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


Job Title: Head Start Parent Apprentice
Salary Range: $10.00
Hours: 30 hours per week (with benefits)
FLSA Status: Non-exempt
Department: Head Start
Closing Date: July 15, 2016 


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. 

If you are interested in applying, please send a letter of intent with the following information:
• Why are you interested in the program.
• Dates of when your child attended Head Start.
• Date and location of high school diploma or GED.

Position Description
This position will be responsible for working in conjunction with the Head Start Teachers and Teacher Assistants on classroom operations in a team-teaching setting that follows Head Start performance standards, using effective Creative Curriculum and Teaching Strategies GOLD, nurturing the wellbeing 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.

-Complete a Child Development Associate (CDA) certificate by the end of the school year by: 
• working with the Education Coordinator to create a plan for CDA completion and meet deadlines throughout the year;
• completing a minimum of 120 hours of professional development and a minimum of 480 hours of professional experience in the classroom;
• creating a professional portfolio; 
• creating and receiving responses on family questionnaires; 
• completing a classroom observation from a CDA observer; and 
• pass the CDA exam. 

Assist with observations of children for Teaching Strategies GOLD.

-Assist to preparing 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. 

-Help ensure the safety of children at all times and monitor the physical and social/emotional wellbeing of the children while relating to each child with acceptance, understanding and care and practice positive behavior management. 

-Establish good relationships with families.

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

-Parents who are accepted into the Parent Apprenticeship Program will be expected to:
• Attend pre-service training, CDA orientation and prepare classrooms August 22th -- September 7th.
• Work as a teacher assistant in training in the classroom for 6 hours a day, Tuesday -- Friday, throughout the entire school year (September 8, 2016 -- May 27, 2016).
• Work on CDA completion on most Mondays (5-7 hours on Mondays).
• Complete a CDA during the program year (online coursework and portfolio).

-Education and Experience:
High School diploma or GED preferred and current or previous Head Start or Early Head Start parent within the past ten (10) years; or equivalent combination of education and experience.

-Ability to communicate orally in English to parents, children and staff is required. Ability to speak conversationally in one of the languages represented by the client base is preferable. 

Qualifications:
-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 communication and ability to communicate professionally with clients, families, and co-workers. 

-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.

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.

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/ Parent Apprentice
Neighborhood House
7780 SW Capitol Hwy.
Portland, OR 97219

Fax:
503-245-5948


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: 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