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.

Committment to Equity

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.  
 

Internships

***Now accepting applications for our Equity in Education Internship Program***  
The program runs January to March, and Interns must be able to commit for a 10 week, 5-6 hours per week schedule.
Position Descriptions can be found here.
Internship Application
Send completed application and resume to jdebiasi@nhpdx.org 
 

CURRENT OPENINGS




Position: Case Manager - Aging Services
Reports to: Aging Services Program Manager
Type of Position: Full-Time
Pay Rate: $15-$17/hr DOE


POSITION SUMMARY:
This position will be responsible for provision of case management services and information and assistance to older residents and adults with disabilities on the Westside of Portland; in accordance with Multnomah County Aging Disability and Veterans Services Division Case Management Standards.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES & RESPONSIBILITIES:
-Rotate In and Out as Lead Case Manager Responsibilities-
-Back-up Information and Assistance Specialist and provide callers and walk in clients withnecessary resources and assistance.
-Track all information and assistance phone calls and walk-ins for data collection.
-Take service referrals and assign them to each case manager on an alternating basis.
-Receive transportation calls, process the appropriate paperwork and forward the request to theTransportation Coordinator.

-Case Management Services to Elderly Clients Responsibilities-
-Use Assertive Engagement case management techniques to work in partnership with participantsto provide information and referral to resources, assess family needs and advocate on clients'behalf to support family stability and success.
-Accept referrals and make client contact per Multnomah County guidelines.
-Screen referral and schedule a home visit or make referral to other appropriate resources.
-Conduct assessments that will be completed in client's home environment and will be holistic in nature.
-Determine client eligibility for services.
-Develop case plan and arrange and monitor the service delivery.
-Provide ongoing case monitoring and follow-up services.
-Conduct re-assessments according to time lines set forth in Case Management Standards,specified by the state of Oregon and Multnomah County.
-Coordinate with community and Neighborhood House resources as appropriate.
-Provide counseling and advocacy as appropriate.
-Provide linkage with client's supportive network.
-Client Files should be maintained, appropriate paperwork is completed and client case notes in chronological order per Narrative Standards as set by funder.
-Complete all necessary reports in a timely fashion.
-Follow Neighborhood House's policy regarding client confidentiality.
-Maintain records for Home Care Workers; such as issuing vouchers and payments.
-Act as support for the Focal Point and Transportation Program, as needed.
-Advocate for funding and programs as needed to state of Oregon, Multnomah County and/or city

-Participate in Neighborhood House Activities Responsibilities-
-Attend Aging Services staff meetings and participate in agency staff meetings.
-Attend appropriate trainings, workshops and seminars.
Other duties and responsibilities as assigned by the supervisor.

EDUCATION AND/OR EXPERIENCE
-Bachelor's degree in Social Services, Nursing, Health Gerontology or degree; Masters Social Work preferred and four (4) years experience in case management field, preferably in working with elderly; or equivalent combination of education and experience.
-Knowledge of Microsoft Office: Word, Excel, and data entry and web search skills are essential to perform this job successfully.
-Knowledge of human behavior and the aging process. Knowledge of social and health intervention techniques.
-Ability to speak conversationally in multiple languages is preferable.

SUPERVISORY RESPONSIBILITIES
This job does not supervise.

QUALIFICATIONS
-Demonstrated proficiency in handling matters of a highly confidential nature; ability to assume a high degree of responsibility; ability to work effectively with a wide variety of individuals and groups; ability to work independently and in a collaborative partnership with other case managers. 
-Ability to plan, implement and manage short and long term projects.
-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, and decision-making processes. 
-Ability to work as a team player. 
-Ability to work with sensitive and confidential information in a professional manner.

LANGUAGE SKILLS
-Ability to read, analyze, and interpret complex documents. 
-Ability to respond effectively to sensitive inquiries or complaints. 
-Ability to narrate acceptable case notes.

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
-AIRS Certification is required after one (1) year of employment, and it is sponsored by Neighborhood House.
-Require own vehicle transportation, a valid driver's license, car insurance acceptable to Neighborhood House's insurance provider and an acceptable 5-year driving history.

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 required to talk and listen. The employee is frequently required to sit for long periods of time using a computer monitor and keyboard; use hands to finger, handle, or feel; and reach with hands and arms. The employee stand and walk. The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 10 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 noisy.

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.
Application Guidelines/Contact:
To apply, please submit resume and cover letter via one of the following methods --

E-mail: personnel@nhpdx.org (job title must be in e-mail subject line, please also include where you saw this listing)

U.S. Mail:
Human Resources/Job Title
Neighborhood House
7780 SW Capitol Hwy.
Portland, OR 97219

Fax: 503-245-5948

Please, no phone calls about this job.

Job Title: Human Resources Assistant
Department: Human Resources/Finance
Reports To: Human Resources Director
Grade: VII 
Pay: 15.82-19.06
Type of Position: Full-Time
FLSA Status: Nonexempt


POSITION SUMMARY
The Human Resources Assistant provides administrative support to the Human Resources Director on all personnel matters and assists with payroll processing.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES & RESPONSIBILITIES
• Assists with verification I-9 documentation as well as processing all other necessary hiring paperwork.
• Processes semi-monthly payroll in ADP 
• Submits the online investigation requests and assists with new employee background checks.
• Reconciles the benefits statements.
• Updates HRIS system with employee change requests and processes paperwork.
• Assists with processing of terminations.
• Assists HR Manager with various research projects and/or special projects, including but not limited to, complete conversion from paper to paperless HRIS system. 
• Assists with recruitment and job postings.
• Assists with processing government reports such as Multi-Worksite Quarterly Report, EEOC survey, etc. 
• Makes photocopies, faxes documents and performs other clerical functions.
• Assists with filing of unemployment claims as well as worker's compensation claims.
• Files papers and documents into appropriate employee files.
• Prepares new employee files.
• Performs other duties as assigned.

