Employment

Employment

The Vanessa Behan Crisis Nursery is seeking applicants for the following positions. Applications will be accepted until the positions are filled.

Child Development Specialist

Job Summary:

The Child Development Specialist develops and implements the developmentally appropriate activities the children will engage in while visiting the Nursery. The Child Development Specialist spends 80% of the time doing hands on training of staff working directly with the children. The Child Development Specialist will provide support for children exhibiting emotional and behavioral concerns.

Minimum Requirements:

  • 2 years of successful full-time experience working with young children and latency age children.
  • Bachelor’s degree in an Early Childhood Education preferred, a related degree considered.
  • A thorough understanding of Washington State’s Mandated Reporter law, and Spokane community resources.

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To apply please email a resume and cover letter to Kristena@vanessabehan.org.

Family Support Specialist

Job Summary:

Primary responsibility is to be the first point of contact for families needing Nursery services both on the phone and in person.  Will be primarily responsible for assessing the level of need of each family and providing appropriate immediate services, including crisis counseling, and any case management or referral that is necessary to create and maintain a safe environment for children.

Minimum Requirements:

  • Bachelor’s degree in a social service or related field required.
  • Must possess a thorough understanding of Washington State’s child welfare/protection system, and Spokane community resources.

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House Parent

House Parents provide care to children, age birth through six years under the direct supervision of the Lead House Parent.  They are responsible for providing safe, nurturing, fun, and age appropriate activities during the daily routine.  House Parents are responsible for daily upkeep of childcare areas and items used by and for children.

Minimum Qualifications:

  • Ability and desire to work with children.
  • Prefer two years experience working with children in a child-care or crisis care setting.
  • Ability to follow directions and work effectively with many different personalities.
  • Must be at least 18 years old to apply.

*PLEASE NOTE: If there are no available positions at the time you apply we will keep your application on file and contact qualified candidates when a position becomes available. Our House Parent application is left on the internet all year long, however we may not always have open positions. Thank you very much.

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Internships & Practicum

If you are in a program through one of the local universities/colleges and are interested in internship/practicum opportunities please download and complete the attached application.

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The Vanessa Behan Crisis Nursery upholds a drug free work environment. This includes the use of Marijuana.

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