Careers


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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.

Commitment 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 cvaughn@nhpdx.org

CURRENT OPENINGS

Who we are:

Neighborhood House is here for families facing hunger and homelessness, vulnerable seniors, and children who need help in school

What we do:

Neighborhood House assists 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’s program participants represent a remarkably diverse mix of ethnicities and cultures. 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.

What we offer our employees:

Neighborhood House believes our employees are our best investment. Because of this, we provide an excellent full-time (30 hours and above) benefits package including low-cost medical insurance, low-cost dental insurance, paid life insurance, paid long term disability insurance, 403b retirement, FSA, and more. We also offer a generous paid time off policy, 11 paid holidays a year, and a flexible working schedule for most positions. Finally Neighborhood House employees are eligible for credit in the Public Service Loan Forgiveness Program.

 

Job Title: Summer Teacher Assistant
Salary Range: $14-$17 DOE
Hours: Part time nonexempt – June 27- Aug 2 9:00am-3:00pm, Mon-Thurs
Department: School Age Program – Hayhurst Connect
Closing Date: Open until Filled


Position Description

This program is located at Stephens Creek Crossing in Southwest Portland and helps to prevent the summer educational drag by providing literacy and math support to students entering 3rd, 4th, 5th and 6th grades.  Teachers will facilitate learning through hands on projects and community involvement.  Teachers will also help support students in developing social-emotional and friendship skills.

Duties & Responsibilities:
 

  • Execute math, reading, writing lessons and enrichment activities to provide effective and targeted small group instruction.
  • Regularly evaluate, monitor, and report on student progress, modifying instruction as appropriate based on results.
  • Act as a positive role model to youth.
  • Enforce program's behavioral expectations and follow through with proper student behavior management.
  • Other duties and responsibilities as assigned by the supervisor.

Qualified candidates will have:
 

  • At least one year in a classroom setting with elementary age students (work with high behavioral needs preferred)
  • Strong classroom management skills.
  • Desire and ability to work with children and ensure an enriching, positive, safe setting.
  • Positive and enthusiastic attitude.
  • Reliable transportation

To Apply:

For Immediate consideration, please forward your cover letter and resume to lmcfarland@nhpdx.org

Please send resume as an attachment. Links will not be accepted


 

 

 

Job Title: Early Childhood Education – Classroom Aide
Salary Range: $13-$13.50 DOE
Hours: Full time nonexempt – 32 Hours/week
Department: Early Head Start – Applegate School
Closing Date: Open until Filled
Preference in hiring given to qualified teacher with Native American heritage

Position Description

Neighborhood House’s Head Start program provides an opportunity for participants to learn, grow, and thrive in an environment that emphasizes parents as primary teachers, a co-operative environment between families, teachers, family advocates, home visitors, and other staff, connection to community resources, and learning through child-led play. Our program is designed to meet the needs of and to provide school readiness skills to all eligible children, including those with special needs and disabilities, so our community’s children and families are stronger for life.

This position provides classroom support to children, ages 3 months-3 years and 3 teaching staff. This position will be responsible for collaborating with the teaching team, adhering to Oregon Childcare Division licensure requirements and Head Start Performance Standards, using effective Creative Curriculum and Teaching Strategies GOLD (TS GOLD), nurturing the well-being of children and implementing Positive Behavioral Interventions and Support (PBIS) strategies. This position will float between helping with the infants and with the toddlers, as needed throughout each day.

Duties & Responsibilities:

Classroom

  • Maintain a positive classroom climate, utilizing PBIS framework
  • 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 the classroom supplies and children’s art, routine charts, word labels, etc. are at the children’s eye level and easily accessible
  • Assist in setup and cleanup of activities, projects, and meals both in the classroom and outdoors
  • Assist with diaper changes and potty training according to policy and procedures and according to each child’s developmental ability
  • Follow a consistent routine which includes: small and large group activities, skill development, choice-time, music and art, structured physical activity, free play, and effective transitions between activities
  • Utilize meal time and outdoor time to engage with children and promote positive social skills and healthy habits, as well as enhance math, language and literacy skills

Family Engagement and Support

  • Promote a classroom and site atmosphere that reinforces meaningful involvement of families and volunteers, e.g. reading, leading an activity, introducing family culture
  • Support the role of families as the first and primary teachers of their children and assist families in understanding child development and positive parenting techniques
  • Help educate families on the meaning of Kindergarten Readiness
  • Actively participate in family engagement events

Other

  • Participate in monthly Professional Learning Communities (PLC), that may include teaching staff, admin staff, and family advocate staff
  • Meet monthly with supervisor for reflective supervision and to track goals and work
  • Participate in program and agency committees, when available
  • Attend all program all-staff meetings and trainings
  • Attend and actively participate in required trainings and appropriate professional development opportunities
  • Engage in regular self-assessment and supervisor assessment of job performance
  • Other duties and responsibilities as assigned by the supervisor

Qualified candidates will have:

Current Food Handlers card; six months of experience working with infants and toddlers in a childcare setting.

