The Salvation Army of the Syracuse Area Youth Ministry Specialist 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.
Active Salvation Army soldier/Christian in good standing.· Serve as a small group leader to CFOT teens and school age children.· Assist in providing 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 teens, including teen worship, retreat and youth councils.· Assist in preparations for Annual Site Review in conjunction with the Campus Ministries Director.· Assist in providing motivational leadership to the Youth Ministries.· Meet regularly with Youth Workers/Coordinator to review goals.· Help to plan and execute Campus Ministries for campus-wide family events.· Maintain cleanliness in Teen Ministries rooms.· Must be available to work on Sundays, as required.· Provide transportation to Campus Ministries’ children in Salvation Army vehicles assigned to Campus Ministries.· Maintain and stock Teen Ministries supplies (i.e. program, school, and snacks).· Provide supervision of Junior High and High School students during specified times as outlined by the CFOT.· Perform other youth related duties at the request of the Campus Ministries Program Coordinator and the Assistant Youth Ministries Coordinator.· Plan special activities for teens during extended hours in conjunction with Campus Ministries Program Coordinator and Assistant Youth Ministries Coordinator.· Plan trips/activities for teens on public school holidays, Christmas season, etc. in conjunction with the CM Program Coordinator and Assistant YMC.· Provide assistance in any campus-wide happening that relates to teens.· Provide support to Campus Ministries campus-wide events such as Harvest Happenings, etc.· Provide assistance in any campus-wide happening that relates to teens.· Report any concerns about adolescents and families which may require intervention.· Follow New York State guidelines for Mandated Reporting.· Participate in weekly staff meetings.· Participate in monthly parent meetings.· 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, REGISTRATIONS
Valid Driver's License.Must be well organized and able to prioritize.Ability to work collaboratively with other team members.