JoyBridge Ministry Manager

The WoodsEdge Children’s Ministry has an opening for someone to oversee our special needs ministry.  The ideal candidate has a heart for including all people with special needs in a church environment and sees them as individual’s indispensable to the body of Christ. With this in mind, this person will care for and advocate for our families impacted by special needs. The ideal candidate also has a passion for shepherding and training volunteers to serve these families. In addition, s/he understands and desires to work with other departments in an effort to make WoodsEdge a church that is sensitive to the needs of families with special needs.

Part-time (25 hours per week)

Non-exempt

Key Roles and Responsibilities

  • Coordinate, schedule and supervise all services for children and students with special needs. (Birth through Senior High students with an elementary or younger learning level.)
  • Create and maintain safe and loving environments to ensure the physical and emotional wellbeing of all children with disabilities according to their developmental levels and learning styles.
  • Enlist, train and lead “Champions” to encourage and partner one on one with children who are mainstreamed in age appropriate classrooms.
  • Evaluate and adapt curriculum for special needs students.
  • Work with children’s ministry staff  to identify and serve individuals with special needs
  • Plan and execute events that equip, train, and recharge parents of our special needs friends
  • Recruit, process and train volunteer teams to support the unique needs of our special families
  • Support, equip, encourage and celebrate ministry volunteers
  • Develop individual resources that help guide and reward children’s positive behavior.
  • Establish trusting relationships with parents and be a source of support to families through prayer, sharing of Support Group opportunities, etc.
  • Cultivate a collaborative relationship with other local churches and ministries better serve our community
  • Coordinate/Communicate with Children’s Leadership Team on evaluation and placement of children into the ministry.
  • Maintain current knowledge of and trends in the care and ministry to special needs kids and families.

Requirements

  • HS diploma or equivalent; Higher education in teaching, special needs or equivalent preferred
  • Educational background/training in special needs
  • 2-3 years of experience leading a special needs ministry
  • Current and thorough special needs knowledge base

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KidsEdge Preschool Teachers

KidsEdge teachers provide Christ-centered care and education for our week-day preschool.

School days are Monday/Wednesday 9 a.m. - 2 p.m.

Key Roles and Responsibilities

  • Care for children (birth-Pre-K) including supervising and monitoring the safety of children in their care
  • Prepare and plan daily schedules and lessons for the school year
  • Follow schedules and routines to ensure that children have enough physical activity, rest and playtime.
  • Partner is making disciples in the classroom
  • Follow preschool policies and protocols for safety, security and care of the children.
  • Clean and care for spaces after each school day and ensure rooms are properly stocked.
  • Strong healthy relationships with other teachers, WoodsEdge staff and parents.
  • Maintain open communication with parents.
  • Meet all applicable handbook/policy regulations
  • Stay up to date on CPR and First Aid certification
  • Meet the necessary 24 hour training annual requirement
  • Attend all KidsEdge Preschool trainings and meetings

Requirements

  • High school diploma or GED; Bachelor’s degree in related field preferred.
  • Previous experience working with children & infants
  • CPR, First Aid certifications, preferred
  • Child Abuse Prevention training within 30 days of hire date.
  • Christ follower with the ability to share the love of Jesus with small children
  • Demonstrate a lifestyle of holiness, love and compassion
  • Good verbal and written communication skills
  • Strong team player
  • Proven work ethic and strong sense of excellence

Apply

Childcare Care Giver

Do you have experience caring for children?  Do you have a heart for them to know the love of Jesus?  Are you looking for an opportunity that will allow you to work a few hours per week?

Come join our team.  Childcare workers provide Christ-centered care during events at WoodsEdge Community Church. We have flexible opportunities for evenings, days and weekends. 

Responsibilities

  • Care for children including supervising and monitoring the safety of children
  • Assist children with activities provided by a team lead
  • Follow policies and protocols for safety, security, and care of the children
  • Clean and care for spaces.  Ensure rooms are properly stocked

Requirements

  • High school diploma, GED or equivalent
  • Previous experience working with children & infants preferred
  • CPR, First Aid certifications, preferred
  • Child Abuse Prevention training within 30 days of hire date.
  • Christ follower with the ability to share the love of Jesus with small children
  • Demonstrate a lifestyle of holiness, love, and compassion
  • Good verbal and written communication skills
  • Strong team player
  • Proven work ethic and a strong sense of excellence

Apply

 

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Our Priorities 

Fundamental to who we are as a church and a staff team is prayer. Taken from Matthew 21:13 where Christ states, "It is written, ‘My house shall be called a house of prayer’". At WoodsEdge, we seek God first for everything we do. We set aside every Tuesday to pray together as a staff team and dedicate our Wednesday evening service to Prayer and Worship.

Outside the walls is a term you may only ever hear at WoodsEdge, but it encompasses our desire to look beyond the walls of the church into the neighborhoods, communities, cities and nations beyond. Wrapped up in that simple phrase are the principles of missions, discipleship and service to all people.

Whether participating in a group, serving or being a part of staff WoodsEdge is about community and connection. As a staff team, we try to find intentional ways to grow deeper in our connection with each other through planned staff events, retreats and fun days. We work hard and enjoy the times when we can come together in celebration.

WoodsEdge offers a comprehensive benefits package including a generous portion of paid time off.