Additional Qualifications

Knowledge of early childhood development

Ability to:

  • Work effectively with individuals from diverse communities and cultures and communicate effectively with those whose English language skills are limited
  • Communicate professionally with families, co-workers
  • To work with sensitive and confidential information
  • To assume a high degree of responsibility
  • To work effectively with a wide variety of individuals and groups
  • To work independently and in a team setting
  • To appropriately assess and handle crises and solve problems, as needed.

To Apply:
For Immediate consideration, please forward your cover letter and resume to lmcfarland@nhpdx.org

Please send resume as an attachment. Links will not be accepted

 

 

 

Job Title:  Early Childhood Education Nutrition Coordinator

Salary: $21-$23/hour and based on experience

Department: Head Start

Reports To: Program Director

Hours: Full time: This position is a based on a 32-hour work week, and is full year.

POSITION SUMMARY

Neighborhood House’s Head Start program provides an opportunity for participants to learn, grow, and thrive in an environment that emphasizes parents as primary teachers, a co-operative environment between families, teachers, family advocates, home visitors, and other staff, connection to community resources, and learning through child-led play. Our program is designed to meet the needs of and to provide school readiness skills to all eligible children, including those with special needs and disabilities, so our community’s children and families are stronger for life.

This position is responsible for managing the nutrition services and education components consistent with the Head Start Performance Standards and other requirements. This position will coordinate and monitor services between the kitchen, classrooms, family engagement staff and children and families and is responsible for ensuring the kitchen staff and teaching staff support the nutritional needs of the children and implement wrap-around nutrition education in the classroom. This position is also responsible for providing nutrition consultation, as needed and education directly to families. This position will supervise kitchen staff.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

Food Service and Implementation

Implement an appropriate meal service for children by developing a culturally appropriate, fresh food based 6-week cycle menu in compliance with CACFP requirements and ensure food is prepared in a safe and sanitary manner.

  • Complete food service and CACFP site monitoring at each site three (3) times each year and review results with food services staff and Head Teachers.
  • Observe meal preparation at least three (3) times each year for safety, sanitation, efficiency, adequate quantity and components, and quality of food
  • Maintain a special diet and food allergy list and documentation
  • Develop and monitor nutrition plans for children with special dietary needs
  • Ensure the completion of the Nutrition Assessment for each child within 90 days
  • Provide annually required CACFP and Civil Rights training to staff at pre-service and as needed for new staff
  • Maintain connections with nutrition service providers in the community
  • Complete and submit CACFP claim monthly with approval
  • Complete annual CACFP renewal process
  • Assist Program Director in creating food service budget each year
  • Monitor nutrition services expenses and complete required documentation
  • Monitor and support online meal count data input

Nutrition Education and Promotion

  • Assist education staff in integrating nutrition education and related topics into the classroom curriculum, including providing appropriate nutrition education experiences
  • Develop, implement, evaluate nutrition education experiences for families that include information about the selection and preparation of foods to meet family nutritional needs and budgetary limitations
  • Seek innovative community nutrition and gardening opportunities for families and the programs

Program Management

  • Assist in program policy and procedure development and updating, as needed
  • Submit monthly program reports, based on contract and CACFP requirements and HS Performance Standards, to supervisor and report out to admin team
  • Meet at least monthly with kitchen team to collaborate on services
  • Conduct monthly supervision meetings with each kitchen staff
  • Participate in monthly Professional Learning Communities (PLC), that may include teaching staff, admin staff, and family advocate staff
  • Meet monthly with supervisor for reflective supervision and to track goals and work

Other

  • Participate in program and agency committees, when available
  • Attend all program all-staff meetings and trainings
  • Attend and actively participate in required trainings and appropriate professional development opportunities
  • Engage in regular self-assessment and supervisor assessment of job performance
  • Fully participate in the program’s annual self-assessment and strategic planning

REQUIRED EDUCATION AND/OR EXPERIENCE

  • This position requires use of personal vehicle with acceptable insurance and valid driver’s license.
  • RD or RDN strongly preferred.
  • BS in Nutrition or related major and one (1) year of supervision required; or equivalent combination of education and experience

Additional Qualifications:

  • Knowledge of Child and Adult Care Food Program (CACFP) regulations
  • Intermediate knowledge of Microsoft Office: Word, PPT, Excel and database use
  • Intermediate math and budget skills

Ability to:

  • Work effectively with individuals from diverse communities and cultures and communicate effectively with those whose English language skills are limited
  • Communicate professionally with clients, families, service providers, community members and co-workers
  • Work with sensitive and confidential information
  • Assume a high degree of responsibility
  • Work effectively with a wide variety of individuals and groups
  • Work independently and in a team setting; appropriately assess and handle crises and solve problems, as needed.

To Apply:

Please send a copy of your resume and cover letter to Lmcfarland@nhpdx.org