POSITION: After School Program Aide
DEPARTMENT: After School Program, Alhambra Campus
LOCATION: Sacramento, CA
SUPERVISOR: After School Program Coordinator
STATUS: Non-Exempt - Part-Time
The Salvation Army Mission Statement:
The Salvation Army, an international movement, is an evangelical part of the universal Christian Church. Its message is based on the Bible. Its ministry is motivated by the love for God. Its mission is to preach the gospel of Jesus Christ and to meet human needs in His name without discrimination.
The Program Aide is responsible for assisting leaders and staff of the Sacramento Alhambra Campus in providing safe and developmentally appropriate After School Program (ASP) and Summer Day Camp (SDC) programs for youth. Under the supervision and direction of the ASP Coordinator, the Program Aide is responsible for the safety, care and supervision of children participating in homework assistance, tutoring, creative arts and recreational activities.
ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES – AFTER SCHOOL PROGRAM
- Assist Program Lead in the implementation of the After School Program in accordance with the objectives, policies and philosophies of The Salvation Army, and in compliance with Title 22 regulations.
- Provides constant supervision of children while involved in Salvation Army programs.
- Assist with planning and implementation of lesson plans (content areas: science, math, language, art, physical education).
- Assist program participants with homework, reading, creative arts and recreational activities.
- Treat each child with dignity and respect with special interest in enhancing each child’s self-esteem.
- Help organize active indoor and outdoor games and learning activities.
- Share responsibility for the classroom as a learning environment including arrangement, appearance, neatness, etc., as well as necessary housekeeping duties.
- Assist with the opening and closing recreational facilities; monitor facility use; prepare and set up facilities for use.
- Attend all staff meetings and participates in conferences and other programs conducive to professional growth.
- Assist with office duties as called upon; including but not limited to clerical tasks such as answering phone calls, organizing paperwork, or attending to the public and helping them with their needs.
- Assist with maintaining records on daily snack and meal counts in compliance with Child and Adult Care Food Program and/or Summer Food Service Programs guidelines.
- Sanitize or clean-up all indoor/outdoor spaces and equipment, including set-up and dismantling equipment such as tables and chairs.
- Help maintain a clean and safe environment through minor custodial duties e.g. picking up trash, sweeping, mopping, etc.
- Assist in any Christmas related activities, events or programs such as bell ringing but may also include filing and organization of paperwork or any other Christmas related tasks.
- Must be flexible and available to work on weekends if needed.
- Perform other job duties as assigned by superiors.
SUMMER DAY CAMP
- Help plan and actively participate in a summer day camp program.
- Assist with leading electives, music, arts and recreational activities.
- Assist with the recruitment and promotion of the Summer Day Camp Program.
- Attend, participate in and assist with the end of Summer Day Camp performance
- Participate in all the programs, activities and help supervise participants.
KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, ABILITIES AND OTHER QUALIFICATIONS REQUIREMENTS
- Minimum 12 semester units in the areas of education, recreation, kinesiology, physical education, social sciences, education, arts, Early Childhood Education and/or liberal studies from an institution of higher education.
- Two years of experience working with youth in a related environment or field.
- Must possess an enthusiasm for children and youth, and a zeal and vision for youth ministry which is in agreement with the overall philosophy and goals of The Salvation
- General office skills required (computer skills, reading, proof-reading, typing, filing, correct spelling and grammar usage, use of telephone).
- Must possess excellent written and oral communication skills
- Must have ability to work with supervisors such as ASP Coordinator, Corps Officers and associate Corps Officers, and work well as a team alongside co-workers, community members, and guests/clients.
- Able to function in fast-paced, frequently changing environment.
- Must have the ability to work with people of diverse
- Competent in Microsoft Word, Publisher and Excel
- Must pass TB test and DOJ fingerprint clearance with the FBI and DOJ, without a “waiver”. A criminal background check is required and certification for The Salvation Army’s “Protecting The Mission” child safety program.
- Must have current pediatric CPR and First Aid Cards.
This position requires the ability to remain at a keyboard for periods of up to two hours with minimal interruption. Ability to operate a keyboard is essential. Ability to operate under stressful working conditions in a rapidly changing work environment with multiple priorities is required. Ability to physically interact with children including reaching, stooping, kneeling, handling objects and moving or lifting objects up to 40 pounds. Some travel may be required.
Must be able to fill in for jobs when staff members are absent, which may require the employee to stand for up to 2 hours or more at a time; must be able to walk, run, crouch, stoop, reach and grasp with hands and arms.
Qualified individuals must be able to perform the essential duties of the position with or without accommodation. A qualified person with a disability may request a modification or adjustment to the job or work environment in order to meet the physical requirements of the position. The Salvation Army will attempt to satisfy requests as long as the accommodation needed would not result in undue hardship.