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/PreK site director
Department: School Age Programs
Reports To: School Age Program Director
Type: Full Time Nonexempt
This position is partially teaching and partially administration. A site director is responsible for managing an on- site before and after school program at one of the schools in which we provide programming. Site directors create a classroom structure and curriculum, work with children before and after school, and manage other staff on site. This position also requires a highly organized self- manager who can keep track of paperwork, licensing requirements and communications with parents, supervisors and PPS employees.
ESSENTIAL DUTIES & RESPONSIBILITIES
Manage a before and after school program in NE Portland, potentially children Pk-12 years old. and assistant teachers as well as the pre-K before and after school program with ages 3-5
Communicate with parents and school officials regularly
Attend all staff meetings and trainings
Develop curriculum and prepare 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
EDUCATION AND/OR EXPERIENCE
At least 2 years of experience working with children in a licensed facility
Knowledge of child development for ages PreK-12 with documentation to prove such as college transcripts, training certificates, CDA or at least step 9 in the Oregon Registry
At least one year training/ experience in management and supervision of adults or able to get training
Supervise 2 or more staff people
At least 21 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
Available between the hours of 6:30am- 6:00pm, ability to be flexible
Knowledge of using email
OTHER SKILLS & ABILITIES
Basic knowledge of excel and word and Google Docs (or other similar programs) as well as basic computer and internet skills
Teaching certificate is a plus
Bachelor’s Degree in Education, Child Development, Art Education or related degree is a plus
Ability to fluently speak a language in addition to English is a plus
Ability to read, analyze, and interpret documents. Ability to respond effectively to the most sensitive inquiries or complaints.
Ability to work with mathematical concepts such addition, subtraction, multiplication and division.
Ability to apply common sense understanding to carry out instructions furnished in writing and oral form. Ability in researching, analyzing, and problem solving.
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 may be required to sit for short 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 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.
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, please submit resume and cover letter via one of the following methods –
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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