Early Childhood Education Assistant - Temporary
LifeWorks NW - Portland, OR

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PURPOSE : R esponsible for assisting the Early Childhood Education Specialist in implementing the curriculum and related program components including; classroom and home visit planning, prevention and intervention programs for at risk children and their families and ongoing assessment and case coordination.

POSITION SPECIFIC : This is a temporary (six month), part-time position, working 25 hour per week. This position will start February 15th. Specific days/hours are Monday through Friday, 8:00am to 1:00pm.

Assist the Early Childhood Education Specialist in planning, developing and implementing curriculum and daily activities and routines for children

Assist in setting up and cleaning classrooms and materials to implement the daily activity plan

Assess child and family needs through family assessment tools, home visits and informal contact; address needs through intervention strategies including written, oral and hands-on assistance

Assist with and / or administer assessments and diagnostic screening instruments at appropriate intervals; child development, child behavior and risk factor assessment tools

Work with Early Childhood Education Specialist to develop goals for individual child plans and family service plans based on assessments

Evaluate child and family progress through written records and interactions with parents

Provide implementation of therapeutic principles in classroom and parent interaction

Case Manage assigned children and families providing developmentally appropriate and therapeutic activities for children and community based referrals and support services for families as needed

Maintain caseload of 4-8 families

Conduct home visits with families focusing on parent –child interaction, developmentally appropriate expectations, positive guidance and limit setting, nurturance, and strength based support for families. Provide home visits from 1-4 a month for each family on caseload with an average of 4 home visits a week

Participate in meetings with other agencies as pertaining to children in classroom and on case management case load

Participate in staff, client and volunteer meetings and other special events as determined by staff or program

Ability to write clearly and concisely and to communicate effectively both orally and in writing

Competency working with people of diverse cultural backgrounds


Minimum two year degree from an accredited college in Early Childhood Education, Education, Health, Social Services or related field

Knowledge of child development

Ability to work effectively with teams including disciplines in mental health and early childhood education

Minimum one year early childhood experience

Minimum one year case management experience preferred

Valid first aid and CPR certifications

Valid Food Handlers card

Ability to lift, carry, push and/or pull up to 30 pounds on a frequent basis, and up to 50 pounds occasionally. Must be able to safely lift and carry children ages 6 weeks to 5 years.

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