The Summer Camp Driver has an important role to play in the safety and development of youth by providing safe and reliable supervision, care and transportation. This position will oversee the daily transportation of elementary schoolers in Community Center programming while maintaining safety and supervision.
This is a part-time seasonal position with an expectation of working up to nineteen (19) hours per week during the twelve (12) week summer programming season. The first weeks of the summer will include training and vehicle preparation before programming begins.
This job description is not all inclusive. It is intended to identify the essential duties of the position. Other duties, responsibilities and tasks may be assigned by Youth Ministry Director, Corps and Community Ministries Director and Corps Officers.
• Maintain positive work atmosphere by behaving and communicating in a manner that fosters good relationships with co-workers and supervisors. This would include but not be limited to such actions: resolution of conflicts in a professional manner; courteous treatment of staff, children and families; respect of others’ property and person and professional and appropriate communication to and about co-workers, supervisors, and subordinates.
• Support the mission of The Salvation Army by treating every child and colleague with individual respect and dignity, and without discrimination of any kind.
• Greet and accommodate the needs of youth and families who participate in Community Center programs.
• Ensure the safety of children in Community Center programs by maintaining a safe and positive environment.
• Support Youth Ministry Director by enforcing policies regarding payment, late fees, safety, and behavior expectations.
• Responsible for maintaining vehicle readiness and safety by coordinating daily schedules with Youth Ministry Director and vehicle needs with the Property Manager.
• Use program time to engage children in meaningful conversation, activities and learning experiences.
• Encourage respect for individuality and differences in each child.
• Set a good example for children and others by implementing a culture of cleanliness, punctuality, sportsmanship, manners, encouragement and asking for help.
• All other duties as assigned.
• High school diploma.
• Ability to work with and communicate with children of diverse cultural and socioeconomic groups.
• Ability to make independent and effective decisions.
• Experience supervising and working with children.
• Be a team player as well as able to work independently.
• Ability to accept supervision and guidance.
• Ability to communicate and work with groups of varying age and skill levels, and provide necessary instruction to children.
• Ability to observe and assess children’s behavior, enforce appropriate safety regulations and emergency procedures, and apply appropriate behavior-management techniques.
• Must be willing to support the mission of The Salvation Army.
• Must pass The Salvation Army background checks.
• Must become certified in CPR and First Aid training.
• Must have a valid Commercial Driver’s License (CDL) with a class B Passenger Endorsement or be able to obtain within the first ten (10) days of employment.
• Must pass The Salvation Army background checks and meet the MVR driver’s qualifications.
• It must be understood by the incumbent that the provisions of Safe From Harm will apply upon commencement of employment and also understood that the required Safe From Harm training be satisfactorily completed within the first week of employment.