We have 2 openings for paid nursery workers. Compensation is $15/hour and pay 2 hours minimum (if we only need you for one hour we still pay a minimum of 2). The usual work hours are Sundays, 9:15-11:30am.
Interested parties, please contact Joel Costa at 954-778-9583 or come by HCC and fill an application form.
Mission Statement: The Christian Education ministry of Hackberry Creek Church seeks to provide a nursery which is a place of care and nurture for children ages birth through five years old. Because we affirm that all children are a gift from God and that they depend upon adults for safety and security, the nursery is a place where children are both loved and cared for physically, emotionally, and spiritually. Because we believe that Christian education and nurture are a joint venture between parents and the church, the nursery is a place where parents are welcome and feel confident leaving their children while they attend worship, Sunday classes, or church functions; and where our nursery workers are supported and compensated for their ministry to our youngest children.
General RequirementsAll nursery workers will be:
Hired by the Director of Christian Education (DCE) and/or church staff, after a reasonable interview process and reference and background checks
Appropriately experienced in the care of young children
Required to complete a basic first aid and CPR course at the church’s expense
At least 17 years of age
Expected to arrive 15 minutes prior to the event and stay until children are picked up and room is cleaned
Required to abide by the nursery policies (below)
Expected to provide physical and emotional care of children, which includes: feeding; changing diapers; maintaining a safe environment; putting children down for a nap; lifting, holding, sitting with, and cheerfully interacting hands on with the children; escorting children as needed for safety and other concerns
Hands on interaction with children by means of games, stories, crafts and play
Working with another nursery worker at all times
Accountable to notify Joel Costa (DCE) for planned absences 2 weeks ahead of time. In the event of an unforeseen emergency, please contact Joel Costa at 954-778-9583 prior to the scheduled time as soon as possible. You will also need to work to find a replacement for your shift when possible.
Required to maintain a work schedule calendar
Responsible to the Director of Christian Education and the Session of Hackberry Creek Church
HCC Support of Nursery StaffWe will:
Compensate fairly (above minimum wage)
Provide basic first aid and CPR training fees annually
Allow nursery workers to take grievances to Joel Costa (DCE) or appointed Session member of HCC
Provide an appropriately furnished nursery, including rocking chairs, table and chairs, cribs, and changing area, and toys
Be open to suggestions of nursery workers in how to improve our nursery
Nursery Policies for Hackberry Creek Church
Before children arrive, nursery workers must make cribs with fresh sheets.
All children must be signed in by their parents. Parents must leave their cell phone number, in case nursery workers need to contact them.
Children’s bags and bottles must be labeled with child’s name. If they are not labeled, parents are to do so before leaving their child. Nursery workers will seek to remind parents.
Children are strongly discouraged from bringing toys from home. If a child does, nursery workers will seek to put this toy in the child’s bag. If the toy from home is a “prized possession” such as a blanket or special “comfort” toy, nursery workers will use their discretion as to, if and when, this toy may be put in the child’s bag.
If a child is excessively upset, the parents will be contacted.
No food or cups allowed in the cribs or playpens.
Each time a diaper is changed, nursery workers will follow this hygiene policy:
Use a fresh pair of plastic gloves Change diaper Place diaper and glove in the diaper pail (not the trash can) Clean the changing surface with the solution supplied Dispose of gloves and wash hands thoroughly
There must be two nursery workers in each nursery room at all times.
After children leave, nursery workers must:
Wipe off table and toys with solution provided Strip beds and play pens of bedding Return furnishings (including toys) to where they belong Put any supplies away Turn off lights and close nursery doors.
All committees and church organizations who need a nursery for their activities will schedule nursery usage and nursery workers through the Director of Christian Education.