COMPETENCIES
• Identifies and resolves problems in a timely manner and gathers and analyzes information skillfully
• Maintains confidentiality, remains open to others' ideas and exhibits willingness to try new things.
• Demonstrated flexibility, calm under pressure, and proven success in completing multiple projects simultaneously.
• Ability to adapt and collaborate successfully with a myriad of management and working styles. 
• Prioritizes and plans work activities, uses time efficiently and develops realistic action plans.
• Demonstrates accuracy and thoroughness and monitors own work to ensure quality.
• Consistently at work and on time, follows instructions, responds to management direction and solicits feedback to improve performance.

EDUCATION AND/OR EXPERIENCE
• Bachelor's degree in Human Resources or Business Management or working toward, or 1+ years in Human Resources or Office Management.

SUPERVISORY RESPONSIBILITIES
• This position does not supervise

CERTIFICATES, LICENSES, REGISTRATIONS
• PHR OR SHRM-CP preferred, or in the process of working toward either.

OTHER SKILLS & ABILITIES
• Experience with ADP Workforce Now strongly preferred.

LANGUAGE SKILLS
Ability to read, analyze, and interpret documents. Ability to respond effectively to the most sensitive inquiries or complaints. Speaks clearly and persuasively in positive or negative situations, demonstrates group presentation skills and conducts meetings.

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.

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. The employee is frequently required to sit for long periods of time using a computer monitor and keyboard; 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 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. 

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.

Application Guidelines/Contact:
To apply, please submit resume and cover letter via one of the following methods --

E-mail: personnel@nhpdx.org (job title must be in e-mail subject line, please also include where you saw this listing)

U.S. Mail:
Human Resources/Job Title
Neighborhood House
7780 SW Capitol Hwy.
Portland, OR 97219

Fax: 503-245-5948

Please, no phone calls about this job.


Job Title: Substitute Teacher
Department: Peninsula School Age Programs
Reports To: School Age Program Director
Rate: $12.00/hr
Type of Position: Part-time
FLSA Status: Nonexempt


POSITION SUMMARY
This is a substitute teaching position for a before and after school program with kids ages 5-12. A substitute is 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 5-12 in a before and after school program in NE Portland
• Communicate with parents at drop of and pick up
• Serve snacks
• Adhere to licensing regulations for the program and school rules and requirements
• Work with children with a 15 to 1 ratio, assisting with homework and structured group activities as well as supervising free choice and recess
• Report to the site director

EDUCATION AND/OR EXPERIENCE
• Some experience working with 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 6:30am-9:30am and/ or 2:00pm-6:00pm as needed
• Knowledge of using email

SUPERVISORY RESPONSIBILITIES
This position does not supervise. 

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
• Knowledge of using email

OTHER SKILLS & ABILITIES
• Reliable transportation

OTHER REQUIREMENTS

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 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 50 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, depth perception and ability to adjust focus. Employee is require to have ability to sit, bend, quickly move around a classroom or playground, and ability to physically move, lift, or control children in unsafe or emergency situations.

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. 

Application Guidelines/Contact:
To apply, please submit resume and cover letter via one of the following methods --

E-mail: personnel@nhpdx.org (job title must be in e-mail subject line, please also include where you saw this listing)

U.S. Mail:
Human Resources/Job Title
Neighborhood House
7780 SW Capitol Hwy.
Portland, OR 97219

Fax: 503-245-5948

Please, no phone calls about this job.



Job Title: Development Coordinator
Department: Development
Reports To: Development Director
Grade: VII 
Pay: $14.74-$17.70
Type of Position: Full-time 
FLSA Status: Nonexempt


POSITION SUMMARY
The FT Development Coordinator is a key member of our Fundraising/Community Engagement/Communications Team tasked with substantial writing for constituent communications, Neighborhood House publications, social media and media releases. Collaborates with Development Team to coordinate fundraising and donor cultivation events, supporting community relations campaigns and working to build relationships for the organization. 

ESSENTIAL DUTIES & RESPONSIBILITIES
• Primarily responsible for creating content to implement NH's annual P.R./communications plan, e.g. media releases and articles for Neighborhood House publications, website content.
• Use e-communication software to manage agency email list and publish monthly e-newsletter.
• Manage and build NH's social media presence. 
• Coordinate annual fundraising events/campaigns, including an annual dinner/auction. 
• Coordinate donor cultivation events, including annual Leadership Circle Dinner.
• Work to support existing and build new community partnerships.
• Recruit and train event committee members and volunteers.
• Support community-based resource development efforts, including annual SW HOPE: Feed the Hungry Campaign and Winter Wishes gift drive. 
• Develop basic promotional materials for some events and campaigns. 
• Assist with production and coordination of direct mail projects.
• Work with Development Director to create additional events/campaigns to reach new donor constituencies.

EDUCATION AND/OR EXPERIENCE
A bachelor's degree in communications, marketing or a related field, and at least two years of experience in non-profit fundraising.

SUPERVISORY RESPONSIBILITIES
This position does not supervise.

QUALIFICATIONS
• Excellent communication skills (written and oral), including strong copywriting abilities. 
• Proficiency with MS Office Suite. Basic proficiency in InDesign, or similar graphic design software preferred.
• Experience with fund management database; Raiser's Edge experience preferred.
• Strong event and project management skills with orientation to detail.
• Excellent interpersonal skills, with proven ability to build relationships with volunteers and community organizations.
• Ability to work independently and as part of a team; must be flexible and able to adjust to changing job demands.
• Valid driver's license, reliable transportation and evidence of insurability.
• Available to work some weekend and evening hours.
• Must pass criminal background check as a condition of employment.
• Must be passionate about Neighborhood House's mission of Helping Neighbors Help Themselves; able to work with people from culturally diverse backgrounds. 

