The Family Nurturing Center, 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. FNC is a growing, vibrant organization committed to the prevention of child abuse and neglect.

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

The Family Nurturing Center offers medical, vision, and dental plans, paid time off, sick pay, paid holidays, professional development opportunities, employee assistance program, and 403b plan.

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⇒ Current resume
⇒ Cover letter describing how your education and experience have prepared you for this position
⇒ Names and phone numbers of three professional references

Intake and Outreach

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General Position Description: This position is the gateway to services at the Family Nurturing Center. Home visitors are responsible for making initial contact with families and beginning the process of building a respectful, trusting, and collaborative relationship with clients. Home visitors are responsible for assessing a family’s needs, level of risk and safety threats to children, and determining the appropriate response, intervention, and enrollment for the referral.

Home visitors support positive parenting practices and healthy attachment between children and caregivers through regular home visitation, parent education and support, developmental screenings for children, crisis response to families on their caseload.

Schedule: 40 hour per week, Monday through Fridays

Compensation: $15 – $17/hour

Role and Responsibilities:

  • This position works closely with families to develop long-term plans to support children and families enrolled in home-based FNC services.
  • Working with families in their homes to promote positive parent-child relationships, healthy development of the child, and development of protective factors within the family.
  • Working effectively with families and individuals of diverse backgrounds (including teen parents; families with mental health, substance abuse, or domestic violence concerns; families experiencing poverty).
  • Connecting families with community resources and support self-advocacy across systems.
  • Completing on-going evaluation documentation and assessments for home-based families in accordance with Relief Nursery requirements.
  • Maintain accurate records and documentation as required
  • Visit families in the homes to complete Intake and new enrollments
  • Demonstrate a cultural awareness and sensitivity to the unique needs and conditions of children and families
  • Help transition children into respite and classroom experiences
  • Being available and attentive when families need assistance.
  • Providing crisis intervention, including referrals to community partners, accessing services and advocating in order to meet family’s needs.
  • Visiting families in their homes to perform Intakes with potential FNC families, including assessments and necessary paperwork.
  • Managing a caseload of families enrolled in Outreach by visiting families in their homes to provide parenting support, social and emotional support, and necessary assessments.
  • Being available and attentive when families need assistance
  • Maintaining accurate records and documentation as required
  • Desk Work (paperwork, referrals, documentation, reviewing files, completing required documents)
  • Completing semi-annual developmental assessments with families
  • Participating in regular reflective supervision with supervisor
  • Participating in training, workshops and seminars
  • This position adheres to Relief Nursery and FNC policies, procedures, and standards.

Qualifications:
Required:
• Bachelor Degree in Psychology, Social Work, Mental Health or related field
Or, Associate’s degree with two or more years’ experience working with high risk families and children
• Current clearance in Central Background Check Registry
• Valid Oregon driver’s license and reliable transportation
• Current First Aid/CPR Card (within 30 days of employment)
• Respectful, open, unbiased, accepting attitude toward clients and their families
• Able to effectively handle crisis situations
• Possess cultural awareness and sensitivity
• Be compassionate and understanding
• Taking initiative and presenting a positive attitude when faced with adversity
• Time Management
• 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
• Conflict resolution skills
• Solution oriented

Preferred:
• Previous experience working with high-risk families
• Ability to lead parenting groups
• Bilingual Spanish/English

ISRS Provider - Josephine County

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General Position Description: The In-home Safety and Reunification Services (ISRS) Providers offer families an array of in-home services designed to control a safety threat identified by DHS/Child Welfare. This service is provided through in-home observation, supervision, and specific intervention. This position works closely with DHS and other community partners to support children living safely within their parents’ homes.

Schedule: 40 hour per week, Monday through Friday – position requires some on-call/nights/weekends

Compensation: $17 – $19/hour

Role and Responsibilities:

•Managing a caseload of DHS referred families

•Visiting families in their homes to provide basic assistance, stress reduction, increasing social and emotional support, and assistance to access community support services as needed.

•Being available and attentive when families need assistance.

•Maintaining accurate records and documentation as required

•May be required to testify in court

•Providing crisis intervention, including referrals to community partners, accessing services and advocating in order to meet family’s needs.

•The ISRS provider monitors and supports family’s self-managed safety, evaluates and report on parental capacity to protect their children.

•Recommends actions and services to the parents and DHS which will improve parent’s ability to care for their children.

•This position adheres to Relief Nursery and FNC policies, procedures, and standards.

Qualifications:

•Minimum bachelor’s degree in social work, mental health, psychology

•At least 2 years’ experience working with high-risk families within past five years

•Respectful, open, unbiased, accepting attitude toward clients and their families

•Cleared background check through DHS and Central Background Check Registry

•Valid Oregon driver’s license and reliable transportation

•Current First Aid/CPR Card (within 30 days of employment)

•Able to effectively handle crisis situations

•Possess cultural awareness and sensitivity

•Be compassionate and understanding

•Taking initiative and presenting a positive attitude when faced with adversity

•Time Management

•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

•Conflict resolution skills

•Solution oriented

Teacher/Care Coordinator - Jackson County

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This position will start in August 2017

General Position Description:  The Teacher/Care Coordinator position is at the hub of Relief Nursery Therapeutic Early Childhood Program. Working as part of a team, this position provides a comprehensive, therapeutic and developmentally appropriate early childhood classroom experience, and family support through home visitation, for a group of children and their parents.

Schedule:  40 hour per week, Monday through Friday

Compensation: $15 – $17/hour

Role and Responsibilities:

This position facilitates a therapeutic early childhood classroom and provides family support in accordance with Relief Nursery and Child Care licensing standards.

