Careers


Jen and Students
Neighborhood House is always looking for qualified, caring and committeDd 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:  Youth Outreach Specialist – Stephens Creek Crossing 
Department:  Youth and Family Services
Reports To:  Youth and Family Services Program Manager 
Wage:  $16/hr   
Type of Position: Part-time 
FLSA Status: Nonexempt


POSITION SUMMARY
This position is responsible for working with Stephens Creek Crossing middle school and high school students, engaging them in enrichment and recreational activities on and off Home Forward’s southwest Portland housing site.  

ESSENTIAL DUTIES & RESPONSIBILITIES
Work in close collaboration with Neighborhood House Youth & Family Services team, Stephens Creek 
Crossing (SCC) Home Forward staff, and local schools for service coordination.  

Engage with older youth at SCC by providing mentorship, opportunities for community engagement, youth leadership, recreation, or enrichment activities.  

Organize and transport students to off-site community resources for activities at: Southwest Community 
Center, Mittttleman Jewish Community Center, Hillsdale Library, etc.

Facilitate community events for youth, such as movie nights, talent shows, game nights, and/or drop-in homework help.

Conduct outreach to local middle and high school administration, teachers and SUN School Coordinators to enhance services for SCC’s older youth.  

Refer SCC students to NH’s Wilson High School case management program or NH’s Robert Gray Middle 
School SUN activities as needed.  

Partner with summer offerings at SCC and local SUN Schools to engage students in positive summer activities, organize summer field trips, and facilitate summer program offerings for participating youth.  

Attend Neighborhood House departmental staff meetings, Neighborhood House all-staff meetings, SCC Home Forward staff meetings and occasionally participate in neighborhood events.

Work with the Home Forward Family Metrics software to record attendance at events.

Other duties and responsibilities as assigned by the supervisor.

EDUCATION AND/OR EXPERIENCE
Associate’s degree and two (2) years’ experience working with middle school or high school-aged youth children; or equivalent combination of education and experience.

Must be available during evenings and occasional weekends. One weekend day per week preferred.

Desire and ability to work with children and ensure an enriching, positive, and safe setting. Must possess a positive and enthusiastic attitude.

Ability to connect with and recruit youth participants to provide enrichment activities and homework assistance. Familiarity with Southwest Portland, cultures, and communities and/or working at a public housing community is preferred.  

Strong organizational skills and knowledge of Microsoft Office Suite. Ability to work independently at community-based location.

SUPERVISORY RESPONSIBILITIES
This position has no supervisory responsibilities.  

QUALIFICATIONS
Demonstrated ability to work effectively with individuals from diverse cultures and socio-economic
communities. Must have the ability to work effectively with cross-cultural 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.  

OTHER SKILLS & ABILITIES
Computer skills adequate to prepare program recruitment materials and reports.

OTHER REQUIREMENTS

LANGUAGE SKILLS
Ability to read, analyze, and interpret documents.  Ability to respond effectively to the most sensitive inquiries or complaints.  

MATHEMATICAL SKILLS
Ability to work with mathematical concepts such addition, subtraction, multiplication and division.  

REASONING ABILITY
Ability to apply common sense understanding to carry out instructions furnished in writing and oral form.  Ability to research, analyze, and problem solve.

CERTIFICATES, LICENSES, REGISTRATIONS
Requires own vehicle transportation, a valid driver's license, and 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 frequently required to sit for long periods of time; may use hands to finger, handle, or feel and reach with hands and arms. The employee is occasionally required to stand; walk around the Stephens Creek Crossing for a significant length of time; and stoop, kneel, or crouch. The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 25 pounds up and down the stairs. Must be capable of moving and maneuvering furniture and equipment as required.  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.

The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate.



Job Title:  ESL Instructor
Department:  Parenting Program and Childcare Improvement Project  
Wage: $15/hr            
Type of Position:  Part-time
FLSA Status: Nonexempt


POSITION SUMMARY
 
This position will be responsible for facilitating and planning ESL classes for Neighborhood House clients in school and offering a culturally welcoming environment for diverse families.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES & RESPONSIBILITIES
Teach the ESL program.
 
Support Neighborhood House parent program clients/families and provide culturally agile weekly ESL classes.
 
Use language skills and cultural capacity when communicating with clients/families and teaching the ESL program.
 
Work with Neighborhood House parent program staff to coordinate lesson content.
 
Maintain up-to-date sign in sheets and lesson plans.
 
Maintain required Neighborhood House parent program documentation such as sign-in lists, pre and post surveys and other documentations as stated in the grant.
 
Work flexible schedule which may require some evening or weekend hours.
 
Attend Neighborhood House and department meetings as requested by the Program Manager.
 
Other duties and responsibilities as assigned by the supervisor.
 
