Catlin Gabel School seeks to employ the best qualified individuals from available applicants and to provide them with opportunity for advancement in a manner that does not discriminate because of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, veteran status, genetic information, or any other status protected under local, state, or federal equal employment opportunity laws or regulations.
The School also believes that each employee makes a significant contribution to its success. That contribution should not be limited by the assigned responsibilities. Therefore, this position description is designed to outline primary duties, qualifications, and job scope, but not limit the incumbent nor the organization to just the work identified. It is our expectation that each employee will offer his/her services wherever and whenever necessary to ensure the success of our endeavors.
Position Title: After-School Program Teacher – Preschool, Kindergarten, and First Grade
Department: After-School Programs
FTE: .5 (Non-Exempt)
Reports to: Director of After-School Programs
The sense of neighborhood created on the campus from 3 to 6 p.m. is one that makes the Catlin Gabel After-School Program an excellent choice for many families. With teachers and teaching assistants to plan and supervise art projects, cooking capers, sports events, computer fun, and organized games, students have plenty to do. Because Catlin Gabel students come from all over the metro area, the program makes it possible for peers to participate in activities together just as they would as neighbors.
POSITION SUMMARY The After-School Program Lead Teacher is responsible for planning and leading activities for the After-School Program (2:50-6:00) for children in Preschool, Kindergarten and First grade in the Village classroom. Working hours are Monday-Friday, 2:00-6:00pm.
ESSENTIAL DUTIES • Design and implement program curriculum and activities, ensuring the activities are appropriate to the age, interest, and developmental level of children • Facilitate the upkeep of the Village classroom environment • Provide an inclusive, caring environment with respect to children’s individual differences • Maintain appropriate standards for children’s behavior using non-punitive methods that promote development of problem solving skills and support self-esteem • Provide careful and concentrated supervision of children to ensure safety and learning • Communicate effectively with parents regarding children and the program • Pursue professional learning opportunities, including 15 hours of professional development every year • Attend orientations, staff meetings, and training sessions if assigned • Attend All-Day programs and evening/weekend events, upon request • Maintain current Child Care Division Central Background Registry, Food Handler, CPR/First Aid certifications, and professional development hours in Oregon Registry Online (ORO)
MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS • AA in education or related field or equivalent combination of training and experience • Experience designing and implementing activities for children (Preschool-First grade) in childcare and/or educational settings • Enrollment in Oregon Office of Child Care’s Central Background Registry • Ability to pass a criminal background check and drug screen • Food Handlers certificate and current CPR and First Aid certification
PREFERRED QUALIFICATION • BA/BS or equivalent four year degree in education
Catlin Gabel School is a coeducational, independent day school located on 54 acres in the West Hills neighborhood of Portland, Oregon formed in 1957 by the merger of the Catlin Hillside School, which had been founded as Miss Catlin’s School in 1911, and the Gabel Country Day School, whose roots extend to 1859 with the founding of The Portland Academy. The campus itself is a former farm with beaut...iful trees, fields, and plantings that has been modernized and upgraded over the years with new and renovated buildings that blend in with the natural surroundings.
We offer a broad and challenging curriculum based on a progressive philosophy with small classes designed to educate the total person, incorporating the academic along with the arts, physical education, and a strong sense of community service. The school enrolls nearly 740 students in Pre-Kindergarten through twelfth grade and has 100 faculty members committed to diversity among students, faculty and staff. Catlin Gabel is an equal opportunity employer.