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Head Start Teacher-Portland

Opening Date: March 29, 2022
Closing Date: Open Until Filled
Job Title: Head Start Teacher
Salary/Wage: $22.88/hr.
Tribal Level 18
Location: Portland, OR
Classification: Full Time (36 hrs/wk), Seasonal, Exempt
Job Posting Number: 202145

CTSI is pleased to offer a sign-on bonus for this position of $2000. The selected applicant shall receive one-half the incentive in the first paycheck and the second half after successful completion of 6 (six) consecutive months of employment provided the employee remains employed.  The Sign-on Incentive is not part of the base salary calculation and is considered taxable income.  The Sign-on Incentive is not included in retirement salary calculations.  A full copy of the incentive policy is available upon request.

New employees are required to provide proof of COVID-19 vaccination prior to their first day of employment or submit a request for medical exemption to the Human Resource Manager, prior to starting employment.


The Siletz Tribal Head Start Program provides a developmentally appropriate and Native American culturally relevant preschool experience which promotes school readiness skills for children who are 3 and 4 years of age. The program provides comprehensive services to children to ensure they are up-to-date on all well childcare and to promote their physical, social emotional and cognitive development. The Head Start Program offers families the support they need to connect with community resources to further their personal growth and to support them in their role as their child’s first and most important teacher.


Associate’s or advanced degree in early childhood education, – OR – an associate’s degree in a field related to early childhood education and coursework equivalent to a major relating to early childhood with experience teaching preschool-aged children, – OR – bachelor’s degree in any field and has been admitted into the Teach For America program, passed a rigorous early childhood content exam, participated in a Teach For America summer training institute that includes teaching preschool children and is receiving ongoing professional development and support from Teach for America’s professional staff, and one year of experience in a structured early childhood education setting (Preschool, Head Start, Kindergarten, Daycare Center, etc.). Ability to: Work effectively with families from a variety of social, economic, ethnic, and cultural backgrounds to establish and maintain mutually supportive relationships for the betterment of child and family. Use a positive approach in directing child behavior and to model positive child guidance to staff and parents Able to work cooperatively as a team member. Initiate contact with community agencies to gather information and secure services to meet child and family needs. Work some evenings and weekends. Accept direction. Other: Obtain First Aid/CPR within first 30-days of hire. Obtain Food Handlers card within 15-days of hire. Screened for tuberculosis. Must possess a valid Oregon State driver’s license, insurance and be eligible to drive a GSA vehicle.


Plans and maintains a developmentally appropriate classroom environment as supported by daily lesson plans and culturally relevant activities. Works in a team setting with all other staff involved with the family, in assessing the needs of the family and child in order to identify appropriate services and assist, as needed, with the acquisition of such resources. Must provide follow-up to families to evaluate the effectiveness of referrals for services. Must develop Family Partnership Agreements to assists families in identifying needs and/or problems and during home visits, gathers information, conducts problem solving and refers as appropriate. Develops an Individualized Education Plans (IEP) for each child in partnership with the parent and implements IEP goals through classroom curriculum and regularly scheduled home visit activities. Maintains an accurate and up-to-date file on each child and family. Children’s records include classroom activities and progress within the classroom, developmental screening, behavioral anecdotes, observations, evaluation records, applications, physicals, growth assessments, immunization records, dental screening and follow up for any identified need and/or treatment. Family records include monthly contact, referrals for community services, follow up of referrals, Family Partnership Agreements, and documentation of program’s efforts to support parent in meeting of the child’s health requirements. Demonstrates to parent’s effective ways to guide young children through home visits and classroom modeling. Actively recruits parents as volunteers within the classroom, Parent committee, and Policy Council, and actively supports all parent activities. Will assist the planning and implementation of parent training activities. Will assist with the recruitment and enrollment of children into the program. Supports the Head Start goals, objectives, and performance standards. Must complete 15 clock hours of professional development annually. Other duties as assigned.

All new employees will serve a six-month probationary period to enable the General Manger to determine their suitability as a tribal employee. After the six-month probation the employee will be evaluated of his/her performance and at that time, it will be, decided if the employee is entitled to a regular employee status.

How to Apply

All applicants must submit a Tribal “Application for Employment Form”, found here:

Employment Application (PDF)
Apply Online

Applications must be received by the closing date of this announcement to receive consideration.


If applying for more than one position, separate applications will be required for each position.
The high school diploma/GED requirement will be waived for Tribal Elders

Send Applications To

Confederated Tribes of Siletz Indians
Attn: Human Resources Department
P.O. Box 549
Siletz, OR 97380

Fax number: 541-444-8375 or 1-800-922-1399 ext. 1375
Human Resources: 1-800-922-1399 ext. 1274
Website: www.ctsi.nsn.us
Email: hrdepartment@ctsi.nsn.us

Conditions of Employment

The selectee will be required to submit to a urinalysis to screen for illegal drug use before employment.

May need to provide DMV Driver Record and proof of Automobile insurance.

The Tribe’s Indian Preference Policy will apply. Tribal government will not discriminate in selection because of race, creed, age, sex, color, national origin, physical handicap, marital status, politics, membership, and non-membership in an employee organization.