The International School
  • Portland, OR, USA
  • 17.00
  • Hourly
  • Other

Oregon Sick Time Leave

Title: ON-CALL SUBSTITUTE TEACHERS: English, Spanish, Mandarin, or Japanese speaking (Early Childhood, Summer Camp, and Extended-day)

Department: Faculty
Reports to: Head of Early Childhood/ Summer Camp Director/ Global Kids Manager (Pre-K-5th grades)
Status: Hourly
Duration: As needed throughout the school term and summer camp
Typical schedule:

  • 7:30am- 4:00 PM for Language Immersion Teachers, Assistants (Spanish, Japanese, Mandarin), and Specialists (English)
  • 9:30am- 6:00pm Floating Aide & Extended-day Group Leader or Assistant - English
  • 3:00pm- 5:45pm for Extended-day Group Leader - English

This position is located on-site at The International School campus.

Compensation: $19/hour for Teacher Aide and $22.00/hour For Substitute Teacher

Effective Date: Immediately!

We are interviewing now & hiring for dynamic Substitutes at The International School to assist as needed throughout the school year and during our award winning language immersion Summer Camp!

We are hiring On-call Substitutes who have native-level fluency of either: Mandarin, Spanish, Japanese, or English to work in our Early Childhood, Extended-day (after school), and Summer Camp programs. The International School provides a warm multicultural environment where our students are fully immersed in Spanish, Japanese or Mandarin language and culture. Substitutes who cover Teachers and Assistants will use the target language throughout their shift. Subs who cover Specialists and Extended-day Program shifts will speak in English throughout their shift.

We are looking for energetic, flexible and open minded substitute teachers who are motivated by new opportunities and challenges. We are seeking candidates who are passionate about and committed to the mission and vision of The International School and who are able to demonstrate the values and traits of the International Baccalaureate Primary Years Program and Learner Profile while teaching and working.

The ideal candidate will be able to follow lesson plans while adapting to student needs and dedicated to meeting the needs of diverse student learners. They will be committed to being a collaborative team player who can work together with students, colleagues, the administrative team, and families and will be proactive and flexible.

The International School is follows state guidelines for working under Covid-19 which include: maintaining 6 feet physical distance, wearing appropriate PPE, maintaining stable cohorts, and doing additional cleaning and disinfecting.

The International School has small class sizes, with an average class size of 14 students. We also have an engaged school community with supportive and interactive parents, where our multicultural environment is appreciated and celebrated.

Working Conditions/Physical Requirements

  • During peak activity periods, this position may require working in excess of 8 hours per day and/or 40 hours per week.

  • Capable of quickly traveling to multiple locations on school campus including up and down hills, lifting or otherwise carrying 40 pounds, traveling up/down flights of stairs, standing and sitting for long durations, typing for continuous hours on a computer keyboard, and reading information on a computer screen.

  • Ability to handle the physical demands of working with children ages three through five

Required Qualifications

  • At least one year of Lead Teacher experience to sub for Teachers, Specialists, or Group Leaders

  • Native level fluency in English to sub for Extended-day and Specialist positions

  • Native level fluency in the target language along with demonstrated ability to teach the target language to Sub for Teachers and Teacher Assistants

Preferred Qualifications:

  • At least 1 year experience teaching preschool or elementary school-age children
  • A Bachelor's degree in Education or Elementary/Early Childhood Education is preferred
  • Knowledge and understanding of Inquiry Based-Primary Years Program pedagogy is a plus
  • Experience teaching in an immersion program
  • Experience working in a multi-cultural environment
  • Experience using technology in the classroom
  • Candidates offered a position must be able to pass a background check through Oregon Office of Child Care and complete all requirements of the Oregon Office of Childcare (which can be completed upon hire)
  • Candidates offered a position must provide proof of eligibility to work in the U.S.
  • No H1B sponsorships at this time


    • Required attachments:*
      • Current resume
      • Cover Letter
    • Optional attachments (if available):
      • Copies of degrees received (unofficial transcripts or diplomas)
      • Copies of required trainings (CPR/First Aid, Food Handler, RRCAN, ICCHS)

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