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Jen and Students
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.

Committment 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.  
 

Internships

***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 jdebiasi@nhpdx.org 
 

CURRENT OPENINGS

Job Title: PCLC Early Child Education
Salary Range: $10.50-12.50 DOE
Hours: Variable
Department: Peninsula Children's Learning Center
Closing Date: Open until filled.


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 served more than 18,000 people last year.

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. 

BENEFITS

Neighborhood House provides an excellent benefits package including a paid medical plan with no out of pocket expenses, paid dental insurance, paid life insurance, paid long term disability insurance, 403B with matching, FSA, and more.  We also offer generous paid time off, 11 paid holidays a year, and a flexible working schedule.

ADDITIONAL BENEFITS

Collaborative work environment; up to 24 hours of paid professional development each year; generous paid time off policy; diverse community of students, families and staff

POSITION SUMMARY

This is a part time teaching position at an early childhood education center with kids ages 6 weeks-5 years.  The center is open 7am – 6pm, Monday through Friday and regular hours will be within this timeframe.  A floater helps out as needed in classrooms and is also on call to fill in for teachers who are absent.  This position requires a person who is reliable, flexible and can take initiative.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES & RESPONSIBILITIES

Work with children ages 6weeks – 5years in an early childhood center in N Portland

Communicate with parents at drop of and pick up

Serve meals and snacks in accordance with developmental best practices and USDA standards

Adhere to licensing regulations for the program and center rules and requirements

Work in classrooms with a 4:1 or 10:1 ratio depending on children’s age, assisting lead teachers in all aspects   of developmentally appropriate childcare

Report to the operations director

EDUCATION AND/OR EXPERIENCE

Some experience working with young children

Dedicated, reliable, organized with a strong interest in children and/ or education

Have or able to get immediately CPR/ First Aid Certification, Food Handler’s Card, RCAAN certification and Oregon Central Background registry number

Available between the hours of 7am and 6pm; regular schedule will be assigned

Basic computer knowledge including email

SUPERVISORY RESPONSIBILITIES

None

QUALIFICATIONS

At least 18 years old

Dedicated, reliable, organized with a strong interest in children and/ or education

Have or able to get immediately CPR/ First Aid Certification, Food Handler’s Card, RCAAN certification and Oregon Central Background registry number

Basic computer knowledge

OTHER REQUIREMENTS

Reliable transportation; ability to be punctual

LANGUAGE SKILLS

Ability to read, analyze, and interpret documents.  Ability to respond effectively to the most sensitive inquiries or complaints.

 MATHEMATICAL SKILLS

Ability to work with basic mathematical concepts.

 REASONING ABILITY

Ability to apply common sense understanding to carry out instructions furnished in writing and oral form.  Ability in problem solving.

PHYSICAL DEMANDS

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; use hands to finger, handle, or feel; and reach with hands and arms. The employee is frequently required to stand and walk; kneel, or crouch. The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 25 pounds. Specific vision   abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, depth perception and ability to adjust focus.

 WORK ENVIRONMENT

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.

The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate.

 HAZARD RISK

  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.

“Stand aside for a while and leave room for learning, observe carefully what children do, and then, if you have understood well, perhaps teaching will be different from before.”  - Loris Malaguzzi

Peninsula Children’s Learning Center is a unique, diverse and joyful community.  We are set apart from other local early learning programs by our mission to support families of diverse socio-economic backgrounds, our vibrant and diverse community, comprehensive health and social service supports for children and families, and the support, training and planning time that are built into our staff’s schedules.  Peninsula Children’s Learning Center is a non-profit early childhood center with a social justice mission. We are historically rooted in the North Portland community and are committed to providing quality early childhood education to the families in our community, regardless of income, race, religion or orientation.  We are inspired by the practices of the early childhood communities in Reggio Emilia and practice anti-bias philosophy.  We ask that our teachers have a familiarity with PBIS, anti-bias curriculum, teachers-as-researchers, constructivism, emergent curriculum, project approaches and NAEYC best practices.   We are seeking experienced early childhood educators who are flexible, positive and energetic. We value those who have a hunger for knowledge, education and life-long learning, and encourage our staff to bring their passions to the classroom. Teachers must be experienced in observing children and documenting their progress, communicating with families, lesson planning and teaching social-emotional skills. A strong ability to communicate and collaborate with children and co-teachers is required!

