children’s ministry and lead caregiver
Sunday Children’s Ministry Coordinator
As the root of our ministry to children, families, and the community, our education and spiritual formation offerings for our youngest members is central to our mission as a church. Fr. Jordan and Mtr. Emily spend fully half of their Sundays as lead teachers for the Children’s Ministry Program, a liturgically-inspired half-hour which takes place during the first part of the Sunday worship serve.
We are in search of a partner in this ministry, with experience in Montessori methods and Godly Play curriculum, to lead Sunday Children’s Ministry time, train volunteers, build relationships with families, organize and oversee the establishment of this program in a self-sustaining way, and to create, organize, and execute quarterly Family Night events in tune with the church’s liturgical seasons.
- 2 years of experience with Montessori and Godly Play programs
- Availability on Sunday mornings
-Proficient in electronic communication
-Enjoys building relationships with families and volunteers
-Gifted teacher of both young children and adults (for training volunteers)
-Plans, executes, energizes others to participate in quarterly Family Night events
-Knowledge of, or interest in learning, liturgical seasons and how to share the tradition with children and families
-Entrepreneurial interest in expanding and establishing the Godly Play program curriculum at this church
Lead Caregiver Responsibilities
Loving children well is the center of our mission as a church-run program. We take pride in our family-like atmosphere and expect our lead childcare workers to be an example of this by exuding an attitude of compassion and joy. We expect our employees to be active with the children by kneeling down on their level and engaging with them throughout the day. As a lead worker, you must have leadership skills to be able to make proper decisions and direct your assistant worker with ease. The director will be on site at all times to provide support and direction.
Must be 18 years or older, able to pick up items up to 30 pounds, with 2 years of experience working with children.
-Observe and monitor children's play activities.
-Read to children, and teach them simple painting, drawing, handicrafts, and songs.
-Organize and participate in recreational activities, such as games.
-Support children's emotional and social development, encouraging understanding of others and positive self-concepts.
-Identify signs of emotional or developmental problems in children and bring them to the director’s attention.
-Keep records on individual children, including daily observations and information about activities, nap times, meals, and incidents.
-Assist in preparing food for children and serve meals and refreshments to children and regulate rest periods.
-Prepare bottles and sterilize after use.
-Dress children and change diapers.
-Place or hoist children into baths or pools.
-Perform housekeeping duties such as laundry, cleaning, dishwashing, and changing of linens (as needed).
-Organize and store toys and materials to ensure order in activity areas.
-Sanitize toys and play equipment.
-Instruct children in health and personal habits such as eating, resting, and toilet habits.
-Discipline children (in accordance with St. Augustine’s standards) and recommend or initiate other measures to control behavior, such as caring for own clothing and picking up toys and books.
Interested in applying? Contact Mtr. Emily at firstname.lastname@example.org