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Pool - Child Development Classroom Assistant/Floater

Requisition ID
req1511

Employment Type
Casual Employee

Position Summary

This Hourly Hiring Pool represents current or potential hourly non-benefitted job openings in this employment category. There is no guarantee of employment from this hiring pool. Positions are not benefitted. Jobs are located in any of several campuses and centers throughout the PCC district. Hours and schedules vary.

Category:
“Tech Level II” - Temporary-Non-Benefitted

Pay Range: $14.75 – $19.12 per hour

Job Summary
Under the direction of Child Development Center management and the Mentor Teacher, the Child Development Classroom Assistant/Floater assists in the implementation of developmentally-appropriate curriculum and programs for children (ages six weeks through six years old) in the Child Development Center classrooms. Supports the Child and Family Studies, Early Childhood Education (ECE) program faculty by supporting program students by modeling developmentally appropriate practice, professionalism, positive communication, and ethical decision making in alignment with NAEYC code of ethics.
Distinguishing Characteristics

This class is distinguished from the Mentor Teacher or Assistant Teachers in that the Child Development Classroom Assistant/Floater is not assigned to one specific classroom. Classroom Floater moves between classrooms where needed to support classroom teaching staff and implement developmentally appropriate curriculum and programs for children developed by the teaching staff in each classroom.

Duties:

- Supervise children, ages six weeks through six years in the Child Development Center classrooms.
- Steps into classrooms to provide breaks and planning time to individual classroom staff.
- Assists Classroom Teachers in implementing developmentally appropriate curriculum and programs for children.
- Facilitates and provides guidance for the developmentally appropriate learning activities under the direction of the classroom teaching staff. Activities may be across developmental domains and include art, music and dramatic play. They may be individual or group format.
- Assist in maintaining a safe, healthy, orderly and nurturing classroom environment and intervene if necessary.
- Assists in setting up classroom materials and playground equipment. Helps monitor equipment for safe operation. - Informs of any repairs needed.
- Assists in cleaning up the classroom and playground after activities.
- Prepares and serves snacks/lunches to children, following safety and sanitary regulations; cleans up after meals.
- Assists with program students in the classroom by modeling appropriate behavior with children and helping with projects.
- Assists in keeping accurate classroom records; attendance, schedules, accident reports, child information sheets, etc. while in the classroom.
- Maintains a friendly and professional manner with parents. Directs specific parent questions to the Mentor Teacher.
- Available to work all hours of program operations; may be needed to assist in opening/closing a classroom.
- Implement requirements as outlined in Oregon Early Learning Division Certified Childcare Rules, NAEYC and SPARK accreditation.

Qualifications:
●High School diploma or equivalent, and
-Step 8 in Oregon Registry, or
-15 quarter credits and 6 months qualifying teaching experience in a certified childcare program, or
-At least one year of experience as a teacher in certified childcare, or
-Completion of 30 quarter credits in ECE or Child Development, or
-Associate’s degree in Early Childhood Education or related area with early childhood education course work or CDA (Child Development Associate).

●First Aid/CPR certification, food handler’s card and Child Abuse & Neglect certifications required within 30 days of hire.
●Must have and maintain enrollment in the Oregon Early Learning Division Criminal Background Registry.
●Prior to the first day working with children, must complete OCC approved Health and Safety and Safe Sleep training.
●Must have good oral communication skills.

Knowledge of: Current principles, practices and methods of early childhood education; local, state and federal laws, regulations, policies and practices governing child care programs; general health and wellness of children; assessment and program evaluation techniques; contemporary office practices, procedures and equipment; recordkeeping techniques; first aid and CPR techniques and methods.

Ability to: Implement age appropriate curriculum to foster growth and development; administer effective child development center policies and procedures; provide basic nutrition and hygiene services for infants and young children; communicate effectively both orally and in written form; develop and maintain effective working relationships.

Work Environment: Need for flexibility and ability to adjust and adapt moving between various classrooms and a variety of ages. Work pressure, disturbances of work flow and/or irregularities in work schedule are expected and occur on an intermittent basis. Changes in the performance environment require occasional upgrading of skills. Working conditions may be somewhat disagreeable requiring occasional exposure to safety hazards, noise and temperature. Some exposure to adverse weather during playground duty.

Physical Requirements: Some learned physical skills are required to appropriately lift and carry toddlers and small children. Requires physical effort as part of regular work routine, including frequent lifting of children, bending and squatting to children’s level, setting up the classroom and playground equipment (climbers, bikes, wagons) and carrying supplies.

Portland Community College complies with the Oregon Veterans' Preference in Public Employment law which provides qualifying veterans and disabled veterans with preference in employment. You will be given instructions during the application process to claim Veterans' Preference in the recruitment of this position, and to provide the documents required for verification of eligibility. Please do not send your documentation to the hiring manager directly.

For verification of eligibility, please submit the following documentation:
  • Veterans: DD214
  • Disabled Veterans: DD214 and Letter from the Department of VA
Portland Community College is committed to hiring and retaining a diverse workforce. We are an Equal Opportunity Employer, making decisions without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, or any other protected class.

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Pursuant to the Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Policy and Campus Crime Statistics Act (Clery Act), you may view Portland Community College’s (PCC) most recent Annual Security Report (ASR) on the Department of Public Safety website. The ASR contains current security and safety-related policy disclosure statements, emergency preparedness and evacuation information, crime prevention and sexual assault prevention information and resources, and drug and alcohol prevention programming. The ASR also contains crime statistics for Clery Act crimes which occurred on PCC properties for the last three calendar years. Paper copies of the ASR are available upon request at all Department of Public Safety offices.

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