Nursery Assistant

Purpose:

To provide, promote, and ensure safe and nurturing childcare for Epworth UMC

members and visitors

 

Reporting Structure

Reports to Nursery Coordinator and Coordinator of Children’s Ministries, who is

Responsible to Pastor of Spiritual Formation, Senior Pastor, and SPPRC

 

Job Requirements

Demonstrate love and integrity

General knowledge of normal child development

Physical and emotional health sufficient to perform the essential functions of

the position

Be accountable and dedicated to working in a team environment alongside

the pastors, staff, and volunteers

At least 18 years old

 

Educational Requirements

High school diploma or GED is preferred

 

Professional Requirements

Experience working with children under the age of 8

Training in children’s first aid and children’s CPR preferred

Certification in Safe Sanctuary-provided by Epworth UMC

 

Physical Requirements

Ability to work in a range of conditions that are moderately physically demanding,

including but not limited to: prolonged periods of standing, sitting, and walking;

the need to pick up small children and/or move furniture, boxes, and the like up to

40 pounds, and the need to adapt to both indoor and outdoor(playground) settings

 

Responsibilities of Employment

Encourage and lead activities appropriate for young children during Nursery hours,

including Christian spiritual formation activities, as directed by Nursery Coordinator

Demonstrate the joy of being with children

Engage the families/caregivers of young children attending the nursery, and maintain

effective registration and communication systems with them

Provide child care during weekly Sunday morning worship services and Sunday

School

Provide basic child care duties for each child, including: maintaining a clean and

healthy environment, checking and changing diapers, escorting potty-trained children

to the bathroom, and promoting a peaceful social environment

Follow and enforce all Nursery policies in accordance with Safe Sanctuary

Bring any issue that requires more discipline than non-threating verbal reminders

to the attention of the child’s responsible adult(s), knowing that children may not be

disciplined by physical means

Consistently practice confidentiality by sharing concerns about child