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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 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 indicated in the job description (no phone calls please). If no email is indicated, please send to the email address below;
  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:

Family Navigator/ISRS Worker

Relief Nursery has openings for our new combined Family Navigator/ISRS Worker position. The Family Navigator role will assist ODHS Child Welfare referrals for parents and families and help families in completing items of their case plan and/or other services that are supportive to their success.  The purpose of the ISRS Worker is to provide In-Home Safety and Reunification Services (ISRS) in Lane County to safely reduce the number of children who enter or remain in foster care. The focus of ISRS is safety and change. For a full job description, click here.

Alcohol & Drug/Substance Abuse Specialist (CADC)

Relief Nursery has an opening for an Alcohol & Drug/Substance Abuse Specialist (CADC) to help support our Accessing Success team. The A & D/Substance Abuse Specialist will assist Oregon Department of Human Services in carrying out comprehensive child abuse and neglect assessments and services as a member of the local Addiction and Recovery Team.  Services include providing initial and periodic alcohol and drug screening, and treatment coordination. This is a full-time, benefitted position. For a full job description, click here.


We’re looking for a Cook to join the team at our Springfield site! You’ll 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.

We encourage all interested candidates to apply, regardless of experience!

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. For a full job description, click here .

Recovery Specialist Navigator

We are currently hiring for a Recovery Specialist Navigator to work with participants in Adult Treatment Court Programs and connect with participants who are being screened for participation and throughout the first two phases of the program. The Recovery Specialist Navigator will assist participants in attending treatment and probation assessments, connecting with housing, and coordinating any referrals to the recovery community. They will review case plans as per strengths/needs assessment and/or other services that are supportive to the client’s success. The Navigator will respond to referrals and work in collaboration with Lane County Treatment Court, Veterans Court and Mental Health Court. For a full job description, click here.

Persons in recovery from substance use are encouraged to apply. Must be CRM within 6 months of position if identified in recovery.

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.

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.

“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