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Children's Ministry Infant Toddler Associate

Job Description:

Reports To: Children’s Ministry Manager Shift: 7:45am-4:15pm 30-minute unpaid lunch break Status: Full Time 40 hours per week

Job Type:

Full Time

Job Responsibilities

• As a member of staff, uphold, promote, and encourage, in word and deed, desired organizational culture and values; purposefully seek to establish and maintain a culture that is based on grace and affirms and advances KGM’s vision and purpose.

• Maintain a peaceful, ministry-focused atmosphere.

• Set up and maintain a safe, clean, appealing environment.

• Welcome children and parents as they arrive to Childrens Ministry and sign the children in.

• Oversee support staff, work trainees, and volunteers in the Infant and Toddler Classroom.

• Supervises and implements the program in accordance with the policies and philosophy of the Kids Ministry, gearing the program to the needs of the individual child.

• Implement developmentally appropriate activities and crafts.

• Prepare play and learning materials.

• Supervise children's play and monitor their physical safety.

• Log incidents as needed.

• Communicate with the Manager of the Children’s Ministry about needs, successes and struggles.

• Check each child’s diapers/pull-ups throughout the day and change them as needed.

• Feed children breakfast and snack, and the infants as needed.

• Guide children's behavior and social/emotional development.

• Perform simple first aid in emergencies.

• Participate in recommended training programs.

Qualifications / Must Be Able To

• Demonstrate an understanding, patient, warm and receptive attitude toward children.

• Lift 30 pounds.

• Sit on the floor to play with children.

• Prefer a bachelor’s degree in a related field.

• Must have high school diploma.

• Must have training and/or experience in Early Childhood or Elementary Education.

• Possess and promote a drug, nicotine free lifestyle.

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The Kalamazoo Gospel Ministries is a privately funded 501(c)3 non-profit, evangelical Christian ministry.   Our designated purpose is religious, and we are a Christ-centered ministry which is dedicated to sharing the Gospel and helping the homeless and impoverished.  We consider every position to be essential in the fulfillment of our ministry and Statement of Purpose.  As such, each employee must have a relationship with Jesus Christ as their personal Savior and Lord.  All employees must:

• Be able and willing to share the Gospel and participate in all of the ministry activities of the Kalamazoo Gospel Ministries;
• Subscribe to the Kalamazoo Gospel Ministries Statement of Faith and Qualifications for Employment upon hire and continuously while employed;
• Adhere to the Kalamazoo Gospel Ministries Employee Handbook

1 Peter 3:15 NIV But in your hearts revere Christ as Lord. Always be prepared to give an answer to everyone who asks you to give the reason for the hope that you have. But do this with gentleness and respect.