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Good communication skills with children, including verbal and non-verbal explanation, listening with sensitivity, eliciting cooperation respectfully.
Be familiar with Unitarian Universalist Seven Principles and philosophy.
Possess sound moral character, including honesty, tolerance and respectfulness.
Reliable attendance and performance.
Strong experience working with children preferred.
Be legally eligible and appropriate for employment with children, including absence of legal violations relating to children, sex offenses, or domestic violence.
Supervise children during services, providing activities and games for children that are age appropriate.
Arrive no later than 10AM for each Sunday Service.
Take attendance during each class on the form provided by the Coordinator. The completed form will be returned to the Coordinator at the end of each service.
Put away and reorganize materials used after childcare conclusion.
Register each child for childcare. Provide copy of each registration form to the Coordinator.
Provide advance notice, as soon as possible, to the Coordinator (first) or President (alternate) of inability to perform duties on a given date. If a planned event falls on a Sunday with UU services, find a UU member who will substitute for the class on that Sunday.
Communicate concerns when/if they arise to the Coordinator.
Promptly report suspected abuse or neglect of children by caretakers to the Michigan Department of Human Services/Children’s Protective Services (786-5497). Other sources of abuse to children served should be immediately reported to Escanaba Public Safety or the Michigan State Police.
To perform the duties above, the Fellowship will provide:
* Materials and supplies required for childcare
* Registration forms
* All snacks consumed during class
Rate of payment will be $20.00 per service Sunday. If the fellowship requests additional childcare time beyond the normal services (example: during Annual Meeting or during a fellowship potluck), you will be compensated at the rate of $20.00 per hour.
Evaluation and Accountability
The Childcare Provider will be evaluated annually by the Coordinator and/or specific members of the Fellowship delegated by the Coordinator or the Board to provide evaluation. If the Coordinator or the Board has serious concerns about childcare performance, these will be communicated promptly, not be unduly delayed until the annual review.
The Childcare provider is supervised by the Coordinator or other Fellowship Member delegated by the Coordinator or Board to provide supervision. If the coordinator or other delegated supervisor is not available for consultation, the REI may receive direction form the President or Vice-President of the Board.