Childcare Provider #388

LifeWorks NW is a private, non-profit organization providing prevention, mental health, substance use treatment, and related social services to youths, adults, and older adults in over fifteen locations throughout Multnomah, Washington, and Clackamas counties. LifeWorks NW promotes a healthy community by providing quality and culturally responsive mental health and addiction services across the lifespan.

Our core values-Recovery and Relationships, Resilience, and Results-inform the work we do. The four pillars of the strategic vision include Compassionate, Impactful Care, Holistic Health, Passionate Team, and Thriving Organization. Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion are critical to successfully achieving the mission. We know that "life works" when people get the help they need and are dedicated to changing lives.

The Childcare Provider provides safe, age appropriate care to client's children while the clients attend group. 

As a behavioral health organization, LifeWorks NW employees are required to have had their COVID 19 vaccination (or have an approved medical/religious exemption) per State of Oregon rules. Proof of COVID-19 vaccination is required upon hire. 

Location: This position is based out of LifeWorks NW's Rockwood site. 

Pay/Benefits: $15.91 to $17.10 per hour plus, pro-rated comprehensive benefits. This position is 20 hours a week. 

ESSENTIAL RESPONSIBILITIES:  (These responsibilities must be able to be performed with or without reasonable accommodation.)

  • Attend to safety and wellbeing of client's children during group and other clinical hours.  This may include dressing children, changing diapers, observing, monitoring children's play activities as well as instructing children in health and personal habits such as eating, resting and toilet habits.

  • Role model healthy limit setting (structure) and respectful communication (nurture) that fits the child's developmental stage. 

  • Communicate with children's parents and clinical staff about daily activities, behaviors and related issues. 

  • Coordinate snacks for children sanitize toys and play equipment. 

  • Determine material needs of the childcare room and advise manager.

  • Support children's emotional and social development, encouraging understanding of others and positive self-concepts.  Role model interactive communication and assertive discipline (positive reinforcement).

  • Plan and develop activities for the children.

  • May purchase budgeted supplies for children's room.

  • Meets standards for productivity, accuracy/quality of work, customer service and team work as defined in the Performance Evaluation.

  • Meets standards for attendance following the department's call-in policy for any unscheduled absences.

  • Participate in regular individual and team meetings with supervisor.  Attend informational and clinical meetings which may include all staff and team meetings, consultation with other staff and required trainings.

  • Continually increase level of cultural sensitivity, awareness and competency.

  • Check e-mail/voice mail daily when working, on-line trainings as necessary and accurately complete on-line timesheets.

Work Activities

Assisting and Caring for Others - Providing personal assistance, medical attention, emotional support, or other personal care for client's children. 

Communicating with Supervisors, Peers, and Clients - Providing information to supervisors, co-workers, and clients by telephone, in written form, e-mail, or in person. 

Training Others - Identifying the training needs of children, developing activities which will training and teaching others.

Establishing and Maintaining Interpersonal Relationships - Developing constructive and cooperative working relationships with others, and maintaining them over time.

Making Decisions and Solving Problems - Analyzing information and evaluating results to choose the best solution and solve problems.

Thinking Creatively - Developing or creating new ideas for working with children.

Resolving Conflicts and Negotiating with Others - Handling complaints and settling disputes with children.

Performing General Physical Activities - Performing physical activities that require considerable use of arms and legs and moving the whole body, such as standing, sitting, lifting up to 25-50 lbs,(such as moving tables/chairs) walking, reaching and twisting.

Qualifications:  (Equivalent education and/or experience may be substituted for qualifications.  Requirements are representative of minimum levels of knowledge, skills and/or abilities.  To perform this job successfully, the employee will possess the abilities or aptitudes to perform each task proficiently.) 

  •  High school diploma/GED with coursework in child development strongly preferred.
  • 1-3 years previous childcare experience preferred.

  • Demonstrates effective communication skills and maintains a cooperative working relationship with others in a culturally diverse environment.

  • Basic computer skills including keyboarding, use of mouse, ability to navigate website and use common web browser.

  • Ability to perform essential functions of job without creating a direct threat to the safety of self or others.


Customer and Personal Service - Knowledge of principles and processes for providing customer and personal services.

Training - Understanding of training techniques for small children. 

English Language - Knowledge of the structure and content of the English language.

Knowledge of human behavior and performance - individual differences in ability, personality, and interests; learning and motivation.


Monitoring - Monitoring/Assessing performance to make improvements or take corrective action.

Service Orientation - Actively looking for ways to help people.

Critical Thinking - Using logic and reasoning to identify the strengths and weaknesses of alternative solutions, conclusions or approaches to problems.

Social Perceptiveness - Being aware of others' reactions and understanding why they react as they do.

Active Listening - Giving full attention to what other people are saying, taking time to understand the points being made, asking questions as appropriate, and not interrupting at inappropriate times.

Coordination - Adjusting actions in relation to others' actions.

Judgment and Decision Making - Considering the relative costs and benefits of potential actions to choose the most appropriate one.

Reading Comprehension - Understanding written sentences and paragraphs in work related documents.

Time Management - Managing one's own time and the time of others.


Oral Expression - The ability to communicate information and ideas in speaking so others will understand.

Problem Sensitivity - The ability to tell when something is wrong or is likely to go wrong. It does not involve solving the problem, only recognizing there is a problem.

Written Expression - The ability to communicate information and ideas in writing so others will understand.

Selective Attention - The ability to concentrate on a task over a period of time without being distracted.

Vision - The ability to see details at close and far range (within view of the observer).

Equal Opportunity Employer

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