The Family Nurturing Center (FNC), Rogue Valley Children’s Relief Nursery is a multifaceted organization providing an array of services to high-risk families with children, birth to five years in Jackson and Josephine counties. FNC is a growing, vibrant organization committed to the prevention of child abuse and neglect.

The Family Nurturing Center offers medical, vision, and dental plans, paid time off, sick pay, paid holidays, professional development opportunities, and employee assistance program.

Our mission is to strengthen families so that children can live safely and develop fully in their parents’ care.

To apply, please send the following information, either electronically or by mail to:

The Family Nurturing Center, 212 North Oakdale Ave, Medford, Oregon 97501 (Emailed materials may be sent to [email protected])

  • Cover letter detailing your interest in the position and why you are qualified
  • A current resume including dates and descriptions of educational background and positions you have held
  • Names and phone numbers of three professional references (2 must be from current or former employers)

Relief Nursery Teacher

Relief Nursery Teacher

WAGE STEP: $15.13-19.31/hr
LOCATION: Medford
SCHEDULE: Mon – Fri, 20 hours

POSITION SUMMARY:  The Relief Nursery Respite Program is a “drop-in” childcare program designed to provide a break for parents and a positive social experience for children. This time allows parents to maintain appointments, run errands, or get a child-free break. The Respite Teacher plans and maintains a developmentally appropriate therapeutic space for young children. Relief Nursery programs strengthen families through the development of Protective Factors, which reduce the risk of child abuse and neglect and support effective parenting in at-risk populations.

DUTIES & RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Plans, prepares, and maintains a safe, inviting, and developmentally appropriate classroom setting that promotes individual children’s healthy social and emotional growth
  • Supports stable routines and consistent boundaries and limits that are responsive to the needs and developmental levels of the children
  • Develops and maintains an emotion-centered program, e.g. utilize strategies that promote children’s understanding and appropriate expression of their emotions, utilize caregiving routines as a means of supporting growth and development
  • Demonstrates a cultural awareness of and sensitivity to the unique needs and conditions of children and families, and relates to children and parents with respect in a non-judgmental manner
  • Works effectively with volunteers, providing clear directions, encouragement and support
  • Adheres to Oregon Child Care licensing, health, safety and sanitation standards in the classroom
  • Energetically plays and works with children (bend, get down and up off the floor, and lift 40 pounds)
  • May support facilitation of Parent/Baby groups
  • Maintains accurate and timely documentation and enters data into required systems
  • Substitutes in therapeutic classrooms as needed
  • Participates in reflective supervision with supervisor
  • Completes 20 hours of qualified training and professional development annually (per licensing year). Some hours may be provided by FNC however employees are responsible to ensure they meet training hour requirements

QUALIFICATIONS & EDUCATIONAL REQUIREMENTS:

  • Associate or Bachelors Degree in Early Childhood Education, Psychology or related field
  • Minimum attainment of Level 9 on Oregon Registry
  • Minimum of one year experience in an early childhood classroom
  • Current clearance in Central Background Check Registry
  • Valid Oregon and unrestricted driver’s license, proof of auto insurance, and a safe driving record
  • Reliable personal transportation
  • Current First Aid/CPR Card (within 30 days of employment)
  • Current Food Handler’s Card (within 30 days of employment)
  • Current Recognizing and Reporting Child Abuse and Neglect
  • Current Health and Safety training through ODE ELD
  • Current Safe Sleep training through ODE ELD

SKILLS & ABILITIES REQUIREMENTS:

  • Compassionate, understanding, and demonstrates a respectful, open, unbiased, accepting attitude toward clients and their families
  • Maintains confidentiality of sensitive information
  • Effectively handles crisis situations
  • Demonstrates cultural awareness and sensitivity
  • Takes initiative and presents a positive attitude when faced with adversity
  • Demonstrates effective time management and organizational skills
  • Demonstrates sound judgment and creative problem-solving ability
  • Demonstrates the ability to work as a FNC team member, as well as with other community agencies
  • Understands a strengths-based approach to working with children and families

PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS:

  • Ability to physically interact with children ages birth through five years, including bending, getting down and up off the floor, lifting up to 40 pounds, and managing sudden movements
  • Sitting, standing, driving
  • Vision and hearing within normal range (with or without corrections)

