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

Equal Opportunity Employer/ Americans with Disabilities Act

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

Equal Opportunity Employer Statement

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

CURRENT OPENINGS

POSTED: 08/28/2014

Job Title:            Information and Assistance Specialist
Salary Range:    $11.46 - $13.75 DOE
Hours:                 40 hours per week (with benefits)
Department:       Aging Services
Closing Date:     September 11, 2014  

Position Description
This position will be responsible for linking older residents of West Multnomah County with the appropriate resources to meet their needs and information and assistance services will be provided in accordance with Multnomah County Aging Services Division Information and Assistance Standards.
 
Essential Duties and Responsibilities
  • Provide callers and walk-in clients with necessary resources and assistance through web based research and other resources.
  • Track all Information and Assistance phone calls/walk-ins using the Aging and Disability Resources Center “ADRC” database.
  • Take referrals and assign them to the Case Manager.
  • Take all transportation requests and make appropriate arrangements by completing related paperwork.
  • Process bus passes and ticket orders.
  • Determine client eligibility for services as identified in the ADRC database.
  • Arrange for and monitor service delivery for callers and walk-ins.
  • Coordinate with community and agency resources as needed.
  • Track and report focal point activities that are classes offered through the Senior Center.
  • Complete monthly reports and data entry.
  • Participate in client case meetings that include case manager(s), co-workers, etc to discuss client cases and needs.
  • Act as support for Case Managers as needed.
  • Attend Aging Services staff meetings and participate in agency staff meetings.
  • Attend appropriate trainings, workshops and seminars. 

Education and Experience:
Associate’s degree and two (2) years experience in Social Services, Nursing, Health, Gerontology or other related field; preferably within the field of non-profit; or equivalent combination of education and experience.
 
Knowledge of Microsoft Office: Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and troubleshooting skills are essential to perform this job successfully. Ability to conduct internet based research.
 
Knowledge of resources for the elderly and/or adults with disabilities in Multnomah County and of social and health intervention techniques.   Ability to speak conversationally in multiple languages is preferable.
 
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 ability to plan, implement and manage short and long term projects.
 
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. Excellent interpersonal skills in the areas of problem-solving, conflict resolution, group planning, and decision-making processes.
 
Position Considerations:
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, and car insurance acceptable to Neighborhood House's insurance provider.
Must pass a criminal background check as a condition of employment.
Must become authorized by the DHS to run background checks.  
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/ Information & Assistance Specialist
Neighborhood House
7780 SW Capitol Hwy.
Portland, OR 97219
 
Fax:
503-245-5948
 
For more information call Steve Johnson at 503-246-1663 ext. 1107 



POSTED: 08/27/2014

Job Title:                  Head Start Teacher
Salary Range:          $13.61 – 16.34 DOE
Hours:                     40 hours per week (with benefits)
Department:             Head Start
Closing Date:           September 10, 2014  

Position Description
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 and 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:
  • Ø  leading the teaching team to develop and implement developmentally appropriate lesson plans that include all developmental domains (social/emotional, physical, cognitive, and language/literacy);
  • Ø  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;
  • Ø  submitting weekly lesson plans to the Education Coordinator and post lesson plans in the classroom;
  • Ø  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
  • Ø  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.
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  • ·      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. 
Education and 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; 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. 
 
Supervisory Responsibilities:
This position will supervise classroom volunteers and act as Lead for Teacher’s Assistants.
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 planning, assigning, and/or directing work. 
 
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
 
For more information call Steve Johnson at 503-246-1663 ext. 1107 




POSTED: 08/26/2014

Job Title:                     High School Case Manager - Roosevelt and Wilson
Salary Range:             $13.61 -  $16.34  DOE
Hours:                        40 hours per week (includes full benefits)
Department:               Youth and Family Services
Closing Date:             September 9th, 2014  

Position Description
This position is responsible for providing case management, academic support, skills development or social service linkage to 50 youth at risk of academic failure and/or dropping out of school in North and Southwest Portland, ages 12-17. 
 
Essential Duties and Responsibilities
  • Work in close collaboration with school staff, Neighborhood House SUN school staff, and other regional providers, for referrals and service coordination. 
  • Provide outreach and case management services that includes development of a strength-based clientrelationship, comprehensive needs and strengths assessment, client referral and advocacy, and development of outcome-based support plans and follow-up. 
  • Travel to various schools and worksites: Wilson High School, Roosevelt High School, and area alternative Schools.
  • Work within school environment to outreach to school administration, teachers, parents, students and SUN school staff to obtain program referrals.
  • Under direction of the Youth and Family Services Program Manager and Wilson high school administrators, oversee the program development of Wilson HS 9th Grade Counts academic summer program activities.
  • Provide academic support, life skills development classes, service access, information and referral to students.
  • Complete case files, reports, and document service delivery in a timely manner.
  • Enter data into Multnomah County database and ServicePoint, in a timely manner.
  • Assist Youth and Family Services staff with budget tracking.
  • Attend departmental staff meetings, Neighborhood House all-staff meetings, and bi-monthly Social and
  • Support Services for Educational Success (SSSES) county meetings. 

