You can make a big difference in so many ways.
Below is a list of volunteering, fundraising, board membership and staff opportunities.

See what volunteering for Family Nurturing Center means to Jane and Steve.

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Steps to Become a Volunteer

1. Complete our Volunteer Application

2. Meet with the Volunteer Coordinator for a tour and to learn more about our programs

3. Complete the CBR (background check through the Oregon Child Care Division)

4. If applying for classroom volunteering, participate in a group volunteer orientation with the Clinical Director

5. Create your schedule with our Volunteer Coordinator

6. Begin volunteering!

Board Member

Board members meet monthly to advise FNC leaders and govern the Family Nurturing Center. They oversee policy, set direction, and promote the organization to support our mission and help us meet our needs.

CALL: 541-779-5242, or

Fundraising and Events

Whether we’re organizing an annual fundraiser, preparing for a monthly open house or simply hosting a family fun event for our client, we always need extra help. If you like planning and scheduling, as well as set up and clean up at these events, we would welcome your help!

Ambassador

Host a house party or birthday party to introduce your friends, family, and colleagues to the wonderful work we do here at FNC. By encouraging financial support, you allow us to broaden and deepen our impact.

Therapeutic Classroom Volunteer

Classroom volunteers offer direct support to our teachers and help our children form strong bonds of trust with their peers, their teachers, and the learning environments around them. We ask that you plan to volunteer with the same class for no less than six months.

Parenting Education Support Volunteer

Our Parent Education program always needs help with childcare during our parenting classes and special family events. Our monthly therapeutic arts workshops are a perfect chance to be creative while helping a child feel safe and create meaningful artwork.

Farm Program Volunteer

Our Farm Program volunteers keep our farm in working order. Our farm manager will put you to work planting, weeding, and tending to our produce. If you like to be outdoors and work with your hands, this is the volunteer opportunity for you!

Admin/Clerical Support Volunteer

We are always looking for help with filing, photocopying, and other office tasks! If this is something you’re interested in, we can call you in to help our team on an as-needed basis.

Spread the Word

Contact us with your genius social media marketing strategy. If we like it, we’ll put you in charge of it.

Host an Event

We need people! If your up for hosting one of our monthly events in your area, we want to hear from you.

Come Work with Us

Are you a leader who shares our passion for social change? If you’re up to the challenge, submit your resume!

The Family Nurturing Center offers medical, vision, and dental plans, paid time off, sick pay, paid holidays, professional development opportunities, and employee assistance program.

TO APPLY, please send the following information:

– Cover letter detailing your interest in the position and why you are qualified
– A current resume including dates and descriptions of educational background and positions you have held
– Names and phone numbers of three professional references (2 must be from current or former employers)

EMAIL TO: admin@rvfnc.org
or MAIL TO: The Family Nurturing Center, 212 North Oakdale Ave, Medford, Oregon 97501

Open Positions

Preschool Promise Teacher Assistant

Position Summary: The Preschool Promise Teacher Assistant provides a safe and supervised educational setting for children that promotes their social, emotional, physical and cognitive development, and develops partnerships with parents and encourages their involvement. FNC Programs strengthen families through the development of Protective Factors, which reduce the risk of child abuse and neglect and support effective parenting in at-risk populations.

Duties & Responsibilities:

  • Adhering to Oregon Child Care licensing, health, safety and sanitation standards in the classroom.
  • Maintaining an inclusive, safe, inviting, nurturing, well organized, and developmentally appropriate classroom that promotes social and emotional regulation and support
  • Establishing stable routines and consistent boundaries and limits that are responsive to the needs and developmental levels of the children
  • Supports Teacher in planning and facilitating a developmentally appropriate early childhood program that promotes development in all domains
  • Demonstrating a cultural awareness of and sensitivity to the unique needs and conditions of children and families, and relates to children and parents with respect in a non-judgemental manner.
  • Maintaining accurate records and documentation as required. Completes Assessment and Screening on children.
  • Energetically playing and work with children (bend, get down and up off the floor, and lift 40 pounds)
  • Participates in regular reflective supervision with supervisor
  • Completes 20 hours of qualified training and professional development annually (per licensing year). Some hours may be provided by FNC and the ELD however employees are responsible to ensure they meet training hour requirements.
  • Attend mandatory trainings.

Qualifications, Education, and Experience:

  • An Associate Degree in Early Childhood Education, Education, Psychology or related field Preferred
  • Minimum attainment of Level 7, or higher, on the Oregon Registry
  • Minimum of one year experience in an early childhood classroom
  • A minimum of one-year experience in an early childhood classroom
  • Current Clearance in Central Background Check Registry
  • Valid Oregon and unrestricted driver’s license, proof of auto insurance, and safe driving record
  • Reliable personal reliable transportation
  • Current First Aid/CPR Card (within 30 days of employment)
  • Current Food Handler’s Card (within 30 days of employment)
  • Current Recognizing and Reporting Child Abuse and Neglect
  • Current Health and Safety training through ODE ELD

Core Competencies:

  • Integrity/Honesty: Behaves in an honest, fair, and ethical manner. Shows consistency in words and actions. Models high standards of ethics.
  • Continual Learning: Assesses and recognizes own strengths and weaknesses; pursues self-development.
  • Flexibility: Is open to change and new information; rapidly adapts to new information, changing conditions, or unexpected obstacles.
  • Interpersonal skills: Treats others with courtesy, sensitivity, and respect. Considers and responds appropriately to the needs and feelings of different people in different situations.

Physical Requirements:

  • Ability to physically interact with children ages birth through five years, including bending getting down and up off the floor, lifting up to 40 lbs, and managing sudden movements
  • Sitting, standing and driving
  • Vision and hearing within normal range (with or without corrections)

Hazards:

  • May come into contact with children who are ill and/or contagious
  • Entering potentially unsafe, unstable, or unsanitary living conditions
  • Driving in potentially hazardous weather or road conditions

 

Desired:

  • Bi-lingual/Bi-Cultural in English & Spanish
  • Awareness of children’s mental health issues