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Neighborhood House is always looking for qualified, caring and committed people to join our staff. Our team members enjoy a major benefit--knowing their work changes lives and makes our community stronger. Neighborhood House is an equal opportunity employer. We deeply value and encourage cultural diversity in all our programs.

Equal Opportunity Employer/ Americans with Disabilities Act

It is the policy of Neighborhood House that we acknowledge the richness of commonalities and differences we share as a college community. We aspire to create respect for and appreciation of all persons that are a part of our community and further strive to achieve an environment that welcomes and supports diversity.

Equal Opportunity Employer Statement

Neighborhood House does not discriminate on the basis of sex, race, creed, color, national origin, religion, age, disability, marital or familial status, sexual orientation, genetics, or veteran status, gender identity, or any other basis prohibited by local, state or federal law. This policy complies with letter of applicable federal and local laws, including Sections 503 and 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, and the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990.

Commitment to Equity

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.


***Now accepting applications for our Equity in Education Internship Program***

The program runs January to March, and Interns must be able to commit for a 10 week, 5-6 hours per week schedule.

Position Descriptions can be found here.
Internship Application

Send completed application and resume to


Who we are:

Neighborhood House is here for families facing hunger and homelessness, vulnerable seniors, and children who need help in school

What we do:

Neighborhood House assists 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. 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 low-cost medical insurance, low-cost dental insurance, paid life insurance, paid long term disability insurance, 403b retirement, FSA, and more. We also offer a generous paid time off policy, 11 paid holidays a year, and a flexible working schedule for most positions. Finally Neighborhood House employees are eligible for credit in the Public Service Loan Forgiveness Program.

To view all current job openings follow this link, or continue on to see the individual postings below.

Department: SOS – 19th Avenue Apartments

6552 SW 19th Ave, Portland, Oregon 97219


Job Title: Resident Property Manager (19th Ave.)

Salary Range: $31,200 per year PLUS housing

Hours: Exempt, at least 40 hours per week (with benefits)

Department: Stability & Opportunity Services

Closing Date: Open until filled


Position Description


Reporting to Neighborhood House’s Executive Director, the 19th Avenue Resident Property Manager will be responsible for oversight and management of 19th Avenue Apartments, including renting apartments, tenant relations, ensuring program compliance, maintenance and janitorial duties, fiscal planning, contract compliance, working with the Case Manager, supervising the Facilities Specialist, and other general property management functions.


This position comes with free housing, as the Resident Property Manager will be living on-site at the 19th Avenue Apartments.


Qualified candidates will have:

  • Bachelor’s degree in business administration, public administration or a related field


  • Three years of increasingly responsible experience working in the property management field with a property management company or housing agency with disadvantaged, special needs populations.


  • an equivalent combination of education and experience.


Management experience at a tax credit, section 8 and public housing apartment community and AMR or PHM certification is preferred.


The Resident Property Manager position requires use of a personal vehicle, a valid driver’s license with car insurance that is acceptable to Neighborhood House’s insurance provider, and an acceptable 5-year driving history.


The full job description is available at Select “Careers” under “Who We Are” and scroll to find the Resident Property Manager (19th Ave.) job description.


For Immediate consideration, please forward your cover letter and resume to



Department: Peninsula Children’s Learning Center

4720 N Maryland Ave, Portland, OR 97217

We are located on the MAX line. Check out our website at

Job Title:  

  PCLC Substitute Teacher

Salary Range:

  $12 per hour


  Non-Exempt, hours will vary depending on availability,
  typically part-time


  Peninsula Children’s Learning Center

Closing Date:

  Open until filled

Position Description

Substitute Teachers help out as needed in early childhood education classrooms and cover scheduled and unscheduled absences of other Teachers.  Position will typically be part-time with some hours scheduled in advance and other hours “on-call”.  Children’s ages range from 6 weeks to 5 years.  Center is open Monday through Friday, 7 AM to 6 PM.

Great entry-level opportunity for individuals interested in early childhood education, non-profit operations, social services, and making a difference with future generations.

