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Associate Minister for Children & Youth

Associate Minister for Children & Youth

Company: All Saints Kingsway Anglican Church
Contact Person: Rev. Patrick McManus
Location/Address:
2850 Bloor St. W.
Toronto, Ontario , M8X 1B2
Phone: 416-233-1125

Position Description

TERM OF OFFICE:

Contract (Maternity Leave)

Feb 2022-Feb 2023
20 hours per week
$20 per hour

SUPERVISION AND SUPPORT:

Reports to: Incumbent
Leadership Teams responsible for this Ministry:  Churchwardens, Godly Play Team, Executive

PURPOSE OF THIS POSITION:

The purpose of this position is to facilitate programming that nurtures the faith formation of
children and youth on their spiritual journey. It is a position that works directly in the
implementation of the children’s ministries of Godly Play, the youth ministry, and other
initiatives.

POPULATION(S) SERVED:

The children, youth and families of All Saints Kingsway.

DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Nurture and supervise a healthy parish children and youth ministry.
  • Facilitate/coordinate Sunday morning programming for children and youth.
  • Coordinate the Godly Play schedule, tend to the care of the room and supplies, and ensure the training of Godly Play Leaders.
  • Coordinate Storytellers and Doorpersons for the Godly Play ministry in accordance with the Diocesan Responsible Ministry: Screening in Faith Policy
  • Conduct weekly Sunday morning youth teaching and plan and facilitate twice monthly Sunday night youth group.
  • Organize and conduct a week long Summer Day Camp program.
  • Communicate youth ministry events and opportunities for service to the youth.
  • Manage Youth social media accounts.
  • Plan and coordinate special events and activities such as a Family Good Friday/Easter Program, Halloween Glow Party, All Ages Advent Breakfast, Children and Youth Christmas Parties, The Christmas Pageant, etc.
  • Supervise the building set-up for ministry activities and help coordinate clean-up after use.
  • Maintain appropriate records in a confidential manner.
  • Ensure that at least two screened adult leaders are present at each event and that there is compliance with the leader ratio as dictated by the parish guidelines for ministry.
  • Communicate with the incumbent reporting any concerns in a timely fashion.
  • Maintain a safe environment for all participants.
  • Prepare and present reports at the Advisory Board meetings and at Annual Vestry meetings.
  • Other duties as mutually agreed upon.

SKILLS/KNOWLEDGE REQUIRED:

  • Theological training, ideally in the area of Christian Youth and Children’s Ministries.
  • Committed to continuous learning.
  • Proven successful experience working with children & youth, ideally in a Christian setting.
  • Willingness to become familiar with the norms, structures, values and worship of the Anglican Church and to acquire knowledge of relevant diocesan canons.
  • Able to demonstrate written and verbal advocacy skills.

COMPETENCIES NEEDED:

  • A vibrant Christian faith and ability to articulate it (shows evidence of personal engagement with the gospel).
  • A passion to work with children & youth.
  • The ability to relate the Christian story to the needs and concerns of children & teenagers.
  • An understanding of themselves as a fellow pilgrim in the faith.
  • A commitment to ongoing spiritual growth and professional development.
  • Strong interpersonal, organizational, communication and listening skills.
  • Strong computer skills including word processing, email, social media.
  • Sensitivity to people of diverse backgrounds and for those in difficult circumstances.
  • The ability to relate to children, youth, their families and parish leadership.
  • The ability to set and maintain personal and professional boundaries.
  • A willingness to network effectively with other churches and to work beyond parish boundaries and in joint ventures.

SUPPORT, SUPERVISION AND EVALUATION:

  • Annual performance reviews will be conducted by the Incumbent.
  • Support systems are provided such as the Godly Play Team.
  • Participation in regular staff and clergy meetings - consultation in decisions affecting the parish as a whole.
  • Secretarial and administrative support will be provided.

LIMITS OF THE POSITION:

  • Work within the Diocesan Professional Youth Ministry Guidelines.
  • Work within the Diocesan Professional Children’s Ministry Guidelines.
  • Have at least two screened leaders present at all children or youth ministry functions.
  • Comply with the Responsible Ministry: Screening in Faith Policy.
  • Comply with policies governing confidentiality.

TRAINING PROVIDED:

  • Position specific training (pre-requisite) In service training (ongoing as needed) Diocesan Sexual Misconduct training

POSITION RISK ASSESSMENT:

  • High

HOW TO APPLY:

To apply, please send a cover letter and resume addressed to Rev. Patrick McManus by email to
wardenjacquie@allsaintskingsway.ca by January 21, 2022.

Posted: January 6, 2022 | Expires: March 6, 2022
Posted Under: Pastoral - Youth/Youth Worker
Career ID: [ 9823 ]