Christus Victor

Making Christ Known

We are an Evangelical Lutheran Church of America (ELCA) congregation growing in the likeness of Christ by:

Worshiping, praying, and studying God’s word;
Being together with other people; and
Acting in faith through words and deeds both inside and outside our church walls.

JOB DESCRIPTION: NURSERY COORDINATOR

POSITION REPORTS TO:  Associate Pastor of Christian Education

EMPLOYMENT STATUS:  Part-time (approximately 5-10 hours per week)

EFFECTIVE/APPROVAL DATE:  May 6, 2016

 

POSITION OVERVIEW:  The Nursery Coordinator is responsible for providing oversight, planning, and the smooth and safe operation of the Nursery at Christus Victor Lutheran Church (CVLC).  The Nursery Coordinator provides a welcoming, safe, caring environment for infants and small children, and a place where parents can feel confident their child will receive the highest quality of care and ministry.  The Nursery Coordinator will need to be present at all weekly worship services - Saturday, 5:00pm; Sunday, 9:15am; and Sunday, 10:45am.  Additional services (i.e. Lenten Services, Christmas and Easter Services, etc.) and special events may be required as needed.

 

DIRECT REPORTS:  There are no direct reports to this position; however, this position will oversee the Nursery volunteers.

 

RESPONSIBILITIES:

General Responsibilities

  • Oversees the care, maintenance, cleanliness, security, and safety of the nursery areay and equipment.
    • Manage supplies and equipment, as necessary, in coordination with the church office.
  • Assist with the development and annual review of the nursery policies (sick children, cleaning schedule, etc.) with Pastor for Christian Education/ Nursery Team/ Christian Education Team.
    • Ensure a current copy of the Nursery Guidelines are printed and made available in the nursery for families and volunteers.
    • Develop and maintain current knowledge and application of First Aid certifications.
  • Provide regular communication with Pastor for Christian Education and with the parents regarding any illness, injury, or other incidents.
  • Recruitment and coordination of additional nursery workers/ volunteers, as necessary.  Development of a schedule and system of communication and reminders for nursery workers/ volunteers.
    • Provide orientation and training for new nursery workers/ volunteers.  This will include discussing and explaining the Nursery Guidelines/ Policies.
  • Screen all nursery workers/ volunteers and ensure all background checks and references have been completed.
  • Ensure coverage of at least two (2) adults (Nursery Coordinator and at least one volunteer) for each worship service - Saturday, 5:00pm; Sunday, 9:15pm; and Sunday, 10:45am.

Service Specific Responsibilities

  • Be the chief childcare provider for the Nursery, supervising the volunteer staff and monitoring ratio of workers to children.
  • Be the chief greeter of parents and their children, supervising the sign-in and sign-our procedures.
  • Be in charge of all first aid, diaper changing, discipline, and extraordinary concerns.
  • Maintain records of nursery workers and children served, sign-in and out sheets, and nursery reports (after each nursery use). 

 

QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Demonstrate excellent interpersonal skills, especially dealing with parents and children in a professional manner. 
  • Completion of basic First Aid, including child/ infant CPR training (or must be willing to become certified at CVLC expense).
  • Supportive of the mission and vision of CVLC.
  • Organizational skills.
  • Previous childcare experience and minimal computer skills are preferred.

 

For further information or to submit a letter of interest, please email Pastor Linda Thurston at Linda.Thurston@CVLutheran.org or call her at 847-437-2666 ex. 13