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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 your resume to Erin Zorns

    Include the position you are applying for in the subject line. Include any applicable experience. Cover letter optional.

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

Openings on our team

Full & Part Time

Part Time Openings on 1st, 2nd, & 3rd Shifts

Lead Children's Specialist

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.  This position reports to the Director of Programming.
Email resume, cover letter (optional), and applicable experience to erin@crisisnursery.net

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.

Physical 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

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 pm - 10 pm
3rd Shift Hours: 10:45 pm - 7:15 am

Full Time

2nd Shift

Crisis Support Specialist

Crisis Support Specialist manages Crisis Nursery’s 24/7 crisis line. Responsibilities include scheduling crisis care, ensuring adequate supervision of children, and documenting services. The Crisis Support Specialist greets and directs individuals entering the facility, works with families to schedule care, conducts intakes/exit interviews, identifies and responds to family needs, and makes referrals. The Crisis Support Specialist reports to the Program Coordinator.

Essential duties:

  • Answers Crisis Line, schedules crisis care, and directs phone calls to the appropriate staff person.
  • Schedules children, prioritizes families, and maintains a safe ratio of children: adults.
  • Completes all parent intake and exit interviews.
  • Performs detailed health assessments (body chart if appropriate) of each child upon intake.
  • Conducts family assessments and surveys with clients; takes appropriate action when needed to follow up on results.
  • Ensures all paperwork is correct and updated, including data collection and client files.
  • Provides families with detailed information about their child’s time at the Nursery.
  • Performs follow-up calls to all Crisis Nursery clients and makes referrals to Strong Families Program, when appropriate.
  • Maintains the Program Office by greeting individuals, keeping office supplies stocked, orders meals, calls the laundry services, and ensures all paperwork is up-to-date and completed.
  • Assists in training new staff and interns on Program Office responsibilities.
  • Ensures the needs of families are identified and referrals are made if necessary.
  • Coordinates volunteer needs, information and concerns with the Volunteer Coordinator.
  • Organizes volunteer schedule, tracks no-show volunteers, manages rescheduling and call-ins.
  • Collaborates with the Lead Children’s Specialist regarding daily volunteer information and the care and scheduling of children.
  • Coordinates introductions between new volunteers and the Lead Children’s Specialist.
  • Assures a healthy, safe and clean environment for children.
  • Interacts with children while following the Crisis Nursery philosophy.
  • Works alongside Safe Children staff with nightly routines when needed (i.e. baths and bedtime)
  • Attends weekly team meetings, bi-monthly all-staff meetings, and monthly CA meetings.
  • Provides annual professional development in-service to Crisis Nursery staff related to community resources.

Organizational Expectations:     

  • Ability to deal effectively with children and families in crisis
  • 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.
  • Effective time management and organizational skills

 Position Qualifications:

  • 25 years of age or older preferred.
  • Bachelor’s degree in Social Work, Psychology, Child Development or a Related Field is preferred
  • Background in crisis intervention, general counseling
  • 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 hear a child speaking or crying
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