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Portland Public Schools

Bilingual Russian Educational Assistant - 0.875 FTE (Temporary) - Kelly K-5

Portland, OR

Posting Timeline

This is a temporary position. The anticipated duration of the position is from 1/2/2024 - 4/18/2024.

PPS strongly encourages and recommends everyone who is able, to be vaccinated and remain current on the COVID-19 vaccine.

This job is open until filled. Applications will be reviewed as received. Portland Public Schools reserves the right to make a hiring decision at any point during the posting period.

Position Details

Portland Public Schools (PPS) is seeking talented people from diverse backgrounds and experiences to lead change and inspire PPS students. At PPS, every employee, despite having different roles, is an educator. We hope to attract talented educators who model the core PPS Educator Essentials. With the District's focus on eliminating systemic racism and its adverse impact on student learning, we seek to hire individuals who bring to our district a deep commitment to racial equity and social justice. Non-Discrimination / Anti-Harassment Policy

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The Bilingual Educational Assistant provides designated supporting services to a classroom teacher or teaching staff responsible for students in classrooms, resource centers or other school and school related areas including tutoring ESL and bilingual students in the mainstream classroom.

  1. Supports the instruction of ELL students in English and/or native language under the supervision of a certified, licensed teacher.
  2. Assist, promote and supports family involvement communication between family and the school (e.g., attendance).
  3. Support instruction in native language literacy where appropriate.
  4. Provide translations and interpretation services as appropriate, with the time provided during their scheduled working hours.
  5. Attends meetings including parent conferences, evening activities, home visits and ESL/Bilingual Education department meetings.
  6. Other duties as required

  1. Two (2) years, full time, college coursework to meet the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA). (Official Transcripts required at time of hire) or passing the ParaPro assessment. PPS offers a FREE Paraeducator Assessment for applicants who do not meet the minimum college credits. For applicants who opt to take the assessment, employment is contingent on receiving a passing score.
  2. Experience working with ESL/Bilingual students.
  3. Experience working with ESL/Bilingual parents.
  4. Bilingual fluency in the language (Vietnamese, Russian, Spanish, etc.) and cultural competence.
  5. Training in Content Area Methodology.
  6. Demonstrate standards of moral character and behavior as required of teachers (e.g., to serve as an effective role model for students).
  7. Ability to work with children and families from a low-income background and with who English is a second language.

SALARY: $17.48 - $22.81 per hour

WORK YEAR: 192 days

FTE: 0.875 (Temporary)

Benefits Information

Portland Public Schools (PPS) offers several competitive and comprehensive benefit packages to employees. Fringe benefits include medical, dental, vision, prescription, life and disability insurance, employee assistance program, 403(b) retirement savings plan and various leave and professional development programs. Depending on the insurance option selected by the employee, there may be an employee contribution toward insurance.

Portland Public Schools is a public employer and participates in the Public Employees Retirement System (PERS/OPSRP). Eligible employees are required by statute to contribute 6% of salary on a pre-tax basis to OPSRP/IAP, after serving six months under a PERS employer.

For more information about additional benefits or compensation options by employee group, please visit our website at:

Client-provided location(s): Portland, OR, USA
Job ID: portland_public_schools-27178
Employment Type: Other

Perks and Benefits

  • Health and Wellness

    • Health Insurance
    • Dental Insurance
    • Vision Insurance
    • FSA
    • HSA
    • Life Insurance
    • Short-Term Disability
    • Long-Term Disability
  • Parental Benefits

    • Birth Parent or Maternity Leave
    • Non-Birth Parent or Paternity Leave
  • Work Flexibility

    • Remote Work Opportunities
  • Office Life and Perks

    • Casual Dress
  • Vacation and Time Off

    • Paid Vacation
    • Paid Holidays
    • Personal/Sick Days
    • Leave of Absence
  • Financial and Retirement

    • 401(K)
    • Pension
    • Relocation Assistance
  • Professional Development

    • Tuition Reimbursement
    • Learning and Development Stipend
    • Promote From Within
    • Mentor Program
    • Shadowing Opportunities
    • Access to Online Courses
  • Diversity and Inclusion

    • Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Program
    • Latinx founded/led