Preschool Teacher

Job Type

Full Time


Minimum: $15
Maximum: $16




16518 Southeast River Road
United States


Location: Portland Metro/Milwaukie, OR

Closing Date: Open until filled

Industry: Education, Nonprofit, Social Services, Preschool

Type: Full-Time (40 Hours/week)

Salary: $15.25-$16.05/Hour

Clackamas County Children's Commission is hiring for a Preschool Teacher 1-2.

General Objective: Provide and coordinate education services to selected low-income and special needs children. Teacher responsibilities include: Developing classroom curriculum and scheduling and carrying out home visits. Teachers assist the Education Manager in ensuring all Performance Standards within the Education Component are met and Clackamas County Children's Commission's policies and procedures are followed.

Some of the typical duties and functions of the position include but are not limited to the following:


·        Responsible for assigned classes of children and number of designated home visits and parent conferences allotted per child, per year.

·        Plan and evaluate daily classroom activities that are developmentally appropriate, responds to the goals set for individual children, and reflect the diversity and culture of the class.

·        Responsible for ensuring that classroom and curriculum meet Program Education Component Performance Standards.

·        Responsible for assessment and any necessary referral of all children in their assigned class to include:

·        Developmental Screenings/Assessments.

·        Referral of children with suspected disabilities or other special needs, as appropriate.

·        Individual Goal Plan (IGP forms) in partnership with parents.

·        Attend and participate in IFSP and CRM meetings as scheduled.

·        Assessments three times per year.

·        Consult with Advocate and Education Manager and make referrals as needed.

·        Work collaboratively with Specialists and Parents to ensure children with disabilities and special needs receive all the services recommended.

·        Work cooperatively with Specialists in the classroom; assist in coordinating classroom activities with the Specialist's requirements.

·        Ensure a safe environment for children and provide continuous supervision for all children.

·        Working with the other site Education staff, create developmentally appropriate environment within the classroom.

·        Consistently follow all aspects of the Procedures for Bus Safety Protocols.

·        Responsible for keeping classrooms, storage areas, and office space neat and clutter-free.

·        Ensure the class is supplied with all needed materials and supplies.

·        Maintain CLASS scores at or above the expected thresholds.

·        Achieve and maintain TS Gold Reliability.

·        Utilize PBIS in classroom practices.

·        Accurately enter child behavior observations to be used for individualization and online assessment completions into electronic database.

·        Maintain complete and accurate child files, forms, and reports within allotted timelines to document and track the needs of children and services provided.

·        Include the Assistant Teacher, Classroom Aide, and parent volunteers in the classroom planning process.

·        Demonstrate effective ways to guide young children through modeling in the classroom.

·        Take a lead role in planning content development of monthly family nights.

·        Responsible for attendance and participation with the other center staff during monthly family nights.

·        Complete monthly newsletter for families.


·        Facilitate parents as primary teacher of their own children. Partner with parents in scheduling and conducting the required number of home visits and parent conferences per child, per year.

·        Provide parenting skills and child development information to parents. Provide guidance in choosing developmentally appropriate activities for children and model age-appropriate, constructive, positive ways to work with young children.

·        Partner with the parents in setting educational goals for each child.

·        Responsible for planning and carrying out individual goals in coordination with classroom curriculum and for assisting parents in doing this during and between home visits.

·        Responsible for bringing information regarding classroom curriculum to parent's attention when planning Home Visit activities.

·        Coordinate and refer with the Advocate when family issues arise.


·        Responsible for day to day direction of Assistant Teacher and Driver/Aide.

·        Provide the Education Manager with input and documentation for performance evaluations of Assistant Teacher.


·        An associates, bachelors or advanced degree in early childhood education (ECE)

o  OR an associates, bachelors or advanced degree in a related field

·        Previous experience teaching preschool-age children required.

·        Knowledge of Head Start preferred.

·        Bilingual (Spanish/English) skills preferred.

Professional Level

Entry level

Minimum Education Required

2-year degree

How To Apply

This is a full-time (40 hours per week), non-exempt, union represented position that runs during the 9-month school year (September-May). The starting wage is $15.05-16.05/hour depending on education and experience. Bilingual (Spanish/English) employees who successfully pass an assessment will receive an additional of $0.25/hour language differential. We also offer year-round (affordable) medical/dental/vision/life insurance. Plus, voluntary insurances including disability/flex/cancer/accident/illness/& hospital indemnity plans. In addition, we offer mileage reimbursement, paid personal days, FREE life insurance for employees/spouses/domestic partners/and children, free short-term disability coverage, and a generous 403(b) retirement plan with 8% agency contribution!

Visit our website for more information or to apply - (click on the words "join us" and "job opportunities.") You may also complete a PDF/paper application (found on our website or available by request) and fax it to 503-822-3687. You may also submit your application via email to or drop it by our administrative office located at 16518 SE River Rd., Milwaukie, OR 97267.

This position will close once a sufficient number of qualified applications have been received. A pre-employment drug screen and criminal background check including fingerprinting (via the State of Oregon Central Background Registry) are required. If you need any accommodation in the application process, please contact the Human Resources Department at 503-675-4565.

Clackamas County Children's Commission is an equal opportunity employer. Thank you for your interest!