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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: Program Aide (Bus Driver/Classroom
DEPARTMENT: Relief Nursery & Preschool Promise
LOCATION: Medford
TRAVEL: Daily
SCHEDULE: Mon-Thurs, up to 40 hours (occasional Fridays)

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:

  • Provide transportation for our classrooms
  • Prepare and serve food according to the USDA guidelines
  • Maintain accurate record keeping
  • Support teaching staff in the classroom
  • Attend mandatory trainings throughout the year
  • Other Duties as assigned

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
  • 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

QUALIFICATIONS & EDUCATIONAL REQUIREMENTS:

  • At least a Step 7 on the Oregon Registry or minimum of 1 year lead teaching 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
  • Oregon Commercial Driver’s License desirable, but not required
  • Reliable personal transportation
  • Completes 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

CORE COMPETENCIES:

  • Building Trust
  • Collaboration
  • Communication
  • Delivering Results
  • Problem solving
  • Taking Initiative
  • Functional knowledge and skills
  • Service to Others/Customer Focus

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

Specific Responsibilities:

Provide transportation for our classrooms

  • Drives vehicle according to FNC bus route and for field trips
  • Performs daily inspection of vehicle to ensure safety of transportation
  • Is responsible for daily needs of vehicle including cleanliness, fuel, and maintenance.

Prepare and Serve food according to the USDA guidelines

  • Picks-up food from off-site kitchen
  • Prepares food for serving and serve according to USDA, safe food handling procedures, and classroom schedule
  • Shops for center needs including food and supplies
  • Keeps kitchen clean and organized

Maintain accurate record keeping

  • Supports USDA program through timely and accurate record keeping
  • Maintains accurate and timely documentation and enters data into required systems

Support teaching staff in the classroom

  • 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
  • Demonstrates a cultural awareness of and sensitivity to the unique needs and conditions of children and families

Attends Mandatory trainings throughout the year

  • Participates in training, workshops, and seminars
  • Completes 20 hours of qualified training and professional development annually

WAGE STEP: $16.68 – $21.28
DEPARTMENT: Parent Education
LOCATION: Medford, Grants Pass, or Phoenix
TRAVEL: Occasionally to class sites
SCHEDULE: 10 – 20 hours per week

POSITION SUMMARY: This position provides essential parent education through the KEEP curriculum at our Phoenix, Grants Pass, and Medford locations. Keep is a 16-week evidence-based program that supports foster families by promoting child well-being and preventing placement breakdowns.

MAJOR RESPONSIBILITIES:
– Attends KEEP trainings
– Schedules KEEP groups (sometimes multiple concurrent groups at once, depending on program needs)
– Assists with the recruitment of foster and kinship parents into KEEP groups
– Co-leads KEEP group sessions for foster and kinship parents (90-minute weekly sessions) and in-home make-up sessions
– Completes the weekly Parent Daily Report (PDR) phone call with each household and enters PDR data into the fidelity website (FIDO)
– Prepares for each session by reviewing the manual material, coaching feedback, and the group’s PDRs, and by printing foster parent handouts
– Works with group co-lead and supervisor to ensure that childcare is available for all KEEP group sessions
– Sets up the room prior to foster and kinship parents’ arrival, e.g., setting up camera, handouts, food and drinks, sign-in roster, name tags, toys, etc. and greeting foster and kinship parents
– Uploads all KEEP session videos to FIDO immediately after each session
– Enters session data into FIDO (attendance, engagement ratings, self-evaluation) immediately after each session
– Prepares for and attends weekly KEEP coaching (occurs via videoconference)

QUALIFICATIONS & EDUCATIONAL REQUIREMENTS:
– Strong social skills
– Time management skills
– Problem-solving skills
– Excellent communication skills
– High School Diploma or equivalent GED
– Central Background Check Registry (within 30 days of employment)
– Recognizing and Reporting Child Abuse and Neglect (within 30 days of employment) – First Aid/CPR Card (within 30 days of employment)
– Food Handler’s Card (within 30 days of employment)

CORE COMPETENCIES:
– Building Trust
– Collaboration
– Communication
– Delivering Results
– Problem solving
– Taking Initiative
– Functional knowledge and skills
– Service to Others/Customer Focus

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
– Driving in potentially hazardous weather or road conditions

POSITION: Navigator     WAGE STEP: $16.67-$21.28
DEPARTMENT: Jackson County
LOCATION: Jackson County       TRAVEL: Daily
SCHEDULE: Monday – Friday 40 hours

POSITION SUMMARY: The navigator position supports DHS involved families, navigating a range of challenges, to work toward self-sufficiency. The position is deeply connected with families involved with the child welfare system. Through intensive case management and family support, the goal is to provide services to help stabilize families as they move toward self-sufficiency and raise safe and healthy children. The Family Nurturing Center 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:

  • Supporting families as they navigate DHS Child Welfare System
  • Reporting safety threats
  • Maintaining compliance with FNS/DHS contract
  • Fostering relationships with community resources

QUALIFICATIONS & EDUCATIONAL REQUIREMENTS:

  • High School Diploma
  • Minimum 2 years’ experience working with high-risk families (within past 5 years)
  • Current clearance in DHS and Childcare licensing background check registry
  • Current Recognizing and Reporting Child Abuse and Neglect (within 30 days of employment)
  • Current First Aid/CPR Card (within 30 days of employment)

CORE COMPETENCIES:

  • Building Trust
  • Collaboration
  • Communication
  • Delivering Results
  • Problem Solving
  • Taking Initiative
  • Functional Knowledge and skills
  • Service to Others/Customer Focus

PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS:

  • Able to effectively handle crisis situations
  • Ability to lift up to 40 pounds
  • Sitting, standing, walking, driving
  • Normal memory, taking into consideration the amount and type of information
  • 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 condition

Specific Responsibilities:

Supporting families as they navigate DHS Child Welfare System

  • Managing a caseload, including daily check-ins, with families living in housing supported by the Family Nurturing Center Coordinating with providers and workers involved with families.
  • Working with families to support self-sufficiency
  • Teach families how to access community resources
  • Being available and attentive when families need assistance
  • Supporting families in their sobriety, obtaining employment, and acting as a safety net resource for families
  • Transporting clients as needed

Reporting Safety threats

  • Assessing the safety of housing
  • Providing crisis intervention, including referrals to community partners, accessing services and advocating in court to meet family needs.

Maintaining Compliance with FNC/DHS contract

  • Administering family assessments
  • Regular reporting to DHS Child Welfare, and maintaining accurate records and documentation
  • Completing semi-annual developmental assessments with families
  • Participating in regular reflective supervision with supervisor
  • Participating in training, workshops and seminars

Fostering relationships with community resources

  • Support in negotiating leases and rental agreements
  • Understanding local community resources for families

POSITION: In Home Safety and Reunification Services (ISRS) – Case Manager
DEPARTMENT: DHS Contracts         WAGE STEP: $16.67-$21.28
LOCATION: Medford                              TRAVEL: Daily
SCHEDULE: Monday – Friday 40 hours

POSITION SUMMARY: In-Home Safety and Reunification Services (ISRS) Case Managers offer families an array of in-home services designed to control a safety threat identified by DHS to help support a reunification plan. This service is provided through in-home observations, supervision and specific intervention. Family Nurturing Center 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:

  • Supporting families through ISRS services
  • Maintaining compliance with FNC/DHS contract
  • Monitor for Safety Threats
  • Complete accurate records and documentation

QUALIFICATIONS & EDUCATIONAL 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
  • Current clearance in DHS Background Check
  • Current Recognizing and Reporting Child Abuse and Neglect (within 30 days of employment)

CORE COMPETENCIES:

  • Building trust
  • Collaboration
  • Communication
  • Delivering Results
  • Problem Solving
  • Taking initiative
  • Functional knowledge and skills
  • Service to others/customer focus

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

Specific Responsibilities:

Supporting families through ISRS services

  • Assist families in understanding what changes the agency has identified as critical in meeting the safety and well-being needs of the children
  • Engage with children, families, relative providers, foster parents and community partners to promote reunification and safe case closure
  • Supervise family interaction between parents and children, provide interventions where needed to promote healthy and safe interactions
  • Use a strength based and trauma informed approach in working with families
  • Support parents in building additional problem-solving skills and parenting strategies

Maintaining compliance with FNC/DHS contract

  • Execute safety plan requirements established by DHS
  • Report to DHS as needed in accordance with the safety plan
  • Attend weekly staffing’s and DHS meetings as required
  • Attend court hearings as needed, may be required to testify in court
  • Participate in weekly reflective supervision
  • Participate in trainings, workshops and seminars

Monitor for Safety threats

  • Ensure safety for all children in the household using observation, supervision and intervention
  • Perform scheduled and unscheduled home visits ranging from 1-5 days a week
  • Provide crisis intervention, including referrals to community partners, accessing services and advocating in order to meet family’s needs.

Complete Accurate records and documentation

  • Complete Monthly reporting to DHS
  • Complete documentation in accordance with state standards and maintain confidential client information
  • Completing Child assessments and make referrals as needed
  • Ensure protections of confidentiality when information is collected, entered into systems, discussed, translated, transmitted and stored