First Baptist Church Paid Childcare Job Description
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Principal Functions: To teach preschoolers through Bible learning activities under the direction of the
Children’s Ministry staff.
1. Must be a Christian, actively involved as a member of a church.
2. A basic love for children and a commitment to teaching.
3. Must be at least 18 years old and in good health.
4. Have the strength to lift 20 lbs. and must be able to sit and move around on the floor easily.
5. A desire to work cooperatively as a team to accomplish the goals of the Preschool ministry.
The teacher shall be responsible for a specific group of children and shall perform the following duties.
1. Prepare lesson plans with your team following the curriculum that is provided.
2. Gather and prepare necessary materials for Bible learning activities to provide and maintain a Christian environment in which children may grow physically, emotionally, mentally, socially, and spiritually.
3. Arrive 30 minutes (*unless special instructions are given by a supervisor) before the session begins and be prepared to stay after the children are dismissed to help clean up.
4. When assigned to a room with younger preschoolers, (babies-1’s), large toys, swings, exersaucers, etc. need to be cleaned with blue wipes. Toys need to be cleaned with the Clorox
solution provided in the baby resource room.
Infant 1 room instructions:
• Dump the used toys out of the white baskets into the sink.
• Spray thorough with sanitizing spray.
• Return the toys to the white baskets and place in cubbies to dry.
Infant 2 room instructions are the same as above with the exception that toys should be left in the sink to dry instead of returning to white baskets.
5. Keep the room neat during the session. Report any items in need of repair to the supervisor.
6. When using furniture or teaching aids from another classroom, please return them to their
original classroom at the end of your session. (ex. Moving rocking chairs from one room to another)
7. Give each child the attention needed to assure his/her best welfare. Teachers are to remain in
the classrooms at all times. Breaks are not permitted during our working hours.
8. Share responsibilities of meeting the physical needs of the children between the teachers. Make sure all areas where diaper changing occurs are wiped with a Clorox solution between children or change the diaper changing paper between children. The teachers should wash their hands (or use sanitizing lotion) after changing each diaper or helping a child in the restroom.
9. Give attention to the children at all times (bye-bye buggy, playground, etc). Teachers should not be seen talking among themselves or seen using phones to text, call or accessing the internet unless an emergency is occurring. Teachers should focus on the children in every teachable moment. At least 2 teachers should be with the children at all times. Never put yourself in a situation where you are alone with a child.
10. Wipe tables and bathroom sink off with Clorox solution and sweep the floor, if necessary.
11. Be familiar with fire escape routes and the procedures for documenting the injury any child has while in our care. In case of severe weather, find an enclosed hallway or area away from the windows.
12. Interact in a positive manner with all the parents and if a child is not following the guidelines, alert a supervisor to help with the child. It is not a teacher’s responsibility to alert the parent to a child’s behavior, but instead, if necessary, a supervisor, or a member of the Children’s Ministry Staff will speak with the parents.
Training / Development
13. Participate in training opportunities made available to teachers such as Leadership Training, Teacher Training/Planning sessions.
14. Attend all designated teacher meetings.
15. Be firm, but kind with each child and treat each child in a consistent manner.
16. Become acquainted with and abide by all the policies listed in the Children’s Ministry Handbook and any policies or procedures given for your specific area of service.
17. It is understood that as employees, teachers are considered staff and should reflect this position in attitude and conversation as they deal with parents, children, and coworkers. People form their attitude of our church often by the way that we treat them.
18. All teachers should be clean and neat in appearance. A navy blue shirt (furnished by the church) and khaki pants, capris, long skirt, or nice jeans should be worn at all teaching times.
19. Teachers should use a soft voice in the classroom with children.
20. No cell phones used while caring for children.
* Note: This job description is a general explanation for various Preschool paid staff positions on our campus. You may receive a more detailed description depending on your area of service.
Teachers are assigned to a specific age group, however, there may be times when flexibility will be needed depending upon the number of preschoolers in any given session. Teachers may be reassigned to another room on a temporary or full-time basis depending upon the needs of the problem of the whole.
I understand that my position is dependent upon the needs of the program as a whole.