Job Title: Child Care Provider
Supervisor: Julie Morocho, Child Care Coordinator
Posting Date: 8/1/19
Closing Date: Position will remain open until filled

 

Position Overview: The task of the Child Care Provider is to provide care and supervision for children while the children’s parents/guardians are attending church programs.

Essential Job Functions

  • Provide loving care and attention to the children in your care, primarily infants through age 4 but may include older children, developing positive relationships with them and helping them enjoy their time at church
  • Be attentive to children when they are engaged in free play, read and/or sing to children, play with them, comfort those who are upset
  • Change diapers and assist children in using the restroom
  • Help keep the space in which the children play safe and fun for them by keeping it tidy; disinfecting tables, toys and other surfaces; and watching for any unsafe items in the room, such as a broken toy or something too small for an infant to play with
  • Interact with parents/guardians in a manner that is both warm and helpful. Help them sign their children in, ask about any special needs, and tell them about their child’s time in care

Qualifications

  • Education, training, or experience to successfully and competently execute Essential Job Functions
  • Previous experience working with young children
  • Ability to perform the physical requirements of the position, including holding and lifting infants and toddlers
  • 16 years of age or older
  • Applicants 18 years of age and older will be required to complete a background check prior to employment

Other Skills/Abilities

  • Warm and caring in interactions with children and their families
  • General knowledge of infant and toddler development
  • Self-motivated to do the job well
  • Flexibility in dealing with unexpected events
  • Maintains confidentiality in all matters regarding visitors, members, friends, and staff of First Unitarian Church of Des Moines
  • Respectful of a wide range of religious beliefs
  • Able to work with little to no supervision

 Hours & Pay

  • Part-time position that schedules around your life
  • Days and hours to possibly include some Sunday mornings from 9:00 a.m. to 12:15 p.m. (reduced hours in the summer), and Wednesday nights from 5:30 to 8:45 p.m., with other dates/times dependent on when other church programming needs arise
  • You are NOT expected to work every Sunday morning or every Wednesday night! We are flexible and will work with you
  • Starting pay: $10/hour

NOTE:  This job description is not intended to be all-inclusive. Employee may perform other related duties as negotiated to meet the ongoing needs of the organization.

To Apply:

E-mail your résumé to Julie Morocho, Child Care Coordinator, at childcare@ucdsm.org.

 

Job Title: Children’s Music Coordinator
Supervisor: Tracy Beck, Director of Faith Formation
Posting Date: 8/16/19
Closing Date: Position will remain open until filled

 

Part-time 3 hours per week (One Sunday Morning/Quarter); September- May

General Summary

The Children’s Music Coordinator develops and teaches age appropriate music programs for preschool- elementary age children. They will lead two classes on Wednesday evenings, September – May, making joyous music and learning Unitarian Universalist songs together.

Principal Duties and Responsibilities

  1. Musical:
    • Provides engaging age-appropriate lessons that allow children opportunities to express themselves musically and engage the children with age-appropriate Unitarian Universalist music
    • Rehearses and directs the children in singing in the service – approximately four times a year
  2. Administrative:
    • Communicates with registered children’s families
    • Maintain regular communication with Director of Faith Formation

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities Needed:

Professional training in music desired, although not required; understanding of Unitarian Universalist values; excellent interpersonal, organizational, and teaching skills; desire for engaging with children musically.

To Apply:

E-mail your résumé to Tracy Beck, Director of Faith Formation, at dre@ucdsm.org.