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Children’s Ministry Coordinator

Part-Time
25 hrs / week

 

The Children’s Ministry Coordinator is responsible for ministry oversight of children, birth-5th grade, and their families. The Children’s Ministry Coordinator will work as a part of the discipleship team that continually assess and develops a pathway for discipleship growth at Argyle UMC. Argyle UMC is a community of faith, called to grow as disciples, working with God, to transform the world one life at a time. We believe in graciously welcoming all and passionately developing authentic, generous, disciple, compassionate, and service-oriented leaders of all ages.

Specific Duties:

  1. Working with the Discipleship Team to create, assess and evaluate the way in which we as Argyle UMC empower our people to move in and through the discipleship pathway as they grow in their relationship with God at all ages and stages of life.
  2. Partnering with the Children’s Council to develop a strong leadership strategy for how this ministry will continue to come along side children as they grown in their relationship with God.
  3. Serve as a guide for Children’s Ministry workers and volunteers.
  4. Creating safe, fun, faith-formational experiences and systems that embrace and engage children in their current developmental phase.
  5. Develop, adhere and ensure all works adhere to safety policies regarding children
  6. Partnering with parents to help them be as impactful as possible in their role as the primary spiritual influencers for their family.
  7. Aware of congregation goals and vision for the church.  Aligns children’s ministry goals with that vision.
  8. Develop disciples through programs, training and teaching.
  9. Responsible for assuring children are included and considered within the life of the congregation.
  10. Responsible for mission education with children and families
  11. Communicates with parents, congregation and leadership on relevant aspects of children’s ministry
  12. Comes along side lay leadership to develop appropriate and relevant curriculum to move the ministry in the direction of the Discipleship Pathway in conjunction with the Discipleship team.
  13. Develops a vested interest in individuals
  14. Considers and includes children in the broader community
  15. Build volunteer teams to help facilitate and engage children with the ministry.
  16. Plans and executes all programs specific to children’s ministry including, but not limited to, VBS, Breakfast in Bethlehem, Fast5, etc…
  17. Actively attends and participate staff meetings
  18. Answers directly to the Director of Discipleship. 

Expectations:

The Children’s Ministry Coordinator will have a strong commitment to Jesus Christ; developed leadership and administrative skills; a commitment to creating a partnership between church and families; expertise in inviting, equipping and supporting volunteers; a passion for creating meaningful faith-formational experiences for children and families; and a desire to serve as part of a team. 

Knowledge and Skills required:

Personal Attributes
-       A deep commitment to Jesus Christ
-       A desire to serve within the United Methodist Church
-       Reflects a passion for helping children form a relationship with Jesus Christ
-       Passionate about working as part of a larger team and mission
-       Effective strategic planning and organizational skills
-       Ability to set and meet goals
-       Excellent communication skills

Experience and Training
-       Minimum of an undergraduate degree, preferably in a related field
 OR
-       5 years of experience in a church setting preferable
-       Expertise in building teams and inviting, equipping, and supporting volunteers


Supervisor:    Director of Preschool: in collaboration with the Director of Discipleship
Supervises:    Preschool children assigned to class

Requirements:

  1. Minimum education: Documentation of a Bachelor degree from an accredited college with experience in an acceptable preschool setting.  
  2. Must understand the process of child development
  3. Personal and professional references required
  4. Must complete necessary forms of employment
  5. Must clear a criminal history check, FBI fingerprint, and drug test
  6. Must have or receive current certification in First Aid, rescue breathing, and choking from accredited organization
  7. Must complete Ministry Safe Training (or Child Abuse and neglect with approval of Director)
  8. Must meet basic health requirement of local and regulatory agency.  A negative TB tine test must be on file  (if applicable by Denton County Health Department)
  9. Must complete 24 hours of “Pre-service” training before working in the classroom with the children
  10. Must complete 24 hours of professional development classes per year from date of hire as outlined in the Staff Handbook.
  11. Good oral communication: spoken English can be easily understood
  12. Must be able to relate positively to adults and children and work effectively with another adult in a classroom setting.
  13. Must be able to fulfill physical requirements of position as outlined in Staff Handbook:  including, but not limited to: sitting, running, walking, bending, standing, lifting, and cutting.

