Employment Opportunities

Full Time

Family Specialist

Job Description

Family Specialist provides support to Crisis Nursery families and their children aged birth-3 through parenting education, group-work, home-visiting, coordination with crisis/respite care, and community outreach. Family Specialist works with families facing child maltreatment risk factors, including perinatal depression, with the intention of strengthening the family unit and improving family stability. Candidate must have experience working with children and families, strong public speaking skills, experience with diverse populations, and experience in planning and leading support groups and play groups. Must be willing to work flexible hours, including some nights/weekends.

Essential Duties

    Case Coordination

  • Identifies and serves families deemed eligible for Prevention Initiative and Beyond Blue services.
  • Utilizes the Baby TALK model for service delivery
  • Build and maintain positive, cooperative and effective relationships with families and colleagues.
  • Facilitates Parent-Child Interaction Groups, Parent Education classes, and support groups.
  • Perform home visits and provides crisis counseling for clients with the goal of child safety, family stability and parent education.
  • Make referrals and build relationships with other service providers to support client and monitor progress
  • Sets up respite plans for families, as appropriate and monitors time used
  • Maintains complete client files with referrals and case notes
  • Administers all necessary surveys (Edinburgh & Program Outcome Surveys)
  • Administers Ages and Stages Development and Social Emotional Assessment services
  • Enters program data into Crisis Nursery databases

    Outreach & Collaboration

  •  Represents the organization at speaking engagements, meetings and outreach events
  • Collaborates with other community agencies and organizations
  • Provides tours to the community and shares about Crisis Nursery services and programs
  • Attends staff and team meetings
  • Writes testimonials about work with clients for use in publications and reports

Qualifications

    Education & Training

  • Master’s degree in Social Work, Human Services Field, Child Development, Early Childhood Education from an accredited school or equivalent preferred

    Experience

  • Three to five years work experience with children, at least two of which are in institutional or other residential group care programs or equivalent

    Knowledge

  • Advanced level of knowledge of early childhood development principles and practices
  • Advanced knowledge of database management
  • Advanced level of knowledge of MS Word, Excel, Outlook and PowerPoint
  • Intermediate level of knowledge of early childhood laws, regulations, and licensing
  • Basic knowledge of principles of continuous quality improvement

    Skills

  • Excellent leadership and interpersonal communication skills
  • Excellent skills in identifying and managing measurable goals and objectives
  • Excellent skills in verbal and written communication, problem solving, and multi-tasking
  • Excellent skills in cultural and linguistic sensitivity
  • Excellent skills in protecting extremely confidential information and quickly processing information
  • Excellent time management and organizational skills and the ability to prioritize
  • Excellent database knowledge and data entry skills
  • Ability to manage changing and conflicting priorities
  • Deductive and inductive reasoning
  • Ability to speak Spanish preferred

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

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

Part-Time Position

Lead Children's Specialist

Staff works on a rotating 2 week schedule.

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.

Week 1
Saturday 7AM to 3PM or 3 PM to 11PM
Sunday 3 pm to 11pm
Monday 3pm to 11pm

Week 2
Saturday 3pm-11pm
Sunday 3pm to 11pm
Friday 7am to 3pm or 3pm to 11pm

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 Position

Lead Children's Specialist

Staff works on a rotating 2 week schedule.

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.

Friday 11pm to 7am
Saturday 11pm to 7am
Sunday 11pm to 7am
Monday 11pm to 7am

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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