Qualified candidates will have:

  • Experience working with young children.
  • Availability between 7 AM and 6 PM, Monday through Friday.
  • Good verbal and written communication skills.
  • Basic computer skills for email and timekeeping.
  • Scheduling flexibility and a positive attitude.

CPR/First Aid certification, Food Handler’s Card, and enrollment in Criminal Background Registry are required

For immediate consideration, please forward your cover letter and resume to

Job Title:Kitchen Assistant
Salary Range:$12 per hour
Department:Peninsula Children’s Learning Center

Position Description
Reporting to the Nutrition Coordinator, Kitchen Assistant is responsible for assisting in all aspects of food service at Peninsula Children’s Learning Center, including appropriate food preparation and serving of planned meals and maintaining a clean food preparation environment. Will be responsible for delivery of prepared food to other locations.

Qualified candidates will have:
• High School Diploma or GED AND
• One year of experience cooking for large groups;
• OR an equivalent combination of education and experience.


• Experience with preschool aged children.
• Experience with or ability to learn CACFP guidelines and recordkeeping.
• Knowledge of or ability to learn CACFP food components, serving sizes and basic nutrition.
• Basic organization and planning skills.
• Excellent food preparation and sanitation skills.
• Knowledge of Microsoft Office: Word, Excel and troubleshooting skills.

Requires Food Handler’s Card within one week of hire, enrollment in Oregon Child Care Registry, and post-offer physical exam and TB test.

Requires a valid driver’s license and car insurance acceptable to Neighborhood House’s insurance provider.

To Apply:


For immediate consideration, please forward cover letter and resume to


Department: Early Head Start – Applegate School

7650 N Commercial Ave, Portland, OR 97217

Job Title: Teacher – Early Head Start

Department: Head Start

Reports To: Head Start Program Manager

Pay: $16.50-$17.50/hour based on experience

Type: Full Time


Neighborhood House’s American Indian, Native Alaskan Early Head Start program provides an opportunity for participants to learn, grow, and thrive in a culturally rich environment that emphasizes parents as primary teachers, a co-operative environment between families, teachers, family advocates, and other staff, connection to community resources, and learning through child-led play. Our program is designed to meet the needs of infants and toddlers to foster positive and appropriate social, emotional, cognitive, physical, and literacy development, so our community’s children and families are stronger for life.

This position will be responsible for lead classroom operations in a team-teaching environment that follows 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 is a based on a 40 hour work week full year position. Pay:$16.50-$17.50/hour and based on experience.

Preference in hiring given to qualified teacher with Native American heritage.


Classroom Management

  • Establish and 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
  • Supervise students in order to protect students from conditions harmful to learning, mental and physical health, and safety
  • Take all necessary and reasonable precautions to protect students, staff, equipment, materials, and facilities, indoors and outdoors
  • Ensure the classroom supplies and children’s art, routine charts, word labels, etc. are at the children’s eye level and easily accessible
  • 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
  • Arrange the classroom environment to encourage exploration, problem solving, team-building/positive socialization, choice-making, and an area for down time
  • Assist in setup and cleanup of activities, projects, and meals both in the classroom and outside
  • Assist with diaper changes and potty training according to policy and procedures and according to each child’s developmental ability.
  • Ensure all adults in the classroom understand and practice positive behavior management and understand the safety, health, and emergency management policies and procedure

Curriculum Development, Implementation, and Assessment

  • Develop and implement appropriate lesson plans using Creative Curriculum, classroom observations and data from various assessment tools by:
    • Leading the teaching team in develping and implementing developmentally appropriate lesson plans that include all developmental domains (social/emotional, physical, cognitive, and language/literacy);
    • Ensuring lessn plans are both children and teacher directed, inclusive of all children and utilize an anti-bias curriculum based on the needs, abilities, and interests of enrolled children;
    • Establish weekly, mnthly, and yearly goals that promote individual and group educational plans and include Head Start Performance Standard requirements;
    • Submitting weekly lessn plans to the Education Coordinator and post lesson plans in the classroom;
    • Ensuring Individualized Learning Plans (ILP) and Individual Family Services Plans (IFSP) gals/strategies are incorporated into weekly lesson planning and classroom set-up
  • Participate in monthly Professional Learning Communities (PLC), that may include other lead teachers, the classroom teaching staff, the Education, Inclusion, and Health and Family Services Coordinators, other staff, as well as with classroom Family Advocate