Education and Experience:
Bachelor’s degree in education, social work, or related field and three (3) years full-time experience working in education, human services or related field, preferably providing case management services to youth; with one (1) year of supervising employees is required; or equivalent combination of education and experience.
 
Ability to connect with and recruit youth participants to provide academic support services. Familiarity with SW and North Portland cultures and communities.
 
Bilingual in Spanish and ability to translate and interpret orally in Spanish for families is preferred.
 
Strong organizational skills and knowledge of Microsoft Office Word and Excel. Ability to work independently at school or community-based location.
 

Supervisory Responsibilities:
This position will supervise summer program employees, including instructors 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. Ensure all program activities are operated in compliance with internal and external laws and regulations and funder requirements.
 
Scope of responsibility includes supervision of employees and volunteers. Carry out supervisory responsibilities in accordance with Neighborhood House’s policies and procedures and all applicable laws. Responsibilities may include interviewing, hiring with supervisor approval, and training employees; planning, assigning, and directing work; appraising performance; disciplining employees; addressing complaints and resolving problems with the supervisor’s overview. 
 


Qualifications:
Demonstrated ability to work effectively with individuals from diverse cultures and socio-economic
communities. Must have the ability to work effectively with cross-culturally communities and understand
current issues related to racial and ethnic diversity and poverty. Must have the ability to communicate
effectively with those whose English language skills are limited. Excellent oral and written communication
and ability to communicate professionally with clients, families, community members and co-workers.
Ability to work as a team player.  Ability to work with sensitive and confidential information. 
 
Position Considerations:
Require own vehicle transportation, a valid driver's license, and car insurance acceptable to Neighborhood House's insurance provider.
Must 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/ High School Case Manager - Roosevelt and Wilson
Neighborhood House
7780 SW Capitol Hwy.
Portland, OR 97219
 
Fax:
503-245-5948
 
For more information call Steve Johnson at 503-246-1663 ext. 1107 
 
Job Title:               SUN School Instructor
Salary Range:        $13.61 – 16.34  DOE
Hours:                   3-12 hours per week
Department:           Youth and Family Services
Closing Date:         September 9, 2014  

Neighborhood House is looking to fill six SUN Instructor vacancies. We are seeking candidates for Chavez School K-8, George Middle School and Peninsula School K-8 SUN Schools (North Portland). 
 
The hours will be 3-12 hours per week, depending on the location of the school. 
 
We are seeking expertise in teaching sports, theater, dance arts, Spanish language, and Adult ESL classes. There are a 10-week term beginning in the Fall Term starting September 29th.


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:
Bachelor’s degree and one (1) year experience working with youth and/or children; or equivalent combination of education and experience.
 
Strong classroom management skills required and 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, submit résumé and cover letter via one of the following methods –
 
E-mail:
personnel@nhweb.org (job title must be in e-mail subject line)
 
U.S. Mail:
Human Resources/ SUN School Instructor
Neighborhood House
7780 SW Capitol Hwy.
Portland, OR 97219
Fax:
503-245-5948
 
For more information call Steve Johnson at 503-246-1663 ext. 1107 



POSTED: 08/22/2014 

Job Title:              SUN School Program Assistant – George Middle School
Salary Range:       $13.61 – 16.34  DOE
Hours:                   12 hours per week
Department:          Youth and Family Services
Closing Date:         September 3, 2014  

Position Description
This position is responsible for assisting and supporting the SUN School Coordinator and daily operations of SUN School's extended-day activities.
 
Essential Duties and Responsibilities
  • Assist in overseeing the flow of SUN activities and coordination of the daily programming between 3:45pm – 6:00pm. 
  • 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 80 students each day.
  • Primary support for SUN School Coordinator in daily SUN programs and backs-up Coordinator in various areas, including facilities management, site coordination, SUN partner coordination, and safety.
  • Help develop program materials, brochures, forms and registration materials.
  • Act as substitute SUN Instructor when SUN staff are absent from program.
  • Assist SUN School Site Coordinator with discipline and behavior intervention.
  • Enter significant amount of data into the SUN School ServicePoint database for SUN classes and print reports relevant to SUN activities for SUN School Site Coordinator.
  • Participate in George SUN School events when necessary.
Education and Experience:
Bachelor’s degree and three (3) years of experience working with elementary and middle school-aged youth or educational programs or equivalent combination of education and experience.
 
Experience working in a classroom setting with strong classroom management skills and natural leadership qualities. Strong organizational and time management skills.
 
