral and written communication skills; good organization/   planning skills; good analytical skills to read outcomes reports and measure a child’s progress; and good computer skills with Microsoft Office and TS Gold preferred.
 
Knowledge of early childhood development and general principles of early childhood education and knowledge of developmentally appropriate, multi-cultural, anti-bias curriculum for 3-5 year olds is required.
 
Home visiting or other direct experience working with parents is preferred.
 
Ability to speak conversationally in one of the languages represented by the client base is preferable.
 
Qualifications:
Demonstrated proficiency in handling matters of a highly sensitive confidential nature; ability to assume a high degree of responsibility; ability to work effectively with a wide variety of individuals and groups; and ability to work independently and in a team setting. Ability to appropriately assess and handle crises and solve problems as needed. Ability to model positive and appropriate interactions with children and other adults.
 
Demonstrated ability to work effectively with individuals from diverse communities and cultures and communicate effectively with those whose English language skills are limited. Excellent oral and written communication and ability to communicate professionally with clients, families, service providers, community members and co-workers.  Excellent interpersonal skills in the areas of problem-solving, conflict resolution, group planning, and decision-making processes. 
 
Position Considerations:
  • Ability to obtain Food Handler’s Card is required and reimbursed by Neighborhood House.
  • Must successfully complete enrollment in Oregon Child Care Registry and reimbursed by Neighborhood House.
  • Must complete post-offer physical exam and TB test.
  • Require own vehicle transportation, a valid driver's license, and have/maintain car insurance acceptable to Neighborhood House's insurance provider.
  • Must pass a criminal background check as a condition of employment. 


To apply, submit résumé and cover letter via one of the following methods –
 
E-mail:
personnel@nhweb.org (job title must be in e-mail subject line)
 
U.S. Mail:
Human Resources/ Head Start Teacher Assistant - Substitute
Neighborhood House
7780 SW Capitol Hwy.
Portland, OR 97219
 
Fax:
503-245-5948
 
For more information call Steve Johnson at 503-246-1663 ext. 1107