Employer: Adelante Mujeres

Expires: 03/03/2018

Position Title: Early Childhood Education
(ECE) Substitute Teacher

Reports to: ECE Manager

Adelante Mujeres
provides holistic education and empowerment opportunities to low income Latina
women and their families to ensure full participation and active leadership in
the community. Adelante Mujeres is committed to developing healthy families and
communities through education, entrepreneurship, environmental stewardship and
civic participation. Located in Forest Grove, Oregon and founded in 2002,
Adelante Mujeres has a reputation for innovative responses to community
concerns.

 

JOB SUMMARY:

As part of the Early Childhood Education (ECE) Team, the substitute is
responsible for developing strong nurturing relationships with children, and
forming a strong working relationship with their fellow teachers. The ECE
Substitute will work in partnership with other teachers and the ECE Manager and
ECE Coordinator to implement the daily operations of the ECE program and to
ensure each

child’s safety,
health, and development in accordance with each child’s needs and abilities.
S/he will utilize best practices to provide appropriate services to children.
S/he will comply with Adelante Mujeres and state Head Start Performance
Standards, Policies and Procedures, and Oregon Childcare Division regulations
in full day care centers, as well as Hillsboro School District policies and
procedures. The ideal candidate will be inspired by and fully committed to
Adelante Mujeres’ vision and mission, and have a history of working with young
children.

 

Through working with Adelante Mujeres, employees can
receive their Infant/Toddler CDAs at no cost to them. It is a great opportunity
to get the experience needed to start a career in Early Childhood Education.

 

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

·                
Maintains a well-managed, child-oriented learning environment which is safe,
healthy, interesting, attractive, and responsive to the social/emotional, physical, cognitive, and language
development of each child

·                
Promotes quality child care services
for the benefit
of children and families

·                
Maintains confidence and protects program operations

·                
Continually applies safety practices in all facets of the performance
of duties

·                
Maintains positive team relations within
the assigned classroom and during program
related activities

·                
Ensures equipment and supply inventory
maintenance

·                
Maintains professional and technical
knowledge

·                
Contributes to team effort

·                
Provides emergency services as a Mandatory First Responder

·                
Performs other work related to job or other assigned duties

·                
Support organization’s development and fundraising efforts

·                
Other duties as assigned by supervisor or teachers

 

Required Education and Experience: ECE
Substitute:

·      
High School Diploma, GED, or Diploma de Educación Secundaria

 

Required
Qualifications:

·      
Certification or Accreditation: CPR/First Aid Certification and Food Handler
Certification within first 30 days of employment

·      
Current Central Background Registry (CBR) enrollment

·      
Online trainings: current
Recognizing and Reporting Child Abuse and Neglect (RRCAN)
and Introduction to Child Care Health
and Safety (ICCHS) http://campus.educadium.com/OCCD/

·      
Access to reliable transportation

 

Required Soft Skills:

·      
Excellent written and verbal communication skills

·      
Ability to set and maintain professional boundaries with families

·      
Intermediate computer literacy
and familiarity with applications such as databases and spreadsheets, word processing, e- mail
and internet

·      
Demonstrated ability to:

o  
work with low-income Latino children

o  
handle problems and emergencies with solid professional judgment

o  
manage multiple responsibilities and
time

o  
communicate effectively, respectfully, and timely

·      
Sense of humor,
creativity, flexibility and willingness to pitch in wherever necessary

·      
Impeccable integrity

·      
Common sense skills

·      
Strong work ethic

 

Physical
Requirements:

·      
Work is light in nature, occasional lifting up to 20 lbs. with frequent
lifting and/or carrying of objects weighing up to 10 lbs. Occasional lifting of
a child weighing up to 40 lbs.

·      
Twist, bend, reach, think strategically about how to properly move
heavy items

·      
Walk with children in classroom and on
excursions

·      
Sit in child size chairs
and on floor for extended
periods, as appropriate for child-centered activities

·      
Crawl or lie on floor or grass as appropriate for child-centered activities

·      
Physical ability to move quickly to redirect children to ensure a child’s safety
or the safety of others
in the environment

·      
Ability to respond
appropriately both physically and mentally to an emergency or crisis, such as to provide CPR and/or First Aid to children ages 0 - 5, to
evacuate a building, etc.

 

Preferred Qualifications:

·      
Bilingual in English/Spanish, written and verbal

·      
6 months' experience teaching children ages 0 - 5

·      
Prior experience working with low-income Latino families

·      
Training and/or education in working with children with special needs

 

Job Conditions:

·      
Possible exposure to blood and bodily fluids or tissues

·      
Possible exposure to communicable diseases

·      
Job requires sitting for extended periods of time (during planning and
reporting) and standing for long periods of time (during observations and training), as well as stooping, squatting, and running

·      
Will occasionally work outdoors during
field trips and excursions, with exposure to typical Oregon
weather

·      
Will have occasional evening and weekend work

·      
Will clean up after children

·      
Will share in housecleaning duties of classroom or meeting space

 

Salary and Benefits:

·        
$13.00 to 13.50 per hour depending on
qualifications

·      
Sick leave: accrued
at 1 hour per 30 hours worked,
usable in the given year, or available
to carryover to next year; lost if not
paid out. Only receive sick leave benefit if scheduled to work. For example,
this benefit could be used if working and had to leave early due to an illness.

 

Work Locations:

·      
Adelante’s Early Childhood
Education classrooms in Cornelius and Hillsboro as directed by Supervisor

·      
Office Location: 2030 Main Street, Suite A, Forest Grove (secondary)