Job Title: Children's Ministry Coordinator
Department: Crisis Shelter
Location:1515 E Illinois
Reports To: Director of Crisis Shelter
FLSA Status: Non-exempt
UGM considers every position one of ministry and a vital and valued part of our team. Therefore, it is essential that all employees of UGM have a personal relationship with Jesus Christ and subscribe to our Statement of Faith and Core Values. Additionally, employees must be willing to lead and/or participate in Bible study, prayer, devotions and sharing the Gospel.SUMMARY OF POSITION:
This individual is responsible for managing all aspects of the Children's Ministry of the Crisis Shelter. They also oversee volunteer training and ensuring the use of appropriate curriculum- taking into consideration the children's developmental stages and ability.SUPERVISORY RESPONSIBILTIES:
This position directly supervises all volunteers and children involved in The Children's Ministry at the Crisis Shelter.DUTIES & RESPONSIBILITIES:Key Result Area #1: Leadership and Management
Key Result Area #2: Train/Manage Associate Staff & Volunteers
- Oversee and manage all facets of the children's department.
- Provide direct supervision to staff, interns, and volunteer staff.
- Meet bi-weekly with staff to provide strong communication, support, and accountability.
- Communicate concerns or issues regarding staff, residents, and program pieces the CS Director.
- Develop, implement, & supervise the scheduling of Volunteer Staff, and Associate Staff.
- Develop, oversee, & communicate systems and policies that promote spiritual and developmental growth.
- Collaborate with other areas of the ministry to provide consistent services/curriculum for resident's children.
- Manage children's program including; program curriculum, classroom supplies, outings, and food, keeping the Director informed
- Conflicts will be resolved using the Peace Maker tools.
- Participates in holding others and self-accountable and participates in self-evaluation process.
- Comes to meetings prepared and with a positive, supportive attitude.
- Complete other duties as assigned.
- Ensure UGM policies and procedures are followed.
- Work with volunteers and the house facilitator to ensure a sanitary and safe environment.
- Work with the Kitchen Supervisor to acquire snacks supplies for children's programs.
- Communicate with the moms of children at drop off and pick up each day.
- Develop a program designed to support various ages of children's developmental progress and spiritual growth.
- Model and train volunteers in communicating with moms about the progress & needs of their children on a daily basis.
- Collaborate with Crisis Shelter director and staff on planning & implementing Children's program components for special events such as outreach, camp and fun outings, etc.
- Assess and address each child's physical, spiritual, social, emotional and educational needs.
- Work with moms to assess & address their parenting needs & their child's developmental progress within the first two weeks.
- Work with moms and staff to create safety & parenting plans within the first week.
- Work with Homework club as well as children's ministry providers and mentor's within the first week.
- Support and provide contracts for pre-teen children. Monitor their boundaries.
- Teach and model biblical parenting.
- Provide parenting education opportunities weekly.
SKILLS & QUALIFICATIONS:
- Committed Christian, able and willing to model servant-leadership and interested in being part of a ministry for the poor, homeless, drug addicted and mentally ill. Grounded in the Christian faith as a mature, active member of the body of Christ. In accordance with Union Gospel Mission Statement of Purpose, Statement of Vision and Statement of Faith.
- Strong Interpersonal skills - exercise compassion and discernment while modeling the teachings of Jesus Christ.
- As a unified team member, will honor the leadership, chain of command, and standards and ministry objectives of Union Gospel Mission.
- Follows UGM policy regarding addressing and resolving conflict amongst team members, volunteers, & residents.
- Know and able to communicate and embrace UGM's cultural Core Values and their indicators. The Core Values are applied and observed
- Valid Washington State Driver's License
- Computer literate with a high proficiency using Word, Excel, Outlook; able to complete documents, reports and accurately record information.
- Excellent communication skills: written, oral, and instructional.
- Prove to be teachable: organized with the ability to manage multiple projects/tasks at once; able to listen and follow instructions.
- Prove to be a leader: show ability to listen empathically, respond appropriately in emotional situations, and resolve difficult guests and situations in an understanding way with the overall safety of the shelter in mind.
- Prove to be an effective manager; show ability to lead RA's and associate staff in standard operating procedures with the goal of empowering and developing them to become leaders.
WORKING CONDITIONS/PHYSICAL FACTORS:
Occasionally = 1%-33%; Frequently = 34%-66%; Continuously = 67%-100%
- Requires working with a diverse population, many of whom struggle with homelessness, addiction and mental illness - continuously.
- Work is primarily indoors. It requires climbing stairs, sitting, standing, bending, and reaching - Continuously.
- Requires a sustained level of high energy, stamina, and the ability to move about the store on a regular and ongoing basis - Continuously.
- Requires the ability to hear, see, and speak clearly - continuously.
- Computer, Microsoft Office, including excel, word and power point, copier, scanner, fax machine and multi-line phone system
- Two-year college degree in applicable field of study preferred, or equivalent years of experience.
- Two plus years' experience working with homeless families in crisis.
- Experience managing children and positive parental interactions
- :-Proven to be a fast learner and able to quickly assess and address issues as they arise:
Monday - Friday 8:00am - 1:30pm