Toddler Classroom Assistant

School Name: Portland Montessori Collaborative (pdxMC)

School Location: Portland, OR

Portland Montessori Collaborative seeks a creative, flexible and grounded person to start training immediately. We’re looking for a Toddler Community Assistant. We are a Montessori school for children ages three months through six years of age. Before starting this position, you must be enrolled in Central Background Registry, and either have a current Food Handler’s Card, be current in Infant/Child First Aid/CPR, and have taken RCAAN or be able to obtain it in 30 days. To be eligible for the top end of the pay scale, you must have a step 5 or higher on the Oregon Registry.

This position involves working with children of all ages, working with many adults, cleaning, gardening, and assisting children during mealtimes and in the bathroom. Montessori experience preferred, not necessary. A respect for children and what they can teach you is a requirement. A sense of humor is non-negotiable.

Portland Montessori Collaborative (pdxMC) is deeply committed to environmental sustainability and we integrate conservation into our curriculum and practice. Ours is an all day year round Montessori program. We encourage our staff to be open to changes within themselves, to learn daily and to be their authentic selves with the children. We view the role of teacher as a guide or collaborator with the children, the environment, and the other adults. We understand that learning happens all the time, and not just while the children are working with the Montessori materials. We view the role of all the adults in the environment as ‘teacher’.

Please respond via email with a resume and why this job may be a good fit for you.

Compensation: $15 – 17/hour (DOE experience and qualifications)
Medical/Dental/PTO/Vacation after 30 days


Please, no phone calls about this position.