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.

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. The employee is frequently required to sit for long periods of time using a computer monitor and keyboard; 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 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. 

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.


Application Guidelines/Contact:
To apply, please submit resume and cover letter via one of the following methods --

E-mail: personnel@nhpdx.org (job title must be in e-mail subject line, please also include where you saw this listing)

U.S. Mail:
Human Resources/Job Title
Neighborhood House
7780 SW Capitol Hwy.
Portland, OR 97219

Fax: 503-245-5948

Please, no phone calls about this job.



Job Title: PCLC Lead Teacher
Department: Peninsula Children's Learning Center
Reports To: Program Manager
FLSA Status: non-exempt
Type: Full-time


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
-Share leadership and teaching responsibilities with lead and/or assistant teachers
-Create environment 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
-Maintain classroom records, cleanliness and orderliness
-Engage with and be responsive to current and prospective families
-Support the philosophy that children learn through play
-Respect ethnic and cultural differences
-Comply with all PCLC and governmental regulations regarding the care of children
-Complete timely and accurate documentation according to school and other licensing or regulation requirements
-Assist in and accept responsibility for temporary duties if other personnel are not available
-Attend and participate in meetings, events, and parent/family meetings as requested

SUPERVISORY RESPONSIBILITIES
This position does not supervise.

QUALIFICATIONS
-Coursework in Early Childhood Education, A.A. or B.A. preferred
-Step 8.5 on Oregon Registry
-Experience working in a culturally, racially, and economically diverse community
-2+ years of early childhood education experience working in licensed center
-1+ years of direct experience in licensed center working with assigned age group preferred
-Able to set and maintain professional boundaries with families
-Excellent verbal, listening, and written communication
-Excellent organizational skills and attention to detail
-Enrollment in the Child Care Division Central Background Registry and willing to obtain the following or supply documentation of prior training within the first 90 days of employment:
o First Aid and Infant CPR certification
o Food Handlers Card

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.

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.

Depending on activities and season, may be required to be outdoors for regular, prolonged activities
While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to talk or hear. The employee must be able to stand up to 95% of the day and sustain a high level of energy. Must be able to regularly kneel, bend, and sit on the floor to attend to children's needs. The employee is frequently required to sit for long periods of time using a computer monitor and keyboard; 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 50 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, depth perception and ability to adjust focus. the employee must possess acceptable hearing and visual capabilities to monitor the environment and assure children's well-being. 

WORK ENVIRONMENT
The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters. Both indoor and outdoor environment are typically found in daily work. Depending on activities and season, may be required to be outdoors for regular, prolonged activities. Interact on the playground with children and spread out from other teachers to be able to appropriately supervise play 

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.

Application Guidelines/Contact:
To apply, please submit resume and cover letter via one of the following methods --

E-mail: personnel@nhpdx.org (job title must be in e-mail subject line)

U.S. Mail:
Human Resources/Job Title
Neighborhood House
7780 SW Capitol Hwy.
Portland, OR 97219

Fax: 503-245-5948

Please, no phone calls about this position.


Job Title: PCLC Relief Teacher
Department: Peninsula Children's Learning Center
Reports To: Program Manager
FLSA Status: non-exempt
Type: Full-time


POSITION SUMMARY
The Teacher at Peninsula Children's Learning Center (PCLC) is dedicated to the development to the whole child and creates and engages in interactive 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 
-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 8. 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 
-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. 
-Performing Opening/Closing duties for the room assigned if assigned opening or closing shift.

SUPERVISORY RESPONSIBILITIES
This position does not supervise.

QUALIFICATIONS
-Course work in Early Childhood Education, A.A. or B.A. preferred
-Enrolled in Oregon Registry
-Experience working in a culturally, racially, and economically diverse community
-6 months of direct experience in licensed center working with assigned age group preferred
-Able to set and maintain professional boundaries with families and children
-Excellent organizational skills and attention to details
-Enrollment in the CCD Criminal History Registry 
-Obtain the following or supply documentation of prior training within the first 90 days of employment and maintain:
a. First Aid and Infant CPR certification
b. Oregon Food Handlers card
c. Enrollment in Oregon Registry Online
d. Recognizing and Reporting Child Abuse and Neglect
-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

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.

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. The employee must be able to stand up to 95% of the day and sustain a high level of energy. Must be able to regularly kneel, bend, and sit on the floor to attend to children's needs. The employee is frequently required to sit for long periods of time using a computer monitor and keyboard; 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 50 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, depth perception and ability to adjust focus. the employee must possess acceptable hearing and visual capabilities to monitor the environment and assure children's well-being. 

WORK ENVIRONMENT
The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters. Both indoor and outdoor environment are typically found in daily work. Depending on activities and season, may be required to be outdoors for regular, prolonged activities. Interact on the playground with children and spread out from other teachers to be able to appropriately supervise play 

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.

Application Guidelines/Contact:
To apply, please submit resume and cover letter via one of the following methods --

E-mail: personnel@nhpdx.org (job title must be in e-mail subject line)

U.S. Mail:
Human Resources/ Position Title
Neighborhood House
7780 SW Capitol Hwy.
Portland, OR 97219

Fax: 503-245-5948

Please, no phone calls about this position.


Job Title: Youth Outreach Specialist -- Stephens Creek Crossing
Department: Youth and Family Services
Reports To: Youth and Family Services Program Manager
Rate: $16.50
Type of Position: Part-time
FLSA Status: Nonexempt


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. 

