The Salvation Army - Central Territory

Afterschool Counselor (SBK)

Job Locations US-IN-South Bend
Job ID
# of Openings
Child Care
Regular 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 of God.  Its mission is to preach the gospel of Jesus Christ and to meet human needs in His name without discrimination.


The Kroc Center Vision Statement:


The Kroc Center provides an accessible environment that enriches the lives of everyone in our community by providing opportunities for holistic individual success.


Our Vision:


Where people learn, grow, and succeed.




Typical Schedule is: Monday – Friday from 2:00 PM – 6:00 PM (Must be able to work some holidays as needed, hours of operation may vary.)



The purpose of the Afterschool Program Counselor is to be the face of the Kroc Center to the youth of the community and to the parents of the youth. The Afterschool Program Counselor will be a trustworthy conduit through which parents and youth can connect to the center. They will connect and lead the youth in the afterschool programs at the Kroc Center while helping to create and implement new daily programming based on their skill set and fulfill the vision of the Kroc Center. The Afterschool Program Counselor will collaborate with Fine Arts and Education Manager on a daily bases to help see through the vision of the afterschool program.


  1. Key Responsibilities
  2. Promote the Mission of The Salvation Army.
  3. Relate joyfully and sensitively to children of all ages.
  4. Assist in facilitating all daily camp activities.
  1. Observe all safety rules and regulations.
  2. Use appropriate positive discipline consistently.
  3. Assist in emergencies or treatment of injured participants or staff. Follow up with completion of appropriate paperwork as directed.
  1. Ensure that parents and youth alike view the Kroc Center as a safe area for youth and a place to turn in time of need.


  1. Must be at least 18 years of age and be able to obtain a valid chauffeurs license within 60 days of employment.
  2. Have at least one year of successful experience working with youth.
  3. Strong desire and ability to work with children and parents.
  4. Ability and confidence to assist in teaching a variety of activities.
  5. Must have the ability to maintain a non-judgmental attitude in working with customers, clients, members and staff.
  6. Must be able to work independently with minimal supervision.
  7. Thrive in a team oriented environment. Be a team player.
  8. Must be able to maintain strict confidentiality as needed.
  9. Preferred CPR/First Aid/AED/BBP certification at time of hire: (or ability to be certified within 30 days)


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