Employment Opportunities

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

Pumpkin Ball Event Director

Job Summary:

The Pumpkin Ball Event Director is responsible for the overall strategic direction, planning and execution of the Pumpkin Ball, a black-tie fundraiser that is a collaboration between Providence Health Care Foundation (Sacred Heart Children’s Hospital) and Vanessa Behan. In 2019 the Pumpkin Ball raised over $240,000 for Sacred Heart Children’s Hospital and Vanessa Behan, and was voted “Best Charity Gala” by readers of Spokane Coeur d’Alene Living magazine in 2013 and 2014.

The Director will work closely with community volunteers and staff from Providence Health Care Foundation and Vanessa Behan to ensure a successful event, and will contract with and manage event vendors as needed, including but not limited to facilities, catering and audio/visual, registration/guest management as well as managing donations and sponsored items from community businesses and leaders.

Candidates should have a robust and successful event planning background that includes non-profit fundraising events. This is a part-time contract position that requires a 12-month commitment.

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To Apply please email your cover letter and resume directly to Vanessa Behan Executive Director Amy Knapton Vega at amy@vanessabehan.org.

Family Support Specialist

Job Summary:

Primary responsibility is to be the first point of contact for families needing our 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.
  • One year of experience working directly with children, or 2 years of social service education.
  • Ability to follow directions and work effectively with many different personalities.
  • Must be 21 years old to apply or at least 18 years old with one of the following:
    • Have an associate of arts, the equivalent degree, or greater
    • 2 academic years in an identified field of study

*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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Vanessa Behan upholds a drug free work environment. This includes the use of Marijuana.

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