Sep 20, 2022

Program Aide/Assistant (Seasonal Position, Full-Time. Entry Level) Sacramento, CA

  • The Salvation Army - Del Oro Division
  • 2550 Alhambra Boulevard, Sacramento, CA, USA
  • $15.50 hourly
Seasonal Education Nonprofit-Social Services Other

Job Description

POSITION:                  Summer Day Camp Program Aide (DN5P5514)

DEPARTMENT:            (111 After School) / Sacramento Citadel Corps

LOCATION:                  Sacramento, CA         

SUPERVISOR:             Site Coordinator

STATUS:                      Non-Exempt / Temp / Full-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 Summer Day Camp Program Aide I is responsible for assisting leaders and staff of the Sacramento Citadel Corps Alhambra Campus in providing safe and developmentally appropriate programs for youth and adults.  This position also interacts directly with members of the Education Department, as well as other departments including the Community Center, the After-School Program, any sports programs such as basketball, Summer Day Camp, Adult Education Programs, Church related activities or event, and/or other departments in which he or she is needed.


The Program Aide I is responsible for the safety, care and well-being of children and adults participating in various activities.  This position also serves to work with other projects and programs as a mentor, coach, and tutor, whether leading, assisting programs, or playing alongside, he/she must demonstrate a true desire to collaborate with participants. 



Seek opportunities to develop personal growth in the following skills regarding working with children:

  1. Ability to relate to children in a manner which contributes to their personal growth.
  2. Ability to competently prevent and deal with discipline problems.
  3. Ability to plan and carry-out lesson plans (content areas: science, math, language, art, physical education).
  4. Ability to plan and conduct an educational “circle” activity.
  5. Ability to organize active indoor and outdoor games and learning activities.
  6. Ability to work cooperatively with staff and parents.
  7. Ability to supervise children in independent activities and prevent exposure to safety hazards.
  8. Adhere to The Salvation Army’s “Protecting the Mission Policy for Work with Minors”.
  9. Sit with children during all meal-times and eats the same “Type A” snack as the children to provide a model for good nutritional habits *unless modified meals are prescribed by a physician’s statement).
  10. Adhere to policies under the Community Care Licensing (Title 22) requirements and the program’s philosophy for K-6, as well as Title 5 requirements of the Pre-School.
  11. Assume the teacher’s full role in the absence of the teacher and assists with the substitute teacher to cover that location.
  12. Provides constant supervision of children while involved in The Salvation Army’s programs. Implement lessons for daily activities with children or adults, also assist and collaborate with the teacher, other staff, or any supervisor in the creation of lesson plans.



  1. Must pass Department of Justice fingerprint clearance.

If 21 years of age or older;

  1. Must possess a valid California Class C Driver License, and ability to drive a Salvation Army vehicle
  2. Authorize The Salvation Army to add name to the CA DMV Pull Notice Program
  3. Complete The Salvation Army vehicle course training.



  1. Ability to sit, walk, stand, bend, squat, climb, kneel, and twist on an intermittent or sometimes continuous basis
  2. Specific vision abilities required by this position, include color vision.
  3. Ability to grasp, push, and/or pull objects
  4. Ability to reach overhead
  5. Ability to operate telephone
  6. Ability to lift and/or move up to 30 lbs. and occasionally lift and/or move up to 50 lbs.
  7. Ability to operate a computer
  8. Ability to process written, visual, and/or verbal information
  9. Must have uninhibited physical mobility in bending, jumping, and lifting up to 30 lbs., be capable of auditory and visual oversight of the children and staff, and be able to verbally interact with the children and staff. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, color vision, and ability to adjust focus. 
  10. Must submit a signed statement from a physician indicating a recent negative TB test and general good health.


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.