POSITION SUMMARY
This position is responsible for working with Stephens Creek Crossing middle school and high school students, engaging them in enrichment and recreational activities on and off Home Forward's southwest Portland housing site.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES & RESPONSIBILITIES

Work in close collaboration with Neighborhood House Youth & Family Services team, Stephens CreekCrossing (SCC) Home Forward staff, and local schools for service coordination.
Engage with older youth at SCC by providing mentorship, opportunities for community engagement, youth leadership, recreation, or enrichment activities.
Organize and transport students to off-site community resources for activities at: Southwest CommunityCenter, Mittttleman Jewish Community Center, Hillsdale Library, etc.
Facilitate community events for youth, such as movie nights, talent shows, game nights, and/or drop-in homework help.
Conduct outreach to local middle and high school administration, teachers and SUN School Coordinators to enhance services for SCC's older youth.
Refer SCC students to NH's Wilson High School case management program or NH's Robert Gray MiddleSchool SUN activities as needed.
Partner with summer offerings at SCC and local SUN Schools to engage students in positive summer activities, organize summer field trips, and facilitate summer program offerings for participating youth.
Attend Neighborhood House departmental staff meetings, Neighborhood House all-staff meetings, SCC Home Forward staff meetings and occasionally participate in neighborhood events.
Work with the Home Forward Family Metrics software to record attendance at events.
Other duties and responsibilities as assigned by the supervisor.
EDUCATION AND/OR EXPERIENCE

Associate's degree and two (2) years' experience working with middle school or high school-aged youth children; or equivalent combination of education and experience.
Must be available during evenings and occasional weekends. One weekend day per week preferred.
Desire and ability to work with children and ensure an enriching, positive, and safe setting. Must possess a positive and enthusiastic attitude.
Ability to connect with and recruit youth participants to provide enrichment activities and homework assistance. Familiarity with Southwest Portland, cultures, and communities and/or working at a public housing community is preferred.
Strong organizational skills and knowledge of Microsoft Office Suite. Ability to work independently at community-based location.
SUPERVISORY RESPONSIBILITIES
This position has no supervisory responsibilities.

QUALIFICATIONS

Demonstrated ability to work effectively with individuals from diverse cultures and socio-economiccommunities. Must have the ability to work effectively with cross-cultural 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.
OTHER SKILLS & ABILITIES
Computer skills adequate to prepare program recruitment materials and reports.

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 to research, analyze, and problem solve.

CERTIFICATES, LICENSES, REGISTRATIONS
Requires own vehicle transportation, a valid driver's license, and car insurance acceptable to Neighborhood House's insurance provider.

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. The employee is frequently required to sit for long periods of time; may use hands to finger, handle, or feel and reach with hands and arms. The employee is occasionally required to stand; walk around the Stephens Creek Crossing for a significant length of time; and stoop, kneel, or crouch. The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 25 pounds up and down the stairs. Must be capable of moving and maneuvering furniture and equipment as required. 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.

Job Type: Temporary

Salary: $16.50 /hour

Application Guidelines/Contact:
To apply, please submit resume and cover letter via one of the following methods --

E-mail: personnel@nhpdx.org (job title must be in e-mail subject line, please also include where you saw this listing)

U.S. Mail:
Human Resources/Youth Outreach Specialist
Neighborhood House
7780 SW Capitol Hwy.
Portland, OR 97219

Fax: 503-245-5948


Job Title: Case Manager - Homeless Families
Department: Community Services
Reports To: Community Services Program Manager
Full-time Nonexempt
Salary Range: $13.61-16.34


POSITION SUMMARY
This position will be responsible for providing case management services for families enrolled in the agency's homeless families programs, including intake, information and referral, crisis intervention, and case planning services.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES & RESPONSIBILITIES
-Use Assertive Engagement case management techniques to work in partnership with participants to provide information and referral to resources, assess family needs and advocate on clients' behalf to support family stability and success.
-Use strength-based interviewing to provide intake and referral such as interviewing clients, assessing needs and advocating on clients' behalf as needed.
-Set up and monitor complete case plans for those clients being served in Neighborhood House's homeless program and use strength based techniques to support client success as required by Multnomah County.
-Set up a money management system for each client and provide budget and debt repayment counseling.
-Meet case management standards set forth by the Program Manager regarding quantity, type and quality of services to be performed.
-Maintain accurate and complete case files, as well as pertinent statistics for the program.
-Submit all required reports in a timely and accurate manner.
-Work with other staff in a team effort to ensure a coordinated, effective homeless program.
-Provide all follow-up services to clients after completion of their case plan as required by funding contracts that require check-ins every 3 months for the first year and random thereafter.
-Coordinate and collaborate with the program manager on case plans and client activities.
-Provide backup case management coverage for all Turning Point residents as needed.
-Be available for covering all client crisis interventions when a co-workers' client is having a crisis.
-Attend Neighborhood House and department meetings as requested by the Program Manager.
-Participate in Neighborhood House functions and linking clients to outside social networks.
-Other duties and responsibilities as assigned by the supervisor.

EDUCATION AND/OR EXPERIENCE
-Bachelor's degree in a related field and four (4) years of case management experience in Social Services, Family Services, Advocacy or related field; or equivalent combination of education and experience.
-Knowledge of Microsoft Office: Word and Excel and operating of all office equipment.
-Understanding of poverty and its effects on families preferred. Ability to follow detailed eligibility rules.
-Ability to determine critical priorities, manage time and document services so that required work is accomplished on a regular basis.

SUPERVISORY RESPONSIBILITIES
This position will not supervise.

QUALIFICATIONS
-Ability to work effectively with a wide variety of individuals and groups and ability to work independently.
-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. 
-Ability to work as a team player and take initiative. 
-Ability to work with sensitive and confidential information.

LANGUAGE SKILLS
Ability to read, analyze, and interpret the most 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 principles of logical thinking to a wide range of practical problems.

CERTIFICATES, LICENSES, REGISTRATIONS
Must provide a valid driver's license and proof of personal automobile insurance, have reliable transportation, and ability to drive Neighborhood House's vehicles.