Ability to manage multiple projects simultaneously. Knowledge of Microsoft Office Word and Excel.
 
Bilingual in basic level of Spanish and ability to translate and interpret orally in Spanish for families is preferred.
 
Qualifications:
Demonstrated ability to work effectively with individuals from diverse cultures and socio-economic
communities. Must have the ability to work effectively with cross-culturally communities and understand
current issues related to racial and ethnic diversity and poverty. Must have the ability to communicate
effectively with those whose English language skills are limited. Excellent oral and written communication
and ability to communicate professionally with clients, families, community members and co-workers.
Ability to work as a team player.  Ability to work with sensitive and confidential information. 
 
Position Considerations:
Require own vehicle transportation, a valid driver's license, and car insurance acceptable to Neighborhood House's insurance provider.
Must obtain Food Handler’s Card and is reimbursed by Neighborhood House.
Must pass a criminal background check as a condition of employment. 
To apply, submit résumé and cover letter via one of the following methods –
 
E-mail:
personnel@nhweb.org (job title must be in e-mail subject line)
 
U.S. Mail:
Human Resources/ SUN School Program Assistant – George Middle School
Neighborhood House
7780 SW Capitol Hwy.
Portland, OR 97219
Fax:
503-245-5948
 
For more information call Steve Johnson at 503-246-1663 ext. 1107 



POSTED: 08/20/2014

Job Title:                       Head Start Teacher Assistant - Substitute
Salary Range:                $11.46 – 13.75 DOE
Hours:                            On-call
Department:                   Head Start
Closing Date:                 September 3, 2014  

Position Description
This position will be responsible for working in conjunction with the Head Start Teachers on classroom operations in a team-teaching setting that follows Head Start performance standards, using effective Creative Curriculum and Teaching Strategies GOLD, nurturing the well being of children and implementing Positive Behavioral Interventions and Support (PBIS) strategies.
 
Essential Duties and Responsibilities
  • Assist in the development and implementation of appropriate lesson plans using Creative Curriculum and observations and data from Teaching Strategies GOLD.
  • Assist to prepare the classroom and outdoor environments according to lesson plans. Assist in setup and cleanup of activities and projects both in the classroom and outside.
  • Assist with classroom meals.
  • Help ensure the safety of children and staff in the classroom at all times and monitor the physical and social/emotional wellbeing of the children while relating to each child with acceptance, understanding and care.
  • Attend all Head Start and Neighborhood House all-staff meetings and trainings. 

Education and Experience:
Associate’s degree or Child Development Associate certificate in pre-school or two (2) years post-secondary education with some coursework in early childhood education as defined by the Oregon Registry Step 7 that includes 12 quarter college course credits or 8 semester college course credits; and two (2) years of experience teaching 3-5 year old children in an early childhood education setting; or equivalent combination of education and experience.
 
Knowledge of Microsoft Office: Word, Excel, and troubleshooting skills.
 
Required skills include: excellent oral and written communication skills; good organization/   planning skills; good analytical skills to read outcomes reports and measure a child’s progress; and good computer skills with Microsoft Office and TS Gold preferred.
 
Knowledge of early childhood development and general principles of early childhood education and knowledge of developmentally appropriate, multi-cultural, anti-bias curriculum for 3-5 year olds is required.
 
Home visiting or other direct experience working with parents is preferred.
 
Ability to speak conversationally in one of the languages represented by the client base is preferable.
 
Qualifications:
Demonstrated proficiency in handling matters of a highly sensitive confidential nature; ability to assume a high degree of responsibility; ability to work effectively with a wide variety of individuals and groups; and ability to work independently and in a team setting. Ability to appropriately assess and handle crises and solve problems as needed. Ability to model positive and appropriate interactions with children and other adults.
 
Demonstrated ability to work effectively with individuals from diverse communities and cultures and communicate effectively with those whose English language skills are limited. Excellent oral and written communication and ability to communicate professionally with clients, families, service providers, community members and co-workers.  Excellent interpersonal skills in the areas of problem-solving, conflict resolution, group planning, and decision-making processes. 
 
Position Considerations:
  • Ability to obtain Food Handler’s Card is required and reimbursed by Neighborhood House.
  • Must successfully complete enrollment in Oregon Child Care Registry and reimbursed by Neighborhood House.
  • Must complete post-offer physical exam and TB test.
  • Require own vehicle transportation, a valid driver's license, and have/maintain car insurance acceptable to Neighborhood House's insurance provider.
  • Must pass a criminal background check as a condition of employment. 

