Jobs at Trillium

Job Title: Aftercare Teacher

Department:  Aftercare

Reports To:  Executive Director

Status:  Part Time

Revision Date:  January 10, 2017

Salary:$12-$15 per hour/ 20 hours per week

About Trillium Aftercare

Trillium is a K-12 Public Charter School in North Portland, Oregon. At Trillium, students are actively involved learners in building a personal knowledge of the world around them through action, experience, and reflection. Trillium’s education philosophy centers on contextual teaching/learning and constructivism.  We utilize a relationship-based model focused on problem solving, project-oriented, and collaborative learning. Students engage as active participants in their learning and develop their own meaning and knowledge in the process.   Equity, social justice and community are at the foundation of our education model and are woven into all curricula.

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Position Overview

Trillium Aftercare provides parents and guardians with a safe, comfortable and engaging space for their children after school. The Aftercare Teacher will be called on to meet the needs of K-6 students’ through instruction and implementation.

Applicant must have at least 2 years experience working with children in these age groups. Familiarity with democratic education approaches and philosophy is preferred.

We provide care Monday thru Thursday 2:45 pm-6:00 pm and Friday’s 11:45 pm-6:00 pm for children K-6th grade.

All employees of more than 20 hours/ week at Trillium have access to medical and dental insurance as well as reduced rates for childcare.  All employees are enrolled in the Public Employee Retirement System.

Bilingual and applicants of color are strongly encouraged to apply.

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Essential Job Functions

  • Responsible for ensuring that aftercare activities meet Trillium philosophy.

  • Coordinates developmentally appropriate lessons and activities.

  • Establishes strong communication with families.

  • Provides instruction, organization and management in the classroom which

creates a respectful environment conducive to learning.

  • Supervises students both in and out of the classroom in a respectful and positive manner.

  • Other duties as assigned by the school Director.

  • Responsible for appropriate use of space, equipment, and material storage.

  • Responsible for creating and maintaining a healthy and safe environment within the classroom and the school.

  • Adheres to all school systems, protocols and policies that are developed.

  • Maintain a high level of ethical behavior and confidentiality when dealing with student information.

  • Arrives at work on time.

  • Required to be a respectful, cooperative, and reliable team member.

  • Maintains professional competence through participation in school provided in-service activities and/or self-selected professional growth activities related to job responsibilities.


  • At least 2 years experience working with K-6 children; and or comparable academic experience.

  • Clear communication skills, both orally and in written form.

  • Strong organization skills.

  • Ability to work collaboratively as part of team.

  • Ability to create a positive, nurturing environment for the student.

  • Possess a high degree of flexibility.

NOTE:  This job description is not intended to be all-inclusive. Employee may perform

other related duties as negotiated to meet the ongoing needs of the organization.