The Salvation Army of the Syracuse Area Youth Ministry Specialist (Lead) in Suffern, New York
The Youth Ministries 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.
Spiritual Life· Active Christian in good standing.· Assist in the coordination of small groups and OKU and serve as a small group leader to CFOT teens and school age children.· 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.· Oversee the coordination of Sunday programming in the absence of the CM Program Coordinator.· 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.· Provide support to the overall coordination of CFOT Youth Programs in conjunction with the CM Program Coordinator.· Collaborate on youth program record keeping and documentation of Troop Program and Discipleship Programs.· 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).· Serve as photographer/videographer for Campus Ministries.· Create CM graphics for program use such as flyers, announcements, logos and videos for CM use.· 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· Help to provide a work atmosphere that will promote professional and spiritual growth for YM staff 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 teens 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.
MINIMUM EDUCATION and/or EXPERIENCE
One year college or technical school and/or one to three years of related experience.
SPECIAL SKILLS, CERTIFICATES, LICENSES, REGISTRATIONSValid Driver's LicenseMust be well organized and able to prioritize.Knowledge of Microsoft office required.Ability to work collaboratively with other professionals.