KEEP Childcare Specialist

Position:  Childcare Specialist – KEEP Program


  • Provide supervision and care for an average of 3-7 children for 2-4 hour shifts at a time. Each shift is made up of two childcare specialists working collaboratively. Children range in age from 0-17 and parent/guardian will be on-site. Childcare is provided at the OCP office or other community locations to clients, siblings of clients, and children of OCP foster parents. Toys, snacks, and activities are provided.
  • Set up childcare space for activities/snacks and clean up at the end.
  • Alert child’s caregiver when needed (i.e. diaper change).
  • Actively participate in and role model engagement in activities.
  • Other duties as assigned.


  • Demonstrates conceptual understanding of developmentally appropriate behavior for children/adolescents.
  • Ability to establish a strong connection with a child or adolescent that combines warmth and humor with effective skills.
  • Creativity, energy, and a fun, positive, open-minded attitude.
  • Ability to respond within 24-hrs to coordinate schedule.
  • Ability to demonstrate reliability and give adequate notice for absences.
  • Ability to remain regulated in potentially stressful circumstances and to respond to behavioral issues in a calm, neutral manner.
  • Valid motor vehicle driver’s license or I.D. card.
  • Must have a telephone.
  • Current first aid and CPR certifications required or ability to acquire after hire at OCP’s expense
  • Complete assigned paperwork.
  • Ability to accept supervision well and seek support as needed.

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FTE:                Hourly. Daytime and early evening weekday hours. Hours may range from 9 a.m., no later than 7:00 p.m.

Supervisor:    Kym Broten

Start Date:      ASAP

Pay:                $14.38 – $17.00 Depending on Previous Childcare Experience

Application:   Please submit an application and resume on our website at

Oregon Community Programs is an Equal Opportunity Employer.