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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 strongly recommends that employees stay up-to-date with COVID-19 vaccines, including booster shots. This allows us to safely support children and families in an in-person environment.


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.

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, as Relief Nursery is a Drug-Free Workplace.

Current Openings:

Development and Volunteer Assistant

Relief Nursery is hiring a Development and Volunteer Assistant to manage and coordinate our donor acknowledgement process, including data entry and database management, preparation of mailing lists, and fundraising event support. The position also supports the Volunteer Coordinator with data entry and general office tasks related to Relief Nursery’s Volunteer Program and the holiday giving program. For a full job description, click here.

Cook, Springfield Site

Relief Nursery is hiring for a Cook at our Springfield site to help support our mission by preparing flavorful and nourishing snacks and meals for Relief Nursery programs including classrooms, family events, meetings and trainings.

SUD Outreach Specialist

Relief Nursery is hiring for S.U.D. Outreach Specialist. This position provides peer support to mandated parents from ODHS – Child Welfare. We welcome applicants of diverse backgrounds and strive to hire individuals interested in the unique, challenging, and rewarding career opportunities that help support our mission.For a full job description, click here.

Substance Use Disorder Specialist (CADC)

Relief Nursery is currently hiring for a full time Substance Use Disorder Specialist (CADC). The SUD Specialist will assist Oregon Department of Human Services (ODHS) in carrying out comprehensive child abuse and neglect assessments and services. These services will be performed in conjunction with, and as a member of, the local Addiction and Recovery Team (ART Team). Specialist services include providing initial and periodic alcohol and drug screening, and treatment coordination on ODHS-referred clients. For a full job description, click here .

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 .

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.

“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