Work with Unhoused Youth at a Waldorf Inspire Preschool
Agency: St. Vincent de Paul Society of Lane County
Program: First Place Kids (FPK)
Location: 1995 Amazon Parkway Eugene, OR
Position Title: FPK Teacher Aide
Reports to: FPK Program Director
FTE: 40 hrs/week
Hours: M-F 8:30am-5pm
FPK provides integrated services to a vulnerable population unlike any other program in our community. We emphasize a wrap-around model where children experiencing homelessness receive the attention and care they need and where parents are given tools that strengthen their skills and build protective factors that mitigate the negative impacts of homelessness.
First Place Kids offers four distinct areas of service, which work together to provide a one-of-a-kind model of support to families in need:
-Family Resource Referrals
-Family Support Activities
-Prepare daily classroom activity supplies
-Prepare daily snacks & lunch
-Sanitize FPK as per sanitization protocols, including washing dishes
-Maintain FPK kitchen organization & cleaning schedule
-Provide child behavioral support as needed
-Assist children with toileting/diapering as per FPK Toileting Prodecures
-Act as Head Preschool Teacher during daily 10 min staff breaks
-Act as Substitute Head Preschool Teacher as needed
-Act as Lead Childcare Staff during Family Support Activities
-Act as a Mandatory Reporter in accordance to abuse reporting laws.
-Conduct job responsibilities in consideration of professional boundaries, confidentiality, and strength-based interactions.
Required Qualifications and Skills
-1-year minimum working with children ages 0-5 years old in group setting.
-Demonstrated experience functioning with flexibility in high stress situations.
-Ability to adhere to agency philosophies regarding curriculum and safety.
-Ability to supervise preschool children and ensure a safe environment.
-Ability to respond to emergent needs of a busy classroom and outdoor play areas. This includes the physical ability to move quickly and respond to children who are very active.
-Ability to interact with children at their eye level; sitting in child-sized chairs, sitting on the ground, kneeling, stooping, and bending and lifting up to 50 lbs.
-Demonstrated ability to relate sensitively and non-judgmentally with children and parents.
-Ability to pass a background check and pre-employment drug screen (including marijuana)
Preferred Qualifications and Skills
-Experience with Waldorf Early Childhood pedagogy.
-Knowledge of Trauma-Informed Care and Positive Discipline.
-Experience working with families from diverse socio-economic backgrounds.
Apply: send letter of interest and resume to: firstname.lastname@example.org
We look forward to hearing from you!
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