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Teacher - Early Head Start Applegate

Neighborhood House, Applegate School, Portland OR

Job - Education

Close Date: 03/21/2018

Who we are:

Neighborhood House is here for families facing hunger and homelessness, vulnerable seniors and children who need help in school. Founded in 1905 by the Portland Section of the National Council of Jewish Women, Neighborhood House was the city’s first organization committed to helping the many immigrants who were arriving at that time, and living primarily in South Portland.

What we do:

Neighborhood House assists low-income, recent immigrant and other vulnerable people living in the greater Portland area. Our programs serve disadvantaged children needing help to be successful in school, families facing hunger and homelessness, and seniors needing support so they can remain living active and independent lives.

Neighborhood House'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.

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 a low-cost medical plan with no additional out-of-pocket expenses (really!) through our Nonstop Wellness broker, low-cost dental insurance, paid life insurance, paid long term disability insurance, 403B, FSA, and more.  We also offer generous paid time off policy, 11 paid holidays a year, and a flexible working schedule for most positions. Finally, Neighborhood House eligible for credit in the Public Service Loan Forgiveness program.

Job Title:  Infant/Toddler Teacher
Department: Applegate EHS
Reports To: Program Manager
Pay Rate: $12.00-$14.00
Type: Full-time non-exempt

Note:  Preference will be given to applicants with experience working with native people or with lived experience as a native person.


The Teacher is dedicated to the development of the whole child and creates and engages in interactive and fun activities that promote the social, physical, emotional and intellectual growth of children ages six weeks to five years (depending on classroom assigned).


Teach classroom of up to twenty young children (depending on age) for up to eight hours/day
Share leadership and teaching responsibilities with lead and/or assistant teachers
Create environment that provides a rich variety of physical, social, emotional, cognitive and language experiences for children ages six weeks to five years

Co-supervise classroom volunteers in professional and supportive manner

Maintain classroom records, cleanliness and orderliness

Engage with and be responsive to current and prospective families

Support the philosophy that children learn through play

Respect ethnic and cultural differences

Comply with all PCLC and governmental regulations regarding the care of children

Complete timely and accurate documentation according to school and other licensing or regulation requirements

Assist in and accept responsibility for temporary duties if other personnel are not available

Attend and participate in meetings, events, and parent/family meetings as requested


This position does not supervise.


Coursework in Early Childhood Education, A.A. or B.A. preferred
Step 8.5 on Oregon Registry
Infant/Toddler CDA

Experience working in a culturally, racially, and economically diverse community

2+ years of early childhood education experience working in licensed center

1+ years of direct experience in licensed center working with assigned age group preferred

Able to set and maintain professional boundaries with families

Excellent verbal, listening, and written communication

Excellent organizational skills and attention to detail

Enrollment in the Child Care Division Central Background Registry and willing to obtain the following or supply documentation of prior training within the first 90 days of employment:

First Aid and Infant CPR certification
Food Handlers Card

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


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


Ability to apply common sense understanding to carry out instructions furnished in writing and oral form. Ability in researching, analyzing, and problem solve.


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.

Depending on activities and season, may be required to be outdoors for regular, prolonged activities while performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to talk or hear. The employee must be able to stand up to 95% of the day and sustain a high level of energy. Must be able to regularly kneel, bend, and sit on the floor to attend to children's needs. 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 frequently required to stand and walk; kneel, or crouch. The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 50 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, depth perception and ability to adjust focus.

The employee must possess acceptable hearing and visual capabilities to monitor the environment and assure children's well-being.


The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters. Both indoor and outdoor environment are typically found in daily work. Depending on activities and season, may be required to be outdoors for regular, prolonged activities. Interact on the playground with children and spread out from other teachers to be able to appropriately supervise play


AT RISK: This position has been determined to be at risk for bloodborne pathogen exposure. In addition to the standard hazard communication training, this employee is required to take annual bloodborne pathogen and personal protective equipment training prior to working.

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