Preschool Classroom Teacher (TRD)


Position Information

Posting Number:

Position Type:

Special Notes to Applicants:

This position is open until filled. Applications will be reviewed as they are received by the search committee.

This posting is being used to hire 2 new positions, the projected start date is January 2, 2024. The normal annual work year is from mid-September to the end of June.

This position is Temporary, renewable depending on funding.

LBCC values a work-life balance. Here are some benefits of working full-time at LBCC :
  • Paid holidays
  • Medical, dental, and vision insurance for employees and dependents
  • Tuition waiver for you and your dependents
  • Prorated sick leave, personal leave, and paid holidays based upon annual workload.
  • Public Employees Retirement eligibility after 6 months ( LBCC pays the six percent employee contribution)

As a condition of employment, all new employees are required to be compensated via direct deposit.

LBCC is an Equal Opportunity Educator and Employer.

LBCC offers a pay incentive to eligible employees who demonstrate proficiency in conversational Spanish when evaluated and formally certified by a college-approved professional or agency. Eligibility to apply for and receive bilingual pay incentives for Spanish and languages other than English are subject to the provisions of Administrative Rule 6025-06. For more information, please LBCC Bilingual Pay Incentive Administrative Policy or the Classified Association Agreement .

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Position Title:
Preschool Classroom Teacher (TRD)

Employment Requirement
Criminal Background Check - Central Background Registry

Periwinkle Child Development Center

Albany Campus, Albany, OR

Job Summary:

The Preschool Classroom Teacher leads early childhood education activities as the children’s classroom teacher. Ensures all aspects of classroom teaching align with the Early Childhood Education ( ECE ) Program coursework and philosophy. Provides information, feedback, and support to practicum students, contributes to parent education program, and collaborates with staff and faculty.

This posting is being used to hire 2 positions.

Required Qualifications:

Education and Experience:
Bachelor’s degree in the preferred discipline of Child Development, Early Child Development, Human Development plus three years of experience, which includes mentoring, evaluating, lead work or supervising other staff members, and teaching children ages 0 – 5; or an ORO Step 10 with five years’ experience teaching children ages 3 – 5 years old. Experience should include mentoring other teachers.

Knowledge and Skills:
Must have exceptional skills in classroom and behavior management. Requires a solid understanding of child development, theory, practice, and related programs. Requires a solid understanding of child development, theory, practice, and related programs. Must have current computer and database knowledge. Awareness and sensitivity in anti-bias and equitable practices required.

Must be able to independently perform duties of the position efficiently and effectively. Must be able to provide instruction, guidance, and resource support to children and families. Requires the ability to interpret and apply technical rules, regulations, and guidelines related to Oregon Health Sanitation and Department of Child Care Licensing rules. Requires the ability to organize, plan, and prioritize duties to meet schedules and time-lines. Requires the ability to communicate formally and informally with a wide range of contacts both within and outside of the college setting. Requires the ability to demonstrate tact, diplomacy, empathy, and friendliness in dealing with people under stressful conditions. Must be able to work respectfully with individuals of all cultures, backgrounds, perspectives, and abilities.

Licenses and Certificates:
Requires a valid Oregon driver’s license, and the ability to pass the Oregon Central Background Registry. Current First Aid/ CPR certification for adult, child, and infant (or acquired within 90 days from date of hire). Current Oregon Food Handler Card (or acquired within 30 days from date of hire). Completion of Safety Set as required by Oregon Child Care rules and regulations.

Preferred Qualifications:

Bi-lingual English/Spanish

Physical Requirements and Working Conditions:

Pushing, pulling, and carrying supplies, cleaning equipment, and files, and other equipment in the range of 10-40 lbs. Frequent lifting, bending, squatting, and kneeling while assisting children or conducting classroom responsibilities. Requires sufficient dexterity to operate a computer. Requires visual acuity to read words and numbers. Requires hearing and speaking ability sufficient to communicate.

Work is performed in a child development center and office setting with minimal exposure to health or safety hazards. Operates mostly in a classroom environment with regular outdoor time. Evening meetings may be required.

Essential Duties:

Support the mission of a college-based lab school that serves student parents, their children, and students in the Early Childhood Education Program.

Plans, implements, and supervises constructivist classroom including developmentally appropriate guidance, environment, and activities.

Evaluate and document children’s developmental goals and develop an appropriate curriculum based on these observations.

Greets and interacts with parents in a warm and respectful manner on a daily basis.

Provides parents with information about their children through daily feedback and regular parent conferences in a manner consistent with Early Childhood Education Program coursework and philosophy.

In collaboration with Center Director and Early Childhood Education ( ECE ) Faculty, support ECE students in their practicum experiences in the Center.

Provide input to the ECE Faculty for evaluation of practicum students.

Provides ongoing and immediate feedback and information to practicum students during their work with children based on adult learning.

Collaborates with other staff to organize and offer parent education and communication programs.

Supervises practicum students when students are in the classroom.

Meet and communicate with the teaching team to review and coordinate lab activities and environment to meet adult and child needs.

Coordinate and confer with Center Director, teaching staff, and ECE program faculty to ensure that children’s programs meet the children’s developmental needs as well as ECE program instructional needs.

Collaborates with the Center Director, teaching team, Center Coordinator, and ECE faculty to address questions, concerns, needs, or problems that arise from students, parents, and employees related to program or lab operations.

Follows policies for maintaining health and first aid records and promoting good health and nutrition. Maintain confidentiality of all student and family records.
Collaborates with the Director and Coordinator regarding needed materials and supplies.

Maintain a healthy and safe classroom space, according to industry standards.
Perform other related duties as required.

Applicant Instructions:

Please complete the online application and upload or attach the following required documents:
  1. Resume
  2. Cover Letter
  3. Transcript(s) if degree is being used to meet minimum qualifications. Otherwise, Upload proof of ORO Step 10
  4. Contact Information for three professional references
  5. Essay Question – please upload as Response to Essay Question-“Imagine you are giving feedback to an aspiring teacher who is a practicum student in your classroom. How might you handle a situation that needed to be addressed immediately because it was a dangerous situation, and how might you address topics that were less immediate?”

Transcripts from institutions outside of the United States must be accompanied by an international credential agency evaluation. Click here for a list of agencies that perform these services.

Applications are reviewed for minimum qualifications. In order to be considered, your application must clearly show you meet the minimum qualifications for this position.

U.S. Veterans must attach proof of honorable discharge (Form DD-214, Copy 4) to their application to qualify for veteran’s consideration.

Proposed Start Date:

Number of Days per Year

FTE Load

.769 FTE

Full-time or Part-time
Full-time, Fiscal Year (Contracted with Benefits)

Number of hours/week:

Work Schedule:
Mon-Fri start and end varies around 7:30am-4:30pm

Posting Date:

Closing Date:

Open Until Filled:

Salary Grade


The starting hourly rate is $26.44 for a .769 FTE, 190-day annual schedule, plus comprehensive benefits .
Supplemental Questions

Required fields are indicated with an asterisk (*).

  1. * If you selected other above, please specify the website or other resource from which you learned of the position.

    (Open Ended Question)

  2. * Do you have a Step 10 or higher on the Oregon Registry or a Bachelor degree in Early Childhood Education or related field
    • Yes
    • No
Required Documents
Required Documents
  1. Resume
  2. Cover Letter
Optional Documents
  1. License or Certificate
  2. U. S. Veteran Proof of Honorable Discharge DD-214, Copy 4
  3. Academic Transcript
  4. Other
  5. Response to Essay Question
  6. List of 3 Professional References

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