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. The employee is frequently required to sit for long periods of time using a computer monitor and keyboard; use hands to finger, handle, or feel; and reach with hands and arms. The employee is occasionally required to stand; walk; and stoop, kneel, or crouch. The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 10 pounds up and down the stairs. Must be capable of moving and maneuvering furniture and equipment as required. 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

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.

Application Guidelines/Contact:
To apply, please submit resume and cover letter via one of the following methods --

E-mail: personnel@nhpdx.org (job title must be in e-mail subject line)

U.S. Mail:
Human Resources/ Case Manager - Homeless Families
Neighborhood House
7780 SW Capitol Hwy.
Portland, OR 97219

Fax: 503-245-5948

Please, no phone calls about this position.


Job Title: SUN School Site Manager -- Elementary School (North Portland)
Department: Youth and Family Services
Reports To: Youth and Family Services Program Manager 
Rate: $15.00-$19.00
Type of Position: Full-time 
FLSA Status: Exempt


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. 

POSITION SUMMARY
This position is responsible for day-to-day operations of SUN School's extended day activities, the program's social services referral and coordination systems and works in close collaboration with school's principal, SUN CS Partner agencies, school staff, student support team (if applicable), and SUN advisory body.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES & RESPONSIBILITIES
-Work with school's staff, SUN advisory body, and Neighborhood House to design before and after school programs that meet objectives of SUN Annual Plan and required outcomes/outputs. 
-Responsible for overall coordination of SUN School operations including scheduling, recruitment of classes and participants, selection of participants, and site supervision of after school activities.
-Develop and maintain collaborative partnerships with a broad array of community partners to enrich program offerings and strengthen the support for SUN School programs. 
-Survey and assess community needs and strengths for meeting needs at the elementary school. 
-Coordinate federal after school suppers for SUN School. 
-Recruit, screen and oversee hiring process for SUN School staff members. 
-Under direction of the Youth and Family Services Program Manager and Principal, responsible for program development of academic and recreational summer program activities. 
-Work collaboratively with school's staff to refer families in need of social services to Neighborhood House resources and/or other community organizations.
-Develop positive student relationships to foster a relationship of trust and support students' achievements and work with students to help problem-solve conflicts and develop social skills as needed.
-Develop program materials, brochures, forms and registration materials following Neighborhood House and/or the funding organization's guidelines, as approved by the Youth and Family Services Program Manager.
-Monitor SUN School Annual Plan, assess progress and take action to achieve required program outcomes. 
-Responsible for accurate recordkeeping and timely submission of required reports, such as mid-year and end-of-year reports, volunteer hour reports, and other program reports from ServicePoint database as needed. 
-Assist Youth and Family Services Program Manager with SUN School budget tracking. 
-Attend school meetings (faculty, PTA, et al.) or community meetings as requested.
-Participate collaboratively in major school events as needed.
-In partnership with Neighborhood House's Development Department, perform outreach to local businesses and companies to solicit cash, volunteer, or in-kind resources to enhance SUN school activities.
-Work collaboratively with community partners, school staff, PTA, et al, to increase parent or family 
engagement. 
-Attend Neighborhood House Youth & Family Services staff meetings and agency all-staff meetings.
-Attend Multnomah County's bi-monthly SUN School meetings. 
-Other duties and responsibilities as assigned by the supervisor.

EDUCATION AND/OR EXPERIENCE
-Bachelor's degree in education, social work, or related field and three (3) years full-time experience with elementary school-aged youth or educational programs; with one (1) year of supervising employees is required; program management experience is preferred; or equivalent combination of education and experience.
-Positive and enthusiastic attitude. 
-Ability to manage multiple projects simultaneously and work independently at school location. 
-Experience & ability to work effectively with multiple organizational partners to deliver services to youth and families. Knowledge of Microsoft Office Word and Excel.
-Excellent oral and written communication skills and exceptional organizational skills required. Excellent interpersonal skills in the areas of problem-solving, conflict resolution, fostering relationships, group planning, and decision-making processes.
-Bilingual in basic level of Spanish and ability to translate and interpret orally in Spanish for families is preferred.

SUPERVISORY RESPONSIBILITIES
-This position will supervise SUN School employees that include instructors, program staff and volunteers.
-Provide day-to-day oversight within the program. Responsible for implementing program goals under the direction of the Youth and Family Services Program Manager and/or Associate Director.
-Network internally and externally to achieve objectives of the program as needed.
-Maintain the knowledge base of internal and external regulations and laws necessary to assure compliance in all program activities.
-Scope of responsibility includes supervision of employees, and volunteers. Carry out supervisory responsibilities in accordance with Neighborhood House's policies and applicable laws. Responsibilities may include interviewing, hiring with supervisor approval, and training employees; planning, assigning, and directing work; appraising performance; rewarding and disciplining employees; addressing complaints and resolving problems with the supervisor's overview. 

QUALIFICATIONS
-Demonstrated ability to work effectively with individuals from diverse culturally and socio-economic diverse communities and 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. 

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
Requires own vehicle transportation, a valid driver's license, and car insurance acceptable to Neighborhood House's insurance provider.

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. The employee is frequently required to sit for long periods of time; may use hands to finger, handle, or feel; and reach with hands and arms. The employee is occasionally required to stand; walk around the school building for a significant length of time; and stoop, kneel, or crouch. The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 25 pounds up and down the stairs. Must be capable of moving and maneuvering furniture and equipment as required. 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. 

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.

Application Guidelines/Contact:
To apply, please submit resume and cover letter via one of the following methods --

E-mail: personnel@nhpdx.org (job title must be in e-mail subject line, please also include where you saw this listing)

U.S. Mail:
Human Resources/Job Title
Neighborhood House
7780 SW Capitol Hwy.
Portland, OR 97219

Fax: 503-245-5948

Please, no phone calls about this job.


