Staff Associate

Toddler Ministry Staff Associate

Toddler Ministry Staff Associate

Islington United Church believes that Children and Youth Ministry is an integral part of our mission, vision and values. The Toddler Ministry Staff Associate is charged with early childhood and faith formation responsibilities.  They are expected to give their best always, to be responsible in the discharge of their duties, to have respect for the congregation and its expressions of faith, and to participate fully in the programs with which they are associated.
 

Duties and Responsibilities
This is a paid contract position of four hours per week under the oversight of the Lead Minister and direction of the Children and Youth Ministry Coordinator.  
Deliver weekly Sunday morning play-based toddler ministry, 8:45 am – 12:45 pm
Incorporate Godly Play principles upon completion of Godly Play training in 2019
Plan, deliver and evaluate toddler ministry programming including circle time, music, and puppetry
Assist children in child-directed play
Organize space and materials before and after each service
Lead and assist with special church events (e.g., Christmas Eve), Epic Islington events, etc.
 

Qualifications/Requirements
Active member of a community of faith
Must be at least 16 years of age of good reputation
Excellent communication skills, especially with toddlers and children, parents, other staff and volunteers
Skilled and compassionate listener who shows respect for others
Flexible and open-minded; friendly, patient with good relational skills with children, youth and adults
Understands the issues relevant to youth and young families
Deals effectively with emergency situations; is sensitive to the observance of proper boundaries
Attend Godly Play training January 12, February 9, March 9, 2019
Basic first aid certification and successful completion of a baby-sitting program are assets
Must provide a current police records check with vulnerable sector screening upon offer of employment
 

Education/Experience
Demonstrated and relevant experience with toddlers and children
 
Contact Islington United Church for more information or to send a résumé with cover letter: employment@islingtonunited.org

 

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