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

TO APPLY, please send the following information:

  • A 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)

EMAIL TO: [email protected]

or MAIL TO:
The Family Nurturing Center
212 North Oakdale Ave
Medford, Oregon 97501

Current Open Positions

POSITION: Relief Nursery Respite Teacher   WAGE STEP: $15.13-19.31/hr
DEPARTMENT: Relief Nursery   LOCATION: Medford
REPORTS TO: Relief Nursery Program Manager
SCHEDULE: Part-time, Mon – Fri, 20 hours

POSITION SUMMARY: The FNC 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)