Job Title: SUN School Program Assistant -- K-5 School (North Portland)
Department: Youth and Family Services
Reports To: SUN Site Manager
Rate: $15.00
Type of Position: Part-time 
FLSA Status: Nonexempt


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. 

POSITION SUMMARY
This position is responsible for assisting and supporting the SUN Site Manager and daily operations of SUN School's extended-day activities. 

ESSENTIAL DUTIES & 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 Site Manager in daily SUN programs and backs-up Site Manager 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 Site Manager 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 Site Manager. 
-Participate in Chavez SUN School events when necessary. 
-Other duties and responsibilities as assigned by the supervisor.

EDUCATION AND/OR 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.

SUPERVISORY RESPONSIBILITIES
This position does not supervise.

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. 

OTHER SKILLS & ABILITIES
Computer skills adequate to prepare program materials and reports and enter data in county-wide Service Point database.

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 to research, analyze, and problem solve.

CERTIFICATES, LICENSES, REGISTRATIONS
Must obtain Food Handler's Card and is reimbursed by Neighborhood House. 

Requires own vehicle transportation, a valid driver's license, and car insurance acceptable to Neighborhood House's insurance provider.

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. The employee is frequently required to sit for long periods of time; may use hands to finger, handle, or feel and reach with hands and arms. The employee is occasionally required to stand; walk around the school building for a significant length of time; and stoop, kneel, or crouch. The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 25 pounds up and down the stairs. Must be capable of moving and maneuvering furniture and equipment as required. 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.

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.

Application Guidelines/Contact:
To apply, please submit resume and cover letter via one of the following methods --

E-mail: personnel@nhpdx.org (job title must be in e-mail subject line, please also include where you saw this listing)

U.S. Mail:
Human Resources/Job Title 
Neighborhood House
7780 SW Capitol Hwy.
Portland, OR 97219

Fax: 503-245-5948

Please, no phone calls about this job.


Job Title: Head Start Teacher
Department: Head Start
Reports To: Head Start Education Coordinator
Grade: 6
Salary: $12.00-$19.06 
Type of Position: Full-time
FLSA Status: Nonexempt


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. 

POSITION SUMMARY
This position will be responsible for 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 & RESPONSIBILITIES
• Observe children daily and create individual learning plans.

• Facilitate family involvement in Head Start and effective staff-parent relationships.

• Develop and implement appropriate lesson plans using Creative Curriculum and observations and data from Teaching Strategies GOLD by: 
-leading the teaching team to develop and implement developmentally appropriate lesson plans that include all developmental domains (social/emotional, physical, cognitive, and language/literacy);
-ensuring lesson plans are both child-directed and teacher-directed, inclusive of all children and utilize an anti-bias curriculum based on the needs, abilities, and interests of enrolled children;
-submitting weekly lesson plans to the Education Coordinator and post lesson plans in the classroom; 
-arrange classrooms into learning centers to facilitate implementation of the curriculum and ensuring both classroom and outdoor environments meet the changing needs and interests of children; and
-ensuring Individualized Learning Plan (ILP) and Individual Family Services Plan (IFSP) goals/strategies are incorporated into weekly lesson planning.

• Document and report observations of children daily in Teaching Strategies GOLD and maintain accurate records in child files.

• Regularly document home visits, ILP goals and updates, conferences, Ages and Stages Questionnaires (ASQ), and Ages and Stages Questionnaires-Social Emotional (ASQ:SE) into the ChildPlus database.

• Participate in the program's annual self-assessment as required.

• Complete required developmental (ASQ) and social/emotional (ASQ:SE) screening for each child with 45 days of entry and interpret the screening results with the Education Coordinator to determine if further evaluation with early intervention specialists is needed.

• Finalize checkpoints in Teaching Strategies GOLD for each child three times a year according to established timelines and align results with progress on Individualized Learning Plans (ILP's).

• Develop and update a written ILP for each child with parent input and if applicable, include IFSP goals in the ILP plan. 

• Involve parents in developing, implementing and updating all Individualized Learning Plans. 

• Schedule and attend staffing and IFSP meetings as needed for individual child and family.

• Complete appropriate internal referrals to discuss concerns regarding specific at risk children and families with the appropriate coordinator or family advocate.

• 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. 

• Ensure adults in the classroom understand and practice positive behavior management. 

• Establish good relationships with families and involve parents in planning and implementing classroom curriculum.

• Communicate regularly with parents about their child's progress and review the results and implications of the developmental screenings with the parents throughout the school year. 

• Assist parents in gaining awareness of child development and positive, effective parenting.

• Complete two home visits and two parent conferences with each family throughout the school year.

• Educate parents on kindergarten readiness and provide parents with kindergarten transition information. 

• Meet regularly with the family advocate(s) to discuss child and family updates and concerns. 

• Meet with the early intervention team for each child with an IFSP to coordinate disabilities services once a year and as needed thereafter. 

• Attend all Head Start and Neighborhood House all-staff meetings and trainings.

• Other duties and responsibilities as assigned by the supervisor.

EDUCATION AND/OR EXPERIENCE
-Bachelor's degree in Early Childhood Education or bachelor's degree and coursework equivalent to a major related to Early Childhood Education; as defined by the Oregon Registry Step 10 that includes 30 quarters of college course or 20 semester of college course credits; and two (2) years of experience teaching 3-5 year old children in an early childhood education setting; with one (1) year of supervising employees is required; 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. 

SUPERVISORY RESPONSIBILITIES
-This position will supervise classroom volunteers and act as Lead for Teacher's Assistants.
Responsible for implementing program goals under the direction of the Headstart Education Disabilities Coordinator and/or Headstart Program Manager.

-Assist with ensuring all program activities are operated in compliance with internal and external laws and regulations and funder requirements.

