Jobs at Trillium

Job Title:  K-1 Teacher

Department:  Teacher

Reports To:  Head of Lower School

Status:  Full Time

Posting Date:  October 30, 2016

Salary:  $34-$38,000 DOE

About Trillium

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.

Trillium Public Charter Lower school utilizes an education model that includes a Storyline-based constructivism, restorative justice discipline and teacher-student advisory as student support.  Please visit www.trilliumcharterschool.org to learn more about our school.

Position Overview

Trillium believes in blended age classrooms, we house three Kindergarten-1st grade blends.  K-1 teachers are responsible for teaching and supervising approximately 20 Kindergarten and 1st grade students. We place a high emphasis on collaboration with both same age and different age teachers.  All teachers in our school serve on one of five committees.  Teachers are supported through frequent meetings with their K-1 team, lower school team, committees, all staff meetings and critical friends professional learning communities.  We offer frequent trainings and support depending upon identified teacher need throughout the year.  Past trainings have included restorative justice, democratic education, Positive Discipline, Scottish Storyline method, Writer’s Workshop method, proficiency-based assessment, professional learning communities and others as needs arise.

All full time employees 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

  • Teach reading, writing, math, science, social studies, PE and other subjects to class of approximately 20 K-1 grade students

  • In coordination with K-1 team and Head of Lower School, work to design and implement curriculum for all K-1 grade classes.

  • In coordination with K-1 team and Head of Lower School, create and implement at least two Scottish Storylines over the course of the school year.

  • Compile twice yearly report cards (January and June).

  • Engage in twice yearly (November and April) parent-teacher-student conferences.

  • Prepare students for formal assessments to meet district and state requirements including preparation for Kindergarten readiness assessments, and compiling and assessing work samples.

  • Serve as an academic advisor for approximately 20 students, including offering social/emotional support, and serving as community touchstone for student and family.

  • Collaborate with Student Support Specialist on discipline and community membership, including but not limited to Restorative Justice circles.

  • Participate in collaborative leadership structure through K-1 team, lower school and all staff meetings.

  • Serve on one of five committees in monthly meetings. Committees include leadership, teaching & learning, equity, student support and operations.

  • Participate in critical friends style professional learning community.

  • Manage student information through Synergy electronic database.  Includes daily attendance and grade tracking.

  • Offer a differentiated curriculum that creates learning and assessment opportunities for a wide range of ability levels.

  • Approach problems with flexibility, creativity, collaboration and critical thinking.

Preferred Qualifications

  • Knowledge of and experience with

    • Constructivist philosophy

    • Democratic Education philosophy

    • Positive Discipline

    • The Scottish Storyline method

    • Writer’s Workshop model

    • Restorative Justice discipline practices

    • Courageous Conversations about Race or similar equity work

    • Oregon State Teaching License

Requirements

  • A Bachelor’s Degree.

  • Must meet Highly Qualified state standards for the position (OAR584-100-0002 through OAR584-100-0111).

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

  • Ability to work collaboratively as part of a grade level team.

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

  • Adheres to Ethical Educator & Professional Practices as set forth by Teacher Standards & Practices Commission (TSPC). http://www.tspc.state.or.us/pub.asp?id=6

  • Provide instruction, organization and management in the classroom, which creates a respectful environment conducive to learning.

  • Appropriate use of space, equipment, and material storage.

  • Create and maintain a healthy, safe and respectful environment within the classroom and the school.

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

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

  • Arrive at work on time, punctually attends and actively participates in all required meetings and trainings.

  • For teachers with Oregon state certification: Maintain a valid Oregon teaching license registered in the manner provided by law during employment.

  • For teachers without Oregon state certification: Maintain a valid Oregon Charter School Registration in the manner provided by law during employment.

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.

Aftercare Teacher

Seeking an experienced Aftercare teacher with training in childhood development and/or elementary education. Someone who is energetic, playful, and comfortable supporting a creative and fun learning environment.

Position is part time with approximately 20 hours a week working in aftercare Mon-Thur 2:45-6pm, and Fri 12-6pm, with occasional opportunities to sub in the preschool during regular school hours.  Strong applicants will have an understanding of peaceful conflict resolution, constructivist education, project based learning, and emergent curriculum.

To be considered for an interview, please send a resume including work experience, educational background, and three references, accompanied by a cover letter summarizing your skills and a statement about your educational philosophy to

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Trillium Charter School

Attn: Kimberley

5420 N Interstate Ave, Portland, OR 97217

Wage is dependent upon education and experience.

About Trillium

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.

Trillium Public Charter Lower school utilizes an education model that includes a Storyline-based constructivism, restorative justice discipline and teacher-student advisory as student support.  Please visit www.trilliumcharterschool.org to learn more about our school.

 

 

Job Title:  Preschool Substitute Teacher Department:  Teaching
Reports To:  Executive Director Status:  As needed
Revision Date:  November 16, 2015 Salary:  $160/ Day

 

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.

 

Please visit http://trilliumcharterschool.org/k-12-programs/after-care/ to learn more about our aftercare.

 

Position Overview

 

Trillium Aftercare provides parents and guardians with a safe, comfortable and engaging space for their children after school. The Aftercare Substitute is an on-call as needed position. The Aftercare Substitute 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 3:00pm-6:00pm and Friday’s 12:00pm-6:00pm for children K-6th grade.

 

Bilingual and applicants of color are strongly encouraged to apply.

 

To apply please send a cover letter, resume, statement of education philosophy, and contact information for three references to email hidden; JavaScript is required

 

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.

Requirements

 

  • 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.