Young Roots Oregon is dedicated to creatively helping young families build healthy foundations

Full-Time KidRoots Lead Teacher


The mission of Young Roots Oregon is to creatively help young families build healthy foundations.


Our multi-generational vision is to give pregnant and parenting adolescents through age 24 and their children equitable opportunities for growth through a collaborative approach of resource partnership and innovative services.


Belonging, Equity, Accessibility, and Growth.

Non-Discrimination Policy

It shall be the operational policy of this Corporation not to discriminate against any person on the basis of race, color, sex, sexual orientation, religion, creed, marital status, national origin, disability, or political belief. This policy includes but is not exclusive of hiring, firing, layoffs, promotions, wages, training, disciplinary action or any other terms, privileges, conditions, or benefits or employment, as well as non-discrimination in the providing of any services offered by this Corporation.

Job Description

KidRoots Teacher: Create a nurturing and safe environment for each child through consistency, implementation of Early Childhood Education best practices, and patient delivery of trauma informed collaborative care.

KidRoots Children’s Program provides on-site childcare for Young Roots Oregon families. Care will be provided Monday through Friday to support young parents participating in parent education, Family Support & Connections program, mentoring, education and economic development, and access to resource agencies. KidRoots is a foundational part of Young Roots Oregon in reducing barriers of access to support and growth opportunities for young parents. The KidRoots team provides high quality, engaging, and nurturing trauma-informed care to both children and their families as a whole in creating trusting relationships that promote positive development. KidRoots Lead Teacher will work alongside a team in daily supervision of the classroom and be accountable for the development and implementation of the activities under the direction and guidance of the KidRoots Children’s Program Director (PD), Catherine Weber. The lead teacher will ensure the appropriateness of the activities according to the age, interests, and developmental level of the children.

Time Commitment

The KidRoots Children’s Program Teacher agrees to participate in on-board training and to provide on-going childcare services beginning the August 1, 2023 through June 30, 2024 for the following weekly schedule:

  • Mondays: 12:30pm – 6:30pm
  • Tuesdays: 12:30pm – 6:30 or 8:00pm
  • Wednesdays: 10:30 – 6:30pm
  • Thursdays: 12:30pm – 6:30 or 8:00pm
  • Fridays: 12:30pm – 6:30pm

28.5-31.5 total hours of service per week.
Note: Any additional time worked will be equally compensated to the service hours above.

Paid Holidays Observed
Holiday is paid if the holiday falls on the service days above, not including Mondays, Saturdays or Sundays.

  • New Year’s Day – January 1
  • Martin Luther King, Jr Day – 3rd Monday in January
  • President’s Day – 3rd Monday in February
  • Memorial Day – last Monday of the month in May
  • Juneteenth – June 19th
  • Independence Day – July 4th
  • Memorial Day – 1st Monday in September
  • Native American Day – 4th Friday in September, 9/22/2023
  • Thanksgiving Day – November 25
  • Winter Holiday Break 12/25/2023-12/29/2023

The goal of each YRO staff is to complete 40 hours of professional development training per year. Meeting this requirement will qualify the YRO staff for a 3% wage increase upon their annual employment renewal.

Payment for Service

The Bilingual Spanish/English Lead Teacher pay scale is based on Oregon Registry Online (ORO) Steps; see “Qualifications” section below. The pay rate starts at $19.50 per hour for ORO Step 7 with wage increasing by $0.50 with each additional qualifying Step as indicated by the following:

  • Step 7 – $19.50 per hour
  • Step 7.5 – $20.00 per hour
  • Step 8 – $20.50 per hour
  • Step 8.5 – $21.00 per hour
  • Step 9 – $21.50 per hour
  • Lunch breaks are 30 minutes and are unpaid.
  • Full-Time staff will be given 40 hours of sick-pay leave per year. YRO will pay for staff’s Paid Leave Oregon taxation to support staff’s eligibility for Paid Leave Oregon benefits.
  • YRO will issue payment monthly by direct deposit with a paystub indicating state and federal taxation by the 10th of every consecutive month.

Agreement Terms

This Young Roots Oregon (YRO) staff position is a W-2 status, full-time, exempt position. This exempt position is not eligible for overtime pay, but staff will be compensated for any additional hours past the contracted hours at the agreed upon rate. There is no compensation package for employees.

Ending Employment

YRO Staff are required to give a director a written notice at least two weeks prior to their resignation. Staff will be expected to work all scheduled days in those final two weeks.

YRO supervising director will take appropriate measures to reconcile with an employee not compliant with our policies and procedures. After which, the supervising director may choose to terminate employment. Termination can be with or without notice, at the discretion of the supervising director.

Staff Disciplinary Procedure
The goal of the directors is to create a supportive environment for staff. When negative incidents occur, the focus is to correct the behavior and foster a positive working environment where we help, support and grow together. Following any negative incident, staff may receive a verbal intervention from the director. Verbal interventions are documented and kept in the staff member’s file. Staff will be given two opportunities to remedy their negative behavior. Upon the third occurrence, the staff member will be considered negligent of their staff position and will be immediately terminated.


Respecting the privacy of our clients, donors, members, staff, volunteers and of Young Roots Oregon (YRO) itself is a basic value of YRO. Personal and financial information is confidential and should not be disclosed or discussed with anyone without permission or authorization from the YRO Executive Director. Care shall also be taken to ensure that unauthorized individuals do not overhear any discussion of confidential information and that documents containing confidential information are not left in the open or inadvertently shared. Employees, volunteers and board members of YRO may be exposed to information which is confidential and/or privileged and proprietary in nature. It is the policy of YRO that such information must be kept confidential both during and after employment or volunteer service. Staff and volunteers, including board members, are expected to return materials containing privileged or confidential information at the time of separation from employment or expiration of service. Unauthorized disclosure of confidential or privileged information is a serious violation of this policy and will subject the person(s) who made the unauthorized disclosure to appropriate discipline, including removal/dismissal.


  • Applicants must be at least 18 years old and literate (verbal and written) in English.
  • Applicants must pass the Central Background Registry.
  • Professional references required.
  • This is a Bilingual Spanish/English position, applicants will be required to complete a verbal and written competency evaluation in both English and Spanish to prove bilingual skills.

Oregon Registry Online (ORO) Steps – applicant must meet the qualifications for Step 7 of the ORO Steps and provide documentation from ORO showing they have met the requirements prior to hiring. ORO Steps linked –

Step 7 qualifications must meet one of the following requirements:

  • Degree, Credential, Certificate (DCC) – Child Development Associate (CDA)
  • College Course Credit (CCC) or Community Based Training (CBT) – 12 quarter credits or 120 hours in ORO Core Knowledge Category (CKC).

Note: Staff is allowed to bring one of their own children during their shift as long as they are able to successfully care for clients while their own child is present. Staff will work through details with the Director.

To Apply

Contact the KidRoots Children’s Program Director, Catherine Weber by email: Catherine will contact you within 72 business hours of your email.

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