Job Opportunities

Child Care Provider

HopeGateWay Church

509 Forest Ave, Portland ME 04101

207-899-2435 |


The Child Care Provider is responsible for providing quality child care in a safe church nursery, 

Sunday mornings, for infants and preschool children.

The Child Care Provider, while accountable to the Staff-Parish Relations Committee, is directly supervised and primarily evaluated by the Children’s Ministry Coordinator. As a member of the staff, the Child Care Provider will also interface regularly and cooperatively with other HopeGateWay community groups.


Duties and responsibilities include the following and others as assigned:

• Greet parents and provide smooth transition for children.

• Provide physical and emotional care.

• Monitor, observe and interact with children.

• Provide structured activities such as story time, music and dancing, crafts and coloring, as appropriate.

• Delegate appropriate tasks and supervise volunteers with children.

• Communicate with the pastors and other church leaders, as appropriate, about problems

or successes with program.

• Maintain nursery safety and cleanliness; organize, clean, and store toys and nursery materials.



Personal Attributes:

• Willingness to support the mission, vision, and core values of HopeGateWay community

• Effective verbal and written communication skills

• Compassionate, nurturing, encouraging spirit

• Effective planning and organizational skills

• Punctuality to work and ability to complete work and tasks on time

Experience, Abilities, and Training:

• Infant and Child CPR (or willingness to become certified)

• Knowledge of normal development of infants and preschool children

• Lifting abilities up to 40 pounds

• Ability to stand for extended periods of time

• Ability to reach, bend, stoop and kneel

• Delegation of appropriate tasks to volunteers

• High school diploma or equivalent

• Education in early childhood development or equivalent experience

• Prior child care experience required

• Background check required


• Salary negotiable based on qualifications

• Typically four hours per week

• Two weeks paid vacation

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