Do you have a passion for working with youth? Are you looking for a high-energy workplace with great perks and a meaningful mission? The Kroc after school program might be a great fit for you! After School staff plans, implements, and supervises daily activities for a group of children between the ages of 5-12. The Kroc after school program includes physical activities, enrichment activities, and homework help.
The following shifts are available during the school year September through June, Monday - Friday, and staff can work 2-5 shifts per week:
2:15-5:00 (includes riding our bus or driving a van)
2:30-5:30 (includes driving a van)
Pay for this position starts at $11.50/hour and we offer a pay differential for staff who are cleared to drive through The Salvation Army's insurance carrier (you must have a good driving record and be at least 21 years of age to qualify for this incentive). Applicants who hold a certificate from The Registry can also receive incentive pay.
All staff are eligible to receive a free individual or generously discounted family membership, as well as discounts off programs and rentals and other great perks like a discount at our local resale store. We also offer flexible scheduling and love working with college students who are pursuing careers in education and other youth-serving fields. Apply today!
ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS: This job description should not be interpreted as all inclusive. It is intended to identify the essential functions and requirements of this position. The incumbents may be requested to perform job-related responsibilities and tasks other than those stated in this job description.
1. Create an environment that facilitates the outcomes of the Search Institute’s 40 Developmental Assets for Youth.
2. Delegate effectively to Kroc After School Assistant Teachers to ensure the successful delivery of programming to participants.
3. Submit supply and equipment needs to Youth Development Supervisor in a timely manner.
4. Promote and stimulate program participation.
5. Provide role modeling and guidance to youth and maintain positive relationships with children, parents, and staff.
6. Effectively plan, implement and supervise daily activities for a group of children, ensuring variety and quality of program content.
7. Assist youth with homework.
8. Maintain a safe environment with close attention to whereabouts of the children at all times.
9. Complete rosters as required.
10. Participate in staff meetings and trainings, including required continuing education outlined in DCF 251 “Licensing Rules for Group Child Care Centers.”
The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS REQUIRED
Experience working with diverse groups of people in age, ethnicity, and abilities.
Ability to lead youth and manage disciplinary issues effectively.
Ability to interact with the general public in a calm, rational manner.
Ability to organize and supervise youth in a safe environment.
Must be 18 years old for teacher role; must be 21 years old for driver shifts.
EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE
High school diploma or equivalent is required.
Must meet educational requirements outlined in DCF 251.05(1)(f)4.a – j. (Examples of qualifying education include 2 non-credit department-approved courses in early childhood education or 2 courses for credit in early childhood education or its equivalent from an institution of higher education.)
80 full days (or 120 half days) of experience as an assistant child care teacher in a licensed child care center or other approved early childhood setting is required.
1+ years of experience of working with youth is strongly preferred.
MENTAL AND PHYSICAL ABILITIES:
The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
While performing the duties of this job, the employee is occasionally required to stand; walk; sit; use hands to finger, handle, or feel objects, tools or controls; reach with hands and arms; climb stairs; balance; stoop, kneel, crouch or crawl; talk or hear; taste or smell. The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 40 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by the job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception, and the ability to adjust focus.
Work environment characteristics described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
This job is performed at times in an office environment at normal room temperature. The noise level in this work environment is usually low.
For other duties of this job, such as outdoor special events and community center activities, the employee may be exposed to weather conditions prevalent at the time. The noise level in the work environment at these events is usually moderate to loud.
Participate in staff meetings and training events.
DOING THE MOST GOOD
Do you want to use your skills and talents to make a lasting difference in the world? The Salvation Army is the fourth largest charity in the United States and is an international organization based on Biblical principles created to help people in need. We are mission-driven, diverse, collaborative, and focused on positive results for people. Join us in making a difference.
All employees recognize that The Salvation Army is a church and agree that they will do nothing as an employee of The Salvation Army to undermine its religious mission.