Program Assistant - Rsg - Alder

Metropolitan Family Service | Portland, OR

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Posted Date 11/25/2022
Description

Level: Experienced

Job Location: Alder ES - Portland, OR

Position Type: Full Time

Education Level: 2 Year Degree

Salary Range: $17.50 - $18.03 Hourly

Travel Percentage: None

Job Shift: Day

Job Category: Nonprofit - Social Services

Description

Metropolitan Family Service

Position Description

Position Title: Ready, Set, Go Program Assistant

Reports To: Ready, Set, Go! Program Site Coordinator

Location: Alder Elementary School

Dept/Program: Ready, Set, Go! FTE: .75 (30 hours/week)

Status: Non-exempt

Created: May 2022 Job Number: RSGA0523

____________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________

MFS requires all employees to have completed a full dose vaccine for COVID-19. Proof of vaccine status will be required before an employee may begin work.

General Description:

Metropolitan Family Service position descriptions are guidelines. They are not intended to identify every task that an employee will be asked to complete. They are intended as a general outline of the essential work responsibilities and qualifications of the position.

This position is a year-round, full time position providing benefits including medical, dental, paid time off and holidays as well as other benefits.

This position will be working both remotely and in person as circumstances with COVID-19 improve and programs are able to operate in person.

Agency Culture:

  • We use creative and proactive problem solving to build and sustain dynamic community-based programs and quality services.
  • We believe in the potential of families and individuals at all life stages and focus on prevention, wellness, and independence.
  • We build strong relationships by collaborating with our funders, partners, and highly trained volunteers, always striving for an extensive commitment to diversity.

General Function:

Under the supervision of the Program Coordinator, Ready, Set, Go!, the Program Assistant is responsible for providing direct support to the day-to-day operations of the Kindergarten Readiness and Family engagement program. The Assistant will support the Parent Child Interaction Groups (PCIG’s) including lesson planning, lead physical activities class, coordinate volunteers, and build trusting relationships with program participants.

Program Implementation

  • Ability to effectively manage and maintain confidential and sensitive information
  • Ability to recognize and manage critical situations including following mandatory reporting regulations and responsibilities
  • Model expected behavior for children and adults guided by appropriate child development.
  • Work effectively within a team-dependent environment
  • Ability to manage multiple projects simultaneously
  • Demonstrate flexibility to adapt to changing priorities and responsibilities depending on the needs of the program
  • Possesses strong verbal and written communication skills in a language in addition to English
  • Possesses excellent time management, prioritization and organizational skills
  • Ability and commitment to continuous quality improvements and innovation
  • Ability to understand and execute RSG philosophy in day to day duties

CORE VALUES

Equity & Social Justice

  • Values working in a multicultural, diverse environment
  • Values and supports inclusion and program access for clients
  • Supports agency goals for reducing disparities in outcomes for communities of color
  • Adopts anti-racism approaches to services by understanding and acknowledging systemic and individual racism and privilege

Collaboration and Teamwork

  • Ability to collaborate and communicate effectively with a broad range of individuals and groups within all program areas of MFS as well as other agencies
  • Values the inclusion of multiple voices, including clients/service users, in the design and implementation of programs and services.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities

  • Support all the activities planned by the Program Coordinator
  • Support all needs for Parent-Child Interaction group including set-up and clean-up
  • Support purchasing needs for RSG programming with MFS provided funding
  • Maintain a high-quality preschool environment to the Ready, Set, Go! standards
  • Create monthly planning for physical activity class
  • Organize materials and volunteers in order to implement physical activity class
  • Attend regularly occurring supervision meetings with Program Coordinator, Program Staff, and Agency
  • Organize and maintain program file and documentation as required

Qualifications


Knowledge, Skills and Abilities Required:

  • Ability to read, write and speak fluently in language(s) in addition to English and that matches language needs in the catchment area is required (Spanish, Burmese or Zomi language is strongly preferred)
  • Knowledge and understanding of Positive Discipline
  • Knowledge of child development
  • Demonstrated knowledge and experience working with diverse families
  • Successful knowledge of and competency to operate a personal computer and utilization of the internet
  • Competency in using Microsoft Office and Google Suite

Education and Experience Requirements:

  • Certification, Associates, or higher education degree in Early Childhood Education or minimum of 2 years of classroom experience in Early Childhood Education (ages preferred 0-3; 3-5) or relevant equivalent experience

Other Requirements:

Personal transportation allowing for travel within the Portland Metropolitan area in a timely manner is preferred, but is not required. If driving a personal vehicle must maintain a valid driver license for the state of residency, personal auto liability insurance coverage and a driving record permitting coverage under the agency auto liability policy.

MFS requires all employees and volunteers to complete a criminal background check which includes a fingerprint background check. We review the results of all background checks individually and consider all of the circumstances of any issues that arise in a background check during the hiring process.

Work Environment:

Work is normally performed in a collaborative classroom/office environment and/or at other locations as deemed necessary. May require occasional early morning, weekend or evening work. Position requires regular use of computer, telephone, fax machine, scanner, copier and may require accessing locations by use of stairs.

Metropolitan Family Service is committed to building a diverse workforce to broaden and deepen our work in the communities we serve. We strongly urge candidates from communities of color, disability, LGBTQIA2S+, linguistically diverse populations, older adults and military veterans to consider application to our positions. MFS is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

MFS requires all employees to have completed a full dose vaccine for COVID-19. Proof of vaccine status will be required before an employee may begin work. Questions regarding this policy should be directed to the MFS Human Resources Department.

