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Assistant Director - Family Care Center

Assistant Director - Family Care Center

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Child Care
Regular Full-Time

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Looking for a place where “Doing the Most Good” is a mission! The Salvation Army College for Officer Training has a FCC Assistant Director position available for the ideal candidate.


The Salvation Army is a faith based non-profit organization that has been providing social and spiritual services to communities around the world since 1886. We offer a competitive employee benefit program which includes a comprehensive medical, dental, vision and prescription drug plan, disability benefits, voluntary life insurance, 13 paid holidays, 2 floating holidays, 12 paid sick days and paid vacation. A hot lunch program is offered on certain days of the week as well as an onsite fitness center. A flex schedule is also offered during the summer months.

This position is at our College for Officer’s Training in Chicago Illinois which is located in Wrigleyville.


In compliance with the ADA Amendments Act if you have a disability and would like to request an accommodation in order to apply for this position, please call 847-294-2166.

The Salvation Army is an Equal Opportunity Employer Minority/Female/Veterans/Disabled.


The FCC Assistant Director will supervise the care and care givers of the cadet and officer children living at CFOT. Care is given in an efficient, clean, loving, and healthy manner. Staff must provide a loving and caring atmosphere where children can experience a feeling of autonomy, and where positive self-concepts can be developed.


1. The Assistant Director will follow all “Guidelines for working with Children and Youth” and “Handbook for Employees” from The Salvation Army Territorial Headquarters.

2. The Assistant Director will review the daily routine submitted by the classroom teachers, review their content.

3. The Assistant Director must often assist in driving or walking the children to and from school. When driving, the Assistant Director is to drive within the law and make sure every child wears a seat belt, and report any traffic violations or accidents immediately to the FCC Director.

4. The Assistant Director will assist in employee consultations. This individual may also be called upon to act as a mediator between parents and teachers. It is also this positions responsibility to be current with employee’s needs and concerns and to communicate those to the Director.

5. The Assistant Director must log and report all accidents that occur while children are in Family Care. A written report is to be given to the Family Care Director. This person must be familiar with emergency procedures and have participated in basic first aid course. All illnesses must be reported to the Family Care Director and the health officer immediately.

6. At the conclusion of the scheduled work day, the Assistant Director is to see that the classroom teachers have straightened their rooms.

7. The Assistant Director should be constantly aware of State of Illinois standards for Childcare Centers and THQ best practices in order to provide the highest level of care in FCC.

8. The Assistant Director will act on behalf of the FCC Director in their absence.




Bachelor’s degree in early childhood development.


At least 5 years in a childcare or educational setting. 


First aid
CPR (adults and young children)
Safe from Harm provided on site