First Presbyterian Church is currently seeking a
Nursery Attendant

We are currently seeking a nursery attendant for Sunday morning worship services. The full job description is posted below. Please apply by sending a letter of introduction expressing your interest in and qualifications for the position to pastor@firstpresberthoud.org or P.O. Box 1290, Berthoud, CO 80513. For questions, please call 970-532-2192 or email pastor@firstpresberthoud.org. The pay rate begins at $17 per hour and is paid monthly. 

TITLE: Nursery Attendant

SCOPE: Provide oversight and care for children placed in nursery during worship services and special occasions/events.

 

QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Must be at least 16 years of age or older.

  • Give permission for a background check if 18 years-of-age or older.

  • List two adults for references from school or work.

  • Interact with children and encourage their involvement in activities.

 

RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Seek opportunities to nurture faith in Christ:

    • Read Bible stories aloud to children.

    • Talk about Bible story figures.

    • Make opportunities for prayer (e.g., before play, in thanksgiving for family and friends).

    • Collect offerings brought by children in the provided container.

  • Distribute and collect child-care sign-up sheets to new families using the nursery. Take note of allergies or other special needs.

  • Notify the Christian Education elder of the presence of new children and families. 

  • Ensure that children are picked up by the same person who dropped them off or the parent/guardian’s pre-authorized individual.

  • Wash hands and assist the children with good hand washing as needed to prevent disease. (Hand sanitizers are not a substitute for hand washing.)

  • Help the children pick up and put away toys at the end of the hour.

  • Change diapers as needed,

  • Keep the nursery a peanut-free zone (rice-based play dough only) and do not allow snacks in the nursery.

  • Clean and sanitize indoor play area, table, diaper changing table, and toys each Sunday or event, even if they do not look dirty.

    • Clean surfaces with soapy water before sanitizing

    • Sanitize:

      • Always follow label instructions.

      • Rinse with water after sanitizing and leave to air dry

      • Cleanup bodily fluids (e.g., blood, urine, fecal matter, vomit) immediately. (They might be highly contagious.)

  • Notify an usher to contact parent(s) or other appropriate person should illness or other concerns arise.

  • Notify the Christian Education Chair/co-chair when broken equipment or toys need replacing or the nursery needs additional supplies.

  • Notify the Christian Education Chair/co-chair should number of children present in the nursery require another adult present. 

 

EXPECTATIONS:

  • Arrive 15 minutes prior to start of worship service or special event (e.g., new member classes, Bible study group, seasonal events).

  • Use personal electronic devices brought to the nursery only for calling for assistance or notifying appropriate family of their child’s need.

  • Contact the Christian Education Elder and Pastor of planned or unplanned absences as soon as aware of the circumstance.

  • Submit documentation of work hours monthly for pay.

  • If possible, remain for social time following the worship service.

 

ACCOUNTABILITY:

  • The nursery attendant is an “exempt” employee and is accountable to the Christian Education elder, Personnel Committee chair and the Pastor as head of staff.

  • In the event the Christian Education Chair/co-chair is absent from a service or event, contact the Personnel Committee Chair instead.  

  • The Pastor, Christian Education Chair and Personnel Committee Chair will conduct semi-annual performance reviews based on the anniversary date of employment.

COMPENSATION:

  • $17 per hour, paid monthly.

 

EVALUATION: A performance review will be conducted annually by the pastor and representatives of the Session's Stewardship and Personnel Committees. The Session's Personnel Committee will annually review the adequacy of compensation.