-Scope of responsibility includes supervision volunteers and Lead for Teacher Assistants. Carry out supervisory responsibilities in accordance with Neighborhood House's policies and procedures and all applicable laws. Responsibilities may include assisting with interviewing, hiring, and/or training employees; assisting with planning, assigning, and/or directing work; assisting with conducting appraisal performance; and assisting with addressing and resolving complaints. 

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
-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 

LANGUAGE SKILLS
-ability to read, analyze, and interpret the most complex documents
-ability to respond effectively to the most sensitive inquiries or complaints
ability to write speeches and articles using original or innovative techniques or style. 

MATHEMATICAL SKILLS
-ability to work with mathematical concepts such addition, subtraction, multiplication and division. 

REASONING ABILITY
-ability to apply principles of logical or scientific thinking to a wide range of intellectual and practical problems. 
-ability to deal with a variety of abstract and concrete variables.

CERTIFICATES, LICENSES, REGISTRATIONS
-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.

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. The employee is occasionally sitting using a computer monitor and keyboard; frequently bend, stoop, twist, and sit on the floor with children, and run after children. The employee is frequently required to stand and walk; kneel, or crouch. 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.

Required to balance competing demands of callers, walk-ins and other interruptions. The noise level in the work environment is usually noisy.

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.
Application Guidelines/Contact:
To apply, please submit resume and cover letter via one of the following methods --

E-mail: personnel@nhpdx.org (job title must be in e-mail subject line, please also include where you saw this listing)

U.S. Mail:
Human Resources/Head Start Teacher
Neighborhood House
7780 SW Capitol Hwy.
Portland, OR 97219

Fax: 503-245-5948


Job Title: Head Start Teacher Assistant
Department: Head Start
Reports To: Head Start Education Coordinator
Grade: 4 
Salary: $11.46-$16.04 
Type of Position: Full-Time
FLSA Status: Nonexempt


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. 

POSITION SUMMARY
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 & RESPONSIBILITIES
-Assist in the development and implementation of appropriate lesson plans using Creative Curriculum and observations and data from Teaching Strategies GOLD by: 
*participating as a member of the teaching team to develop and implement developmentally 
appropriate lesson plans that include all developmental domains (social/emotional, physical, 
cognitive, and language/literacy);
*help ensure lesson plans are both child-directed and teacher-directed, inclusive of all children and 
utilize an anti-bias curriculum based on the needs, abilities, and interests of enrolled children; and
*assist in arranging the classrooms into learning centers to facilitate implementation of the 
curriculum and ensuring both classroom and outdoor environments meet the changing needs and 
interests of children; and

-Document and report observations of children in Teaching Strategies GOLD and assist in maintaining accurate records in child files.

-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 meals and meal counts. Help enter meal counts and attendance records into ChildPlus.

-Participate in the program's annual self-assessment as required.

-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. 

-Help ensure adults in the classroom understand and practice positive behavior management. 

-Establish good relationships with families.

-Attend all Head Start and Neighborhood House all-staff meetings and trainings.

-Other duties and responsibilities as assigned by the supervisor.

EDUCATION AND/OR 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. 

SUPERVISORY RESPONSIBILITIES
This job does not supervise.

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
-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 

LANGUAGE SKILLS
-ability to read, analyze, and interpret the most complex documents
-ability to respond effectively to the most sensitive inquiries or complaints
ability to write speeches and articles using original or innovative techniques or style. 

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

REASONING ABILITY
Ability to apply principles of logical or scientific thinking to a wide range of intellectual and practical problems. Ability to deal with a variety of abstract and concrete variables.

CERTIFICATES, LICENSES, REGISTRATIONS
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.

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. The employee is occasionally sitting using a computer monitor and keyboard; frequently bend, stoop, twist, and sit on the floor with children, and run after children. The employee is frequently required to stand and walk; kneel, or crouch. 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.

Required to balance competing demands of callers, walk-ins and other interruptions. The noise level in the work environment is usually noisy.

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.

Application Guidelines/Contact:
To apply, please submit resume and cover letter via one of the following methods --

E-mail: personnel@nhpdx.org (job title must be in e-mail subject line, please also include where you saw this listing)

U.S. Mail:
Human Resources/ Head Start Teacher Assistant
Neighborhood House
7780 SW Capitol Hwy.
Portland, OR 97219

Fax: 503-245-5948


Job Title: Head Start Classroom Aide
Department: Head Start
Reports To: Head Start Supervisor or Education Coordinator, Receives Daily Direction from Teacher
Pay: $10.00/hour
Type: Part-time


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. 

POSITION SUMMARY
This position assists the Teacher and Teacher Assistant in providing and coordinating classroom services to children enrolled in an assigned classroom.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES & RESPONSIBILITIES
• Assist Teacher and Teacher Assistant in carrying out daily classroom activities and schedules
• Assist Teacher with follow-through and evaluation of the daily lesson plan
• Assist Teacher and Teacher Assistant with assuring the class is equipped with all needed materials and supplies
• Assist Teacher and Teacher Assistant at meal service times; set up and clean-up of tables and participate during family style dining 
• Use a positive behavior intervention and support (PBIS) approach in directing and guiding children
• Participate in Soft Start, Health Fair, and other class and center events
• Assist with maintaining the classroom in a neat, safe and clutter-free manner
• Provide child care at Parent meetings, Policy Council and other evening events as requested
• Perform other duties as assigned

EDUCATION AND/OR EXPERIENCE
• High School Diploma or GED
• Current Child Development Associate (CDA), or ability to complete CDA within one year of hire
• Knowledge of child development preferred
• Experience working with children ages three to five preferred

SUPERVISORY RESPONSIBILITIES
This job does not supervise.

