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Montessori Children's House Primary Assistant


Portland, OR


Summer 2024




Montessori Children’s House is seeking an Assistant Teacher one of our Primary (3-6 years old) Communities. Available position:
- Monday- Friday
- Full time
- Flexible start date (summer 2024)
- Compensation is locally competitive and based on experience / education.
- Benefits Include: Annual Professional Development Stipend, Full Medical/Vision Insurance, Full Dental Insurance, Annual PTO / Paid Inclement Weather Days, Winter, Spring, and Summer Breaks

Training and orientation will take place before independent duties begin. Training and Orientation hours can be flexible depending on availability.

Our ideal candidate will have:
- A commitment to active engagement within our Anti-Bias and Anti-Racist school community
- Compassionate understanding of young children’s tendency towards high emotions and a warm and patient demeanor whilst helping them navigate and acclimate to the school environment
- Strong command of small group gatherings (or strong desire to learn/refine)
- A commitment to follow all licensing guidelines and school standards to ensure the daily care of every child
- Completed required training that provides insight on child care and development topics
- Commitment to participation in continuing education (the school provides a stipend for this)
- Versatility and flexibility
- Love of cleanliness and order
- Good organizational and time management skills
- Strong verbal, written, and interpersonal communication skills
- A spirit of collaboration and a strong desire to participate fully within the school community

Requirements include:
- AMI Primary diploma (completed or in progress) or an AMI Assistants Certificate with experience assisting in a primary classroom
- Active enrollment in Oregon’s Central Background Registry,
- Current Infant/Child CPR & First-Aid training (must be accepted by Oregon Registry and meet ODE’s Office of Child Care standards)
- Oregon Food Handler’s Certificate
- Recognizing and Reporting Child Abuse and Neglect (RRCAN) training
- Introduction to Child Care Health and Safety (ICCHS) training
- Prevention is Better Than Treatment (PBTT) training
- Foundations for Learning (FFL) training
Any applicant who hasn’t already completed these trainings will have up to 30 days after their hire-date to meet these requirements.

Please be advised, per ORS 339.374, MCH must contact all successful candidates’ previous schools of employment, even if they’re not listed as a reference.

MCH is a Certified Child Care Center with the Oregon DELC (Department of Early Learning and Care). As such we strictly follow and comply with their current guidances and policies.

MCH is a non-profit school located on Portland’s South Waterfront and is easily accessed by bike and public transportation. Our program is rooted in AMI standards and is composed of encouraging, passionate, and hardworking professionals specializing in authentic Montessori early childhood education. We aim for each child to express comfort and joy with human diversity, to increasingly recognize injustice, and to have the will and the skills to act against prejudice. To learn more about our school, please peruse all pages of our website to get to know us. Video tours are available upon request.

MCH does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national or ethnic origin, sexual orientation, gender identity, religion, physical or mental ability, or any other status protected under local, state or federal laws in the admission of otherwise qualified students or in the administration of its educational policies or programs, hiring or employment practices.


Interested applicants are invited to submit the following documents via email to

- A cover letter describing where you are in your professional journey and why you are interested in this job
- Your resume detailing training and experience
- Three references with names, contact information, and how you are connected to them.

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