Support Staff Member and On-Call Substitute Positions

School Name: Happy Valley Montessori

School Location: Portland, OR

Happy Valley Montessori School is a children’s house located approximately 5 miles southeast of Portland, Oregon. Situated in a charming farmhouse complete with a little red barn that houses our indoor play area, Happy Valley Montessori provides a Montessori foundation for children ages 2 ½ to 6 years of age. We are a small, intimate, one classroom school with an AMI-trained Lead Guide and an experienced Lead Assistant. We are seeking a qualified, enthusiastic Support Staff member for our program. In this role, you would support the Guide and Assistant. As a team member, you participate in the preparation and maintenance of the classroom, afternoon clean-up, and classroom management in accordance with Montessori Guidelines all while having a stellar ability to supervise children with a keen eye in both the indoor and outdoor environments.

• First Aid/CPR certified
• Fingerprint Clearance/Enrollment in the Oregon Central Background Registry
• Oregon Food Handler’s Permit
• Trained in RRCAN (Reporting and Recognizing Child Abuse/Neglect)
• Have at least one year of experience working with children ages 2-6 years of age
• Previous experience in a preschool setting (Montessori experience a HUGE plus) but not required

Our ideal candidate is available Monday through Friday 10am-2pm, but additional hours are an option. Compensation starts at $15 per hour, depending on experience and certification. HVM will consider providing support in covering the qualification requirements for the right candidate.

We are always in need of On-Call substitutes if you are seeking something more flexible, but still want to be immersed in the Montessori community while operating on your own schedule. The same qualifications above meet our needs for On-Call substitutes. More options/higher pay scale if you hold an AMI, AMS, or an Early Childhood Education diploma in case you need to cover the role of the Lead Guide.


Interested? Email us your cover letter along with your resume and two references to Please put Support Assistant or On-Call Substitute in the subject line of your email to clarify which position you are seeking at this time.

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