Assistant Teacher at Neighborhood House

Deadline October 01, 2021

This position will start mid-August

EARLY CHILDHOOD EDUCATION ASSISTANT TEACHER – 1

This position will be responsible for collaborating with the teaching team to support student’s learning and healthy development, using effective Creative Curriculum, nurturing the well-being of children and implementing PBIS strategies, under the direction of the Site Director and Lead Teacher.

REQUIRED QUALIFICATIONS:

Knowledge of early childhood development and general principles of early childhood education and
developmentally appropriate, child-led, multi-cultural, anti-bias curriculum for children under the age of 5 is required.

ADDITIONAL QUALIFICATIONS:
Basic Proficiency of Microsoft Office: Word, Excel, Power Point and Publisher
Basic Proficiency of Outlook Mail, Calendar, and One Drive
Knowledge of Creative Curriculum and Positive Behavior Interventions Supports (PBIS) is preferred
Ability to: model positive and appropriate interactions with children and other adults; work effectively with
individuals from diverse communities and cultures and communicate effectively with those whose English
language skills are limited; communicate professionally with clients, families, service providers, community
members and co-workers; work with sensitive and confidential information; work effectively with a wide
variety of individuals and groups; work independently and in a team setting; appropriately assess and solve
problems, as needed.
-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 & First Aid Certification
Food Handler’s Card
-Must complete post-offer physical exam and TB test
-Must successfully complete enrollment in Oregon Child Care Registry Step Program

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES
CLASSROOM MANAGEMENT (75%)
• Help supervise children at all times to ensure safety and monitor the physical and social/emotional wellbeing of the children while relating to each child with acceptance, understanding, and care;
• Help to establish and maintain a positive classroom climate by ensuring all adults in the classroom understand and practice positive behavior management, utilizing PBIS framework;
• Assist in the arrangement of the classroom environment to encourage exploration, problem solving, team-building/positive socialization, choice-making, and an area for down time;
• Help ensure lesson 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;
• Assist in the development and implementation of appropriate lesson plans using Creative Curriculum, classroom observations and data from various assessment tools;
• Help ensure the classroom supplies and children’s art, routine charts, word labels, etc. are at th 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;
• Assist in small group activities throughout the day;
• Actively and routinely engage in appropriate, positive, child-led play and appropriate, enriching, open-ended conversation with all children, in both the classroom and outdoors;
• Recognize meal time and outdoor time as an extension of learning and opportunity to promote positive social skills and healthy habits, as well as enhance math, language and literacy skills;
• Assist with diaper changes and potty training according to policy and procedures and according to each child’s developmental ability;
• Assist in setup and cleanup of activities, projects, and meals both in the classroom and outside;
• Take all necessary and reasonable precautions to protect students, staff, equipment, materials, and facilities both indoors and outdoors and to maintain a clean and organized environment;

FAMILY ENGAGEMENT AND SUPPORT (15%)
• 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;
• Help educate families on the meaning of school-readiness and assist them with kindergarten transition information;
• Actively participate in family engagement events

OTHER (10%)
• Substitute in other classrooms, as needed;
• Complete and submit accident, behavior incident and child abuse and neglect reports according to program procedure, as needed;
• Meet bi-weekly with classroom team to collaborate on programming goals;
• Meet monthly with supervisor for reflective supervision, regular self-assessment of job performance and to track goals and work;
• Participate in monthly Professional Learning Communities (PLC), that may include Education, Inclusion, Nutrition, Health and Family Services staff;
• Attend all programmatic all-staff meetings and trainings and Neighborhood House all-staff meetings when able;
• Attend and actively participate in required trainings and appropriate professional development
opportunities;
• Participate in program and agency committees when available;
• Participate in the program’s annual self-assessment as required;
• Assist in the maintenance and cleaning of work space and common areas, as needed and/or assigned;
• Other duties and responsibilities as assigned by the supervisor

More Info
https://workforcenow.adp.com/mascsr/default/mdf/recruitment/recruitment.html?cid=bac88f1f-c305-467c-bf1c-05e89fe3d1f1&ccId=19000101_000001&type=MP&lang=en_US

Location
Portland, OR