Providence Health & Services Wee Care Manager - Assistant to the Center Director in Portland, Oregon


Do you enjoy nurturing children and helping them to learn and grow? Providence is calling a Wee Care Manager to our Wee Care Child Development Center in Portland, Oregon to work in direct partnership with the Managing Director. Wee Care is a highly rated program, and a full participant in Spark, Oregon’s quality rating and improvement system for childcare services. We are looking to add to our team! This is a full-time, benefited position.

In this position, you will:

  • Provide leadership and works as a team member to provide a safe and secure environment for children, as defined by the National Association for the Education of Young Children (NAEYC).

  • Provide activities to enhance a child's social, emotional, physical and intellectual development following Developmentally Appropriate Practice (DAP).

  • Be responsible for general program management, staffing, staff development, and interface with children, parents and visitors.

  • Manage Wee Care, which is both Providence's on-site employer sponsored early learning facility and a community service, primarily serving Providence Health & Services (PHS) employee families as well as additional families from the greater Portland area. The center operates Monday through Friday, year-round, serving infants through pre-kindergarten.


Required qualifications for this position include:

  • Bachelor of Science from an accredited college or university in Early Childhood Education or related field (as defined by the Oregon Registry/Oregon Center for Career Development in Childhood Care and Education) and 2 years of direct child care and teaching experience - OR - Associates Degree from an accredited college in Early Childhood Education Degree or related field and 4 years of direct child care experience

  • Must pass appropriate background checks as required by Providence

  • In compliance with the Oregon Office of Child Care, enrollment in the Central Background Registry is required for this position, based on assigned duties

Preferred qualifications for this position include:

  • Management experience in a licensed early childhood setting with proven ability to organize and direct early childhood educational activities

  • Knowledge and experience with Spark (Oregon’s Quality Rating and Improvement System) and the Oregon Registry as well as the National Association for the Education of Young Children standards of accreditation.

About Providence in Oregon

As the largest healthcare system and largest private employer in Oregon, Providence offers exceptional work environments and unparalleled career opportunities.

The Providence Experience begins each time our patients or their families have an encounter with a Providence team member and continues throughout their visit or stay. Whether you provide direct or indirect patient care, we want our patients to feel that they are in a welcoming place where they can be comfortable and free from anxiety. Our employees create the Providence Experience through simple, caring behaviors such as acknowledging and welcoming each visitor, introducing ourselves and Providence, addressing people by name, providing the duration of estimated wait times and updating frequently if timelines change, explaining situations in a way that puts patients at ease, carefully listening to their concerns, and always thanking people for trusting Providence for their healthcare needs. At Providence, our quality vision is simple,

"Providence will provide the best care and service to every person, every time."

Providence is consistently ranked among the top 100 companies to work for in Oregon. It is also home to two of our award-winning Magnet medical centers. Providence hospitals and clinics are located in numerous areas, ranging from the Columbia Gorge to the wine country to sunny southern Oregon to charming coastal communities to the urban setting of Portland. If you want a vibrant lifestyle while working with a team highly committed to the art of healing, choose from our many options in Oregon.

We offer a full comprehensive range of benefits - see our website for details

Our Mission

As people of Providence, we reveal God's love for all, especially the poor and vulnerable, through our compassionate service.

About Us

Providence Health & Services is the third largest not-for-profit health system in the United States. Providence employs more than 82,000 caregivers (employees) across a five-state area; AK, WA, MT, OR, and CA. Our facilities include 34 hospitals, 600 physician clinics, senior services, supportive housing and other health and educational services. Providence is proud to be an Equal Opportunity Employer. Providence does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, gender, disability, veteran, military status, religion, age, creed, national origin, sexual identity or expression, sexual orientation, marital status, genetic information, or any other basis prohibited by local, state, or federal law.

Schedule: Full-time

Shift: Day

Job Category: Education

Location: Oregon-Portland

Req ID: 156704