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Head Teacher - My Little Waiting Room

Volunteers of America Oregon, Portland, OR

Job - Non-Profit

Close Date: 02/19/2018

: Head Teacher is primarily responsible for the daily care, education and recreation of children. They are to provide emergent, child-directed, developmentally appropriate activities for children and must initiate and foster positive guidance and behavior management practices for children. The Head Teacher is responsible for volunteer supervision and modeling for teachers while engaging with children in the room. The Head Teacher is the Substitute On-site Director when the Program Coordinator and the Administrative Teacher are unavailable or are on breaks and lunches. It is their responsibility to maintain a high level of morale for the center and must be able to engage and effectively communicate with parents/guardians, volunteers, and other staff members.

Position Requirements:
This position requires at least two years of experience in a licensed childcare facility working with ages 6 weeks to 12 years of age, AA or BA in Early Childhood Education or related field is preferred. This position requires a reasonable combination of the following skills and abilities: strong interpersonal skills, effective classroom management and problem solving skills, positive verbal and written communications, cultural competency, good time management and organization, sense of humor, ability to quickly engage children, a nurturing approach when interacting with children and parents. Also, a reasonable combination of experience in the following areas: early childhood education, child care programs, social services, and supervision experience. This position requires the ability to lift and carry children up to fifty (50) pounds and have sufficient mobility to maintain a level of supervision to insure children’s safety. Teachers must also be physically able to squat, sit on the floor, and reach items on high shelves.

All applicants must be enrolled in the Oregon State Employment Department Criminal History Registry and obtain First Aid/CPR and Food Handlers Cards within the first 90 days of employment.

Interested applicants must apply online at
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Compensation: DOE, plus generous employer allowance for medical, dental, and vision benefits. Employer paid coverage for life insurance, short-term and long-term disability; 403(b) retirement plan with employer contribution; generous PTO plan and qualified employer for the Federal Student Loan Forgiveness Program.
Throughout our over 100 years of providing services to the community, the name Volunteers of America Oregon has become synonymous with compassion and care. We've earned our reputation through dedication and tireless commitment to helping individuals and families create safer, healthier, and more stable lifestyles. For as long as we've been around, our programs have been changing lives. Some people say they can't imagine doing what we do. We say, "We can't imagine not doing it!"
Volunteers of America Oregon is an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, religion, color, national origin, sex, age, sexual orientation, protected veteran status, disability any other category protected by federal, state or local law.

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