Classroom Aide
Mount Hood Community College - Oregon

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Assists in the classroom in the implementation of a developmentally appropriate curriculum. Ensures the safety of children at all times, including during the bus ride to and from school.

Position Specific Duties
  • Assists in planning and implementing a developmentally appropriate classroom environment and curriculum.
  • Uses developmentally appropriate guidance techniques for facilitating self control in children.
  • Uses positive, respectful, and developmentally appropriate communication with children.
  • Assists driver with timely loading and unloading of the bus.
  • Greets children and families getting on and off the bus.
  • Assists with safety restraints when necessary.
  • Facilitates a safe and calm environment in the classroom and on the bus.
  • Assists with meal service in the classroom.
  • General Duties
  • Reports suspected child abuse in accordance with Oregon Statute and Head Start procedures.
  • Attends training sessions and participates in training opportunities.
  • Promotes and encourages parent involvement.
  • Provides assistance to families, children and staff during evening parent services as assigned.
  • Works as a team with community agencies and other staff in providing services to children and families.
  • Maintains the confidentiality of highly sensitive information.
  • Interacts with children, families and community members in a supportive and professional manner.
  • Performs all other duties as assigned.

  • Minimum and Desired Qualifications:

    Minimum Qualifications
    • One year of experience working with young children
    • Ability to carry out oral and written directions, read, write and speak at a level sufficient to fulfill the duties to be performed for the position described
    • Ability to lift 50 pounds on a daily basis
    Desired Qualifications
    Bilingual skills: oral and written fluency in English with fluency also in Spanish, Russian or another language that meets community/department’s needs

    Additional Qualifications and/or Knowledge, Skills and Abilities (KSAs):

    Additional Qualifications
    • Must be enrolled in the Oregon Central Background Registry prior to beginning employment and enrollment must be maintained throughout employment
    • Post-offer fitness for duty evaluation, must be obtained within 30 days of hire date:
      • TB screening
      • Health appraisal
    • Food handler’s card, must be obtained within 30 days of hire date
    Required Knowledge, Skills and Abilities (KSAs)
    • Knowledge of or ability to establish working relationships with staff
    • High performance through creativity, positive spirit, and multi-tasking
    • Ability to work effectively with diverse groups of people
    • High personal integrity and sound professional ethics
    Working Conditions and Additional Information:

    Working Conditions
    Works assigned schedule, and exhibits regular and predictable attendance. Work is sometimes performed in an emotional and stressful environment.

    Additional Information
    If you require technical support with your account or application, please call 877-204-4442 Option 1. For position-specific questions, please email . Be sure to include your phone number.

    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.

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

    MHCC is NOT able to support Visa applications for employment at the college. Applicants must already be eligible to work in the United States to be considered.

    Applicants with disabilities may request accommodation to complete the application and interview process. Please notify Human Resources at least three (3) working days prior to the date of need.

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

    If you have any questions, please feel free to contact Sara Stensen at: or 503-491-6163.

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