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FAMILY BUILDING BLOCKS CAREERS


Thank you for your interest in working for Family Building Blocks! Make an impact and join our rock star team. Apply today and help "Keep Children Safe and Families Together."

COVID-19 INFORMATION: 

We continue to take precautions to ensure that the safety of the children and families and that of our staff are out top priority.

QUESTIONS ABOUT APPLYING?

If you'd like to apply for a position and need any accommodation in the application process or have questions and concerns, please contact Human Resources at jobs@familybuildingblocks.org or 503.566.2132. We look forward to hearing from you!

EMPLOYMENT CONTINGENCIES:

Employment offers are contingent upon enrollment in the Oregon Office of Child Care Central Background Registry through a background check and fingerprinting, review of an acceptable driving record, and a negative drug screening. Certain positions will require the completion of a health questionnaire and physical.

Enrolling in the registry can take some time to process. Because there is no cost to you for enrollment, we encourage you to start the application process early.  

CLICK HERE TO ENROLL IN THE CENTRAL BACKGROUND REGISTRY

ABOUT FAMILY BUILDING BLOCKS:

Family Building Blocks is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization and certified Relief Nursery committed to preventing child abuse and neglect in Marion and Polk counties since 1997. We partner with over 1,200 children and 800 families annually at our seven locations through our Therapeutic Early Childhood Programs including Early Head Start and Healthy Families. Our dedicated and loving employees enjoy working and thriving in a positive, collaborative, and supportive work environment.

Family Building Blocks is an affirmative action/EEO employer and is committed to fostering, cultivating, and preserving a culture of diversity, equity, and inclusion. Click here for the full statement. Believing that diversity contributes to program excellence and to mutual respect and understanding, Family Building Blocks is committed to recruiting and retaining diversity in our Board of Directors and staff. We seek applicants who bring varied experiences, perspectives, and backgrounds. 

In accordance with Federal civil rights law and U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) civil rights regulations and policies, the USDA, its Agencies, offices, and employees, and institutions participating in or administering USDA programs are prohibited from discriminating based on race, color, national origin, sex, disability, age, or reprisal or retaliation for prior civil rights activity in any program or activity conducted or funded by USDA.

Our staff are the most valuable asset we have. The collective sum of the individual differences, life experiences, knowledge, compassion, self-expression, unique capabilities, and talent that our employees invest in their work represents a significant part of not only our culture, but our reputation.

We embrace and encourage our differences in age, color, disability, ethnicity, family or marital status, gender identity or expression, language, national origin, physical and mental ability, political affiliation, race, religion, sexual orientation, socio-economic status, veteran status, and other characteristics that make our employees unique.

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Family Building Blocks strives to provide a comprehensive benefits package to our Rock Star staff who work full-time and part-time (20 or more hours per week).

BENEFITS:

  • Paid Time Off: 16 accrued hours of Paid Time Off (PTO) per month, capped at 240 hours.
  • Volunteer Time Off: 8 hours of paid Volunteer Time Off (VTO) per year.
  • Inclement Weather Time Off: 24 hours of Inclement Weather Time Off per year for weather-related closures.
  • Paid Holidays: New Year’s Day, Martin Luther King’s Birthday, President’s Day, Memorial Day, Juneteenth, Independence Day, Labor Day, Thanksgiving Day and the day following Thanksgiving Day, Christmas Eve (when it falls on a workday), and Christmas Day.
  • Employer-paid Medical and Dental insurance base plan (prorated based on FTE) with buy-up options starting the 1st of the month after hire. 
  • FBB contributes 25% of spouse/child/family premiums (prorated based on FTE of employee)
  • Alternative care supplemental benefits (Chiropractic, Acupuncture, Massage Therapy & Naturopathic)
  • Discounted fitness center/gym memberships and wellness benefits
  • Options to enroll in Flexible Spending Account for Medical and Dependent Care. If enrolled in HDHP, employee can enrollin Health Saving Account, FBB will contribute $500 (prorated based on FTE) toward HSA 1st year employee enrolls in HDHP.
  • Life Insurance: Basic Group Term Life & AD&D Insurance paid by employer, $20,000 coverage for employees.
  • Employee Assistance Program.
  • Retirement: Day one 401(k) option with 4% annual percentage match
  • Voluntary Supplemental Benefits: Voluntary short-term and long-term disability and $5 toward LTD insurance premiums. (Voluntary Employee & Family Life/A&D Insurance and LegalShield.)
  • Mileage Reimbursement.
  • Language Differential Pay for bilingual employees.
  • Discounted rates for cell phone plan: Verizon and T-Mobile
  • Student loan forgiveness through Public Service Loan Forgiveness (PSLF).

CULTURE:

  • We provide high-quality, developmentally appropriate, and family-centered programs.
  • We prioritize and celebrate diversity, equity, and inclusion.
  • We are trustworthy and honor the dignity of all persons.
  • We strongly support families and work-life balance.
  • We are innovative, adaptive, and nimble.
  • We are strategic leaders and collaborators who champion children and families.
  • We are an approachable, responsive, respected, and solution-oriented team.
  • We provide life-saving hope.
  • We believe in reflective supervision and promote continued learning with the Arbinger Institute.
  • We practice strengths-based leadership and participate in the CliftonStrengths assessment to discover our top strengths and develop and grow strong individuals and teams.
  • We connect with teammates at weekly site "huddles," team potlucks, monthly "All Staff" meetings, and at biannual full-day Staff Retreats.
  • We enjoy opportunities to support and participate in numerous Family Building Blocks fundraisers and community events.
  • We create opportunities for team self-care practices and challenges, plus occasional festive and creative competitions.
  • We recognize successes of our teammates by showing gratitude and care through employee nomination forms for drawings, gifts, extra PTO, and more.
  • We develop long-lasting relationships with our community of supporters and volunteers.


VOLUNTEER:

Are you still unsure about a career opportunity at Family Building Blocks? You can always impact the lives of children and families we serve by volunteering. This is a great way to connect with us while exploring if our organization would fulfill your career objectives. Click here to discover opportunities that may be of interest to you.

OUR VALUES 

• We respect the unique personhood of each child.

• We believe in the power of a securely attached family.

• We are family-centered, caring and supportive.

• We strive for equity and celebrate diversity.

• We are collaborative and ambitious.

• We emphasize strengths and assume positive intent.

• We honor vulnerability and courage.

• We offer optimism and hope.

• We express gratitude for our community’s generosity.