The Family Nurturing Center 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.

Please include:

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

Teacher/Care Coordinator - Jackson County

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This position starts immediately.

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