Helen Gordon Child Development Center is a full-day infant, toddler, and preschool program. The Center's purpose is to provide a quality child development program for children of Portland State University students, staff and faculty and to provide an academic resource for Portland State University students and faculty by supporting collaboration, practicum, observation and research CLICKHERE.
The Early Childhood Associate Teacher (Lead Teacher):
Works collaboratively as a member of a teaching team with another Early Childhood Associate Teacher and/or an Early Childhood Assistant Teacher;
Guides and directs the Early Childhood Assistant Teacher and other classroom personnel including PSU student classroom aides, practicum students, researchers and volunteers;
Has primarily responsibility for planning and implementing a model program for young children and their families;
Acts as a model for the Early Childhood Assistant Teacher and other personnel in the classroom, teaching appropriate skills and techniques by example.
We are recruiting to fill four open positions. Age group teaching assignment will depend on qualities of chosen candidates
The Lead Teacher must:
Maintain continuous enrollment in the Office of Child Care, Central Background Registry.
Maintain certification in Infant-Child First Aid/CPR.
Be trained in and know the State laws regarding reporting suspected child abuse.
Hold a current Oregon Food Handler's Card.
Complete the Safe Sleep for Oregon's Infants training.
Complete the Introduction to Childcare Health and Safety training
BA Degree in Early Childhood Education, Child Development or equivalent.
Prior experience working with a diverse population.
Familiarity or experience with one of the following approaches: constructivist curriculum, Reggio-inspired and RIE approaches, emergent curriculum, project approach.
Excellent written and verbal communication skills.
Located in Portland, Oregon, one of the nation's most livable cities, the University's innovative approach to education combines academic rigor in the classroom with field-based experiences through internships and classroom projects with community partners. The University's 49-acre downtown campus exhibits Portland State's commitment to sustainability with green buildings, while many of the 124 bachelor's, master's, and doctoral degrees incorporate sustainability into the curriculum. PSU's motto, "Let Knowledge Serve the City," inspires the teaching and research of an accomplished faculty whose work and students span the globe. PSU seeks talented individuals who understand our values and strategic goals and enjoy sharing ideas and collaborating in an environment of mutual respect to achieve those values and goals. We are committed to leading through engagement and seek individuals who support this strategy. Engagement describes Portland State's collaborative approach to the exchange of knowledge and resources with local, regional, national, and global partners for mutual benefit of students, faculty, and the community. As a component of the Diversity Action Plan and the President's... Strategic Mission of achieving global excellence, Portland State University strives to become an institution that is recognized nationally and internationally for the accomplishments of its faculty, the reputation of its programs, and the preparation of it students as world citizens. For more information visit http://www.pdx.edu/about-portland-state