Mount Hood Community College - Gresham, OR

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Provides a safe and supervised educational setting for children that promotes their social, emotional, physical, and cognitive development. Develops a partnership with parents and encourage their involvement in all aspects of the program. Develops individual goals for children, providing on-going assessment on progress and facilitating kindergarten transition. Provides day-to-day supervision of classroom staff and volunteers.

Please read the Additional Posting Information and Special Instructions sections for important information and application instructions for this position.

Minimum Qualifications:
Bachelors degree in Early Childhood Education/Child Development/Early Intervention or

Bachelor’s degree in a related field and an Early Childhood Education Certificate from Portland State University or

Bachelor’s degree in a related field and 30 credits in Early Childhood Education or

Current teaching license with an Early Childhood Education endorsement without restrictions from Oregon Teaching Standards and Practices Commission (the license must remain active and current) or

Bachelors degree in a related field and a Step 10 in the Oregon Registry through the Oregon Center for Career Development

Two years of experience teaching preschool-age children

Current driver’s license, insurance and access to reliable automobile during work hours

Experience working with diverse backgrounds of the College’s community, students and employees; demonstrated commitment to promoting access and diversity

Additional Requirements:
Must be enrolled in the Oregon Central Background Registry prior to beginning employment and enrollment must be maintained throughout employment.

Official transcripts will be required upon hire.

Post-offer fitness for duty evaluation, must be obtained within 30 days of hire date:

  • TB screening
  • Health appraisal
Oregon food handler’s card, must be obtained within 30 days of hire date

Infant/child first aid/ CPR , must be obtained within 60 days of hire date

Knowledge Skills and Abilities (KSAs):
Ability to lift 50 pounds on a daily basis

Knowledge of child development and/or early childhood best practices

Knowledge of or ability to establish working relationships with staff

High performance through creativity, positive spirit, and multi-tasking

Skills in motivating, training and developing a high performing staff

Ability to work effectively with diverse internal and external stakeholders

High personal integrity and sound professional ethics

Excellent interpersonal and written communication skills

Computer proficiency (in Microsoft Windows environment preferably)

Desired Qualifications:
Advanced degree in Early Childhood Education, Child Development or Early Intervention

Advanced degree in a related field and an Early Childhood Education Certificate from Portland State University, or 30 credits in Early Childhood Education, or at least a Step 10 in the Oregon Registry through the Oregon Center for Career Development

Bilingual skills: oral and written fluency in English with fluency also in Spanish, Russian or another language that meets community/department’s needs.

Essential Duties:
Position Specific Duties

Develops and utilizes integrated curriculum plans, which include mandated elements and components, parental, and cultural influences.

Encourages experimentation, exploration, problem solving, cooperation, socialization, and choice making; asks open-ended questions and listens respectfully to children.

Provides classroom management and facilitates the social and emotional development of children by using the program policies and procedures and Positive Behavior Supports in prevention and intervention of challenging behaviors.

Develops and implements an individual education plan for each child that is specific to his/her interests, strengths, and areas for growth and development.

Assesses the ongoing development and progress of children.

Promotes and supports parent involvement in all aspects of the program and assists with the implementation of parent involvement plans.

Assists parents to increase knowledge in child growth and development, through regularly scheduled parent conferences, home visits, center activities, and communication.

Conducts individual screenings on children; monitors all necessary screening results and follow-up services through communication with appropriate co-workers.

Trains Assistant Teacher and Classroom Aide through weekly planning and conferencing, providing resources, daily classroom observations, and specific feedback, informally and formally.

Maintains and updates confidential records, such as but not limited to; child attendance, screenings, anecdotal observations, parent contacts, etc.

General Duties:
Reports suspected child abuse in accordance with Oregon Statute and Head Start procedures.

Attends training sessions and participates in training opportunities.

Works as a team with community agencies and other staff in providing services to children and families.

Maintains confidentiality in matters concerning Head Start families

Interacts with children and families in a supportive and professional manner.

Performs all other related duties as assigned.


Grant Funded-Contingent Upon Continued Funding

Salary Type:

Head Start

Hiring Range:
$146.56 - $155.84


Work Schedule:
Typically, Monday through Friday with some evenings and weekends as required.

Job Closing Date:

Open Until Filled:

Screening Date:
Working Conditions:
Works assigned schedule, and exhibits regular and predictable attendance. As necessary to meet workload demands, works outside of typical schedule, including evening/weekend hours. Work may require travel to off-campus locations. Work is sometimes performed in an emotional and stressful environment.

Additional Posting Information:
To apply for this position you must submit:
Complete on-line application. Please be sure that education and work history are completely detailed in the application. A resume does not substitute for the application.

Cover letter (attach document*) outlining how you meet the qualifications for the position.

Current resume (attach document*)

Answers to supplemental questions (the application, resume and other materials do not substitute for this)

  • When you apply for the position, you will get to the document upload area where you will be given an opportunity to attach the above documents. They may be attached in either Microsoft Word or .pdf formats.
MHCC only accepts applications through this online application system. For assistance with this, please call 503-491-7612 or email hr@mhcc.edu.

Please note: this is initially a self-screening system. We recognize that our application process can be lengthy, so before you begin, please read all of the stated requirements to determine if you meet them. Applicants must meet all of the stated minimum qualifications and additional requirements to be considered for this position. Based on your responses to the qualifying questions, the system may automatically screen you out from further consideration if you do not meet these requirements.

This is a full-time, exempt position to be prorated to .73438 FTE . Placement will typically be $146.56 – $155.84 per day, based on education and/or experience. Actual salary will be based on start date and work schedule.

The College reserves the right to request proof of degree or certification at a later date if these documents are required as part of the qualifications for the position.

This is a grant-funded position contingent upon continued funding.

Final candidates will be subject to a criminal background check as part of the employment process.

MHCC provides qualifying veterans and disabled veterans with preference in employment in accordance with ORS 408.225, 408.230, and 408.235; OAR 105-040-0010 and 105-040-0015.

Qualifying veterans and disabled veterans may obtain preference by submitting as verification of eligibility a copy of the Certificate of Release or Discharge from Active Duty (DD Form 214 or 215) or a letter from the US Dept. of Veteran’s Affairs indicating receipt of a non-service connected pension to your application. Disabled Veterans must also submit a copy of their Veteran’s disability preference letter from the Dept. of Veteran Affairs, unless the information is included in the DD Form 214 or 215.

If you are seeking this preference, appropriate documentation must be provided at the time of application. You may submit an electronic copy in the document upload area of the application in the section marked “other,” or fax to 503-491-7257 or mail to Toby Eaton, Human Resources Office, Mt. Hood Community College, Gresham, OR 97030. If you do not have your documentation, you may request it through your Veterans’ Administration Office.

Mt. Hood Community College is an Equal Opportunity Employer that actively supports workforce diversity.

Special Instructions to Applicants:
If you have questions about this posting, please contact Anne Blumenauer at 503-491-6142 or anne.blumenauer@mhcc.edu. For questions about our online application system, please call 503-491-7612 or email hr@mhcc.edu.

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