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The Salvation Army Youth Ministries Specialist (Lead) in Suffern, New York

Overview

The Youth Ministries (Lead) Specialist is a member of the pastoral staff of Campus Ministries with the responsibility to assist in the pastoral care and overall ministry leadership of the youth at CFOT. This ministry requires a commitment to love young people and their leaders and to lead them in spiritual growth.

Responsibilities

Spiritual Life
  • Active Christian in good standing.

  • Assist in providing day-to-day pastoral care to the youth at CFOT.

  • Help to plan and execute Children/Teen Worship services, as needed.

  • Support and assist in the creation of a Spiritual Development Plan for school age children and teens in conjunction with the Campus Ministries Program Coordinator.

  • Help to plan and execute spiritual activities of children and teens, including worship, retreat and youth councils.

  • Must be available to work on Sundays, as required.

    Program Life
  • Supervise and ensure the safety and well being of the children at all times, being alert for the needs and/or problems of the children as individuals and as a group. Alert the CM Manager/Program Coordinator of potential problems. When applicable, complete an Incident and Accident form.

  • Assist in providing motivational leadership to the Youth Ministries.

  • Help to plan and execute spiritual activities of teens, including teen worship, retreat, and youth councils in conjunction with the CM Program Coordinator.

  • Assist the CM Program Coordinator in overseeing the coordination of Sunday Programming.

  • Help to ensure that there is good supervision provided to teens during after-school, public school holiday, Christmas season and other extended hours.

  • Maintain the daily supervision of the teen rooms, including equipment, supplies, and snacks.

  • Plan special activities for students during extended hours in conjunction with Campus Ministries Program Coordinator.

  • Plan trips/activities for students on public school holidays, Christmas season, etc. in conjunction with the CM Program Coordinator.

  • Maintain and stock and supplies (i.e. program, school, and snacks).

  • Maintain CM bulletin boards as it relates to school age students in classrooms and in main building areas.

  • Participate in weekly staff meetings.

    Campus Life

  • Provide a work atmosphere that will promote professional and spiritual growth for members.

  • Meet regularly with Youth Workers/Coordinator to review goals.

  • Help to plan and execute Campus Ministries for campus-wide family events.

  • Provide transportation to Campus Ministries’ children in Salvation Army vehicles assigned to Campus Ministries.

    Family Life

  • Greet the parents at arrival and departure times. Encourage and welcome parents to be involved in the Campus Ministries activities.

  • Communicate with parents any concerns regarding teen behavior, activity announcements, and/or information needed regarding homework, as needed.

  • Assist in conducting individual conferences with parents of each child when needed.

  • Report any concerns about adolescents and families that may require intervention.

  • Conform to meet NY State day care regulations as it pertains to in-service training.

  • Be familiar with and follow all Family Care Center policies.

  • Be familiar with and follow NY state day care regulations.

  • Follow New York State guidelines for Mandated Reporting.

  • Follow all CFOT and CM policies.

  • Perform any additional duties related to the care of children and teens, as requested.

Qualifications

Associate's degree (A. A.) or equivalent from two-year college or technical school and two years of related experience; or equivalent combination of education and experience.

Valid driver’s license and approval to drive CFOT van.

Strong communication skills.

Proficiency in MS Office Suites.

Job LocationsUS-NY-Suffern

Job ID 2022-10746

Category Child Care

Compensation Min USD $16.50/Hr.

Compensation Max USD $23.00/Hr.

Type Regular Full-Time

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