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Floating/Substitute Teacher - Early Child Education

Company:
Neighborhood House
Location:
Portland, Oregon, United States
Salary:
$11.25-$12/hr
Posted:
September 15, 2017
Description:

“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

Who we are:

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.

Peninsula Children’s Learning Center, a program of Neighborhood House, is a non-profit early childhood center with a social justice mission. 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. 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 are seeking 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. A strong commitment to communicate and collaborate with children and co-teachers is required!

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.

What Sets Peninsula Children’s Learning Center Apart:

3 hours of weekly planning time for teachers

1:4 ratio in 0-3 program; 1:7 ratio in 3-5 program

Built in support staff to cover breaks, planning and lunches

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

Tuition discounts for employees

Early Head Start community partner

24 hours of in-house professional development yearly

Early childhood mental health consultants

Community celebrations throughout the year

Cozy teacher planning library

Well-stocked resource/work room

Comfortable break room with complimentary tea

Job Title: Floater teachers

Department: PCLC Early child education

Pay: $11.25-13/hr

Type: Part time

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 6 weeks to 5 years 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

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

A Step 8 or higher on the Oregon Registry (AA in Early Childhood Education or higher preferred)

Computer ability to keep online child portfolios and assessments (TS GOLD)

Ability to sit, bend, and lift up to 50 lbs

Ability to quickly move around a classroom or playground

Ability to physically move, lift, or control children in unsafe or emergency situations

Ability to read, write, and understand verbal and written English

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.

Application Guidelines/Contact:

To apply, please submit resume and cover letter via one of the following methods –

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Via Email:

You may also apply for the position via email if the above links aren't working for you, we just ask that you please try the application through ADP first before emailing.

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