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Childswork Learning Center


Childswork Learning Center is looking for Substitute Teachers for the 2019-2020 school year!

Who We Are

We have been serving children ages 2-6 for more than 30 years and have a rich history of constructivist education. We take inspiration from Piaget, Vygotsky, and the schools of Reggio Emilia. We engage in reflective practices and follow a curriculum based on the emerging interests and curiosities of children. Our inquiry-based approach values children, families, and teachers as capable, life-long learners. Our staff are passionate, collaborative, creative, reflective, and joyful professionals committed to children, families, and community.

Who You Are

Qualified applicants:

  • Are experienced and knowledgeable early childhood educators who can celebrate the wonders of childhood and learning
  • Believe children are capable learners who do meaningful work through play and investigation
  • Value family partnerships and communication
  • Can collaborate with a teaching partner and colleagues to advance curriculum, environment, and documentation

Highly Desired Qualifications

The most competitive candidates will have:

  • Teaching experience
  • A commitment to reflective work with children
  • An eagerness to collaborate with coworkers and seek ongoing professional development

Required for faculty at Childswork Learning Center

  • Oregon Registry Step 9.5 or above
  • Associate’s, Bachelor’s or Master’s degree in ECE, Human Development, or related field
  • Criminal History Check (Central Background Registry)
  • Current First Aid and CPR training (within 90 days of hiring)
  • Child Abuse Awareness Training (within 90 days of hiring)
  • Federal Safety Training (within 30 days of hiring)
  • Recognizing and Reporting Child Abuse and Neglect (within 90 days of hiring)
  • Food Handler’s Certification (within 30 days of hiring)

Positions available

Substitute Teachers

Salary starting range is $15.00-$21.00 per hour, dependent on education and experience.

Please send a cover letter and resume to jobs@childswork.org. Paper submissions, phone calls, and misdirected emails will not be accepted.

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About Childswork

Childswork Learning Center is a non-profit early childhood education school located in Southeast Portland, Oregon. Since 1984, our school has served a diverse population of children and families, focusing on the development of the whole child with respect and compassion.

Childswork is a safe place for children to explore, take chances, make messes and learn through play. At Childswork we nurture wonder, we embrace joy, and we foster discovery.

Rights of Participation

No person shall be denied the services or facilities of this organization or be excluded from participation or services because of race, age, color, sex, sexual orientation, creed, religion, handicap, or national origin; discrimination of any kind is expressly prohibited.