OTHER EXPECTATIONS
• Arrive to work on time; punctually attend and actively participate in all required activities, meetings, and trainings
• Be a respectful, cooperative and reliable team member and participant in program activities
• Project a professional work image, both in dress and manner
• Be familiar with, and adhere to, position-related policies and procedures as well as the program's overarching objectives
• Follow Neighborhood House policy and procedures for reporting and documenting suspected child abuse and/or neglect
• Perform all work in compliance with Neighborhood House Code of Conduct
• Respect and maintain confidentiality of information regarding children and families, personnel issues, and other program operations as appropriate
• In consultation with supervisor, develop professional work goals and training plan. Participate in training as requested.

SKILLS & ABILITIES
• Bi-lingual skills: English with Spanish, Arabic, Somali or Russian as a second language preferred
• Ability to positively interact with families of various cultures and socio-economic backgrounds
• Ability to work cooperatively in a team environment
• Ability to use time effectively and work with minimal supervision
• Ability to possess and maintain a valid driver's license and insured vehicle available for use on the job (or have alternative transportation)j
• Ability to possess and maintain compliance with the State of Oregon Criminal Background Registry
• Ability to complete physical exam and TB test
• Ability to possess and maintain current First Aid/CPR certification
• Ability to obtain and maintain an Oregon Food Handler's Card

LANGUAGE SKILLS
• Bi-lingual skills: English with Spanish, Arabic, Somali or Russian as a second language preferred
• Ability to respond effectively to parents, children and Neighborhood House staff. 

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. 

PHYSICAL DEMANDS
Work with physically active three to five year old children for one or two class periods per day and moderate standing, walking, sitting, kneeling and bending.

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. The employee is occasionally sitting using a computer monitor and keyboard; frequently bend, stoop, twist, and sit on the floor with children, and run after children. The employee is frequently required to stand and walk; kneel, or crouch. 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.

Required to balance competing demands of callers, walk-ins and other interruptions. The noise level in the work environment is usually noisy.

Application Guidelines/Contact:
To apply, please submit resume and cover letter via one of the following methods --

E-mail: personnel@nhpdx.org (job title must be in e-mail subject line, please also include where you saw this listing)

U.S. Mail:
Human Resources/Job Title
Neighborhood House
7780 SW Capitol Hwy.
Portland, OR 97219

Fax: 503-245-5948

Please, no phone calls about this job.


Job Title: SUN School Instructor
Salary Range: $13.61 -- 16.34 DOE
Hours: 2-24 hours per week
Department: Youth and Family Services
Closing Date: Open until filled.


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. 

We are seeking to fill multiple Instructor vacancies for our SUN Community School Programs. Interested individuals with backgrounds in areas such as arts, sports, drama, science, math and/or literacy are welcome to apply! Individuals with experience using comics or zines to teach literacy are highly encouraged to apply.

The hours are 2-24 hours per week, depending on the SUN School and teaching position. The SUN School Summer term begins around June 27, 2016, or after depending on the site.

To learn more about our SUN Community School Program and the schools we serve, please visit the following linkhttp://www.nhpdx.org/WhatWeDo/youthfamilyservices.html

Position Description
This position is responsible for teaching SUN School's extended-day or summer enrichment classes and/or academic classes in areas such as arts, sports, drama, science, math or literacy.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities
• Plan and execute lesson plans for class topics in age-appropriate enrichment or academic skills that ties to school's curriculum. 
• Create and implement age appropriate curriculum and incorporate academic skills into daily activities in all SUN School classes.
• Act as a positive role model to youth; enforce SUN School behavioral expectations and follow through with proper student behavior management and communicate any student concerns to SUN School Site Coordinator in a timely manner.
• Ensure class areas are left in a clean and orderly manner at end of program.
• Supervise students during after school supper and during summer SUN School supervise students during breakfast (where applicable) and lunch. 
• Assist with SUN School dismissal and student sign-out at the end of the day. 
• Record daily attendance of respective SUN School class. 

Education and Experience:
SUN School Instructor teaching academic subjects: Bachelor's degree and one (1) year experience working with youth and/or children; or equivalent combination of education and experience.

SUN School Instructor teaching non-academic subjects: High school diploma and one (1) year experience working with youth and/or children; or one (1) year experience volunteering (360 hours in a year) with youth and/or children; or equivalent combination of education and experience.

Strong classroom management skills required; an ability to write lesson plans; and natural leadership qualities. Desire and ability to work with children and ensure an enriching, positive, safe setting.

Positive and enthusiastic attitude. Demonstrated experience teaching enrichment or academic subject areas to youth. 

Qualifications:
-Demonstrated ability to work effectively with individuals from diverse communities and cultures.
-Excellent oral and written communication and ability to communicate professionally with clients, families, service providers, community members and co-workers. 
-Ability to work as a team player. 
-Ability to work with sensitive and confidential information. 
-Ability to work effectively both independently and within a team environment. 
-Ability to maintain appropriate and professional relationships with clients and volunteers.

Position Considerations:
-Require own vehicle transportation, a valid driver's license, and car insurance acceptable to Neighborhood House's insurance provider.
-Must pass a criminal background check as a condition of employment. 

To apply, please submit résumé and cover letter via one of the following methods. If submitting via email, documents must be attached as a Word or PDF document. Do not include the résumé in the body of the email.
E-mail to: personnel@nhweb.org
-or-
U.S. Mail:
Human Resources/ SUN School Instructor
Neighborhood House
7780 SW Capitol Hwy.
Portland, OR 97219
Fax: 503-245-5948


Job Title: Head Start Teacher Assistant - Substitute Applicant Pool
Salary Range: $11.46 - $13.75 DOE
Hours: On-call
Department: Head Start
Closing Date: Continuous 


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
Neighborhood House
7780 SW Capitol Hwy.
Portland, OR 97219
Fax: 503-245-5948