Youth Leader / Program Assistant

The Salvation Army
Job Type
Youth/Student Pastor
Lihue, Hawaii
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Closing Date
Description JOB SUMMARY: This position is responsible for the planning, preparing and developing of all TSA youth related programs, i.e. Sunday school, after school programs, YPL, camps and troops

Job Description

Description JOB SUMMARY: This position is responsible for the planning, preparing and developing of all TSA youth related programs, i.e. Sunday school, after school programs, YPL, camps and troops. As well as, assisting with various duties as assigned by the Corps Officer. RELIGIOUS SUMMARY: Although this position does not require or confer ordination, this is a "ministry position." Only Christians with a demonstrated strong personal faith and agreement with the teaching of Holy Scripture as explained in The Salvation Army "Articles of War" and the "Handbook of Doctrine" will be considered for this position. ESSENTIAL QUALIFICATIONS: + Fluent in English and the Marshallese language + Retain a valid Driver's license, be able to drive Salvation Army vehicles (including a 15-passenger van) and pass all necessary background checks. + Computer proficient in MS Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and Publisher + Be able to communicate via email + Be able to keep confidential matters and materials confidential + Must learn, be aware of, implement and observe all "Protecting the Mission" policies. (Salvation Army internal child safety procedures.) + Must be motivated and a self-starter + Must be a Team Player and Dependable + Have a valid High School Diploma or GED equivalent + Ability to plan, implement and evaluate outreach programs + Ability to work and conduct business in a professional manner PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS: + Be a uniform-wearing Salvationist with a good Christian witness. + Two or more years of experience in Salvation Army programs. + Possess a thorough working knowledge of, and give competent instruction in, Salvation Army doctrine. ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS: + Assist youth with afterschool homework + Prepare curriculum for & lead or assist with Troops, Singing Company, Bible Bowl Team, Junior Soldiers, Corps Cadets, & Sunday School. + Plan youth events that help expand the youth ministry and invite the community. + Supervise volunteer staff for pick up and drop off routes. + Supervise volunteers relative to Sunday School and Youth Program Staff and all fund raisers. + Assist Corps Officer with VBS programing during summer and spring breaks + Assist Corps Officer with Marshallese Youth programing + Assist important family/school events as appropriate for youth group participants. + Develop contests/incentives etc. to increase youth programs. + Make home visits to families where kids attend and other household member don't. The goal here is to include/invite the rest of the family to the child's church activities. + Develop and expand volunteerism in all aspects of the youth department. (Driving, fundraising, teaching and/or assisting, food preparation) + Assist Corps Officer in the Back to School campaign, Christmas Kettle campaign and the Angel Tree Program. AREAS OF SPECIAL EMPHASIS: + Introduction into community relations and operation of thrift store, community programs, outpost operations, disaster services, homeless program and other community-based ministries. + Client interaction and information, telephone conversation should be directed to the responsible manager and kept confidential. + Accurate and timely submission of reports. OTHER FUNCTIONS: + Perform all other duties as assigned. MENTAL DEMANDS: + Work under stressful conditions. + Interact with others with courtesy and tact, emote the "Aloha Spirit" + Manage and prioritize multiple projects in an organized and efficient manner to meet tight deadlines + Respond to crisis situations in a calm and effective manner + Complete projects on schedule PYSICAL DEMANDS: The position requires sitting; climbing and/or balancing; stooping, kneeling, bending, stretching, crouching and or crawling; standing; walking manual dexterity and eye-hand coordination; use of vision; driving a vehicle; pushing/pulling/lifting/carrying 25-50 pounds and occasionally more than 50 pounds; traveling by airplane. COMMUNICATION DEMANDS: The position requires talking to co-workers, clients, vendors; requires written communication to and from co-workers, client, vendors; talking on the telephones; requires responding to written or verbal request of co-workers, clients, and vendors; requires training/giving verbal and written instructions; requires receiving verbal and written instructions; requires writing/composing written language; requires reading; requires visiting/working at other worksites; requires communication via the latest technologies. EQUIPMENT NEEDS: Use office equipment such as computers, photocopiers, scanners, printers, calculators, phone, cell phone, vehicles etc. Equal Opportunity Employer/Protected Veterans/Individuals with Disabilities The contractor will not discharge or in any other manner discriminate against employees or applicants because they have inquired about, discussed, or disclosed their own pay or the pay of another employee or applicant. However, employees who have access to the compensation information of other employees or applicants as a part of their essential job functions cannot disclose the pay of other employees or applicants to individuals who do not otherwise have access to compensation information, unless the disclosure is (a) in response to a formal complaint or charge, (b) in furtherance of an investigation, proceeding, hearing, or action, including an investigation conducted by the employer, or (c) consistent with the contractor's legal duty to furnish information. 41 CFR 60-1.35(c)

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The Salvation Army