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 OPENINGS
 
Job Title: SUN Site School Coordinator – Middle School
Salary Range: $14.70 -  $18.01  DOE
Hours: 40 hours per week (includes full benefits)
Department: Youth and Family Services
Closing Date: Open until filled.

 
Position Description
This position is responsible for day-to-day operations of SUN School’s extended day activities, the program's  social services referral and coordination systems and works in close collaboration with school’s principal, SUN CS Partner agencies, school staff, student support team (if applicable), and SUN advisory body.
 
Essential Duties and Responsibilities:
  • Work with school’s staff, SUN advisory body, and Neighborhood House to design before and afterschool programs that meet objectives of SUN Annual Plan and required outcomes/outputs.
  • Responsible for overall coordination of SUN School operations, including scheduling, recruitment ofclasses and participants, selection of participants, and site supervision of after school activities.
  • Develop and maintain collaborative partnerships with a broad array of community partners to enrichprogram offerings and strengthen the support for SUN School programs.
  • Survey and assess community needs and strengths for meeting needs at the middle school. 
  • Recruit, screen and oversee hiring documents for SUN School staff members. 
  • Under direction of Youth and Family Services Program Manager and Principal, responsible for program development of the academic and recreational summer program activities.
  • Work collaboratively with school’s staff to refer families in need of social services to Neighborhood House resources and/or other community organizations.
  • Develop positive student relationships to foster a relationship of trust and support students’ achievements and work with students to help problem-solve conflicts and develop social skills as needed.
  • Develop program materials, brochures, forms and registration materials following NeighborhoodHouse and/or the funding organization’s guidelines, as approved by the Youth and Family Services Program Manager.
  • Monitor SUN School Annual Plan, assess progress and take action to achieve required programoutcomes.
  • Responsible for accurate recordkeeping and timely submission of required reports, such mid-year andend-of-year reports, volunteer hour reports, and other program reports from ServicePoint database
  • as needed.
  • Assist Youth and Family Services Program Manager with SUN School budget tracking.
  • Attend school meetings (faculty, PTA, et al.) or community meetings as requested.
  • Participate collaboratively in major school events as needed.
  • In partnership with Neighborhood House’s Development Department, perform outreach to local businessesand companies to solicit cash, volunteer, or in-kind resources to enhance SUN school activities.
  • Work collaboratively with community partners, school staff, PTA, et al., to increase parent or familyinvolvement.
  • Attend Neighborhood House Youth & Family Services staff meetings, management meetings andall-staff meetings.
  • Attend Multnomah County’s bi-monthly SUN School meetings. 
  • Robert Gray Middle School Duties:
  • Coordinate and purchase food supplies for after school snacks for SUN School.
  • Collect and handle all program fees, checks and cash received, in accordance with Neighborhood House’s fiscal policies and procedures. 

Education and Experience:
Bachelor’s degree in education, social work, or related field and three (3) years full-time experience with middle 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 are crucial.
 
Supervisory Responsibilities:
This position will supervise SUN School employees, including instructors, program staff and volunteers.
Provide day-to-day oversight within the program. Responsible for implementing program goals under the direction of the Youth and Family Services Program Manager and/or Associate Director.
 
Network internally and externally to achieve objectives of the program as needed.
 
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/ Youth and Family Services Program Manager
Neighborhood House
7780 SW Capitol Hwy.
Portland, OR 97219
 
Fax:
503-245-5948
 
For more information call Marcela Navarro at 503-246-1663 ext. 1107 

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.


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!
 
The hours are 2-24 hours per week, depending on the SUN School and teaching position. The SUN School Fall term begins around September 21st or after depending on the school.
 
