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Lead Teacher

Company:
Neighborhood House
Location:
Portland, Oregon, United States
Salary:
$12.50/hr
Posted:
September 15, 2017
Description:

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: School Age Lead Teacher

Department: School Age Programs

Reports To: School Age Program Director

Pay: $12.50

Type: Full Time Nonexempt

POSITION SUMMARY

This is a teaching position for a before and after school program with kids ages 5-12. A lead teacher helps support the site director in developing and teaching curriculum each day as well as supporting students in social and emotional development. 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

Attend all meetings or trainings

Serve snacks

Assist the site director with lesson/ activity plans

Become familiar with and 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

At least 1 year of experience working with children in a licensed facility

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

Knowledge of child development for ages K-12 with documentation to prove such as college transcripts, training certificates, CDA or at least step 7 in the Oregon Registry

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-6:00pm daily, ability to be flexible

Knowledge of using email

SUPERVISORY RESPONSIBILITIES

Aid site director in overseeing other teachers

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

Ability to fluently speak a language in addition to English is a plus

Basic knowledge of excel and word and Google Docs (or other similar programs) as well as basic computer and internet skills

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.

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 one of the following methods –

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