  • The intent of this position is to strategically meet the developmental needs (including social, emotional, gross/fine motor, and cognitive development) of at-risk young in the classroom and to provide parents with related support to meet the needs of their children.
  • The Therapeutic Early Childhood Program integrates children’s and individual group goals, physical environment, routines, curriculum, classroom relationships, screening and assessment, readiness to learn stands and individual family issues to insure therapeutic developmentally appropriate experiences for children and families.

This position adheres to Relief Nursery, Child Care licensing, and FNC policies, procedures, and standards

  • Planning and preparing for developmentally appropriate classroom activities with individual children in mind.
  • Team teaching in an early childhood therapeutic classroom Monday through Thursday
  • Maintaining a safe, inviting, and developmentally appropriate classroom setting that promotes social and emotional regulation and support.
  • Establishing stable routines and consistent boundaries and limits that are responsive to the needs and developmental levels of the children
  • Maintaining accurate records and documentation as required
  • Working effectively with volunteers
  • Visiting families in their homes at least once per month, providing parenting support, and social and emotional support
  • Completing semi-annual developmental assessments with families
  • Providing crisis intervention, including referrals to community partners, accessing services and advocating in order to meet family’s needs.
  • Participating in regular reflective supervision with supervision
  • Participating in training, workshops and seminars
  • Completing 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:
Required:

  • Associate or Bachelor 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 driver’s license and reliable transportation
  • Current First Aid/CPR Card (within 30 days of employment)
  • Current Oregon Food Handlers Card

Skills Requirements:

  • Knowledge of child development and early education theories and practice
  • Possess cultural awareness and sensitivity
  • Be compassionate and understanding
  • Taking initiative and presenting a positive attitude when faced with adversity
  • Time Management — Managing one’s own time and the time of others
  • Active Listening — Giving full attention to what other people are saying, taking time to understand the points being made, asking questions as appropriate, and not interrupting at inappropriate times.
  • Critical Thinking — Using logic and reasoning to identify the strengths and weaknesses of alternative solutions, conclusions or approaches to problems
  • Active Learning — Understanding the implications of new information for both current and future problem-solving and decision-making.
  • Learning Strategies — Selecting and using training/instructional methods and procedures appropriate for the situation when learning or teaching new things
  • Social Perceptiveness — Being aware of others’ reactions and understanding why they react as they do.
  • Communicate effectively in writing as appropriate for the needs of the audience
  • Speaking — Talking to others to convey information effectively.

Teacher/Care Coordinator - Josephine County

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This position will start in August 2017

General Position Description:  The Teacher/Care Coordinator position is at the hub of Relief Nursery Therapeutic Early Childhood Program. Working as part of a team, this position provides a comprehensive, therapeutic and developmentally appropriate early childhood classroom experience, and family support through home visitation, for a group of children and their parents.

Schedule:  40 hour per week, Monday through Friday

Compensation: $15 – $17/hour

Role and Responsibilities:

This position facilitates a therapeutic early childhood classroom and provides family support in accordance with Relief Nursery and Child Care licensing standards.

  • The intent of this position is to strategically meet the developmental needs (including social, emotional, gross/fine motor, and cognitive development) of at-risk young in the classroom and to provide parents with related support to meet the needs of their children.
  • The Therapeutic Early Childhood Program integrates children’s and individual group goals, physical environment, routines, curriculum, classroom relationships, screening and assessment, readiness to learn stands and individual family issues to insure therapeutic developmentally appropriate experiences for children and families.

This position adheres to Relief Nursery, Child Care licensing, and FNC policies, procedures, and standards

  • Planning and preparing for developmentally appropriate classroom activities with individual children in mind.
  • Team teaching in an early childhood therapeutic classroom Monday through Thursday
  • Maintaining a safe, inviting, and developmentally appropriate classroom setting that promotes social and emotional regulation and support.
  • Establishing stable routines and consistent boundaries and limits that are responsive to the needs and developmental levels of the children
  • Maintaining accurate records and documentation as required
  • Working effectively with volunteers
  • Visiting families in their homes at least once per month, providing parenting support, and social and emotional support
  • Completing semi-annual developmental assessments with families
  • Providing crisis intervention, including referrals to community partners, accessing services and advocating in order to meet family’s needs.
  • Participating in regular reflective supervision with supervision
  • Participating in training, workshops and seminars
  • Completing 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:
Required:

  • Associate or Bachelor 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 driver’s license and reliable transportation
  • Current First Aid/CPR Card (within 30 days of employment)
  • Current Oregon Food Handlers Card

Skills Requirements:

  • Knowledge of child development and early education theories and practice
  • Possess cultural awareness and sensitivity
  • Be compassionate and understanding
  • Taking initiative and presenting a positive attitude when faced with adversity
  • Time Management — Managing one’s own time and the time of others
  • Active Listening — Giving full attention to what other people are saying, taking time to understand the points being made, asking questions as appropriate, and not interrupting at inappropriate times.
  • Critical Thinking — Using logic and reasoning to identify the strengths and weaknesses of alternative solutions, conclusions or approaches to problems
  • Active Learning — Understanding the implications of new information for both current and future problem-solving and decision-making.
  • Learning Strategies — Selecting and using training/instructional methods and procedures appropriate for the situation when learning or teaching new things
  • Social Perceptiveness — Being aware of others’ reactions and understanding why they react as they do.
  • Communicate effectively in writing as appropriate for the needs of the audience
  • Speaking — Talking to others to convey information effectively.

Substitute Teacher - Medford/Phoenix

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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

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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