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Alder ES - Portland, OR
$18.00 Hourly


Metropolitan Family Service

Position Description

Position Title:         Childcare Provider (Temporary)

Reports To:           Program Coordinator        

Location:                Alder Elementary

Dept/Program:       Ready, Set, Go!                  FTE:    variable hour                                                                             

Status:                    Non-exempt

Created:                 September 2023                Job Number: RSGCC0905

General Description:

Metropolitan Family Service position descriptions are guidelines. They are not intended to identify every task that an employee will be asked to complete. They are intended as a general outline of the essential work responsibilities and qualifications of the position. 

Agency Culture:

  • We use creative and proactive problem solving to build and sustain dynamic community-based programs and quality services.
  • We believe in the potential of families and individuals at all life stages and focus on prevention, wellness, and independence.
  • We build strong relationships by collaborating with our funders, partners, and highly trained volunteers, always striving for an extensive commitment to diversity.

General Function: 

Under the direct supervision of the Program Coordinator, the Childcare Provider is responsible for providing childcare and educational enrichment for children of caregivers attending Ready, Set, Go! program.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Responsible to provide children with educational enrichment opportunities while also providing supervision and childcare for children ages 1 to 12 years
  • Ensure children are safe and must be able to provide management of conflicts with children effectively
  • Ensure that MFS childcare provider rules and policies are followed consistently
  • Work effectively with at-risk children providing a safe and supportive environment for each child under care 
  • Work within agency policies, and uphold confidentiality of children and their families
  • Comply with Metropolitan Family Service policies and procedures






Knowledge, Skills and Abilities Required:

  • Desire and ability to work with children and families and ensure an enriching, positive, safe environment
  • A cooperative manner and the ability to work effectively within a team-dependent environment
  • Excellent behavior management skills
  • Commitment to inclusion and serving students with diverse abilities
  • Ability to communicate effectively with a broad range of individuals and groups
  • Values working in a multi-cultural, diverse environment
  • Ability to establish and maintain positive and effective individualized relationships with youth and adults
  • Possesses strong verbal communication skills
  • Ability to effectively and consistently prioritize, plan and demonstrate initiative
  • Ability to manage multiple projects simultaneously
  • Possesses excellent time management and organizational skills
  • Ability to maintain professional boundaries and confidentiality
  • Ability to manage any critical and/or safety incidents and effectively act in emergency situations


Equity & Social Justice

  • Values working in a multi-cultural, diverse environment
  • Values and supports inclusion and program access for clients
  • Supports agency goals for reducing disparity in outcomes for communities of color
  • Adopts anti-racism approaches to services by understanding and acknowledging systemic and individual racism and privilege

Collaboration and Teamwork

  • Ability to collaborate and communicate effectively with a broad range of individuals and groups within all program areas of MFS as well as other agencies
  • Values the inclusion of multiple voices, including clients/service users, in the design and implementation of programs and services.

Education and Experience Requirements:

  • High School diploma, GED certificate or relevant, related equivalent experience
  • Experience providing childcare and enrichment to various age ranges of children (1 to 12 years of age)
  • Experience with academic enrichment programs is preferred
  • CPR and First Aid certification is preferred

Other Requirements:

Flexibility to work evening hours is required.

MFS requires all employees and volunteers to complete a criminal background check which includes a fingerprint background check.  We review the results of all background checks individually and consider all of the circumstances of any issues that arise in a background check during the hiring process.

Personal transportation allowing for travel within the Portland Metropolitan area in a timely manner.  If driving a personal vehicle must maintain a valid driver license for the state of residency, personal auto liability insurance coverage and a driving record permitting coverage under the agency auto liability policy.

Work Environment:

Work is performed in an office environment, at community events, and/or at other locations as deemed necessary.  May require occasional early morning, weekend or evening work.  Position requires ability to sit for extended periods as well as stand occasionally.  Position requires use of computer, telephone, fax machine, copier and may require accessing locations by use of stairs.

Metropolitan Family Service is committed to building a diverse workforce to broaden and deepen our work in the communities we serve. We strongly urge candidates from communities of color, disability, LGBTQIA2S+, linguistically diverse populations, older adults and military veterans to consider application to our positions. MFS is an Equal Opportunity Employer.