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The mission of the Relief Nursery is to prevent the cycle of child abuse and neglect through early intervention that focuses on building successful and resilient children and strengthening parents. Our staff provide a unique array of comprehensive family support services from therapeutic early childhood classrooms to alcohol & drug recovery support, that are easily accessible to low-income parents with children up to six years of age who are at high risk for abuse or neglect. At the core of the Relief Nursery is the belief in focusing on, and building upon, the strength of each family we serve.

We welcome applicants of diverse backgrounds and strive to hire individuals interested in the unique, challenging, and rewarding career opportunities that help support this mission. We support our employees with an environment in which they can feel safe, respected, and valued. Then we throw in a comprehensive benefits package, opportunities for professional development and training, a healthy work-life balance, and the occasional treat from the kitchen!

Relief Nursery is an equal opportunity employer strongly committed to diversity, equity, and inclusion in the workplace.

If you think this sounds like a place you’d like to work, we’d love to see what you have to offer!


Relief Nursery strives to offer a competitive and comprehensive benefits package to employees. Benefitted positions (30+ hours per week) include:

Healthcare Coverage

Affordable healthcare coverage with dependent coverage available.

Dental Coverage

Low-cost dental coverage available.

403(b) Retirement Savings Plan

Employees are eligible to begin contributing upon hire. Relief Nursery also provides an annual match to eligible employees.

Generous Paid Time Off

We believe in the value of work-life balance at Relief Nursery and offer a generous amount of paid leave to help make this balance possible. This includes five weeks of paid vacation time and two personal days per year. We also offer seven paid holidays and both full and part-time employees are provided with paid sick leave.

Mileage Reimbursement

Interested in Applying?

Take a look at our current openings below! We’d love to see what you have to offer.

Studies have shown that women and people of color are less likely to apply for jobs unless they believe they meet every one of the qualifications as described in a job description. We are most interested in finding the best candidate for the job, and that candidate may be one who comes from a less traditional background. If you are interested in applying, we encourage you to think broadly about your background and qualifications for the role.

  1. Send a Cover Letter AND Resume to the e-mail below or as indicated in the job description (no phone calls please);
  2. Please state the position you are applying for in the subject line.

Lindsey Steele
Director of Administration & Human Resources

Applicants must be able to pass a Criminal Background Check through the Oregon Child Care Division and provide a 3 year driving record. We also require a pre-employment drug screen, including marijuana, as Relief Nursery is a Drug-Free Workplace.

Current Openings:


We are searching for someone interesting in filling the position of Cook at our Springfield site. You will spend your time preparing flavorful and nourishing snacks and meals for Relief Nursery programs including classrooms, family events, meetings and trainings. This position ensures we’re meeting USDA requirements and maintaining the kitchen at standards determined by the Sanitation Department.  The Cook also coordinates menu planning, ordering, and maintains the supplemental food pantry. This is a benefitted position. For a full job description, click here.

Facilities Coordinator

We are looking for an experienced Facilities Coordinator to help maintain our buildings, grounds and outdoor play areas, and equipment at both our Eugene and Springfield sites. Among other tasks, the Facilities Manger will work with outside vendors and contractors to facilitate the major repair and maintenance of buildings, self-perform minor repairs, and conduct preventative maintenance and cleaning of the building and grounds. This position also helps to ensure we are compliant in areas like fire and safety code. For a full job description, click here.

Licensed Therapist – Therapeutic Early Childhood Program

We are hiring for an Licensed Therapist to help support the children and families that participate in our Therapeutic Early Childhood Program. This is a unique opportunity to make a difference in the lives of children and families in need. The position provides therapeutic support and skill development to children in an early childhood classroom setting, as well as family therapy, basic needs support and case coordination. For a full job description, click here.

A & D Outreach Specialist

We are currently hiring for an A & D Outreach Specialist to help support our mission to support and build the strength of each family we serve . This position provides peer support to mandated parents from DHS – Child Welfare. Support consists of home visits, telephone contacts, transportation in order to remove barriers on client action plan, referrals to community support agencies and local treatment centers, and advocacy.   The Outreach Specialist will work with the Program Supervisor and DHS caseworkers to design and implement education, referral, and parent components of the Relief Nursery program. For a full job description, click here.

Budget & Finance Manager

The Budget & Finance Manager is a contributing member of the management team at Relief Nursery. The position participates in collaborative problem solving and strategic planning while overseeing the financial activity of the Relief Nursery, including preparing current financial reports, providing current and historical financial information to assist with financial decisions made by the Board of Directors and other Relief Nursery staff, conducting and reporting conclusions of financial analyses, preparing reports on financial issues that may affect the fiscal operations of the Nursery, and assisting with overall organization and program budgeting.  Additionally, the Budget & Finance Manager establishes systems for financial controls and is responsible for ensuring the fiscal integrity of the Nursery’s financial information. For a full job description, click here.

Substitute Teacher

Our substitute teachers primarily assist and support teachers carrying out developmentally appropriate and therapeutic preschool activities. They encourage the social, emotional, physical, and cognitive development of children and to attend to their safety and well being. For a full job description, click here.

Substitute Cook

The substitute cook is responsible for preparing snacks and meals as necessary for Relief Nursery programs including classrooms, parent events and meetings. For a full job description, click here.

Teacher/Home Visitor

As a Teacher/Home Visitor within the Therapeutic Early Childhood Program, you’ll perform the responsibilities for the dual role of classroom teacher and home visitor using developmentally appropriate and therapeutic early childhood classroom experiences and family support. Both full and part-time positions available. For a full job description, click here for full-time or here for part-time.

Mentor Coordinator for Veterans Treatment Court

The Mentor Coordinator is responsible for working with veteran participants in the Veterans Treatment Court (VTC) by providing peer support in the courtroom environment and in the community. The Mentor Coordinator will also oversee volunteer veteran mentors and be responsible for recruitment, screening and selecting candidates, and providing training. For a full job description, click here.

Respite Provider- Navigator Assistant 

As a Respite Provider – Navigator Assistant, you’ll provide much needed respite for the clients of the Family Navigator Program using a therapeutic approach and focusing on awareness of emotions and positive social interactions.  When not providing respite services, the position will assist Navigators as needed. For a full job description, click here.

“My role as a Peer Support Specialist feels like much more than a job, it’s a chance for me to give back to people who are in the same position I was.”
– Robert Jubber, Peer Support Specialist

I’ve been with Relief Nursey for almost 16 years. I am the bilingual intake worker in the Outreach program. I enjoy visiting the families and having their children in our Respite program. Watching the children and families thrive and grow with us is amazing. It’s been a blessing being able to work for such an extraordinary agency.”  – Linda Ronquillo, Bilingual Outreach Specialist