Our church has experienced rapid growth in our nursery, and we are seeking someone to work weekly in our nursery, to provide loving care and supervision of our children. Our nursery provides care for children aged two months through three years during our weekly worship service, which convenes on Sundays from 11am-12:30pm. Weekly hours are from 9:45 to 12:45 on Sunday.
Average nursery attendance is between ten and twenty children. We require a five-to-one child/adult ratio. The nursery is staffed by two salaried workers (one of which is the Nursery Caregiver) and one to two church volunteers.
Weekly Nursery Caregiver
Serve as a weekly volunteer in nursery to oversee all children’s care, which includes:
Supervising, playing with, and monitoring the safety of all children
Changing diapers, helping toddlers go to the bathroom
Leading story time and activities, or supporting other volunteers and nursery worker if they are leading
Nursery Oversight and Planning
Oversee the setup and space of the nursery
Support volunteers with activities, schedule, and curriculum development
Offer creative ideas and insight for children’s education and growth
Job Skills and Requirements:
1-2 years background in the childcare field preferred
Willingness to support and respect the values of Embrace Church, and support in any faith-based activities developed by church nursery volunteers
Key skills/qualities of a volunteer:
Communication and People Skills: weekly nursery work requires communication with children and parents, story-telling, and coordination among volunteers and church staff
Instructional Skills: able to explain instructions clearly and in a way kids can understand
Patience: patience for caring for a group of small children and coordinating the space during busy drop-off and pick up time
Stamina: our children are bundles of energy, and our nursery staff needs the energy to match their drive and enthusiasm! This role will require carrying infants, helping with setup and clean up of the room, diapering and going to the bathroom, and circle-time activities.
The Nursery Caregiver will be a salaried position at the church; the pay rate for this position is $12/hour.
To apply, please email your resume to Shelly Pugel at email@example.com.