What makes us unique…

  • 3 hours of weekly planning time for teachers
  • Competitive wages
  • 1:4 ratio in 0-3 program; 1:7 ratio in 3-5 program
  • Built in support staff to cover breaks, planning and lunches
  • Covered, heated outdoor classrooms
  • Butterfly garden
  • Beautiful, large playground with plenty of opportunities for nature-based play
  • Large common area where children and families congregate
  • Beautiful, historic building with spacious classrooms and lots of natural light
  • Sliding fee tuition scale to support families of all income levels
  • Early Head Start community partner
  • Diverse and joyful community of children, families and teachers
  • 24 hours of in-house professional development yearly
  • Early childhood mental health consultants
  • Monthly faculty appreciation events
  • Community celebrations throughout the year
  • Cozy teacher planning library
  • Well-stocked resource/work room
  • Infant/toddler playground remodel and expansion coming soon

We offer our staff…

  • Excellent benefits package
  • Tuition discount
  • Great paid medical and dental benefits
  • Paid time off
  • Paid holidays
  • Opportunities for growth

 

Qualifications

  1. Enrollment in the Child Care Division Criminal History Registry and willing to obtain the following within the first 90 days of employment:
  • First Aid and Infant CPR certification
  • Food Handlers Card
  • Child Abuse Reporting and Prevention training
  1. A Step 8 or higher on the Oregon Registry (AA in Early Childhood Education or higher preferred)
  2. Computer ability to keep online child portfolios and assessments (TS GOLD)
  3. Ability to sit, bend, and lift up to 50 lbs
  4. Ability to quickly move around a classroom or playground
  5. Ability to physically move, lift, or control children in unsafe or emergency situations
  6. Ability to read, write, and understand verbal and written English
  7. Ability to maintain educational/training hours as outlined by state licensing agency and center

 

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

Our community is diverse, dynamic and full of joy! We encourage people of all race, gender and sexual orientation to apply.

TO APPLY:

https://workforcenow.adp.com/jobs/apply/posting.html?client=NHouse&jobId=122254&lang=en_US&source=CC3


Job Title: SUN School Instructor
Salary Range: $13.61 -- 16.34 DOE
Hours: 2-24 hours per week
Department: Youth and Family Services
Closing Date: Open until filled.


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 served more than 18,000 people last year.

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. 

We are seeking to fill multiple Instructor vacancies for our SUN Community School Programs. Interested individuals with backgrounds in areas such as arts, sports, drama, science, math and/or literacy are welcome to apply! Individuals with experience using comics or zines to teach literacy are highly encouraged to apply.

The hours are 2-24 hours per week, depending on the SUN School and teaching position. The SUN School Summer term begins around June 27, 2016, or after depending on the site.

To learn more about our SUN Community School Program and the schools we serve, please visit the following linkhttp://www.nhpdx.org/WhatWeDo/youthfamilyservices.html

Position Description
This position is responsible for teaching SUN School's extended-day or summer enrichment classes and/or academic classes in areas such as arts, sports, drama, science, math or literacy.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities
• Plan and execute lesson plans for class topics in age-appropriate enrichment or academic skills that ties to school's curriculum. 
• Create and implement age appropriate curriculum and incorporate academic skills into daily activities in all SUN School classes.
• Act as a positive role model to youth; enforce SUN School behavioral expectations and follow through with proper student behavior management and communicate any student concerns to SUN School Site Coordinator in a timely manner.
• Ensure class areas are left in a clean and orderly manner at end of program.
• Supervise students during after school supper and during summer SUN School supervise students during breakfast (where applicable) and lunch. 
• Assist with SUN School dismissal and student sign-out at the end of the day. 
• Record daily attendance of respective SUN School class. 

Education and Experience:
SUN School Instructor teaching academic subjects: Bachelor's degree and one (1) year experience working with youth and/or children; or equivalent combination of education and experience.

SUN School Instructor teaching non-academic subjects: High school diploma and one (1) year experience working with youth and/or children; or one (1) year experience volunteering (360 hours in a year) with youth and/or children; or equivalent combination of education and experience.

Strong classroom management skills required; 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. 

Qualifications:
-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.

Position Considerations:
-Require own vehicle transportation, a valid driver's license, and car insurance acceptable to Neighborhood House's insurance provider.
-Must pass a criminal background check as a condition of employment. 

To apply, please submit résumé and cover letter via the following link:

https://workforcenow.adp.com/jobs/apply/posting.html?client=NHouse&jobId=34245&lang=en_US&source=CC3


Job Title: PCLC Relief Teacher
Department: Peninsula Children's Learning Center
Reports To: Program Manager
FLSA Status: non-exempt
Type: Full-time


POSITION SUMMARY
The Teacher at Peninsula Children's Learning Center (PCLC) is dedicated to the development to the whole child and creates and engages in interactive activities that promote the social, physical, emotional and intellectual growth of children ages six weeks to five years (depending on classroom assigned).