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
  • Conduct the required twice yearly parent/teacher conferences and home visits for the purpose of developing and updating the child’s ILP, supporting the family to meet their own parenting goals, and to share information about progress and educational strategies in the classroom and at home
  • Educate families on the importance of quality preschool and assist them in the transition of their child to the toddler or preschool classroom.
  • Communicate regularly with families about their child’s progress in the classroom, as well as review the results and implications of all developmental screenings, throughout the program year
  • Regularly meet with the family advocate assigned to the classroom to discuss child and family updates and concerns
  • Assist in the planning of and actively participate in family engagement events

Program Management

  • Develop and update a written ILP for each child with parent input and, if applicable, include IFSP goals in the ILP plan and document in Child Plus as they occur
  • Document observations of children and finalize checkpoints in TS GOLD for each child three times a year according to established timelines
  • Maintain accurate records in child files and Child Plus based on program policies
  • Document bi-yearly home visits, in Child Plus within 2 weeks after they occur
  • Complete and document required Ages and Stages (ASQ & ASQ:SE) developmental screenings within 45 days of child first entering program and interpret the screening results with the Inclusion Coordinator to determine if further evaluation is needed
  • Work with admin staff to utilize classroom assessments to improve child, family, and program outcomes
  • Meet with the early intervention team for each child with an IFSP to coordinate disabilities services once per year and as needed thereafter


  • Assist in program policy and procedure development and updating as needed
  • Participate in program and agency committees when available
  • Attend all Head Start and Neighborhood House 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
  • Participate in the program’s annual self-assessment as required
  • Other duties and responsibilities as assigned by the supervisor


Knowledge of early childhood development and general principles of early childhood education and developmentally appropriate, multi-cultural, anti-bias curriculum for 0-3 years old is REQUIRED. Preference in hiring given to qualified teacher with Native American heritage.

An Associate or Bachelor degree in Early Childhood Education (ECE) or Child Development; or a related degree with coursework that includes 30 quarter/20 semester college credits in ECE, Child Development, Elementary Education, or Special Education; and 1 year of experience teaching 0-3 year old children in an early childhood education setting; and STEP 8.5 or higher on the Oregon Registry or equivalent combination of education and experience REQUIRED.

Basic Proficiency of Microsoft Office: Word, Excel, Power Point and Publisher

Basic Proficiency of Outlook Mail, Calendar, and One Drive

Knowledge of Teaching Strategies GOLD preferred

Direct experience working with parents is preferred

Ability to speak conversationally in one of the languages spoken by the client base preferred


  • Ability to appropriately assess and handle crises and solve problems as needed
  • Ability to model positive and appropriate interactions with children and other adults
  • Ability to assume a high degree of responsibility
  • Ability to work effectively with a wide variety of individuals and groups
  • Ability to work independently and in a team setting
  • Ability to appropriately assess and handle crises and solve problems as needed
  • Ability to work effectively with individuals from diverse communities and cultures and communicate effectively with those whose English language skills are limited
  • Ability to handle highly sensitive matters in a confidential nature


  • At time of hire must be currently enrolled in the Oregon Child Care Division Central Background Registry (CBR) and must be able to maintain current enrollment at all times of employment
  • Within 30 days of employment must attain and maintain current certification of:
    • Adult and Pediatric CPR &b First Aid Certificatin
    • Fod Handler’s Card
  • Must complete post-offer physical exam and TB test
  • Must successfully complete enrollment in Oregon Child Care Registry Step Program
  • This position requires own vehicle transportation, a valid driver's license, and continuous coverage of car insurance (acceptable to Neighborhood House's insurance provider)

Application Guidelines/Contact:

Please submit resume and cover letter via the following link for this and other open positions:

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