Mar 03, 2021

Head Start Classroom Assistant

  • TrulyHired
  • Clackamas, OR, USA
Full-time Education

Job Description


Classroom Assistants

For the Head Start to Success Program

Classrooms in North Clackamas School District

Short-Term Temporary Position

7.5 hours/day, positions endJune 10, 2021

Bilingual (Spanish/English) Preferred

Clackamas ESD strives to infuse equity in all our programs and bodies of work by maintaining an inclusive, barrier-free environment in which everyone participates and fully benefits.

Studies have shown that women and people of color are less likely to apply for jobs unless they believe they meet every one of the qualifications as described in the job description. We are most interested in finding the best candidate for the job, and that candidate may be the one who comes from a less traditional background. We would encourage you to apply, even if you don't believe you meet every one of our qualifications described. If you are unsure whether you meet the qualifications of this position, or how this would be determined, please feel free to contact Human Resources to discuss your application.

GENERAL DESCRIPTION OF THE POSITION:

The Head Start Preschool Classroom Assistant supports the Lead Teacher in providing a successful, safe, and supervised learning environment for children in the school district preschool setting. With guidance from the lead teacher, promotes the social, emotional, physical, and cognitive development of enrolled children through age appropriate instruction and progress monitoring/assessment of each child. The Classroom Assistant follows Head Start standards consistently.

HEAD START TO SUCCESSDESCRIPTION:

Head Start is built upon the understanding that child and family development takes place in a community and effective programs build upon and link families with community resources. For this reason, Head Start to Success is designed to link with schools, social service agencies, health services and childcare services. In this way, Head Start to Success achieves the Head Start mission of supporting families in preparing their children for kindergarten success. Head Start to Success continues to be an innovative Head Start program that combines supportive educational home visits with an enhanced, educationally rich prekindergarten program. Head Start to Success provides comprehensive services for Clackamas County's children and their families. Enrolled children receive a quality preschool experience in their own community and the family is supported through home visits and offered comprehensive education, nutrition, health and social services. The program's funding comes from the state of Oregon and follows all of the Federal Head Start guidelines and standards.

All individuals working in programs that serve early learners in Oregon must be enrolled in the Central Background Registry (CBR). Interested candidates may wish to proactively enroll now to meet this employment condition, which would expedite any potential job offer and on-boarding process. See this webpage for enrollment information. Indicate in your application that you are seeking employment.

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS:

  • Follows curriculum plans, which reflect developmentally appropriate practice, parental and cultural influences, and promote the social, emotional, physical and cognitive development of enrolled children
  • Encourages experimentation, exploration, problem solving, cooperation, socialization, and choice-making; asks open-ended questions and listens respectfully to the answers
  • Assists in preparing classroom materials to support developmentally appropriate curriculum plans; assists in changing learning centers as needed
  • Supports family involvement by promoting and reinforcing parental participation in the classroom, Head Start parent meetings, and open communication
  • Supports the lead teacher in documentation of children's progress
  • For a complete list of Essential Functions, please see the attached Job Description.
MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS:

Bilingual (Spanish/English) preferred but not requiredCDA credential, or at Step 7 or above on the Oregon Registry, or enrolled in a program that will lead to an associate degree, bachelor's degree, or a CDA credential to be completed within two years of the time of hireAbility to obtain a Central Background Registry numberDemonstrated skills in communication, collaboration, and cooperation with other disciplines, community based professional teams, and familiesAbility to acquire computer skills for word processing and use of databaseFor a complete list of Minimum Qualifications, please see attached Job Description
DISTRICT DESCRIPTION:

Clackamas Education Service District is one of Oregon's 19 ESDs charged with providing programs for children with special needs, technology support, school improvement, and administrative services to local school districts and the Oregon Department of Education. Clackamas ESD serves ten school districts in Clackamas County, including Canby, Colton, Estacada, Gladstone, Lake Oswego, Molalla River, North Clackamas, Oregon City, Oregon Trail, and West Linn-Wilsonville.

TO APPLY:

Begin the application process by clicking the "Apply" button in the upper right of this announcement. (If you are not viewing this via AppliTrack, go to https://www.applitrack.com/clackesd/onlineapp/ to apply.) Applications must be submitted by no later than 4:30 pm on the deadline.

Application Deadline: March 9, 2021, 4:30 p.m.

Commences: March 29, 2021

Starting Salary: $16.07/ hour (Short-Term Temp: 95% of Range 11)

Clackamas Education Service District is proud to be an equal opportunity workplace. We respect and seek to empower each individual and support the diverse cultures, perspectives, skills and experiences within our workforce along with the students and families that we serve.

Clackamas ESD policy provides veterans and disabled veterans with preference as required by law.

  • Position Type: Full-time
  • Positions Available: 5
Job Category: Instructional Support > Paraprofessional / IA
Employer Description
CLACKAMAS EDUCATION SERVICE DISTRICT
Clackamas Education Service District is one of Oregon's 20 ESDs charged with providing programs for children with special needs, technology support, school improvement, and administrative services to local school districts and the Oregon Department of Education. Clackamas ESD serves ten school districts in Clackamas County, including Canby, Colton, Estacada, Gladstone, Lake Oswego, Molalla River, North Clackamas, Oregon City, Oregon Trail, and West Linn-Wilsonville. These districts range in size from about 650 to 17,500 students. There are approximately 57,500 students in the ten school districts.

Clackamas ESD offers a comprehensive set of services through the following departments: School Improvement and Instructional Services; Network and Information Services; and Special Education Services, which includes the Early Childhood Program. Constituent school districts annually approve the programs and services provided by CESD.

Clackamas County stretches from Mt. Hood to the Willamette Valley. Year-round recreation includes mountains (skiing, snowboarding and snowshoeing); rivers and lakes (whitewater rafting, kayaking, fishing, and swimming); trails (biking, hiking, climbing and horseback riding); and other activities such as golfing and camping. Our close proximity to the Portland metropolitan area offers cultural events, breweries, restaurants, and shopping. For more information about Clackamas County, visit: https://www.mthoodterritory.com/ Learn more about us...

Job Requirements
  • Citizenship, residency or work VISA in United States required
Contact Information
  • Lynnette Udenby, HR Specialist
  • 13455 SE 97th Ave.
  • Clackamas, Oregon 97015
  • Phone: 503-675-4067
  • Fax: 503-675-4200
  • Email: click here

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