Childcare Assistant

First United Methodist Church of Salem
Salem, OR



Position:         Childcare Assistant

Hours:              8:15am- 11:30pm on Sundays (2-4 times a month), 5:45pm – 7:15pmTuesday, and as needed during special events.

Salary:             $12.00 per hour

Supervisor:     Childcare Coordinator

Job Summary:

The Childcare Assistant will be responsible to provide safe, secure, nurturing care for our church children in the Activity Room and Nursery each Sunday. Childcare Assistants will work with volunteers, families, and take direction from the Childcare Coordinator and the Director of Christian Education.


  • Provide a nurturing, safe, and stimulating environment for young children placed in the care of the FUMC nursery.
  • Arrive on-time for scheduled shift. Contact the Childcare Coordinator in the event of illness or other emergencies an hour before start time.
  • Follow the Childcare Employee Manual and FUMC Safe Sanctuary Policies to ensure the safety of children, staff, and volunteers. This includes following check-in and check-out procedures, notifying security staff during transitions, proper documentation of injury and incident, and ongoing use of walkie-talkies. 
  • Set-up and clean-up nursery and activity rooms.
  • Work with other nursery staff and parents to maintain updated child registration and parent’/guardian contact information. Respect the confidentiality of child and family information.
  • Warmly greet parents and children and thank them for attending.
  • Maintain communication with parents regarding any problems, concerns, or incidents.
  • Support at least two “Parent Night Out’s” a year (typically Saturday afternoon/evening).


The Childcare Assistant will be required to complete a background check, be familiar with First United Methodist Church Safe Sanctuary Policies and Childcare Employee Manual, provide documentation of a current First Aid and CPR certification, complete Abuse Awareness Training and to provide three references.


  • Work well with other childcare staff and volunteers.
  • Interact positively with parents/guardians
  • Demonstrate a caring attitude and ability to provide age appropriate nurture for children
  • Demonstrate punctuality and reliability

Employer: First United Methodist Church of Salem

Contact Information: Heather at



Closing Date: 
Tuesday, 23 April 2019