Careers


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

Equal Opportunity Employer/ Americans with Disabilities Act

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

Equal Opportunity Employer Statement

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

CURRENT JOB OPENINGS

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 




POSTED: 8/15/14


Job Title:              After School Program Coordinator- Hayhurst Elementary/SCC
Salary Range:      $14.70 -  $18.01  DOE
Hours:                  32 hours per week (includes full benefits)
Department:        Youth and Family Services
Closing Date:       August 29, 2014  

Position Description
This position is an 11-month employment position supported by a grant.  This position is responsible for planning and implementing day-to-day operations of Hayhurst Elementary/Stephens Creek Crossing After School Program. 
 
Essential Duties and Responsibilities
  • Work in close collaboration with school’s principal, school staff, student support team (if applicable), toidentify, recruit and serve participants in the intensive academic extended-day activities twice a week, 24 weeks per year.
  • Work with school’s staff and Neighborhood House to design academic after school programs that meetobjectives of required grant outcomes/outputs.
  • Responsible for overall coordination of after school operations, including scheduling, recruitment of classes and participants, selection of participants, and site supervision of after school activities.
  • Survey and assess community needs and strengths for meeting needs at the elementary school.  
  • Recruit, screen and oversee hiring documents for after school and summer program staff members. 
  • Coordinate and purchase food supplies for after school snacks for participants.
  • Develop and maintain a collaborative partnership with staff members at Home Forward's Stephens Creek Crossing (SCC) and visit SCC when applicable to connect with families and participate in community events.
  • Under direction of the Youth and Family Services Program Manager and Principal, responsible for program development of 4-week academic summer program activities at SCC.
  • Work collaboratively with school’s staff to refer families in need of social services to Neighborhood House resources and/or other community organizations.
  • Develop positive student relationships to foster a relationship of trust and support students’ achievements and work with students to help problem-solve conflicts and develop social skills as needed.
  • Work collaboratively with school staff to increase parent or family involvement by hosting 3-4 family education events, three times per year.  Engage families of participants in their child's education by making regular contact with families and connecting families with their child's school-day and after school teacher(s).
  • Develop program materials, brochures, forms and registration materials following Neighborhood Houseand/or the funding organization’s guidelines, as approved by the Youth and Family Services Program
  • In partnership with Neighborhood House’s Development Department and Program Manager, perform outreach to local businesses and companies to solicit cash, volunteer, or in-kind resources to enhance after school activities. 
  • Assist in writing and submitting grant proposals to expand Hayhurst Elementary/ SCC After School Program. 
  • Responsible for accurate recordkeeping and timely submission of required reports, such as  mid-year and end-of-year reports, volunteer hour reports, and other program reports as needed.
  • Assist Youth and Family Services Program Manager with after school program's budget tracking.
  • Attend school meetings (faculty, PTA, et al.) or community meetings as requested.
  • Participate collaboratively in major school events as needed.
  • Attend Neighborhood House Youth & Family Services staff meetings and all-staff meetings. 
Education and Experience:
Bachelor’s degree in education, social work, or related field and three (3) years full-time experience with elementary school-aged youth or educational programs; with one (1) year of supervising employees is required; program management experience is preferred; or equivalent combination of education and experience.
 
Positive and enthusiastic attitude. Ability to manage multiple projects simultaneously and work independently at school location.
 
Experience & ability to work effectively with multiple organizational partners to deliver services to youth and families. Knowledge of Microsoft Office Word and Excel.
 
Excellent oral and written communication skills and exceptional organizational skills required. Excellent interpersonal skills in the areas of problem-solving, conflict resolution, fostering relationships, group planning, and decision-making processes.
 
Supervisory Responsibilities:
Scope of responsibility includes supervision of employees, and volunteers.  Carry out supervisory responsibilities in accordance with Neighborhood House's policies and applicable laws. Responsibilities may include interviewing, hiring with supervisor approval, and training employees; planning, assigning, and directing work; appraising performance; rewarding and disciplining employees; addressing complaints and resolving problems with the supervisor’s overview. 
 
Provide day-by-day oversight within the department.  Responsible for implementing departmental 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 department as needed.
Maintain the knowledge base of internal and external regulations and laws necessary to assure compliance in all departmental activities.
 
Qualifications:
Demonstrated ability to work effectively with individuals from diverse culturally and socio-economic diverse communities and communicate effectively with those whose English language skills are limited. Excellent oral
and written communication and ability to communicate professionally with clients, families, community
members and co-workers.  Ability to work as a team player.  Ability to work with sensitive and confidential information. 
 
