Children’s Ministry Assistant

Reports to: Director of Children’s Ministries

Directly Supervises: n/a
Status: part time
FLSA: Non-exempt

Job Summary

Essential Functions

  • Assist in planning and implementing appropriate ministry opportunities for children and families.
  • Assist in preparing and implementing Children’s Worship each Sunday morning.
  • Assist in Sunday school.
  • Assist with Wednesday evening programming planning and teaching.
  • Assist with Kids at First Parents Day Out.
  • Assist with marketing and promotion of events and activities.

Other Responsibilities

  • Be present for and assist with special events and activities.
  • Work in the office a minimum of two hours weekly as scheduled by the Director of Children’s Ministry.
  • Arrive promptly for activities, preferably ten to fifteen minutes early.
  • Notify Director of Children’s Ministry two weeks in advance for planned absences.
  • Report any suspect abuse to supervisor
  • Maintain a safe and healthy environment

Minimum Qualifications

  • A Christian who strives to live according to Biblical standards and who’s lifestyle is above suspicion.
  • A college student of at least a sophomore level.
  • An active participant in ministry at your home church

Core Competencies:

  • Child Growth and Development: Understand how children acquire language and develop physically, cognitively, emotionally and socially.
  • Learning Environment & Curriculum: Establish an environment that provides learning experiences to meet each child’s needs, capabilities, and interests.
  • Assessment and Planning for Individual Needs: Observe and assess what children know and can do in order to provide curriculum and instruction that addresses their developmental and learning needs.
  • Interactions with Children & Guiding Behaviors: Establish supportive relationships with children and guide them as individuals and as part of a group.
  • Families and Communities: Work collaboratively with families and staff to meet children’s needs.
  • Health, Safety and Nutrition: Establish and maintain an environment that ensures children’s health, safety and nourishment.
  • Professional Development & Leadership: Serve children and families in a professional manner.
  • Interpersonal Skills: Demonstrates the ability to lead others. Demonstrates the skills of active listening and openly accepts criticism. Productively engages and resolves interpersonal conflict. Holds others accountable in a spirit of love. Engages people positively, with a demeanor of optimism and abundance.
  • Biblical Knowledge: Able to discuss and interpret biblical truth when applying scripture to life situations. Guides others in exploration and discovery of biblical truth.