ESSENTIAL DUTIES & RESPONSIBILITIES
-Teach classroom of up to twenty young children (depending on age) for up to eight hours/day 
-Interaction and engagement with children should be eye to eye and responsive in efforts to build strong relationships with children.
-Provide Positive discipline/PBIS techniques for children 
-Give children positive and specific feedback daily 
-Share leadership and teaching responsibilities through collaboration with co-, lead and/or assistant teachers. Direct communication with co-workers and the age group team 
-Create an intentional learning environment which facilitates children's exploration that provides a rich variety of physical, social, emotional, cognitive and language experiences for children ages six weeks to five years 
-Co-supervise classroom volunteers in professional and supportive manner 8. Implement and comply with Oregon Child Care licensing, Occupational Safety and Health Administration, and Oregon Department of Education (ODE) Child Nutrition Program (CNP) requirements for the Child and Adult Care Food Program (CACFP) 
-Provide an environment that promotes good health and nutrition, instruction and meal conversations --Follow procedures for maintaining CACFP records; accurately count and report CACFP reimbursable meals 
-Help children develop basic health habits and plan health and educational activities 
-Promote and support the physical, emotional, and intellectual development of children through a planned, culturally and developmentally appropriate emergent curriculum using intelligent materials and the Creative Curriculum format 
-Maintain classroom records, cleanliness and orderliness 
-Observe children using TS Gold and maintain anecdotal records to track growth, development and learning 
-Create and maintain portfolios which include work samples, anecdotal dictations and photographs which reflect the learning of each child 
-Engage with and be responsive to current and prospective families 
-Appreciate and work with children and families particularly those from a culturally and/or socio-economically diverse background and partner with families to involve them in their child's educational process 
-Make contact with families through a variety of methods and maintain confidentiality 
-Comply with all PCLC and governmental regulations regarding the care of children 
-Complete timely and accurate documentation according to school and other licensing or regulatory requirements including QRIS 
-Assist in and accept responsibility for temporary duties if other personnel are not available 
-Attend and participate in meetings, trainings, events, and parent/family meetings as requested and/or required. 
-Performing Opening/Closing duties for the room assigned if assigned opening or closing shift.

SUPERVISORY RESPONSIBILITIES
This position does not supervise.

QUALIFICATIONS
-Course work in Early Childhood Education, A.A. or B.A. preferred
-Enrolled in Oregon Registry
-Experience working in a culturally, racially, and economically diverse community
-6 months of direct experience in licensed center working with assigned age group preferred
-Able to set and maintain professional boundaries with families and children
-Excellent organizational skills and attention to details
-Enrollment in the CCD Criminal History Registry 
-Obtain the following or supply documentation of prior training within the first 90 days of employment and maintain:
a. First Aid and Infant CPR certification
b. Oregon Food Handlers card
c. Enrollment in Oregon Registry Online
d. Recognizing and Reporting Child Abuse and Neglect
-Teacher will commit to and follow the NAEYC Code of Ethical Conduct
-24 hours of ongoing professional development to meet QRIS standards and manage these hours through ORO independently
-Staying current with knowledge and research of early childhood education and care

LANGUAGE SKILLS
Ability to read, analyze, and interpret documents. Ability to respond effectively to the most sensitive inquiries or complaints.

MATHEMATICAL SKILLS
Ability to work with mathematical concepts such addition, subtraction, multiplication and division.

REASONING ABILITY
Ability to apply common sense understanding to carry out instructions furnished in writing and oral form. Ability in researching, analyzing, and problem solve.

PHYSICAL DEMANDS
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 must be able to stand up to 95% of the day and sustain a high level of energy. Must be able to regularly kneel, bend, and sit on the floor to attend to children's needs. The employee is frequently required to sit for long periods of time using a computer monitor and keyboard; use hands to finger, handle, or feel; and reach with hands and arms. The employee is frequently required to stand and walk; kneel, or crouch. The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 50 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, depth perception and ability to adjust focus. the employee must possess acceptable hearing and visual capabilities to monitor the environment and assure children's well-being. 

WORK ENVIRONMENT
The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters. Both indoor and outdoor environment are typically found in daily work. Depending on activities and season, may be required to be outdoors for regular, prolonged activities. Interact on the playground with children and spread out from other teachers to be able to appropriately supervise play 

BENEFITS: Neighborhood House provides an excellent benefits package including a paid medical plan with no out of pocket expenses, paid dental insurance, paid life insurance, paid long term disability insurance, 403B with matching, FSA, and more. We also offer generous paid time off, 11 paid holidays a year, and a flexible working schedule.