HAZARDS:

  • May come into contact with children who are ill and/or contagious
  • Entering potentially unsafe, unstable, or unsanitary living conditions
  • Driving in potentially hazardous weather or road conditions

 

Parent Mentor

Parent Mentor

WAGE STEP: $13.72-$17.51/hr
DEPARTMENT: DHS Contracts
TRAVEL: Daily, and between counties

SCHEDULE: Mon – Fri, 40 hours

POSITION SUMMARY: The Parent Mentor Program provides peer mentoring and structured case management to mothers and fathers who are involved in the DHS-Child Welfare System. Fathers in recovery are matched with a Parent Mentor who has faced and conquered similar challenges. Parent Mentors can work with fathers throughout the length of their child welfare case providing on-going encouragement to support family reunification and child safety.

DUTIES & RESPONSIBILITIES:
• Provides intensive case management for up to 14 fathers involved in the child welfare system
• Accompanies fathers to important meetings including court hearings, family decision meetings, and team decision meetings
• Assists fathers with access to community resources, supporting them to advocate for themselves and their children
• Builds positive relationships with families, DHS child welfare system, and court system
• Guides fathers through challenges of parenting in recovery
• Is an effective role model for fathers who are facing significant challenges
• Attends weekly LIFE staff meeting
• Attends program meetings in Portland, semi-annually
• Participates in various community forums representing the Parent Mentor Program
• Maintains accurate and timely documentation and enters data into required systems
• Demonstrates a cultural awareness sand sensitivity to the unique needs and conditions of children and families
• Participates in reflective supervision with supervisor

QUALIFICATIONS & EDUCATIONAL REQUIREMENTS:
• Have successfully navigated the DHS child welfare system
• A closed child welfare case
• A minimum of two years of sobriety
• Active and engaged in recovery
• Valid Oregon and unrestricted driver’s license, proof of auto insurance, and a safe driving record
• Reliable personal reliable transportation
• Current Recognizing and Reporting Child Abuse and Neglect (within 30 days of employment)

SKILLS & ABILITIES REQUIREMENTS:
• Compassion, understanding, and can demonstrate a respectful, open, unbiased, accepting attitude toward clients and their families
• Maintains confidentiality of sensitive information
• Ability to effectively handle crisis situations
• Can demonstrate taking initiative and presenting a positive attitude when faced with adversity
• Can demonstrate effective time management and organizational skills
• Can demonstrate sound judgment and creative problem-solving ability
• Can demonstrate the ability to work as a FNC team member, as well as with other community agencies
• Understands a strengths-based approach to working with children and families
• Effective written and verbal communication

PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS:
• Ability to physically interact with children ages birth through five years, including bending, getting down and up off the floor, lifting up to 40 pounds, and managing sudden movements
• Sitting, standing, driving
• Vision and hearing within normal range (with or without corrections)

HAZARDS:
• May come into contact with children who are ill and/or contagious
• Entering potentially unsafe, unstable, or unsanitary living conditions
• Driving in potentially hazardous weather or road conditions

 

Substitute Teacher - Medford/Phoenix

Substitute Teacher

General Position Description:  The teaching staff at FNC provide therapeutic learning experiences in an early childhood center-based program. The Substitute Teacher position serves to temporarily and seamlessly continue the classroom functions while the Lead Teacher or the Assistant Teacher is absent.

Background Required:
This position requires one of the following:

  • Completion of 20 credits (semester system) or 30 credits (quarter system) of training at a college or university in early childhood education, child development, elementary education, or special education
    OR
  • A one year state or nationally recognized credential related to infant and toddler care or preschool-age care
    OR
  • Documentation of attaining at least step 8 (eight) in the Oregon Registry

Qualifications:

  • Willingness and ability to work with high-risk families and infants, toddlers, or preschoolers.
  • Sound judgment and creative problem solving ability
  • Ability to work as a team member
  • Ability to work effectively with a broad range of people
  • Willingness to seek and accept feedback and implement recommendations
  • Conflict resolution skills
  • Solution oriented

Major Responsibilities:

  • Assist the Lead Teacher or Assistant Teacher in the facilitation of early childhood experiences that promote development in all domains, with special emphasis on social and emotional development
  • Assist the Lead Teacher or Assistant Teacher in maintaining a safe, well-organized physical environment with a rich array of creative and developmentally appropriate objects and materials
  • Assist the Lead Teacher or Assistant Teacher in maintaining an emotion-centered curriculum, e.g. utilize strategies that promote children’s understanding and appropriate expression of their emotions
  • Assist the Lead Teacher or Assistant Teacher in providing stable routines and consistent boundaries and limits that are responsive to the needs and developmental levels of the children.
  • Promote communication and problem solving to help children mediate feelings and develop positive relationships
  • Promote communication and impulse control within limitations of each child’s individual development
  • Help children establish trust in a consistently available adult who can facilitate a process of sorting out earlier experiences that may have been traumatic
  • Utilize caregiving routines as a means of supporting growth and development
  • Assist in maintaining a warm, welcoming, and respectful atmosphere that encourages parents’ participation in the classroom
  • Demonstrate a cultural awareness and sensitivity to the unique needs and conditions of children and families
  • Work effectively with volunteers, providing encouragement and support
  • Adhere to all health, safety, and sanitation standards

Requirements for Employment:

  • Criminal background check
  • Valid Oregon Driver’s License
  • Three (3) year DMV driving record
  • Current First Aid/CPR Card (within 30 days of employment)
  • Training in Recognizing and Reporting Child Abuse and Neglect (within 90 days of employment)

Salary: $13.50/ hour.

Start Date: This is an on-call position

Substitute Teacher - Grants Pass

Substitute Teacher

General Position Description:  The teaching staff at FNC provide therapeutic learning experiences in an early childhood center-based program. The Substitute Teacher position serves to temporarily and seamlessly continue the classroom functions while the Lead Teacher or the Assistant Teacher is absent.

Background Required:
This position requires one of the following:

  • Completion of 20 credits (semester system) or 30 credits (quarter system) of training at a college or university in early childhood education, child development, elementary education, or special education
    OR
  • A one year state or nationally recognized credential related to infant and toddler care or preschool-age care
    OR
  • Documentation of attaining at least step 8 (eight) in the Oregon Registry

Qualifications:

  • Willingness and ability to work with high-risk families and infants, toddlers, or preschoolers.
  • Sound judgment and creative problem solving ability
  • Ability to work as a team member
  • Ability to work effectively with a broad range of people
  • Willingness to seek and accept feedback and implement recommendations
  • Conflict resolution skills
  • Solution oriented

Major Responsibilities:

  • Assist the Lead Teacher or Assistant Teacher in the facilitation of early childhood experiences that promote development in all domains, with special emphasis on social and emotional development
  • Assist the Lead Teacher or Assistant Teacher in maintaining a safe, well-organized physical environment with a rich array of creative and developmentally appropriate objects and materials
  • Assist the Lead Teacher or Assistant Teacher in maintaining an emotion-centered curriculum, e.g. utilize strategies that promote children’s understanding and appropriate expression of their emotions
  • Assist the Lead Teacher or Assistant Teacher in providing stable routines and consistent boundaries and limits that are responsive to the needs and developmental levels of the children.
  • Promote communication and problem solving to help children mediate feelings and develop positive relationships
  • Promote communication and impulse control within limitations of each child’s individual development
  • Help children establish trust in a consistently available adult who can facilitate a process of sorting out earlier experiences that may have been traumatic
  • Utilize caregiving routines as a means of supporting growth and development
  • Assist in maintaining a warm, welcoming, and respectful atmosphere that encourages parents’ participation in the classroom
  • Demonstrate a cultural awareness and sensitivity to the unique needs and conditions of children and families
  • Work effectively with volunteers, providing encouragement and support
  • Adhere to all health, safety, and sanitation standards

Requirements for Employment:

  • Criminal background check
  • Valid Oregon Driver’s License
  • Three (3) year DMV driving record
  • Current First Aid/CPR Card (within 30 days of employment)
  • Training in Recognizing and Reporting Child Abuse and Neglect (within 90 days of employment)

Salary: $13.50/ hour

Start Date: This is an on-call position