Assistant Teacher at Neighborhood House

Deadline October 01, 2021

This position will start mid-August


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.


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.

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

• 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;

• 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
• 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

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Portland, OR