Mid-Willamette Valley Community Action Agency
  • Salem, OR, USA
  • 16.06 - 20.63
  • Hourly
  • Full Time

Kaiser medical/vision, dental, Life Insurance and AD&D, Flex Spending, 401K with agency contribution, paid sick days, vacation, and holidays.

MWVCAA is committed to promoting and achieving diversity, equity and inclusion with employees and with those we serve. The agency strives to be an employer of choice with a vision for all people to be respected for their infinite worth, and supported to envision and reach a positive future.

The teacher works closely with other team members to facilitate and nurture children's physical, social-emotional, and cognitive and language development and establishes and maintains a positive children-oriented classroom.

Job Duties:

  • Ensures safety in the classroom at all times, with appropriate supervision of children, utilizing the transition and counting form and procedure. Ensures children are released only to parent/guardians or authorized adults.
  • Conducts developmental and social-emotional screenings for each child, with input from parents. Provides follow up to concerns, including the provision of resources, or referrals for children with identified developmental or social-emotional needs.
  • Conducts and records child observations to utilize in setting goals, individualizing and creating assessments.   
  • Creates lesson plans utilizing a variety of curriculum to address children's individual goals, taking into account each child's characteristics, strengths, and needs.
  • Effectively uses the ChildPlus and Teaching Strategies Gold databases to enter or obtain information.
  • Completes Progress Checkpoints for child assessment, using information obtained from child observations. Shares information with program administration and parents.
  • Supports parents as children transition to and from the program through a variety of transition activities.
  • Provides regular opportunities for parent participation by training parents who volunteer in the classroom.


  • Registration with the Early Learning Division's Office of Child Care, Central Background Registry.
  • Valid Oregon Driver's License and insured vehicle available for use on the job or acceptable alternative.
  • Possess or able to obtain a valid First Aid/CPR certification and Food Handlers Card.
  • Pass a basic physical examination as required my Program standards.
  • Proficient in the use of computers and related information technologies.
  • No pre-employment drug test required - employees are only subject to drug test if they get into an on-the-job vehicular accident. 

Physical Demands:

  • Required to frequently reach with hands and arms; regularly required to climb or balance; occasionally required to stand; walk; stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl.
  • Regularly lift and/or move 10 pounds and occasionally lift and/or move up to 50 pounds.
  • Physical ability to quickly evacuate children from the classroom in an emergency.
  • Manual dexterity for handling office equipment.

COVID-19 Alert:  This position includes performing essential services during the COVID-19 pandemic and potential exposure to others who may be infected with the virus.

MWVCAA is proud to be an Equal Opportunity Employer. We do not discriminate based upon race, religion, color, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender expression, age, veterans, and people with disabilities or any other protected category. We welcome all people to join us in achieving our Mission. If you require any assistance in the application process, or reasonable accommodations to perform the essential duties of the position, please notify a member of our team at (503) 585-6232.

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