Current openings:

Nursery Caregiver

STATUS: Part-time
REPORTS TO: Discipleship Leader for Children and Youth

GENERAL DESCRIPTION: To provide reliable, safe, and nurturing care for children ages 0-4
on Sunday mornings and during special events.

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS:

  • Responsible for providing age-appropriate care including: feeding, changing diapers, escorting
    to the bathroom, maintaining a safe environment, putting children down for naps, holding, or
    cheerfully interacting with children through games, stories, play, and prayer.
  • Welcome new parents and families, obtain care information for children, and provide parents
    with information on the nursery, pick up process, emergency procedure, etc.
  • Ensure the safety of the children and communicate with the Discipleship Leader for Children
    and Youth (DLCY) on safety needs, safety incidents during services, etc.
  • Model Christian discipleship during Sunday School and Worship via provided lessons or stories.
  • Maintain a clean and sanitary environment while children are present, including personal
    cleanliness, to decrease the spread of germs. Follow all posted COVID safety procedures.
  • Arrive 15 minutes before service times and stay until the children are secured with a responsible
    adult named on the child’s registration form. Standard Sunday hours are 8:15am – 11:15am.
  • Be polite, friendly, and courteous to all children, parents, and volunteers.
  • Straighten the room and clean any toys/beds before leaving, returning it to weekly standard
    set by DLCY.
  • Communicate in advance, by phone, to the DLCY: 1) any planned absences with an advance
    two week notice, or 2) any unplanned absences at least two hours prior to the shift.
  • Report to the DLCY any issues which are hindering the carrying out of duties or responsibilities.
  • Other duties as determined and assigned by the Discipleship Leader for Children and Youth,
    Senior Pastor, or SPRC.

QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Experience caring for children ages 0-4 years with the ability to be flexible and work with a
    variety of personalities.
  • At least 18 years of age.
  • Must follow the church’s Safe Sanctuary policy, including updating training every 3 years and a
    current background check every 5 years.
  • Consistent ability to arrive to work on time.
  • A love for Christ and a passion for discipling children.

Please send resume and cover letter to Zach@foresthillsumc.org to apply.

Contact Info:
Zach Griggs, Discipleship Leader for Children and Youth
Forest Hills UMC, 1250 Old Hickory Blvd, Brentwood, TN 37027
zach@foresthillsumc.org
615-373-3131 ext. 14