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Why Crisis Nursery?

At Crisis Nursery, you will be making a difference in the lives of others and will work as a part of a team, no matter your job description!

Employment opportunities at the Nursery may include:
Family Specialist Do you want to work with families? Our Family Specialists work within our Strong Families program. They spend their time working directly with families through home visiting, play groups, and support groups.
Lead Children's Specialist Do you want to work directly with the children we serve? This position is for you! As a part of our Safe Children program, Lead Children's Specialists are out on the floor with the children who are in our care.
Crisis Support Specialist & Crisis Advocates Do you want to be on the "frontlines" of the Nursery? Our Crisis Support Specialists and Crisis Advocates do exactly that. They are the first point of contact when someone calls our crisis line and when they come in to the Nursery.
Administration Our administrative team is multifaceted! These positions include everything from donor communications to volunteer coordination, finance to event planning, and marketing to programming.

Let us introduce you to the members of Our Team!

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How to Apply

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    Check out our open positions below!

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    Email Erin Zorns

    Include your resume, cover letter, any applicable experience, three references, and the position you are applying for.

Don't see a position available that suits your strengths? Check back again later or become a volunteer!

Openings on our team

Shifts at Crisis Nursery

Crisis Nursery works a two-week rotating schedule. Exact shift times may vary for full vs part time positions.

1st Shift Hours: 6:45 am - 3:15 pm
2nd Shift Hours: 2:45 pm - 11:15 pm
3rd Shift Hours: 10:45 pm - 7:15 am

Lead Childrens Specialist

Job Description

Lead Children’s Specialist provides direct client care for children, newborn through six years of age, who are voluntarily placed by guardians at Crisis Nursery.  They will engage in intentional, developmentally and trauma-informed interventions to prevent child abuse and neglect, provide security, and provide care that helps children and strengthens families.  The Lead Children’s Specialist reports to the Director of Programming.

Essential Duties

  • Provide direct care for children in a healthy and nurturing care environment.
  • Plan and implement social-emotional, educational, and recreational age appropriate activities for children.
  • Assist children to develop safe and appropriate ways of interacting and expressing their feelings.
  • Manage children’s behavior with the purpose of reinforcing positive behaviors and de-escalating challenging behaviors while processing the situation and providing alternatives in a positive manner.
  • Maintain accurate placement of logs of child’s daily activities meals.
  • Prepare for shift by reading children’s files, admission information, parent identified goals and other relevant information.
  • Complete other duties as assigned to meet agency needs.

Organizational Expectations             

  • Model healthy, professional behavior while working with children, families, staff and volunteers you come into contact with at the Nursery
  • Communicate effectively with other staff, supervisors, and volunteers.
  • Work as part of a team to complete duties and meet agency needs.
  • Work with diverse economic, cultural, and racial backgrounds.


  • Must be 21 years of age or older.
  • 2 years college credit or 2 years of experience in early childhood education required
  • CPR / First Aid certification, or be willing to complete certification
  • Skills needed to succeed:
    • Ability to work both independently and collaboratively to make decisions under pressure in a fast-paced, ever changing environment.
    • Ability to work with other staff on shift to ensure proper care of children and that daily duties are completed.
    • Ability to communicate effectively.
    • Passionate about the Nursery’s mission and values.

Psychological Considerations

  • Ability to bend from a standing position
  • Ability to lift and carry up to 40 pounds
  • Ability to sit on the floor and rise quickly
  • Ability to hear a child speaking or crying
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Copy of Schedule 3rd Shift (13)
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