Application Guidelines/Contact:
To apply, please submit resume and cover letter via the following link:

https://workforcenow.adp.com/myportal/ess/recruitment/internalPostingPreview.faces?client=NHouse&jobId=34235&lang=en_US&source=CC2


Job Title: PCLC School Age Teacher
Department: Peninsula Children’s Learning Center
Reports To: Director of Education
Rate: $11-13/hr
Type of Position: Full Time
FLSA Status: Nonexempt


POSITION SUMMARY

The Teacher is dedicated to the development of the whole child and creates and engages in interactive and fun activities that promote the social, physical, emotional and intellectual growth of children ages six weeks to five years (depending on classroom assigned).

ESSENTIAL DUTIES & RESPONSIBILITIES
  • Teach classroom of up to twenty young children (depending on age) for up to eight hours/day
  • Maintaining a 15 to 1 ratio at ALL times
  • Interaction and engagement with children should be eye to eye and responsive in efforts to build strong relationships with children
  • Provide Positive discipline/PBIS techniques for children
  • Give children positive and specific feedback daily
  • Share leadership and teaching responsibilities through collaboration with co-, lead and/or assistant teachers. Direct communication with co-workers and the age group team.
  • Create an intentional learning environment  which facilitates children’s exploration that provides a rich variety of physical, social, emotional, cognitive and language experiences for children ages six weeks to five years
  • Co-supervise classroom volunteers in professional and supportive manner
  •  Implement and comply with Oregon Child Care licensing, Occupational Safety and Health Administration, and Oregon Department of Education (ODE) Child Nutrition Program (CNP) requirements for the Child and Adult Care Food Program (CACFP)
  • Provide an environment that promotes good health and nutrition, instruction and meal conversations
  • Follow procedures for maintaining CACFP records; accurately count and report CACFP reimbursable meals
  • Help children develop basic health habits and plan health and educational activities
  • Promote and support the physical, emotional, and intellectual development of children through a planned, culturally and developmentally appropriate emergent curriculum using intelligent materials and the Creative Curriculum format
  • Maintain classroom records, cleanliness and orderliness
  • Observe children using TS Gold and maintain anecdotal records to track growth, development and learning
  • Create and maintain portfolios which include work samples, anecdotal dictations and photographs which reflect the learning of each child
  • Engage with and be responsive to current and prospective families
  • Greet parents as they drop students off in the morning or pick them up in the afternoon
  • Check in or follow up with parents about successes or challenges the student faces while in our care
  • Direct parents to the Site Director or Program Director if they have questions or concerns that you are not equipped to handle.
  • Verify the identification of any adult you do not recognize before sending a child with that adult
  • Ensure that parents are able to reach the site by phone
  • Contacting parents daily if expected students do not attend after school
  • Assisting Site Director and Lead Teacher in informing parents of school closures and/ or special events or circumstances
  • Appreciate and work with children and families particularly those from a culturally and/or socio-economically diverse background and partner with families to involve them in their child’s educational process
  • Make contact with families through a variety of methods and maintain confidentiality
  • Comply with all PCLC and governmental regulations regarding the care of children
  • Complete timely and accurate documentation according to school and other licensing or regulatory requirements including QRIS
  • Assist in and accept responsibility for temporary duties if other personnel are not available
  • Attend and participate in meetings, trainings, events, and parent/family meetings as requested and/or required.
  • Be available for scheduled shifts between the hours of 6:30-8:30 am and/ or 2:30- 6:00 pm as assigned by Program Director and Site Director and ability to keep track of schedule changes as they occur
  • Other duties as assigned.
EDUCATION AND/OR EXPERIENCE
  • Completion of 20 credits (semester system) or 30 credits (quarter system) of training at a college or university in: Child Development, Elementary Education, Physical Education, Recreation, Special Education ,or Early Childhood Education  
  • A one year state or nationally recognized credential related to school age care.
  • At least one year of qualifying teaching experience, with at least one year as a teacher, in a Certified Child Care Center or comparable group care program in the care of school age children.
  • Completion of 10 semester credits or 15 quarter credits of training at a college or university in: Child Development, Elementary Education, Physical Education, Recreation, Special Education ,or Early Childhood Education  and at least 6 months of qualifying teaching experience in a Certified Child Care Center or comparable group care program in the care of school age children
SUPERVISORY RESPONSIBILITIES

This position does not supervise

QUALIFICATIONS
  • Teacher will commit to and follow the NAEYC Code of Ethical Conduct
  • 24 hours of ongoing professional development to meet QRIS standards and manage these hours through ORO independently
  • Staying current with knowledge and research of early childhood education and care
  • Documentation of attaining at least step 8 in the Oregon Registry
OTHER SKILLS & ABILITIES
  • Experience working in a culturally, racially, and economically diverse community
  • Able to set and maintain professional boundaries with families and children
  • Excellent organizational skills and attention to details
LANGUAGE SKILLS
  • Ability to read, analyze, and interpret documents.  Ability to respond effectively to the most sensitive inquiries or complaints. 
MATHEMATICAL SKILLS
  • Ability to work with mathematical concepts such addition, subtraction, multiplication and division. 
REASONING ABILITY
  • Ability to apply common sense understanding to carry out instructions furnished in writing and oral form.  Ability in researching, analyzing, and problem solve.
CERTIFICATES, LICENSES, REGISTRATIONS
  • Enrollment in the CCD Criminal History Registry and maintain this.
  • Obtain the following or supply documentation of prior training within the first 90 days of employment and maintain:
    • First Aid and Infant CPR certification
    • Oregon Food Handlers card
    • Enrollment in Oregon Registry Online
    • Recognizing and Reporting Child Abuse and Neglect

PHYSICAL DEMANDS

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 must possess acceptable hearing and visual capabilities to monitor the environment and assure the children’s well-being. The employee is frequently required to use hands to finger, handle, or feel; and reach with hands and arms. The employee is frequently required to stand and walk, and regularly kneel, bend, and sit on the floor to attend to children’s needs. The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 50 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, depth perception and ability to adjust focus.

WORK ENVIRONMENT

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 is usually moderate. 

HAZARD RISK

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.

Application Guidelines/Contact:

To apply, please submit resume and cover letter via the following link:

https://workforcenow.adp.com/jobs/apply/posting.html?client=NHouse&jobId=35254&lang=en_US&source=CC3



Job Title: PCLC Substitute Teacher – Early Child Education
Department: Peninsula Children's Learning Center
Reports To: Curriculum & Licensing Coordinator
FLSA Status: Hourly, non-exempt
Type: Part Time
Pay Rate: $10-$12/hr


POSITION SUMMARY
The Substitute Teacher at Peninsula Children’s Learning Center (PCLC) is dedicated to the development to the whole child and creates and engages in interactive and fun activities that promote the social, physical, emotional and intellectual growth of children ages six weeks to five years (depending on classroom assigned).

ESSENTIAL DUTIES & RESPONSIBILITIES.
  • Co-teach classroom of up to twenty young children (depending on age) for up to eight hours/day
  • Follow leadership and teaching responsibilities of co-, lead and/or assistant teachers
  • Support environment that provides a rich variety of physical, social, emotional, cognitive and language experiences for children ages six weeks to five years
  • Comply with Oregon Child Care licensing, Occupational Safety and Health Administration, and Oregon Department of Education (ODE) Child Nutrition Program (CNP) requirements for the Child and Adult Care Food Program (CACFP)
  • Support an environment that promotes good health and nutrition
  • Follow procedures for maintaining CACFP records; accurately count and report CACFP reimbursable meals when teacher is not present
  • Help children develop basic health habits and plan health and educational activities
  • Promote and support the physical, emotional, and intellectual development of children
  • Help maintain classroom records, cleanliness and orderliness
  • Engage with and be responsive to current and prospective families
  • Support the philosophy that children learn through play
  • Appreciate and work with children and families particularly those from a culturally and/or socio-economically diverse background
  • Comply with all PCLC and governmental regulations regarding the care of children
  • Assist in and accept responsibility for temporary duties if other personnel are not available
  • Attend and participate in meetings, trainings, events, and parent/family meetings as requested and/or required.
  • Must be able to stand up to 95% of the day and sustain high level of energy
  • Must be able to occasionally lift up to fifty pounds, and regularly kneel, bend and sit on the floor to attend to children’s needs
  • Must possess acceptable hearing and visual capabilities to monitor the environment and assure children’s well-being.
  • Both indoor and outdoor environment are typically found in daily work. Depending on activities and season, may be required to be outdoors for regular, prolonged activities.

SUPERVISORY RESPONSIBILITIES
This position does not supervise.


QUALIFICATIONS
  • Course work in Early Childhood Education, A.A. or B.A. preferred\
  • Step 7 or higher on Oregon Registry
  • Experience working in a culturally, racially, and economically diverse community
  • 2+ years of early childhood education experience working in a licensed center
  • 1+ years of direct experience in licensed center working with assigned age group preferred
  • Able to set and maintain professional boundaries with families and children
  • Excellent organizational skills and attention to details
  • Enrollment in the Oregon Central Background Registry and willing to obtain the following or supply documentation of prior training within the first 90 days of employment:
    • First Aid and Infant CPR certification
    • Oregon Food Handlers card


LANGUAGE SKILLS
Ability to read, analyze, and interpret documents. Ability to respond effectively to the most sensitive inquiries or complaints.

MATHEMATICAL SKILLS
Ability to work with mathematical concepts such addition, subtraction, multiplication and division.

REASONING ABILITY
Ability to apply common sense understanding to carry out instructions furnished in writing and oral form. Ability in researching, analyzing, and problem solve.

PHYSICAL DEMANDS
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 must be able to stand up to 95% of the day and sustain a high level of energy. Must be able to regularly kneel, bend, and sit on the floor to attend to children's needs. The employee is frequently required to sit for long periods of time using a computer monitor and keyboard; use hands to finger, handle, or feel; and reach with hands and arms. The employee is frequently required to stand and walk; kneel, or crouch. The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 50 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, depth perception and ability to adjust focus. the employee must possess acceptable hearing and visual capabilities to monitor the environment and assure children's well-being. 

WORK ENVIRONMENT
The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters. Both indoor and outdoor environment are typically found in daily work. Depending on activities and season, may be required to be outdoors for regular, prolonged activities. Interact on the playground with children and spread out from other teachers to be able to appropriately supervise play 

BENEFITS: Neighborhood House provides an excellent benefits package including a paid medical plan with no out of pocket expenses, paid dental insurance, paid life insurance, paid long term disability insurance, 403B with matching, FSA, and more. We also offer generous paid time off, 11 paid holidays a year, and a flexible working schedule.

Application Guidelines/Contact:

To apply, please submit resume and cover letter via the following link:

https://workforcenow.adp.com/jobs/apply/posting.html?client=NHouse&jobId=34233&lang=en_US&source=CC3



Job Title: Substitute Teacher
Department: Peninsula School Age Programs
Reports To: School Age Program Director
Rate: $12.00/hr
Type of Position: Part-time
FLSA Status: Nonexempt


POSITION SUMMARY
This is a substitute teaching position for a before and after school program with kids ages 5-12. A substitute is on call to fill in for teachers who are absent. This position requires a person who is reliable, flexible and can take initiative.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES & RESPONSIBILITIES
• Work with children ages 5-12 in a before and after school program in NE Portland
• Communicate with parents at drop of and pick up
• Serve snacks
• Adhere to licensing regulations for the program and school rules and requirements
• Work with children with a 15 to 1 ratio, assisting with homework and structured group activities as well as supervising free choice and recess
• Report to the site director

EDUCATION AND/OR EXPERIENCE
• Some experience working with children 
• Dedicated, reliable, organized with a strong interest in children and/ or education
• Have or able to get immediately CPR/ First Aid Certification, Food Handler's Card, RCAAN certification and Oregon Central Background registry number
• Available between the hours of 6:30am-9:30am and/ or 2:00pm-6:00pm as needed
• Knowledge of using email

SUPERVISORY RESPONSIBILITIES
This position does not supervise. 

QUALIFICATIONS
• At least 18 years old
• Dedicated, reliable, organized with a strong interest in children and/ or education
• Have or able to get immediately CPR/ First Aid Certification, Food Handler's Card, RCAAN certification and Oregon Central Background registry number
• Knowledge of using email

OTHER SKILLS & ABILITIES
• Reliable transportation

OTHER REQUIREMENTS

LANGUAGE SKILLS
Ability to read, analyze, and interpret documents. Ability to respond effectively to the most sensitive inquiries or complaints. 

MATHEMATICAL SKILLS
Ability to work with mathematical concepts such addition, subtraction, multiplication and division. 

REASONING ABILITY
Ability to apply common sense understanding to carry out instructions furnished in writing and oral form. Ability in researching, analyzing, and problem solving.

PHYSICAL DEMANDS
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.; use hands to finger, handle, or feel; and reach with hands and arms. The employee is frequently required to stand and walk; kneel, or crouch. The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 50 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, depth perception and ability to adjust focus. Employee is require to have ability to sit, bend, quickly move around a classroom or playground, and ability to physically move, lift, or control children in unsafe or emergency situations.

WORK ENVIRONMENT
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 is usually moderate. 

