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Employment Opportunities

Full & Part-Time

Lead Children's 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.

Qualifications

  • 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

See below for opportunities currently available and how to apply

Full Time - 2nd shift

Lead Children's Specialist

Staff works on a rotating 2 week schedule.

Week 1: Tuesday - Saturday 3 pm - 11 pm
Week 2: Tuesday - Friday 3 pm - 11 pm

Lead Children's Specialist are also required to pick up 4-6 on call shifts per month. On call shifts are four hours long during evenings and weekends. You must be able to come in with-in 30 minutes if called.

Please e-mail employment application, cover letter, resume & position along with any applicable childcare experience to:
Erin Zorns, Director of Finance and Human Resources at erin@crisisnursery.net

Part-Time

Lead Children's Specialist

Staff works on a rotating 2 week schedule.

Week 1: Saturday, 1st shift, 7 am - 3 pm or Saturday, 2nd shift, 3 pm - 11 pm
Week 2: Sunday, 1st shift, 7 am - 3 pm

Part-time Lead Children's Specialist are also required to pick up 8-12 on call shifts per month. On call shifts are four hours long during evenings and weekends. You must be able to come in with-in 30 minutes if called.

Please e-mail employment application, cover letter, resume & position along with any applicable childcare experience to:
Erin Zorns, Director of Finance and Human Resources at erin@crisisnursery.net

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