Portland Jewish Academy is a beneficiary agency of the Jewish Federation of Greater Portland and is proud of our partnership with them in strengthening our local Jewish community as well as the global community.

Afterschool Employment

Thank you for your interest in the Portland Jewish Academy’s Before and Afterschool Enrichment Programs.

Please apply online or submit a resume and cover letter to:

Miriam Stroud, HR Director
6651 SW Capitol Highway
Portland, OR 97219

Our mission is to create, build, and maintain programs dedicated to the care, education, and development of children and youth during their out of school time. Emphasis is placed on promoting positive life skills through community service and enrichment-based programming. We dedicate ourselves to providing the finest before and afterschool care in the city! The children and youth in our care are regularly exposed to arts, music, science, cooking, nature, community service, active and group games, and much, much more!

Our 4 quality before and/or afterschool programs are located throughout the city of Portland:
Kidscorner for K-3rd grade and in SW Portland at the Portland Jewish Academy (Afterschool care only);
Kidspace for K-5th grade in NW Portland at Forest Park Elementary School;
Kidzone for K-5th grade in SE Portland at Glencoe Elementary School.
Dragon’s Den for 4th-7th grade in SW Portland at the Portland Jewish Academy (Afterschool Care only)

We serve children and families from public, private and charter schools. Each program provides care for groups of anywhere from 10 to 70 children each day. We strive to exceed the state recommended teacher to child ratios of 1:15 by staffing at a 1:10 ratio. In doing so, we provide better quality care and more opportunities for both children and staff.

The afterschool care employment staff shifts vary depending upon the program site and position level. All of our afterschool programs operate between the hours of 2:00 - 6:00 pm, Monday – Friday, from the first day of school in August through the last week of school in June.

Prior to employment in our afterschool programs, any potential candidate must first be enrolled in the Oregon Central Background Registry before we can hire! This is required by Oregon Law.
Through the State of Oregon webpage you can enroll online, quick and easy: https://ssl7.emp.state.or.us/ccd/

Training Requirements for all Afterschool employees:

All employees are required to have the following paid trainings within the first 60 days of employment:

  • Food Handlers Certification
  • First Aid and CPR certification for Children and Adults
  • Recognizing and Reporting Child Abuse and Neglect (RRCAN)
  • Positive Behavior Integration Supports, PBIS, when it is offered locally by PPS or by the Multnomah County Child Care Resource and Referral Agency. We will provide this information to employees.
  • Introduction to Child Care Health and Safety (ICCHS)

Upon hire we reimburse staff for standard charges accrued when enrolling with the Central Background Registry and acquiring required training.

If you have any questions about the programs or positions available, please contact us by phone at 503.535.3546 or via e-mail. Thank you and we look forward to hearing from you!

Portland Jewish Academy and all its affiliated programs welcome all children, families and staff regardless of their religious affiliation.