Lakewood UMC: Nursery Care Worker

Date Posted: 8/3/2022

Lakewood UMC, Dallas, TX

Job Description

To provide dependable, safe, secure and nurturing care to the children while at our Church, in a clean environment.


  • Provide age-appropriate care which includes: feeding, changing diapers, escorting to the bathroom, maintaining a safe environment, putting children down for naps, holding, or sitting with and cheerfully interacting with children through games, stories, play and prayer. Universal precautions should always be used while changing diapers or time of body fluids.
  • Be polite, friendly and courteous to all children, parents and volunteers.
  • Child care hours include every Sunday 9 am to noon. You are expected to work all Sundays even if it falls on a holiday. You will have the option to work other church events, i.e. Easter, Christmas, Vacation Bible School, etc. The opportunity for extra work will be announced at least 2 weeks prior to the event. There may be services on Ash Wednesday, Maundy Thursday and Christmas Eve. If you choose to work extra at these other events, the hour(s) of the nursery will be specified.
  • Stay until children are secured with a responsible adult.
  • In the event of an emergency notify parent or responsible adult via cellphone
  • Straighten the room and clean any toys/beds before leaving. All toys that have had contact with saliva will require special attention. A sanitizing solution/wipes will be available to use in the nursery.
  • Attend an evaluation after a 90-day probationary period and thereafter annually.
  • Report to church office any issues which are hindering the carry out of the duties or responsibilities.
  • Communicate in advance by phone/email to the church office:
    • Any planned absences with an advance two-week notic
    • Any sudden/unplanned absences at least ½ hour prior to the shift.


  • Experience in caring for children between the ages of 0 to 4 with the ability to adapt and interact with a variety of personalities.
  • At least 18 years of age.
  • Satisfactory completion of background check and drug screening.
  • Must present the results of current immunizations.
  • Satisfactory completion of CPR training for infants and children.
  • Obtain MinistrySafe Certification.
  • Must adhere to United Methodist Church MinistrySafe Policy Guidelines.

How to Apply

Email a resume to Children's Minister, Jennifer Fornero, at
Contact Email: [email protected]
Contact Phone: 214-823-9623


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