Application Guidelines/Contact:
To apply, please submit resume and cover letter via the following link: 

https://workforcenow.adp.com/myportal/ess/recruitment/internalPostingPreview.faces?client=NHouse&jobId=34234&lang=en_US&source=CC2



Job Title: Case Manager - Homeless Families
Department: Community Services
Reports To: Community Services Program Manager
Full-time Nonexempt
Salary Range: $13.61-16.34


POSITION SUMMARY
This position will be responsible for providing case management services for families enrolled in the agency's homeless families programs, including intake, information and referral, crisis intervention, and case planning services.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES & RESPONSIBILITIES
-Use Assertive Engagement case management techniques to work in partnership with participants to provide information and referral to resources, assess family needs and advocate on clients' behalf to support family stability and success.
-Use strength-based interviewing to provide intake and referral such as interviewing clients, assessing needs and advocating on clients' behalf as needed.
-Set up and monitor complete case plans for those clients being served in Neighborhood House's homeless program and use strength based techniques to support client success as required by Multnomah County.
-Set up a money management system for each client and provide budget and debt repayment counseling.
-Meet case management standards set forth by the Program Manager regarding quantity, type and quality of services to be performed.
-Maintain accurate and complete case files, as well as pertinent statistics for the program.
-Submit all required reports in a timely and accurate manner.
-Work with other staff in a team effort to ensure a coordinated, effective homeless program.
-Provide all follow-up services to clients after completion of their case plan as required by funding contracts that require check-ins every 3 months for the first year and random thereafter.
-Coordinate and collaborate with the program manager on case plans and client activities.
-Provide backup case management coverage for all Turning Point residents as needed.
-Be available for covering all client crisis interventions when a co-workers' client is having a crisis.
-Attend Neighborhood House and department meetings as requested by the Program Manager.
-Participate in Neighborhood House functions and linking clients to outside social networks.
-Other duties and responsibilities as assigned by the supervisor.

EDUCATION AND/OR EXPERIENCE
-Bachelor's degree in a related field and four (4) years of case management experience in Social Services, Family Services, Advocacy or related field; or equivalent combination of education and experience.
-Knowledge of Microsoft Office: Word and Excel and operating of all office equipment.
-Understanding of poverty and its effects on families preferred. Ability to follow detailed eligibility rules.
-Ability to determine critical priorities, manage time and document services so that required work is accomplished on a regular basis.

SUPERVISORY RESPONSIBILITIES
This position will not supervise.

QUALIFICATIONS
-Ability to work effectively with a wide variety of individuals and groups and ability to work independently.
-Demonstrated ability to work effectively with individuals from diverse communities and cultures and communicate effectively with those whose English language skills are limited. 
-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 and take initiative. 
-Ability to work with sensitive and confidential information.

LANGUAGE SKILLS
Ability to read, analyze, and interpret the most documents. Ability to respond effectively to the most sensitive inquiries or complaints.

MATHEMATICAL SKILLS
Ability to work with mathematical concepts such addition, subtraction, multiplication and division.

REASONING ABILITY
Ability to apply principles of logical thinking to a wide range of practical problems.

CERTIFICATES, LICENSES, REGISTRATIONS
Must provide a valid driver's license and proof of personal automobile insurance, have reliable transportation, and ability to drive Neighborhood House's vehicles.

PHYSICAL DEMANDS
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 time using a computer monitor and keyboard; use hands to finger, handle, or feel; and reach with hands and arms. The employee is occasionally required to stand; walk; and stoop, kneel, or crouch. The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 10 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.

WORK ENVIRONMENT
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 is usually moderate

BENEFITS: Neighborhood House provides an excellent benefits package including a paid medical plan with no out of pocket expenses, paid dental insurance, paid life insurance, paid long term disability insurance, 403B with matching, FSA, and more. We also offer generous paid time off, 11 paid holidays a year, and a flexible working schedule.

Application Guidelines/Contact:
To apply, please submit resume and cover letter via the following link:

https://workforcenow.adp.com/jobs/apply/posting.html?client=NHouse&jobId=34238&lang=en_US&source=CC3


Job Title: Head Start Teacher Assistant - Substitute Applicant Pool
Salary Range: $11.46 - $13.75 DOE
Hours: On-call
Department: Head Start
Closing Date: Continuous 


Position Description
This position will be responsible for working in conjunction with the Head Start Teachers on classroom operations in a team-teaching setting that follows Head Start performance standards, using effective Creative Curriculum and Teaching Strategies GOLD, nurturing the well-being of children and implementing Positive Behavioral Interventions and Support (PBIS) strategies.
 
Essential Duties and Responsibilities
  • Assist in the development and implementation of appropriate lesson plans using Creative Curriculum and observations and data from Teaching Strategies GOLD.
  • Assist to prepare the classroom and outdoor environments according to lesson plans. Assist in setup and cleanup of activities and projects both in the classroom and outside.
  • Assist with classroom meals.
  • Help 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.
  • Attend all Head Start and Neighborhood House all-staff meetings and trainings.

