Special Needs Ministry Associate (Part-Time)

Special Needs Ministry Associate (Part-Time)

General Description:

The SFC Bridge Builders Special Needs Ministry Associate supports the Bridge Builders Special Needs Ministry at SFC and reports to the Minister to Children and Families. This position requires an individual with exceptional interpersonal, communication, and organizational skills who can be flexible and adapt to a wide range of circumstances.


Qualifications:

  • Character – SFC believes that character matters, especially in its leaders. Those who lead must live exemplary lives, modeling the behaviors of the kingdom of God. Staff members are expected to live by the teachings of Scriptures. This person must be a committed Christian leader with a passion for supporting those discipling others. He/She must demonstrate a deep personal walk with Christ, integrity, proven ability to build trust and unity, be a team player, and a self-starter. They also must have a plan for personal care.


  • Culture – This is the DNA of SFC. This leader will embrace SFC’s statement of faith, mission, values, vision, and overall team culture (our Playbook).


  • Competence – Strong administration and communication skills. This leader must be able to support vision, organize large and small events, and communicate (through written and verbal means) with small and large groups.


  • Chemistry – The SFC staff has a dynamic interrelation between team members. So, there should be a mutual attraction and rapport that is consistently experienced both from and toward this leader.


Responsibilities:

Ministry Associate will partner with the ministry leadership to

  • Set a vision for the ministry
  • Coordinate with the children’s ministry, student ministry, and adult ministry teams to suggest adaptations for all children, teens and adults who need support
  • Communicate with SFC staff and congregation 
  • Recruit, train and supervise buddies for 9:30 and 11:00 gatherings where needed
  • Recruit, train and supervise buddies for SFC family events when needed.
  • Maintain a model special needs classroom in room 109
  • Plan and teach Friends Alive teen/young adult class at 11:00
  • Gather intake forms and create one-page spiritual learning plans for each student
  • Identify best practices for volunteer recruitment and retention 
  • Plan, administrate and execute respite events 3 times/year
  • Plan intermittent family activities



REQUIRED EXPERIENCE, SKILLS AND EDUCATION:

  • Possess a strong faith and a compelling desire to help students with disabilities and their families experience God’s love/value.
  • Hands-on experience supporting and making adaptations for students with special needs.
  • Education or training on common special needs and potential classroom adaptations.
  • Love the creative challenge of supporting students with unique strengths and challenges.
  • Possess the ability to creatively observe and encourage volunteers working with special needs students.
  • Comfortable enough with above skills to independently observe students and volunteers, act as the Bridge Builders lead at a given ministry hour and make support recommendations.


COMPENSATION:                  

Ministry Associate will work 5-15 hours/week and be paid $23/hour, with an annual maximum of $9500. It is understood that some weeks will be ministry-heavy (i.e. respite weeks and some of the early planning weeks) 


To apply, please email Debbie Lillo.