To learn more about our SUN Community School Program and the schools we serve, please visit the following link http://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 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, please submit résumé and cover letter via one of the following methods –
 
E-mail:personnel@nhweb.org
 
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 Marcela Navarro at 503-246-1663 ext. 1107 

Job Title: Bus Driver I (re-advertised)
Salary Range: $10.61 - $12.63 DOE
Hours: 20 hours per week (with partial benefits)
Department: Aging Services
Closing Date: 09/04/2015


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/Bus Driver I
Neighborhood House
7780 SW Capitol Hwy.
Portland, OR 97219
 
Fax: 503-245-5948
 
For more information call Marcela Navarro at 503-246-1663 ext. 1107 

Job Title: Head Start Teacher Assistant - Substitute
Salary Range: $11.46 - $13.75 DOE
Hours: On-call
Department: Head Start
Closing Date: 09/02/2015


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
 
For more information call Marcela Navarro at 503-246-1663 ext. 1107 

Job Title: Early Learning and Transition Coordinator, Clarendon Early Learning Center
Salary Range: $14.70 -  $18.01  DOE
Hours: 40 hours per week (includes full benefits)
Department: Parenting Program & Childcare Improvement Project
Closing Date: 09/02/2015


Position Description
This position will collaborate by creating strong connections between programs in the center, providing trainings and other supports to parents and child care providers in the community; supporting new partnerships for Early Learning Center, fostering smooth, coordination transitions for families transitioning from early learner programs to school, and offering a welcoming and culturally welcoming environment for diverse families. 
Essential Duties and Responsibilities
Work flexible schedule which can require some evening or weekend hours.
Organize and facilitate monthly center meetings to support systems alignment between early education programs and school staff that includes working closely with Portland Public Schools (PPS) Early Learner Programs, PPS schools and their SUN Site Coordinators in Roosevelt cluster, and early learner partners such as Early Head Start, Multnomah County Library, culturally specific organizations and others focusing on early learning.
 
Essential Duties and Responsibilities
  • Establish a welcoming and culturally responsive enriched Community Room in the Clarendon Center for trainings and community gatherings that support early learning.
  • Conduct outreach and build relationships with family child care providers and families in North. Portland.
  • Draft a needs assessment for trainings, coaching and support for parents and providers.
  • Identify qualified trainers who can tailor trainings to meet the specific needs of Clarendon Center community.
  • Coordinate and schedule trainings for parents and child care providers in the community.
  • Connect with early learning partners such as Kairos, Latino Network and Home Forward.
  • Organize and facilitate monthly caregiver meetings and trainings.
  • Support families and providers for a successful transition from the ELC center to school by building relationships with elementary school staff by:
  • working with families of graduating kindergarteners to learn what transition supports would have helped their start to school;
  • developing transition plans from the ELC center to school for all elementary schools;
  • attending school “Connect to Kindergarten” events; and
  • communicating school transition events to center families and communicate center program slot openings to schools. 
  • Participate in community outreach events that promote the Clarendon Early Learning Center activities.
  • Participating in PPS Equity Trainings.
  • Attend Neighborhood House and department meetings as requested by the Program Manager.
 
Education and Experience:
Bachelor’s degree in early childhood education, social work or related field and three (3) years experience in Early Childhood, Social Services, and/or Family Services; or equivalent combination of education and experience.
One year experience working with SUN Community schools, early learning programs, and/or parent education/support program preferred.
Knowledge of Microsoft Office: Word and Excel and operating of all office equipment.
 
Experience working and collaborating with elementary schools.
 
Familiarity with Mind in the Making, Positive Behavior Intervention Supports, Parents as Teachers curriculums. Ability to create program materials to promote trainings and events.
 
Qualifications:
Ability to work effectively with a wide variety of individuals and groups and ability to work independently.
 
Demonstrated ability to work effectively with individuals from diverse communities and cultures and communicate effectively with those whose English language skills are limited. Excellent oral and written communication and ability to communicate professionally with clients, families, service providers, community members and co-workers.  Work efficiently both independently and as part of a team.
Ability to work with sensitive and confidential information. 
Skills in managing small budgets by monitoring expenses and tracking individual grants, scholarships or allocated funds. Ability to collaborate with multiple partners in the center and outside the center.
Self motivated and demonstrated ability to complete tasks in a timely manner. Ability to multi-task and manage several projects and timelines simultaneously and collect data and write outcome results.
 
Effective public speaking in small group setting.  Candidates with proficiency and experience in cultures to reflect the client base preferred such as Somali, Middle Eastern, Latino etc.
 
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/ Early Learning and Transition Coordinator, CELC
Neighborhood House
7780 SW Capitol Hwy.
Portland, OR 97219
 
Fax: 503-245-5948
 
For more information call Marcela Navarro at 503-246-1663 ext. 1107