Job Details

Classroom Aide - Early Childhood Education

Neighborhood House, Applegate School, Portland OR

Job - Education

Close Date: 06/17/2019

Job Title: Early Childhood Education – Classroom Aide
Salary Range: $13-$13.50 DOE
Hours: Full time nonexempt – 32 Hours/week
Department: Early Head Start – Applegate School
Closing Date: Open until Filled

Preference in hiring given to qualified teacher with Native American heritage

Position Description

Neighborhood House’s Head Start program provides an opportunity for participants to learn, grow, and thrive in an environment that emphasizes parents as primary teachers, a co-operative environment between families, teachers, family advocates, home visitors, and other staff, connection to community resources, and learning through child-led play. Our program is designed to meet the needs of and to provide school readiness skills to all eligible children, including those with special needs and disabilities, so our community’s children and families are stronger for life.

This position provides classroom support to children, ages 3 months-3 years and 3 teaching staff. This position will be responsible for collaborating with the teaching team, adhering to Oregon Childcare Division licensure requirements and Head Start Performance Standards, using effective Creative Curriculum and Teaching Strategies GOLD (TS GOLD), nurturing the well-being of children and implementing Positive Behavioral Interventions and Support (PBIS) strategies. This position will float between helping with the infants and with the toddlers, as needed throughout each day.

Duties & Responsibilities:

Classroom

• Maintain a positive classroom climate, utilizing PBIS framework
• 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
• Help ensure the classroom supplies and children’s art, routine charts, word labels, etc. are at the children’s eye level and easily accessible
• Assist in setup and cleanup of activities, projects, and meals both in the classroom and outdoors
• Assist with diaper changes and potty training according to policy and procedures and according to each child’s developmental ability
• Follow a consistent routine which includes: small and large group activities, skill development, choice-time, music and art, structured physical activity, free play, and effective transitions between activities
• Utilize meal time and outdoor time to engage with children and promote positive social skills and healthy habits, as well as enhance math, language and literacy skills

Family Engagement and Support

• Promote a classroom and site atmosphere that reinforces meaningful involvement of families and volunteers, e.g. reading, leading an activity, introducing family culture
• Support the role of families as the first and primary teachers of their children and assist families in understanding child development and positive parenting techniques
• Help educate families on the meaning of Kindergarten Readiness
• Actively participate in family engagement events

Other

• Participate in monthly Professional Learning Communities (PLC), that may include teaching staff, admin staff, and family advocate staff
• Meet monthly with supervisor for reflective supervision and to track goals and work
• Participate in program and agency committees, when available
• Attend all program all-staff meetings and trainings
• Attend and actively participate in required trainings and appropriate professional development opportunities
• Engage in regular self-assessment and supervisor assessment of job performance
• Other duties and responsibilities as assigned by the supervisor

Qualified candidates will have:

Current Food Handlers card; six months of experience working with infants and toddlers in a childcare setting.

Additional Qualifications

Knowledge of early childhood development

Ability to:

• Work effectively with individuals from diverse communities and cultures and communicate effectively with those whose English language skills are limited
• Communicate professionally with families, co-workers
• To work with sensitive and confidential information
• To assume a high degree of responsibility
• To work effectively with a wide variety of individuals and groups
• To work independently and in a team setting
• To appropriately assess and handle crises and solve problems, as needed.

To Apply:

For Immediate consideration, please forward your cover letter and resume to dash@nhpdx.org

Please send resume as an attachment. Links will not be accepted

Complete details: http://nhpdx.org/WhoWeAre/careers.html