EDUCATION AND/OR EXPERIENCE
Bachelor’s degree in education, social work, or related field two (2) years experience teaching ESL; or equivalent combination of education and experience.
 
Knowledge of Microsoft Office: Word, Excel, operating standard office equipment and troubleshooting skills. Knowledge of adult learning styles and family dynamics. Knowledge of community resources and the procedures for referring families.
 
Strong classroom management skills and natural leadership qualities.

SUPERVISORY RESPONSIBILITIES
This position will not supervise.
 
QUALIFICATIONS
Ability to work effectively with a wide variety of individuals and groups and ability to work independently and ability to relate and be sensitive to people from diverse lifestyles and cultures and experience working with diverse immigrant communities.
 
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.
 
OTHER REQUIREMENTS
Must submit to and pass a Neighborhood House and Portland Public School’s criminal background checks as a condition of employment and register with the Oregon Child Care Registry.
 
LANGUAGE SKILLS
Ability to read, analyze, and interpret the most documents.  Ability to respond effectively to the most sensitive inquiries or complaints.   
 
MATHEMATICAL SKILLS
Ability to work with mathematical concepts such addition, subtraction, multiplication and division. 
 
REASONING ABILITY
Ability to apply principles of logical thinking to a wide range of practical problems. 
 
CERTIFICATES, LICENSES, REGISTRATIONS
Must provide a valid driver’s license and proof of personal automobile insurance, have reliable transportation, and ability to drive personal vehicle.
 
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 frequently required to sit for long periods of time using a computer monitor and keyboard; use hands to finger, handle, or feel; and reach with hands and arms. The employee is occasionally required to stand; walk; and stoop, kneel, or crouch. The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 35pounds up and down the stairs. Ability to climb stairs to office and at family childcare sites.
 
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.
 
While performing the duties of this job, the employee is occasionally exposed to risk of electrical shock. The noise level in the work environment is usually noisy.
 



Job Title:  Substitute Cook
Department:  Head Start
Reports To:  Head Start Health Coordinator
Pay:  $10.61-$14.64
Type: Part Time/Non-exempt


POSITION SUMMARY
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 & 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.

-Other duties and responsibilities as assigned by the supervisor.

EDUCATION AND/OR 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.  

SUPERVISORY RESPONSIBILITIES
This position does not supervise.

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.  

LANGUAGE SKILLS
-Ability to respond effectively to the most sensitive inquiries or complaints.  

MATHEMATICAL SKILLS
-Ability to work with mathematical concepts such addition, subtraction, multiplication, division and measuring.  

REASONING ABILITY
-Ability to apply common sense understanding to carry out instructions furnished in writing and oral form.  

CERTIFICATES, LICENSES, REGISTRATIONS
-Ability to obtain Food Handler’s Card within one (1) week of hire; reimbursed by Neighborhood House.
-Must successfully complete enrollment in Oregon Child Care Registry; reimbursed by Neighborhood House.

-Must complete post-offer physical exam and TB test.

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 frequently required to move and stand for long periods of time; use hands to finger, handle, or feel; and reach with hands and arms.  The employee is frequently required to walk, kneel, or crouch. The employee must carry 50 pounds and climb up and down stairs carrying 20 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 moderate.

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 Substitute Cook
Neighborhood House
7780 SW Capitol Hwy.
Portland, OR 97219

Fax: 503-245-5948


Job Title: Head Start Teacher Assistant
Salary Range: $11.46 – 13.75 DOE
Hours: 40 hours per week (with full benefits)
Department: Head Start
Closing Date: Open until filled


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.
  • May 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, please submit resume 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
Neighborhood House
7780 SW Capitol Hwy.
Portland, OR 97219
 
Fax: 503-245-5948

 

Job Title: Kitchen Assistant Substitute - Applicant Pool 
Salary Range: $10.00 - $11.81 DOE
Hours: On-call
Department: Head Start
Closing Date: Continuous


Position Description
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
  • Assists in the completion of accurate and detailed recipes for the meals on the menu.
  • Assists 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. 
  • Transports breakfasts and lunches to all classrooms and ensure the appropriate kinds and quantities of food are transported to sites as needed.
  • Assists in purchasing food and food services supplies and purchase food and supplies from area grocery stores as needed. 
  • Assists in maintaining a food inventory at all sites
  • Assists 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).
  • Assists in maintaining an inventory of equipment at all sites.     
  • Assists in cleaning the cupboards and other storage areas.
  • Attends CACFP and other food, sanitation and nutrition trainings as needed and required.
  • Other duties and responsibilities as assigned by the supervisor. 

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.
 
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.
Must pass a criminal background check as a condition of employment. 

To apply, please submit resume 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 Asst. Substitute
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.


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
 

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