General responsibilities of Teacher:

  • Abide by the policies as set forth in the, Staff Handbook, Parent Handbook, Employment Agreement, the Kingdom Kids Charter and By-Laws, and the TDFPS Minimum Standards for Child Care Centers.  
     
  • Be supportive of the program and policies of the center.
     
  • Maintain prompt hours that pertain his/her scheduled work days:

Monday         8:30  am - 2:30 pm
Tuesday         8:30 am - 2:30 pm
Wednesday   8:30 am - 2:30 pm    
Thursday       8:30 am - 2:30 pm

The time prior to the children’s arrival shall be utilized to prepare the learning environment.  The time after all of the children are dismissed shall be utilized for classroom housekeeping/return of supplies/preparation for future lessons/age level meetings.

  • Be conscientious of attendance: notifying  Director according to guidelines in Staff Handbook when a substitute teacher is needed.

  • Attend all staff meetings and additional scheduled meetings.  

  • Maintain a neat, clean appearance and adhere to dress code.

  • Shall maintain high standards of professional ethics in regard to children, parents, and staff.

  • Counsel with the Director to discuss concerns related to the children, parents, and/or staff.

NOTE:  The job description reflects a general description of the essential functions of the job;  the documents listed in item #1 contain details;  however, other work requirements may be inherited in the course of job performance.

Responsibilities of Teacher pertaining to classroom:

  1. Continue to gain knowledge in the learning the process of child development and relate that understanding to teaching.

  2. Maintain a safe and organized classroom environment that is free of hazards (including being able to see, hear, speak, and interact/ play with the children). The environment shall be interesting, engaging, aesthetically pleasing for children.  

  3. Adhere to all safety, health, sanitation, and emergency guidelines.

  4. Prepare, submit, and implement daily lesson plans. A copy of lesson plans should be given and explained to the assistant.   

  5. Submit a monthly supply list to coincide with lesson plans.

  6. Prepare monthly bulletin board that reflects God’s love or themed activities.

  7. Communicate to the assistant needs for daily preparation of activities (assemble equipment, art supplies, etc. from the TEC resource areas and the return of equipment and supplies to their proper places at the close of the day) in conjunction with “Teacher’s assistant daily duties checklist”

  8. Maintain and submit daily attendance forms.

Responsibilities of  Teacher pertaining to parents:

  1. Interact with parents in a warm, supportive manner, maintaining an atmosphere where mutual respect exists.  Greet parents by name at drop off and pick up times to build and foster parent/teacher relationship.
  2. Communicate information pertaining to classroom through notes sent home, email, or text, and monthly calendar.  Calendar shall reflect activities that have been planned according to lesson plans.

  3. Hold conferences with parents (# of conferences per year will depend on age level).  The teacher shall respond, at any time, to parental concerns promptly and respectfully maintaining a friendly, positive relationship.

Responsibilities of  Teacher pertaining to children:

  1. Supervise children to insure safety of each child at all times.  A child should NEVER be left alone.

  2. Interact and respond to the children in a warm, supportive manner; maintaining an atmosphere where mutual respect exists; encouraging children to develop their own ideas; showing respect and support for each child’s unique nature and developmental needs.

  3. Greet each child by name at arrival time each day.

  4. Abide by the behavioral guidance policies outlined in the Staff Handbook.

  5. Accompany children to the restroom from playground, music or motor skills class or request the Teacher’s assistant to do so.

  6. Assist the children with toileting/ diapering children or request the Teacher’s Assistant to do so.

  7. Communicate to the Teacher’s Assistant the need for him/her to lead the class in a game, song, story, etc. or any other need.

  8. Maintain records of each child’s growth and development utilizing developmental checklists and anecdotal records. Prepare progress reports.

