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Providence Manager Childcare in Portland, Oregon


The Manager works in direct partnership with the Managing Director. The Manager provides leadership and works as a team member to provide a safe and secure environment for children. As defined by the National Association for the Education of Young Children (NAEYC). The Manager provides activities to enhance a child's social, emotional, physical and intellectual development following Developmentally Appropriate Practice (DAP). Responsibilities include general program management, staffing, staff development, and interface with children, parents and visitors.

Required qualifications:

  • Associate's Degree from an accredited college in Early Childhood Education Degree or related field, and 4 years of direct child care/teaching experience with groups of children six weeks to five years or equivalent educ/experience

  • Must pass appropriate background checks as required by Providence upon hire

  • Upon hire: In compliance with the Oregon Office of Child Care, enrollment in the Central Background Registry is required for this position, based on assigned duties

Preferred qualifications:

  • Bachelor's Degree from an accredited college or university in Early Childhood Education or related field (as defined by the Oregon Registry/Oregon Center for Career Development in Childhood Care and Education) -or- six (6) years of direct childcare/teaching experience with groups of children six weeks to five years

  • Management experience in a licensed early childhood setting with proven ability to organize and direct early childhood educational activities.

  • Experience with Spark (Oregon's Quality Rating and Improvement System) and the Oregon Registry as well as the National Association for the Education of Young Children standards of accreditation.

Our best-in-class benefits are uniquely designed to support you and your family in staying well, growing professionally and achieving financial security. We take care of you, so you can focus on delivering our Mission of caring for everyone, especially the most vulnerable in our communities.

About Providence

At Providence, our strength lies in Our Promise of “Know me, care for me, ease my way.” Working at our family of organizations means that regardless of your role, we’ll walk alongside you in your career, supporting you so you can support others. We provide best-in-class benefits and we foster an inclusive workplace where diversity is valued, and everyone is essential, heard and respected. Together, our 120,000 caregivers (all employees) serve in over 50 hospitals, over 1,000 clinics and a full range of health and social services across Alaska, California, Montana, New Mexico, Oregon, Texas and Washington. As a comprehensive health care organization, we are serving more people, advancing best practices and continuing our more than 100-year tradition of serving the poor and vulnerable.

About the Team

Providence has been serving the Pacific Northwest since 1856 when Mother Joseph of the Sacred Heart and four other Sisters of Providence arrived in Vancouver, Washington Territory. As the largest healthcare system and largest private employer in Oregon, Providence is located in areas ranging from the Columbia Gorge to the wine country to sunny southern Oregon to charming coastal communities to the urban setting of Portland.

Our award-winning and comprehensive medical centers are known for outstanding programs in cancer, cardiology, neurosciences, orthopedics, women's services, emergency and trauma care, pediatrics and neonatal intensive care. Our not-for-profit network also provides a full spectrum of care with leading-edge diagnostics and treatment, outpatient health centers, physician groups and clinics, numerous outreach programs, and hospice and home care.

We are committed to the principle that every workforce member has the right to work in surroundings that are free from all forms of unlawful discrimination and harassment.

We are committed to cultural diversity and equal employment for all individuals. It is our policy to recruit, hire, promote, compensate, transfer, train, retain, terminate, and make all other employment-related decisions without regard to race, color, religious creed (including religious dress and grooming practices), national origin (including certain language use restrictions), ancestry, disability (mental and physical including HIV and AIDS), medical condition (including cancer and genetic characteristics), genetic information, marital status, age, sex (which includes pregnancy, childbirth, breastfeeding and related medical conditions), gender, gender identity, gender expression, sexual orientation, genetic information, and military and veteran status or any other applicable legally protected status. We will also provide reasonable accommodation to known physical or mental limitations of an otherwise qualified caregiver or applicant for employment, unless the accommodation would impose undue hardship on the operation of our business.

We are a community where all people, regardless of differences, are welcome, secure, and valued. We value respect, appreciation, collaboration, diversity, and a shared commitment to serving our communities. We expect that all workforce members in our community will act in ways which reflect a commitment to and accountability for, racial and social justice and equality in the workplace. As such, we will maintain a workplace free of discrimination and harassment based on any applicable legally protected status. We also expect that all workforce members will maintain a positive workplace free from any unacceptable conduct which creates an intimidating, hostile, or offensive work environment.

Requsition ID: 132879
Company: Providence Jobs
Job Category: Community Education
Job Function: Community Service
Job Schedule: Full time
Job Shift: Day
Career Track: Leadership
Department: 5001 PPMC WEE CARE
Address: OR Portland 4805 NE Glisan St

Providence is proud to be an Equal Opportunity Employer. Providence does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, gender, disability, veteran, military status, religion, age, creed, national origin, sexual identity or expression, sexual orientation, marital status, genetic information, or any other basis prohibited by local, state, or federal law.