About the Job
At St. Paul's Church we consider our children to be one of our greatest assets, and they need to be treated as such. Our Nursery isn't just a space for "babysitting", but a place for our infants and toddlers to be nurtured and engaged in the faith, and loved and protected. Our Nursery is open to children ages six-weeks through 3 years.
We want our staff to bring warmth, patience, and understanding to the Nursery every week. They are expected to encourage and nurture those in their care to learn and grow in the faith. All infants and toddlers are to be engaged in learning and play during their time in the Nursery. The staff also needs to create relationships with the children and their families.
The Nursery staff is responsible for making sure the environment in the Nursery is clean and safe, both before any children arrive and after all the children have left.
Every person serving in the Nursery, whether paid or volunteer, must complete the Learn to Protect online program regarding abuse. This program consists of seven modules that must be completed. In addition to this, every person must also sign St. Paul's Church's "A Statement of Faith" .
The Nursery is open every Sunday from 9:40am until the end of the 10:00 service (approximately 11:15). There may be times when the Nursery will be needed earlier for a special teaching. In that case, the Nursery will open at 8:45.
The Nursery is also needed for special services: Ash Wednesday, Maundy Thursday, Good Friday at noon, Easter Vigil, Christmas Eve and morning, and possibly other events/meetings.
Required Skills and Experience:
- A love for children and a strong desire for them to be brought up in the faith.
- Ability to build relationships with families and coworkers and create a dynamic environment where play, learning, and nurturing happens.
- People skills to deal with parents, organizational skills, and the ability to multi-task and manage multiple situations effectively.
- CPR and First Aid Certification or willingness to obtain
- Must pass a SLED background check.
- Must be physically able to lift a minimum of 40 pounds. Must be able to assume postures in low levels to allow physical and visual contact with children, see and hear well enough to keep children safe, and engage in physical activity with children.
- Ability to speak, read, and write English.