Metropolitan Family Service

Position Description

Position Title: Ready, Set, Go Program Assistant

Reports To: Ready, Set, Go! Program Site Coordinator

Location: Alder Elementary School

Dept/Program: Ready, Set, Go! FTE: .75 (30 hours/week)

Status: Non-exempt

Created: May 2022 Job Number: RSGA0523

____________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________

MFS requires all employees to have completed a full dose vaccine for COVID-19. Proof of vaccine status will be required before an employee may begin work.

General Description:

Metropolitan Family Service position descriptions are guidelines. They are not intended to identify every task that an employee will be asked to complete. They are intended as a general outline of the essential work responsibilities and qualifications of the position.

This position is a year-round, full time position providing benefits including medical, dental, paid time off and holidays as well as other benefits.

This position will be working both remotely and in person as circumstances with COVID-19 improve and programs are able to operate in person.

Agency Culture:

  • We use creative and proactive problem solving to build and sustain dynamic community-based programs and quality services.
  • We believe in the potential of families and individuals at all life stages and focus on prevention, wellness, and independence.
  • We build strong relationships by collaborating with our funders, partners, and highly trained volunteers, always striving for an extensive commitment to diversity.

General Function:

Under the supervision of the Program Coordinator, Ready, Set, Go!, the Program Assistant is responsible for providing direct support to the day-to-day operations of the Kindergarten Readiness and Family engagement program. The Assistant will support the Parent Child Interaction Groups (PCIG’s) including lesson planning, lead physical activities class, coordinate volunteers, and build trusting relationships with program participants.

Program Implementation

  • Ability to effectively manage and maintain confidential and sensitive information
  • Ability to recognize and manage critical situations including following mandatory reporting regulations and responsibilities
  • Model expected behavior for children and adults guided by appropriate child development.
  • Work effectively within a team-dependent environment
  • Ability to manage multiple projects simultaneously
  • Demonstrate flexibility to adapt to changing priorities and responsibilities depending on the needs of the program
  • Possesses strong verbal and written communication skills in a language in addition to English
  • Possesses excellent time management, prioritization and organizational skills
  • Ability and commitment to continuous quality improvements and innovation
  • Ability to understand and execute RSG philosophy in day to day duties

CORE VALUES

Equity & Social Justice

  • Values working in a multicultural, diverse environment
  • Values and supports inclusion and program access for clients
  • Supports agency goals for reducing disparities in outcomes for communities of color
  • Adopts anti-racism approaches to services by understanding and acknowledging systemic and individual racism and privilege

Collaboration and Teamwork

  • Ability to collaborate and communicate effectively with a broad range of individuals and groups within all program areas of MFS as well as other agencies
  • Values the inclusion of multiple voices, including clients/service users, in the design and implementation of programs and services.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities

  • Support all the activities planned by the Program Coordinator
  • Support all needs for Parent-Child Interaction group including set-up and clean-up
  • Support purchasing needs for RSG programming with MFS provided funding
  • Maintain a high-quality preschool environment to the Ready, Set, Go! standards
  • Create monthly planning for physical activity class
  • Organize materials and volunteers in order to implement physical activity class
  • Attend regularly occurring supervision meetings with Program Coordinator, Program Staff, and Agency
  • Organize and maintain program file and documentation as required

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities Required:

  • Ability to read, write and speak fluently in language(s) in addition to English and that matches language needs in the catchment area is required (Spanish, Burmese or Zomi language is strongly preferred)
  • Knowledge and understanding of Positive Discipline
  • Knowledge of child development
  • Demonstrated knowledge and experience working with diverse families
  • Successful knowledge of and competency to operate a personal computer and utilization of the internet
  • Competency in using Microsoft Office and Google Suite

Education and Experience Requirements:

  • Certification, Associates, or higher education degree in Early Childhood Education or minimum of 2 years of classroom experience in Early Childhood Education (ages preferred 0-3; 3-5) or relevant equivalent experience

Other Requirements:

Personal transportation allowing for travel within the Portland Metropolitan area in a timely manner is preferred, but is not required. If driving a personal vehicle must maintain a valid driver license for the state of residency, personal auto liability insurance coverage and a driving record permitting coverage under the agency auto liability policy.

MFS requires all employees and volunteers to complete a criminal background check which includes a fingerprint background check. We review the results of all background checks individually and consider all of the circumstances of any issues that arise in a background check during the hiring process.

Work Environment:

Work is normally performed in a collaborative classroom/office environment and/or at other locations as deemed necessary. May require occasional early morning, weekend or evening work. Position requires regular use of computer, telephone, fax machine, scanner, copier and may require accessing locations by use of stairs.

Metropolitan Family Service is committed to building a diverse workforce to broaden and deepen our work in the communities we serve. We strongly urge candidates from communities of color, disability, LGBTQIA2S+, linguistically diverse populations, older adults and military veterans to consider application to our positions. MFS is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

MFS requires all employees to have completed a full dose vaccine for COVID-19. Proof of vaccine status will be required before an employee may begin work. Questions regarding this policy should be directed to the MFS Human Resources Department.

Listing Type
Jobs
Categories
Nonprofit | Social Services
Position Type
Full Time
Experience Level
Mid Level
Employer Type
Direct Employer
Salary
$17.50 - $18.03 Hourly
Salary Type
/hr.

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