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)

Program Aide (Bus Driver/Classroom)

Program Aide (Bus Driver/Classroom)

POSITION SUMMARY: This position provides safe and efficient transportation to and from the Family Nurturing Center (FNC) and serves as a community liaison to parents and families. This position also provides support across all FNC Relief Nursery and Preschool Promise classrooms as the third staff member or as a teacher substitute. This position is responsible for daily inspections of the FNC vehicle and is responsible for food pick-up and preparations in accordance with USDA standards. FNC 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:

  • Drives vehicle according to FNC bus route and for field trips
  • Performs daily inspection of vehicle to ensure safety of transportation
  • Picks-up food from off-site kitchen
  • Prepares food for serving and serve according to USDA, safe food handling procedures, and classroom schedule.
  • Supports USDA program through timely and accurate record keeping
  • Washes dishes
  • Maintains cleanliness of both vehicle and kitchen
  • Shops for center needs including food and supplies
  • Supports an inclusive, safe, inviting, nurturing, well organized, and developmentally appropriate therapeutic classroom that promotes social and emotional regulation and school readiness
  • Supports stable routines and consistent boundaries and limits that are responsive to the needs and developmental levels of the children
  • Plays and interacts with children
  • Relates to children and parents with sensitivity, respect, and in a non-judgmental manner
  • Adheres to Oregon Child Care licensing, health, safety and sanitation standards in the classroom
  • Participates in training, workshops, and seminars
  • Completes 20 hours of qualified training and professional development annually
  • Maintains accurate and timely documentation and enters data into required systems
  • Demonstrates a cultural awareness of and sensitivity to the unique needs and conditions of children and families

QUALIFICATIONS & EDUCATIONAL REQUIREMENTS:

  • Teacher Qualified per Oregon Early Learning Division standards
  • Current clearance in Central Background Check Registry
  • Valid Oregon and unrestricted driver’s license, proof of auto insurance, and a safe driving record
  • Oregon Commercial Driver’s License (desirable but not required)
  • Reliable personal transportation
  • The following trainings within 30 days of employment:
  • Current First Aid/CPR Card
  • Current Food Handler’s Card
  • Current Recognizing and Reporting Child Abuse and Neglect
  • Current Health and Safety training through ODE ELD
  • Current Safe Sleep training through ODE ELD

PHYSICAL/MENTAL 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)
  • Able to effectively handle crisis situations

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