CURRENT JOB OPENINGS
HANCOCK STREET PRESCHOOL, PORTLAND, OR
Teacher of Three-year-old Class
Hancock Street Preschool is seeking a teacher for its three-year-old class which meets on Tuesday and Thursday mornings. The position begins August 2020, with some additional duties and training prior to August.
About Hancock Street Preschool:
Hancock Street Preschool (HSP) is dedicated to excellence in early childhood education, providing a developmentally appropriate, play-based curriculum with meaningful real-world experiences. HSP promotes an environment which encourages creativity, curiosity and community, and embraces the role of life-long learner for children and adults. HSP is committed to a strong home-school partnership, honoring the diversity of our families, upholding our community traditions, and welcoming the uniqueness of each individual.
HSP is a cooperative preschool for three and four-year-old children located in Northeast Portland at Hancock & 16th Ave. The preschool operates under the direction of its teachers, who are employed by the Board of Directors on behalf of the parent membership. The teachers determine and deliver curriculum and maintain standard procedures for the school programs. The parent membership of the cooperative is responsible for the organization, funding and administration of the school programs. Parents hold Board positions or are assigned committee jobs. They assist the teachers in the classroom on a rotating basis.
Working with children. Plans, implements, and assesses a developmentally-appropriate program for three and new four-year olds, using a play-based learning curriculum. Working with the teacher of the older class, organizes the classroom and updates classroom materials to maintain an environment to interest and challenge children. Provides regular opportunities and consistent support for social, emotional, and intellectual growth. Acts as a consultant regarding typical growth and development of children.
Working with families. Works closely with the Board and parent membership on an ad hoc basis. Trains parent helpers and supervises their classroom participation. Attends monthly meetings of the Board. Works with the Board to plan and conduct an orientation meeting in the fall and spring. With the Membership Chair, plans and participates in an open house in February. Attends and presents at a few general meetings of the HSP community during the school year. Coordinates and leads instructive presentations at two Parent Education Nights, one in October and one in November. Conducts parent conferences in February. Writes a monthly preschool newsletter article.
Working with co-teacher. Meets weekly with the four-year-old class teacher to plan and organize classroom activities and to collaboratively implement the school curriculum.
Maintains organizational communication. Email and phone communication/availability as needed with the Board, co-op families, and co-teacher.
Professional Development. Pursues continuing professional development with reimbursement according to contract details. Engages with the Parent-Child Preschool Organization (PCPO) and other PCPO teachers.
The ideal candidate will have a baccalaureate degree, experience in early childhood education and familiarity with cooperative preschools. Prior to employment, the selected teacher will be required to complete current CPR training and basic first aid training.
Pay is dependent on experience and qualifications. The position is salaried.
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