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Child Care Worker

Union Gospel Mission Position Description

POSITION TITLE: Child Care Worker
REPORTS TO: Children’s Ministry Coordinator
LOCATION: 3400 SW 103rd Ave. Beaverton, OR 97005
STATUS: Full-time, non-exempt
WAGE: $31,800 plus benefits

Assist with educational, therapeutic care for high needs children ages 6 months - 18 years of age.

• Provide trauma informed care that is safe, healthy, and nurturing for children
• Actively engage with children and guide them in appropriate activities
• Empower children to be confident and independent in their works and activities
• Keep to a daily and weekly schedule
• Practice consistent and proactive communication with staff
• Maintain the confidentiality of all clients and records
• Help maintain a positive, pleasant, and Christian atmosphere at WLC
• Assist with any other job-related duties as assigned by the Children’s Coordinator

• Agreement with the purposes of UGM/WLC programs and the grace-based team approach to ministry
• Concerned, caring heart for needy families and a willingness to confront behavior consistently and respectfully
• Ability to work in cooperation with the other UGM/WLC/MLC volunteers and staff
• Committed Christ follower. Agree with UGM’s statement of faith and values of the organization.
• Ability to behave calmly in stressful situations
• Ability to handle sensitive information ethically is a MUST
• High School diploma or GED
• At least six months' experience working with children
• Comfortable working with special needs children
• Familiarity with Montessori learning style is preferred, not required
• Effective problem-solving skills
• Good time management and organization skills
• A nurturing spirit when interacting with children, parents, and staff
• Ability to maintain a clean and safe environment for children

• A criminal history and background check are required and must be successfully completed
• Able to stand/ bend/ be active for up to 8 hours a day
• Ability to walk up and down steps

Character: Strong commitment to the vision and values of Union Gospel Mission, have a passion for the gospel, and a desire to serve the homeless, broken, and addicted. Must be a follower of Jesus Christ and actively involved in a local Christian church. Must adhere to UGM’s statement of faith and standards of conduct.

As a faith-based non-profit, UGM seeks individuals who align with our understanding of biblical and moral teaching as expressed in the UGM Statement of Faith:

We believe:
• The Bible is the Word of God
• There is one God, eternally existing as Father, Son, and Holy Spirit
• Jesus Christ was born of a virgin, lived a sinless life, died on the cross, rose from the dead, and will come again in power and glory
• People are saved by grace through faith in Jesus, and that faith is expressed by confession and repentance
• The Holy Spirit empowers believers to know and worship God

Please send resume and cover letter to Shannon Davidson at

Union Gospel Mission
3 NW 3rd Avenue, Portland, OR 97209

Time:  Full-Time
Salary:  Exempt
Category:  Other

4/20/2023 1:11:04 PM

Job Contact:
Shannon Davidson
(503) 274-4483

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3 NW Third Ave.
Portland, OR 97209-3919

(503) 274-4483

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