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Kindergarten Teaching Assistant

Catlin Gabel School, Portland, OR

Job - Education

Close Date: 08/23/2019

At Catlin Gabel School, we have a clear vision: to be the place where a diverse mix of talented people want to come, stay and do their best work. We pride ourselves on being a warm and welcoming community, and we know our school's success is due in large part to the hard work and dedication of our passionate employees.

Catlin Gabel's dedication to promoting diversity, multiculturalism, and inclusion is clearly reflected in our curriculum and in our mission. We are fully focused on equality and believe deeply in diversity of race, gender, sexual orientation, religion, ethnicity, national origin and all the other fascinating characteristics that make us different. Applications are welcome from anyone and everyone.

Position Title: Kindergarten Teaching Assistant

Department: Beginning School/After-School Programs

FTE: 1.0 (Non-Exempt)

Reports to: Beginning School Head and Director of After School Programs

The Kindergarten Teaching Assistant supports teachers and children in the classroom, outdoors, and in specialist classes. The assistant works in After School Programs before and after school and on days when regular classes are not in session.

Catlin Gabel believes that each employee makes a significant contribution to the school’s success. That contribution should not be limited by the assigned responsibilities. Therefore, this position description is designed to outline primary duties, qualifications, and job scope, but not limit the incumbent nor the organization to just the work identified. It is our expectation that each employee will offer his or her services wherever and whenever necessary to ensure the success of our endeavors.


Assist with supervision of children in the classroom, outdoors, and in specialist classes
Provide careful and concentrated supervision of children to ensure safety and learning
Provide an inclusive, caring environment with respect to children’s individual differences
Assist with preparation and care of materials
Assist with care and maintenance of the classroom environment
Participate in planning as asked
Provide care before and after school and on days when regular classes are not in session
Pursue professional learning opportunities, including 15 hours of professional development every year
Attend orientations, staff meetings, and training sessions if assigned
Maintain current Child Care Division Central Background Registry, Food Handler, CPR/First Aid certifications, and professional development hours in Oregon Registry Online (ORO)

The Teaching Assistant works from 7:15am-3:45pm on days when there are classes or child care at Catlin Gabel. Assistants also work the week before the school year begins and the week after it ends. The assistant teacher spends most of his/her time in Beginning School interacting with children and staff, and maintaining the classroom environment. Each day, assistants spend time outside with children.


AA in education or related field or equivalent combination of training and experience
Experience implementing activities for young children in childcare and/or educational settings
Enrollment in Oregon Office of Child Care’s Central Background Registry
Ability to pass a criminal background check and drug screen
Food Handlers certificate and current CPR and First Aid certification

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