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/ After School Program Coordinator- Hayhurst Elementary/SCC
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:              On-call Bus Driver I
Salary Range:       $10.61 - $12.63 DOE
Hours:                  hours vary
Department:          Aging Services
Closing Date:        August 29, 2014  

Position Description
This position will be responsible for shuttle service for seniors and adults with disabilities that involves driving the Downtown and Southwest RideAbout shuttles Mondays through Thursdays and includes pick-up and take-home for social and nutritional rides, personal needs, and medical trips. 
 
Essential Duties and Responsibilities
     Driving Responsibilities:
·         Drive using all safe-driving procedures as outlined by the Ride Connection, Oregon Department of Transportation, and the Federal Department of Transportation.
·         Drive daily bus routes on schedule.
·         Perform daily pre-trip and post-trip bus inspections.
·         Develop a positive, friendly relationship with seniors and their caregivers and assist in maintaining a safe and friendly atmosphere on the bus.
·         Keep the bus clean daily, inside and out. 
·         Arrange for regular bus maintenance and any needed repairs.
·         Monitor the fluid levels in the bus and have gas tank at least half-full before beginning any route.
 
     Administration Responsibilities:
·         Assist in developing weekly/monthly/quarterly calendar for clients.
·         Coordinate transportation schedule to maximize senior rider-ship.                  
·         Complete necessary paperwork on a timely basis for pre and post trip checklists and daily manifest reports.
·         Collect information and maintain data base for senior transportation project.
·         Attend Aging Services staff meetings and trainings.
·         Attend Neighborhood House all-staff meetings and trainings.
 
Education and Experience:
High School Diploma and one (1) year paid driving experience; mini bus preferable; or equivalent combination of education and experience.
 
Must produce safe driving record for past 5 years.  Knowledge of Microsoft Office: Word and Excel.
 
Qualifications:
Ability to work effectively with a wide variety of individuals and groups that includes older adults and adults with disabilities; ability to work independently and in a team environment; and ability to provide good customer service and time-management skills.
 
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 with sensitive and confidential information. 
 
Position Considerations:
Must have a valid driver’s license, ability to be insured by the Neighborhood House and provide proof of and maintain personal automobile insurance.
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/ On-call Bus Driver I
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: 8/6/2014

Job Title:               SUN School Program Assistant K-8 (Cesar Chavez)
Salary Range:        $13.61 – 16.34  DOE
Hours:                    16 hours per week
Department:           Youth and Family Services
Closing Date:          August 20, 2014  

Position Description
This position is responsible for assisting and supporting the SUN School Coordinator and daily operations of SUN School's extended-day activities.
 
Essential Duties and Responsibilities
  • Assist in overseeing the flow of SUN activities and coordination of the daily programming between 2:00pm -5:00pm. 
  • Track SUN School class attendance on a daily basis and communicate with parents about their child’s attendance. 
  • Coordinate after-school supper program, providing meals for 100 students each day.
  • Primary support for SUN School Coordinator in daily SUN programs and backs-up Coordinator in various areas, including facilities management, site coordination, SUN partner coordination, and safety.
  • Help develop program materials, brochures, forms and registration materials.
  • Act as substitute SUN Instructor when SUN staff are absent from program.
  • Assist SUN School Site Coordinator with discipline and behavior intervention.
  • Enter significant amount of data into the SUN School ServicePoint database for SUN classes and print reports relevant to SUN activities for SUN School Site Coordinator.
  • Participate in Chavez SUN School events when necessary.
Education and Experience:
Bachelor’s degree and 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 required.
 
Qualifications:
Demonstrated ability to work effectively with individuals from diverse cultures and socio-economic
communities. Must have the ability to work effectively with cross-culturally communities and understand
current issues related to racial and ethnic diversity and poverty. Must have the ability to communicate
effectively with those whose English language skills are limited. Excellent oral and written communication
and ability to communicate professionally with clients, families, community members and co-workers.
Ability to work as a team player.  Ability to work with sensitive and confidential information. 
 
Position Considerations:
Require own vehicle transportation, a valid driver's license, and car insurance acceptable to Neighborhood House's insurance provider.
Must obtain Food Handler’s Card and is reimbursed by Neighborhood House.
Must pass a criminal background check as a condition of employment. 
To apply, submit résumé and cover letter via one of the following methods –
 
E-mail:
personnel@nhweb.org (job title must be in e-mail subject line)
 
U.S. Mail:
Human Resources/ SUN School Program Assistant K-8 (Cesar Chavez)
Neighborhood House
7780 SW Capitol Hwy.
Portland, OR 97219
 
Fax:
503-245-5948
 
For more information call Steve Johnson at 503-246-1663 ext. 1107