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)

Preschool Promise Teacher

Preschool Promise Teacher

General Position Description: The Preschool Promise Teacher provides a safe and supervised educational setting for children that promotes their social, emotional, physical and cognitive development, and develops partnerships with parents and encourages their involvement.

Duties & Responsibilities:

  • Adhering to Oregon Child Care licensing, health, safety and sanitation standards in the classroom.
  • Maintaining an inclusive, safe, inviting, nurturing, well organized, and developmentally appropriate classroom 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
  • Planning and facilitating a developmentally appropriate early childhood program that promotes development in all domains
  • Demonstrating 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.
  • Maintaining accurate records and documentation as required. Completes Assessment and Screening on children.
  • Plans and teaches a kindergarten readiness class with developmentally appropriate classroom activities
  • Energetically playing and work with children (bend, get down and up off the floor, and lift 40 pounds)
  • Participates in regular reflective supervision with supervisor
  • Completes 20 hours of qualified training and professional development annually (per licensing year). Some hours may be provided by FNC and the ELD however employees are responsible to ensure they meet training hour requirements.
  • Attend mandatory trainings.
  • Supervise Assistant and possibly floater.

Qualifications, Education, and Experience:

  • Bachelor Degree in Early Childhood Education, Education, Psychology or related field
  • Minimum attainment of Level 9, or higher, on the 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 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

Skills & Abilities Requirements:

  • Compassion, understanding, and can demonstrate a respectful, open, unbiased, accepting attitude toward clients families
  • Maintains confidentiality of sensitive information
  • Ability to effectively handle crisis situations
  • Demonstrates cultural awareness and sensitivity
  • Takes initiative and presents a positive attitude when faced with adversity
  • Effective time management and organizational skills
  • Sound judgement and creative problem-solving ability
  • Ability to work as an FNC team member, as well as with other community agencies
  • Understands a strengths-based approach to working with children and families

Core Competencies:

  • Integrity/Honesty
  • Interpersonal Skills
  • Continual Learning
  • Resilience
  • Oral and Written Communication
  • Flexibility
  • Problem Solving

Physical Requirements:

  • Ability to physically interact with children ages birth through five years, including bending, getting up and down off the floor, lifting up to 40 lbs, and managing sudden movements
  • Sitting, standing, and 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

Desired:

  • Bi-lingual/Bi-Cultural in English & Spanish
  • Awareness of children’s mental health issues

FTE: 1.0 (40 hour week) Monday-Friday

Salary is dependent upon experience.

Preschool Promise Assistant Teacher

Preschool Promise Assistant Teacher

General Position Description: The Preschool Promise Assistant Teacher provides a safe and supervised educational setting for children that promotes their social, emotional, physical and cognitive development, and develops partnerships with parents and encourages their involvement.

Duties & Responsibilities:

  • Adhering to Oregon Child Care licensing, health, safety and sanitation standards in the classroom.
  • Maintaining an inclusive, safe, inviting, nurturing, well organized, and developmentally appropriate classroom 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
  • Supports teacher in planning and facilitating a developmentally appropriate early childhood program that promotes development in all domains
  • Demonstrating 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.
  • Maintaining accurate records and documentation as required. Completes Assessment and Screening on children.
  • Supports Teacher in implementing developmentally appropriate classroom activities in a kindergarten readiness class
  • Energetically playing and work with children (bend, get down and up off the floor, and lift 40 pounds)
  • Participates in regular reflective supervision with supervisor
  • Completes 20 hours of qualified training and professional development annually (per licensing year). Some hours may be provided by FNC and the ELD however employees are responsible to ensure they meet training hour requirements.
  • Attend mandatory trainings.

Qualifications, Education, and Experience:

  • An Associate Degree in Early Childhood Education, Education, Psychology or related field Preferred
  • Minimum attainment of Level 7, or higher, on the 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 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

Skills & Abilities Requirements:

  • Compassion, understanding, and can demonstrate a respectful, open, unbiased, accepting attitude toward clients families
  • Maintains confidentiality of sensitive information
  • Ability to effectively handle crisis situations
  • Demonstrates cultural awareness and sensitivity
  • Takes initiative and presents a positive attitude when faced with adversity
  • Effective time management and organizational skills
  • Sound judgement and creative problem-solving ability
  • Ability to work as an FNC team member, as well as with other community agencies
  • Understands a strengths-based approach to working with children and families

Core Competencies:

  • Integrity/Honesty
  • Interpersonal Skills
  • Continual Learning
  • Resilience
  • Oral and Written Communication
  • Flexibility
  • Problem Solving

Physical Requirements:

  • Ability to physically interact with children ages birth through five years, including bending, getting up and down off the floor, lifting up to 40 lbs, and managing sudden movements
  • Sitting, standing, and 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

Desired:

  • Bi-lingual/Bi-Cultural in English & Spanish
  • Awareness of children’s mental health issues

FTE: 1.0 (40 hour week) Monday-Friday

Salary Range: $15-$17/hour, dependent on experience

ISRS Provider (Josephine County)

ISRS Provider (Josephine County)

Education/Experience Requirements:
• Bachelor’s degree in social work, mental health, psychology, education, or related field.
• At least 2 years of experience working with high risk families within the last five years.
• Must have respectful, open, unbiased, accepting attitude toward clients and their families.

General Responsibilities and Duties:
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 or help support a reunification plan. This service is provided through in-home observation, supervision, and specific intervention.

ISRS providers support families with basic parenting assistance, stress reduction, increasing social and emotional support, and assistance to access community support services as needed. The ISRS provider also monitors and supports family’s self-managed safety, evaluates and reports on parental capacity to protect their children, and recommends actions and services to the parents and DHS which will improve parents’ ability to care for their children.
ISRS Providers maintain accurate records and documentation as required, and may be requested to testify in court.
ISRS Providers work as part of a collaborative team with community partners.

FTE: 1.0 (40 hour week); some evening hours may be required

Salary Range: $16-$18/hour, dependent on experience

Teacher/Care Coordinator

Teacher/Care Coordinator

Salary: $15 – $17/ hour

General Position Description: Teacher/Care Coordinators work in a teaching dyad to provide a comprehensive, therapeutic and developmentally appropriate early childhood classroom experience, and family support through home visitation, for a group of children and their parents. 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.

Major Responsibilities:
• Team teaches in an early childhood therapeutic classroom
• Home Visitation – care coordination for classroom families, including monthly home visits, parenting support, crisis intervention and advocacy for family needs
• Plans, prepares, and maintains a safe, inviting, and developmentally appropriate classroom setting that promotes individual children’s healthy social and emotional growth
• Energetically plays and works with children (bend, get down and up off the floor, and lift 40 pounds)
• Maintains accurate and timely documentation and enters data into required systems
• Rides center bus

Qualifications & Educational Requirements:
• Associate or bachelor’s 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 reliable 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

Core Competencies:
• Integrity/Honesty
• Interpersonal Skills
• Continual Learning
• Resilience
• Oral and Written Communication
• Flexibility
• Problem Solving

Physical Requirements:
• Ability to physically interact with children ages birth through five years, including bending, getting down and up off the floor
• Ability to lift up to 40 pounds
• 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