K-8 Afterschool Program Staff

K-8 Afterschool Program Staff


Long’s Chapel is seeking staff to help support and run the ministry of its afterschool program, The Hangout. The Hangout is a Monday-Friday afterschool program that serves 100 children grades K-8 during the school year at Long’s Chapel.
Responsibilities of The Hangout staff include, but are not limited to:
-Checking in children daily as they arrive both via school bus and from parent/guardian drop off in church’s Fellowship Hall
-Assisting children as needed with daily homework responsibilities
-Providing snack daily to children and helping in cleaning up of snack
-Participating in recreation games/activities including (but not limited to): arts and crafts, reading, Legos, board games, four square, occasional outdoor recreations, etc.
-Helping ensure children are safe and accounted for at all times
-Keeping areas used for The Hangout in a clean and orderly manner
-Enforcing rules and routines of The Hangout daily as needed
The following is required to be considered for staff at The Hangout:
-Participate yearly in Safe Sanctuary, the church’s required safety protocols for children, youth, and vulnerable adults
-Complete a background check
-Must be physically able to lift up to 20 pounds
The following is not required to be considered for staff at The Hangout but is strongly encouraged:
-Be 18+ years of age
-CPR/First Aid training
-Have experience in working with children and/or an afterschool program
Hours for position are Monday through Friday, 2:30 pm – 5:45 pm. The Hangout operates in conjunction with the Haywood County Schools calendar.
Pay begins at $9/hr.
Staff for The Hangout would begin regular hours as soon as possible.
Incoming employees would be required to undergo paid training prior to start.
To submit a resume and references or for more information, please contact Rev. Tom Owens (Tom.Owens@LongsChapel.com).

Contact: Rev. Tom Owens

Church/Org/Business Name: Long's Chapel

Address: 175 Old Clyde Rd. Waynesville NC 28785

Phone: 828-456-3993


Website: www.longschapel.com

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