Education and Experience:
Associate’s degree or Child Development Associate certificate in pre-school or two (2) years post-secondary education with some coursework in early childhood education as defined by the Oregon Registry Step 7 that includes 12 quarter college course credits or 8 semester college course credits; and two (2) years of experience teaching 3-5 year old children in an early childhood education setting; or equivalent combination of education and experience.
 
Knowledge of Microsoft Office: Word, Excel, and troubleshooting skills.
 
Required skills include: excellent oral and written communication skills; good organization/   planning skills; good analytical skills to read outcomes reports and measure a child’s progress; and good computer skills with Microsoft Office and TS Gold preferred.
 
Knowledge of early childhood development and general principles of early childhood education and knowledge of developmentally appropriate, multi-cultural, anti-bias curriculum for 3-5 year olds is required.
 
Home visiting or other direct experience working with parents is preferred. Ability to speak conversationally in one of the languages represented by the client base is preferable.
 
Qualifications:
Demonstrated proficiency in handling matters of a highly sensitive confidential nature; ability to assume a high degree of responsibility; ability to work effectively with a wide variety of individuals and groups; and ability to work independently and in a team setting. Ability to appropriately assess and handle crises and solve problems as needed. Ability to model positive and appropriate interactions with children and other adults.
 
Demonstrated ability to work effectively with individuals from diverse communities and cultures and communicate effectively with those whose English language skills are limited. Excellent oral and written communication and ability to communicate professionally with clients, families, service providers, community members and co-workers.  Excellent interpersonal skills in the areas of problem-solving, conflict resolution, group planning, and decision-making processes. 
 
Position Considerations:
Ability to obtain Food Handler’s Card is required and reimbursed by Neighborhood House.
Must successfully complete enrollment in Oregon Child Care Registry and reimbursed by Neighborhood House.
Must complete post-offer physical exam and TB test.
Require own vehicle transportation, a valid driver's license, and have/maintain car insurance acceptable to Neighborhood House's insurance provider.
Must pass a criminal background check as a condition of employment. 

To apply, submit résumé and cover letter via the following link:

https://workforcenow.adp.com/jobs/apply/posting.html?client=NHouse&jobId=34246&lang=en_US&source=CC3


Job Title: Floater/Substitute Teacher
Department: Peninsula School Age Programs

Reports To: School Age Program Director​
Full-time Nonexempt
Salary Range: DOE

POSITION SUMMARY


This is a part time teaching position for a before and after school program with kids ages 5-12.  Regular hours are between 2:30-6pm with some possible morning and mid- day hours.  A floater helps out as needed in classrooms and is also on call to fill in for teachers who are absent.  This position requires a person who is reliable, flexible and can take initiative.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES & RESPONSIBILITIES
  • Work with children ages 5-12 in a before and after school program in NE Portland
  • Communicate with parents at drop of and pick up
  • Serve snacks
  • Adhere to licensing regulations for the program and school rules and requirements
  • Work with children with a 15 to 1 ratio, assisting with homework and structured group activities as well as supervising free choice and recess
  • Report to the site director
EDUCATION AND/OR EXPERIENCE
  • Some experience working with children
  • Dedicated, reliable, organized with a strong interest in children and/ or education
  • Have or able to get immediately CPR/ First Aid Certification, Food Handler’s Card, RCAAN certification and Oregon Central Background registry number
  • Available between the hours of 6:30am-9:30am and/ or 2:00pm-6:00pm as needed
  • Knowledge of using email
SUPERVISORY RESPONSIBILITIES
  • none
QUALIFICATIONS
  • At least 18 years old
  • Dedicated, reliable, organized with a strong interest in children and/ or education
  • Have or able to get immediately CPR/ First Aid Certification, Food Handler’s Card, RCAAN certification and Oregon Central Background registry number
  • Knowledge of using email
OTHER REQUIREMENTS
  • Reliable transportation
LANGUAGE SKILLS
  • Ability to read, analyze, and interpret documents.  Ability to respond effectively to the most sensitive inquiries or complaints. 
MATHEMATICAL SKILLS
  • Ability to work with basic mathematical concepts. 
REASONING ABILITY
  • Ability to apply common sense understanding to carry out instructions furnished in writing and oral form. 
  • Ability in problem solving.
PHYSICAL DEMANDS
  • 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; use hands to finger, handle, or feel; and reach with hands and arms. The employee is frequently required to stand and walk; kneel, or crouch. The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 25 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, depth perception and ability to adjust focus.
WORK ENVIRONMENT
  • 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.
  • The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate. 
HAZARD RISK
  • 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.
To Apply:

https://workforcenow.adp.com/jobs/apply/posting.html?client=NHouse&jobId=38117&lang=en_US&source=CC3