Sunday Nursery Coordinator

Employer: 
St. Austin Catholic Parish
Contact Name: 
Jennifer Anderson
Email Address: 
janderson@staustin.org
Phone Number: 
(512) 477-9471
Job Description: 

The Nursery Coordinator oversees the daily operation of the parish nursery on Sunday mornings. This is a part-time, contract position. Nursery hours are Sundays from 8:30 a.m. to 1 p.m.

Duties: 

Duties include providing comprehensive care for children ages 6 months to 5 years; coordinating and working with a nursery assistant as well as a pastoral staff member during nursery hours; supervising volunteers who assist in staffing the Sunday Nursery; effectively communicating with parents each week; presenting age-appropriate, faith-based play for our youngest disciples; and representing the joy and love of Christ to our families and their children.

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities: 

The candidate for this position should be comfortable working with children ages 6 mos. to 5 years, including diaper changes and bathroom trips, comforting fussy children with compassion and ease, and treating all children and adults respectfully. This person should able to effectively communicate with staff, parents and volunteers and have some experience training and supervising volunteers. The ideal candidate for this position works best with minimal direct supervision.

Minimum Qualifications: 

Minimum 3 years child care experience in a church or day care setting. Knowledge of proper cleaning and sanitation of child care facilities or the ability to learn this and follow guidelines are a must. First Aid and CPR training certification is required. Compliance with the Diocese of Austin Ethics & Integrity in Ministry (EIM) guidelines is required. Due to EIM requirements for the supervision of young children, the Sunday Nursery coordinator may be no younger than 25 years of age.

How to Apply: 

If you have interest in serving our parish through this ministry, please email a cover letter and resume to Jennifer Anderson at janderson@staustin.org.