 

Kingdom Kids Preschool Teacher

Part-Time
25 hrs / week


Supervisor:    Director of Center
Supervises:    Preschool children assigned to class

Requirements:

  1. Minimum education – College degree from an accredited college

  2. Personal and professional references required

  3. Must complete necessary forms of employment

  4. Must clear a criminal history check, FBI fingerprint, and drug test

  5. Must have current certification in First Aid, rescue breathing, and choking from accredited organization

  6. Must complete Ministry Safe Training (or Child Abuse and neglect with approval of Director)

  7. Must meet basic health requirement of local and regulatory agency.  A negative TB tine test must be on file  (if applicable by Denton County Health Department)

  8. Must complete 24 hours of “Pre-service” training before working in the classroom with the children

  9. Must complete 24 hours of professional development classes per year from date of hire as outlined in the Staff Handbook.

  10. Good oral communication: spoken English can be easily understood

  11. Must be able to relate positively to adults and children and work effectively with another adult in a classroom setting.

  12. Must be able to fulfill physical requirements of position as outlined in Staff Handbook:  including, but not limited to: sitting, running, walking, bending, standing, lifting, and cutting.

General responsibilities of Teacher’s assistant:

  • Abide by the policies as set forth in the, Staff Handbook, Parent Handbook, Employment Agreement, the Kingdom Kids Charter and By-Laws, and the TDFPS Minimum Standards for Child Care Centers.  

  • Be supportive of the program and policies of the center.

  • Maintain prompt hours that pertain his/her scheduled work days:

Monday         8:30 am - 2:30 pm
Tuesday         8:30 am - 2:30 pm
Wednesday   8:30 am - 2:30 pm    
Thursday       8:30 am - 2:30 pm
Friday            8:30 am - 2:30 pm

The time prior to the children’s arrival shall be utilized to prepare the learning environment.  The time after all of the children are dismissed shall be utilized forclassroom housekeeping/return of supplies/preparation for future lessons/age level meetings. Materials in need of preparation should be completed while in attendance at Kingdom Kids.  

  • Be conscientious of attendance: notifying Director/Assistant Director according to guidelines in Staff Handbook when a substitute teacher is needed.

  • Attend all staff meetings and additional scheduled meetings.

  • Maintain a neat, clean appearance and adhere to dress code.

  • Shall maintain high standards of professional ethics in regard to children, parents, and staff.

NOTE:  The job description reflects a general description of the essential functions of the job; the documents listed in item #1 contain details; however, other work requirements may be inherited in the course of job performance.

Responsibilities of Aide pertaining to classroom:

  1. Assist the Teacher in providing a safe environment that is free of hazards (including being able to see, hear, speak, and interact/ play with the children). The environment shall be interesting, engaging, aesthetically pleasing for children.

  2. Adhere to all safety, health, sanitation, and emergency guidelines.

  3. Follow and complete the Daily duties checklist (attached)

  4. Assist in preparing the classroom for daily activities by helping to assemble equipment, art supplies, etc. from the Kingdom Kids resource areas.  Return equipment and supplies to their proper places at the close of the day

  5. Accompany the class to the Gross Motor Skill and Music classes. The aides shall serve as assistants to the Gross Motor and Music teachers.  The aides shall help to supervise children and lead small group activities as directed by the teacher.

  6. Substitute for the lead teacher in the teacher’s absence.  

  7. Communicate with the teacher for other needs with to the class.  

Responsibilities of Aide pertaining to children:

  1. Supervise children to insure safety of each child at all times.  A child should NEVER be left alone.

  2. Interact and respond to the children in a warm, supportive manner; maintaining an atmosphere where mutual respect exists; encouraging children to develop their own ideas; showing respect and support for each child’s unique nature and developmental needs.

  3. Abide by the behavioral guidance policies outlined in the Staff Handbook.

  4. Assist the lead teacher by leading the class in a game, song, or story if requested by the teacher.

  5. Assist children in learning centers, small group, art activities, outdoor activities, etc.

  6. Take initiative in meeting the needs of individual children while the teacher is engaged in leading a group of children.

  7. Accompany children to the restroom from playground, music or motor skills class.

  8. Take initiative with toileting/ diapering children.

Kingdom Kids Preschool Teacher

Part-Time
25 hrs / week


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