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 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.
Reports to: Beginning School Head and Director of After School Programs
POSITION SUMMARY The Kindergarten Teaching Assistant supports teachers and children in the classroom, outdoors, and in specialist classes. The assistant works in After School Programs before and after school and on days when regular classes are not in session.
ESSENTIAL DUTIES • Assist with supervision of children in the classroom, outdoors, and in specialist classes • Provide careful and concentrated supervision of children to ensure safety and learning • Provide an inclusive, caring environment with respect to children’s individual differences • Assist with preparation and care of materials • Assist with care and maintenance of the classroom environment • Participate in planning as asked • Provide care before and after school and on days when regular classes are not in session • Pursue professional learning opportunities, including 15 hours of professional development every year • Attend orientations, staff meetings, and training sessions if assigned • 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 implementing activities for young children 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
About Catlin Gabel School
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 beautiful 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.