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



Job Title:                           Kitchen Assistant
Salary Range:                   $10.01 – 11.81 DOE
Hours:                               20 hours per week
Department:                     Head Start
Closing Date:                   September 3, 2014  

Position Description
Work schedule will be Monday – Friday 10:00am – 2:00pm.
This position will be responsible for assisting the Head Cook in all aspects of food service for the Head Start and Early Head Start program, including appropriate preparation and serving of planned meals and maintaining a clean food preparation environment.
 
Essential Duties and Responsibilities
  • Assist in the completion of accurate and detailed recipes for the meals on the menu.
  • Assist in preparing breakfasts and lunches, act as lead in the preparation of snacks and ensure that the food is maintained and transported at appropriate temperatures. 
  • Transport breakfasts and lunches to all classrooms and ensure the appropriate kinds and quantities of food are transported to sites as needed.
  • Assist in purchasing food and food services supplies and purchase food and supplies from area grocery stores as needed. 
  • Assist in maintaining a food inventory at all sites
  • Assist in cleaning and sanitizing all equipment used in the meal service (including dishes, pots and utensils, kitchen counters) on a daily basis and monthly on major equipment such as (refrigerator, stoves, microwave).
  • Assist in maintaining an inventory of equipment at all sites.     
  • Assist in cleaning the cupboards and other storage areas.
  • Responsible for cleaning food delivery van weekly.
  • Attend CACFP and other food, sanitation and nutrition trainings as needed and required.
  • Attend all Head Start staff meetings and trainings and Neighborhood House all-staff meetings and trainings. 
Education and Experience:
High School Diploma or GED and one (1) year experience cooking for large groups; or equivalent combination of education and experience.
 
Experience with preschool aged children. Experience or ability to learn CACFP guidelines and record keeping. 
 
Knowledge of CACFP food components, serving sizes and basic nutrition. Basic organization and planning skills and excellent food preparation and sanitation skills required.
 
Knowledge of Microsoft Office: Word, Excel, and troubleshooting skills.
 
Qualifications:
Demonstrated proficiency in handling 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. Ability to appropriately assess and handle crises, and solve problems as needed.
 
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. 
 
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/ Kitchen Assistant
Neighborhood House
7780 SW Capitol Hwy.
Portland, OR 97219
 
Fax:
503-245-5948
 
For more information call Steve Johnson at 503-246-1663 ext. 1107 




Job Title:                      Substitute Cook
Salary Range:              $10.01 – 11.81 DOE
Hours:                           On-call
Department:                 Head Start
Closing Date:               September 3, 2014  

Position Description
This position will be responsible for meal services for the Head Start classrooms and Early Head Start group socials and maintaining meal planning paperwork, ensuring appropriate preparation and serving of planned meals, and maintaining a clean food preparation environment. 
 
Essential Duties and Responsibilities
  • Notify classrooms of menu changes if needed.
  • Prepare daily breakfasts and lunches in a timely and sanitary manner. Ensure that meals are adequate in quantity, taste good, look appealing and are appropriate in consistency.
  • Ensure that appropriate kinds and quantities of food for snacks are set out daily for the classrooms.
  • Ensure that the food is maintained at appropriate temperatures.
  • Ensure that all kitchen equipment used in the meal service (including dishes, pots utensils and kitchen counters) are cleaned and sanitized daily.
  • Ensure that major equipment such as the refrigerator, stoves, and microwave are cleaned and sanitized monthly.
  • Ensure that cupboards and other storage areas are cleaned twice a year.
  • Attend the Child and Adult Care Food Program (CACFP) and other food, sanitation and nutrition trainings as appropriate.
  • Ensure that the general appearance and cleanliness of the kitchen is maintained.
  • Report any major maintenance or repair problems as needed to the Health Coordinator.
  • Facilitate the smooth functioning of the kitchen and meal service by coordinating services and communication of information.
  • Develop weekly food and food services supplies purchasing list and order food from appropriate vendors using online ordering systems if available.
  • Submit weekly coded invoices for food services purchases to the Head Start Health Coordinator.
  • Maintain a continuous file of food purchases. Maintain an inventory of food. 
  • Attend all Head Start staff meetings and trainings and Neighborhood House all-staff meetings and trainings.
Education and Experience:
High School Diploma or GED and one (1) year experience cooking for large groups; or equivalent combination of education and experience.
 
Experience with preschool aged children. Experience or ability to learn CACFP guidelines and record keeping.  Knowledge of CACFP food components, serving sizes and basic nutrition.
 
Knowledge of Microsoft Office: Word, Excel, and troubleshooting skills. Excellent organizational, planning, food preparation and sanitation skills.  
 
Qualifications:
Demonstrated proficiency in handling 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. Ability to appropriately assess and handle crises, and solve problems as needed.
 
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. 
 
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/ Substitute Cook
Neighborhood House
7780 SW Capitol Hwy.
Portland, OR 97219
Fax:
503-245-5948
 
For more information call Steve Johnson at 503-246-1663 ext. 1107