Post Date: 03/08/2018
Close Date: 04/23/2018
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 fully paid medical plan with no out of pocket expenses for co-pays, prescriptions, out-of-pocket expenses (really!) through our Nonstop Wellness broker, paid dental insurance, paid life insurance, paid long term disability insurance, 403B with matching, FSA, and more. We also offer generous paid time off accrual at four weeks for the first year and five weeks for the second year (building up from there), 240 hours PTO paid out upon leaving, 11 paid holidays a year, and a flexible working schedule for most positions.
Job Title: Hayhurst After School Instructor
Department: Youth and Family Services
Reports To: After School Program Coordinator- Hayhurst/SCC
Type: Part time
This position is responsible for teaching rigorous after school academic courses in math, reading or writing subject areas to small groups of students in grades 3-5, two days a week, as part of the Hayhurst After School Program. Position will follow school-adopted curricula in subject areas, working with students identified by school staff as below grade level and/or needing additional academic support.
ESSENTIAL DUTIES & RESPONSIBILITIES
Plan and execute math, reading or writing lesson plans to provide effective and targeted small group instruction.
Regularly evaluate and monitor student progress, modifying instruction as appropriate based on results.
Communicate with program participants' parents/guardians on a regular basis about their students' progress in after school program.
Act as a positive role model to youth. Enforce program's behavioral expectations and follow through with proper student behavior management. Communicate any student concerns to After School Program Coordinator in a timely manner.
Ensure class areas are left in a clean and orderly manner at end of program.
Record daily attendance for after school classes.
Other duties and responsibilities as assigned by the supervisor.
EDUCATION AND/OR EXPERIENCE
Bachelor’s degree and one (1) year experience working 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.
Positive and enthusiastic attitude. Demonstrated experience in academic skill development and teaching literacy, math or writing modules.
This position has supervisory responsibilities.
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.
Ability to read, analyze, and interpret the most complex documents. Ability to respond effectively to the most sensitive inquiries or complaints.
Ability to read reports using graphs and easily read statistics. Ability to compute rate, ratio, and percent.
Ability to apply common sense understanding to carry out instructions furnished in written, oral, or diagram form.
Ability in researching, analyzing, and problem solving.
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; may use hands to finger, handle, or feel; and reach with hands and arms. The employee is occasionally required to stand; walk around the school building for a significant length of time; and stoop, kneel, or crouch. The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 20 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.
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 can be noisy.
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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