Childcare Worker

Family and Youth Support Portland, Oregon


Description

Childcare Worker
Portland, OR

Part-time/Relief

Job Summary: 

The Childcare Worker position is an on-call relief position providing supervision and activities to groups of children while caregivers participate in day and evening groups/classes offered by Morrison’s Infant & Early Childhood Program. This position is responsible for creating a nurturing and safe environment for children and providing structured age-appropriate activities for children age 2-8 and giving a positive group/class experience for families. 

Program: Early Childhood Consultation

Child and Family Consultation is a service that screens children and consults with parents, early childhood care and education staff, and other providers about plans to support individual children. Program-Level Consultation supports early childhood care and education staff to build capacity to support children’s social and emotional skills. This includes providing staff training and development, regarding general early childhood social, emotional, and behavioral issues, and support for managing early behavioral challenges in preschool children. Program-Level Consultation also provides teacher assessments and coaching, using evidence-based models to build early care and education staff’s capacity to improve classroom practices.

 

Responsibilities:

  • Responsible for planning and providing structured recreation activities for children of various ages while their parents are attending parenting groups.
  • Maintains direct sight and sound supervision to ensure the safety of all children in childcare and reports any critical incidents to the Administrative and Childcare Coordinator.
  • Provides meal support for children.
  • Greets and interacts positively with group leaders and parents/caregivers.
  • Maintains regular communication with supervisor.
  • Supports Administrative and Childcare Coordinator with set-up and clean-up for groups and activities.
  • Participate in the practice and continuing implementation of the Sanctuary Model.
  • Other duties as assigned to ensure successful operation of program/department.

 

 

Education and Work Experience:

  • High School Diploma or equivalency required.
  • Minimum of one year of experience working with children birth to 12 in a structured environment.
  • Works effectively as a team member.

 

Preferred Experience: 

  • Conversational Bilingual Spanish

 

Other Requirements: 

  • Pass a DHS criminal history background 
  • Hold a valid drivers’ license. Must be licensed in Oregon or Washington within 30 days of hire.
  • If driving personal vehicle, must maintain minimum auto insurance policy.



 

Starting Pay Range: 

Starting at $15.50/hour

 

Why join us?

  • Growth Opportunities- Morrison values its employees and provides leadership training to see our employees thrive and grow. Promotion from within is encouraged and seen throughout the organization.
  • Benefits and Perks – Extensive benefit package includes medical, dental and vision coverage. Company provided Life and Long-Term Disability. Paid vacation and sick time.
  • We make a difference in our community – At Morrison we provide a comprehensive continuum of mental health, substance abuse and prevention and education services for youth, from birth through age 21. We work with families and communities to make a difference in every child’s life.
  • Student Loan Forgiveness Options- Morrison is a non-profit mental health organization so working with us, you could qualify for student loan forgiveness through the Public Service Loan Forgiveness program. At Morrison, Qualified Mental Health Professionals may also qualify for student loan repayment.
  • Professional Development provided! We provide professional development in many ways, encouraging growth and expansion for our staff. Early Childhood provides extensive training for early childhood work.

 

  About Us: 

Morrison Child and Family Services is a non-profit organization that provides a comprehensive array of services to children, adolescents, and their families.   

  

Visit our website to learn more about our mission and history and our strategy for accomplishing our goal of achieving significant, positive, and long-term clinical outcomes for the clients we serve. 

  

At Morrison we celebrate diversity. Through our commitment to equity and inclusion, we support our communities by working with compassion, integrity, and dedication to social justice. We strive to create an inclusive and anti-racist organization by ensuring that racial identity will not determine or predict the quality of trauma-informed care a child receives.  
 

We strive to Create a Diverse, Inclusive environment to Better Serve our Clients. 
We are an Equal Opportunity Employer. 

 

 Morrison employees are offered a variety of plans to help address their health and welfare needs, as well as the needs of their families.  Many of these benefits are paid in whole, or in part by Morrison and others are offered as a voluntary option to be paid for by the employee through payroll deductions.  Our comprehensive benefits package includes Medical, Prescription, Vision, Dental, Flexible Spending Accounts, Employer-Paid Life, AD&D and LTD, and an Employee Assistance Program (EAP).  In addition to these plans, employees may purchase additional voluntary life insurance, short-term disability, critical illness and accident coverage through Unum.