Church Nursery Worker, Hopewell United Methodist Church

June 25, 2024 | Job Opportunities

Purpose: To provide dependable, safe, secure, and nurturing care to the children while at
our Church, ages 0-4 years, during Sunday morning worship.
Pay: $20/hour- 2 hours every Sunday morning.

• Provide age-appropriate care which includes feeding, changing diapers, escorting to the bathroom,
maintaining a safe environment, putting children down for naps, holding or sitting with and
cheerfully interacting with children through games, stories, play, and prayer.
• Be polite, friendly, and courteous and seek to develop good trusting relationships
with all children, parents, and volunteers.
• Arrive 30 minutes prior to the 10:00 am worship service. Child care hours include every Sunday
9:30 am to 11:30 am, holidays included. You may have the option to work other church events, i.e.
Ash Wednesday, Holy Week, Christmas Eve, Vacation Bible
School, choir concert, Thank God It’s Wednesday (TGIW), etc. The opportunity for extra work will be
announced at least 4 weeks prior to the event.
• In the event of an emergency with a child, notify the parent via cell phone.
• Stay until the children are secured with the adult named on the sign-in sheet
• Cleaning
o Straighten the room and clean any toys/beds before leaving.
o Used bed sheets will need to be changed and the volunteer for the morning will launder them and
return them next week.
o All toys that have had contact with saliva will require special attention. A sanitizing solution
will be available to use in the nursery.
• Worship is completed by 11:15- you will be paid until 11:30 am. You may leave when all children
are gone, and cleanup is complete.
• Report to the Associate Director of Children and Family Ministry any issues hindering the
performance of your duties or ideas to improve the service.
• Attend an evaluation after a 90-day probationary period and thereafter annually.
• Communicate in advance by phone to the Associate Director of Children and Family Ministries:
1) Planned absences with an advance two-week notice
2) Extenuating circumstances requiring an unplanned absence call at least two hours prior to the

• Follow all guidelines in the Hopewell UMC Safe Sanctuary policy.
• There will be an adult from the congregation each week in order
to comply with the Safe Sanctuary two-deep leadership.
• Good hand washing and sanitation should always be used while changing diapers or in contact with
body fluids. The changing table and supplies should be disinfected each time after use.
• A First-Aid kit will be supplied- must have good basic knowledge of first aid procedures.
• Current certification in child and infant CPR is required.
• No child shall be released to anyone but the adult on the sign-in sheet. (It is OK if they put
more than one adult name)

• Experience in caring for children between the ages of 0 to 5 with the ability to adapt
and interact with a variety of personalities.
• Dependable
• At least 18 years of age
• Satisfactory completion of Safe Sanctuary training and background check
• Must have good basic knowledge of first aid procedures.
• Satisfactory completion of CPR training for infants and children.
• Must adhere to Hopewell United Methodist Church Safe Sanctuary Policy Guidelines.
• Three references.
• Must have transportation.

• There will be a 90-day probationary period where either party may terminate
employment without cause. Beyond this, a two-week notice is expected from either
• Dependability is essential. Tardiness and excessive absences will result in
termination of employment.
• Immediate termination without notice will occur in cases of
o Intentional verbal, physical, or emotional abuse or neglect of any child, parent, or church
o Flagrant violations of the Safe Sanctuary policy.
o If the employee is under criminal investigation for child abuse, neglect,
endangerment or related charges.

If interested, contact: