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Head Start Bilingual Classroom Assistant #734 (Clackamas)

compensation: $16.15/hour Plus Benefits: Medical, Dental, Vision, Life
employment type: full-time

ATTENTION: Resumes submitted via Craigslist will NOT be reviewed. Please use the link provided in the "TO APPLY" portion of this ad to apply.

Head Start Bilingual Classroom Assistant
Head Start to Success Program at Clackamas ESD
Grant-funded Position for the 2019-2020 School Year
(Potential to be renewed for additional school years.)
7.5 hours/day, 5 days/week, 185-day calendar

PROGRAM DESCRIPTION:
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 with 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.

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.

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
  • See the detailed list of essential functions in the job description attached to the announcement on our employment webpage .
MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS:
  1. Bilingual: English and Spanish required
  2. CDA 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 hire 
  3. Demonstrated ability to work cooperatively with families, program staff, the district, Clackamas ESD and community resource personnel
  4. Ability to manage time, prioritize, and schedule multiple activities across settings, and to coordinate these activities with others
  5. Ability to obtain a Central Background Registry number
  6. Ability to acquire and maintain a valid first aid and infant/child CPR card
  7. Demonstrated skills in communication, collaboration, and cooperation with other disciplines, community based professional teams, and families 
  8. Ability to acquire computer skills for word processing and use of database
  9. Physical and mental attributes sufficient to perform the essential functions
  10. Written and oral communication skills sufficient to perform essential functions

CLACKAMAS ESD
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. These districts range in size from about 630 to 17,300 students. There are approximately 59,500 students in the ten school districts.

Clackamas ESD offers a comprehensive set of services through the following departments: Teaching and Learning; Technology Services; Special Education; and Early Learning. Constituent school districts annually approve the programs and services provided by CESD.

TO APPLY:
Go to our website to apply.
Applications only accepted via this link. Do not respond to the ad via craigslist.
APPLICATION DEADLINE:
Open Until Filled
SALARY AND BENEFITS:
$16.15 / hour (salary may increase for 2019-20 school year)
Clackamas ESD offers a generous benefit package providing health, dental with orthodontia, and vision insurance including HRA options. Retirement through the Oregon Public Employees Retirement System (PERS) and professional development allocation.

COMMENCES: Fall 2019

Pre-Employment Drug Screen and Background Check Conducted
EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER/DRUG FREE WORKPLACE Clackamas ESD policy provides veterans and disabled veterans with preference as required by law.
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