Classroom Aide, part-time
Mount Hood Community College - Gresham, OR

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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.

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


Grant Funded-Contingent Upon Continued Funding

Salary Type:

Head Start

Hiring Range:
$9.08 - $9.45

Other - various locations in East Multnomah County

Work/Course Schedule:
Approximately 24 hours per week.

Job Closing Date:

Open Until Filled:

Screening Date:

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.

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

  • Maintains 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 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
    Years of experience requirements mean years of full-time work. At the College’s discretion, one year of part-time work may equate to one-half year of full-time work, depending upon number of hours worked.

    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 Requirements:
    • 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
      - Satisfactory Health Appraisal
    • Food handler’s card, must be obtained within 30 days of hire date

    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:
    Works assigned schedule, and exhibits regular and predictable attendance. 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.

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

  • MHCC only accept applications through this online application system. For assistance with this, please call 503-491-7612 or email

    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 part-time, non-exempt position. Placement will typically be $9.08 to $9.45 per hour, based on education and/or experience.

    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 Carrie Toth, 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 Sara Stensen at 503-491-6163. For questions about our online application system, please call 503-491-7612 or email

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