The Salvation Army - Central Territory

  • Program Aide/Blue Island, IL

    Job Locations US-IL-Blue Island
    Job ID
    # of Openings
    Program Management
    Regular Part-Time
  • Overview



    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.


    POSITION TITLE:                   Program Aide


    LOCATION/DEPT:                  Blue Island-Crossgenerations


    REPORTS TO:                        Program Director


    FLSA CATEGORY:               Non-Exempt


    STATUS TYPE:                     Flexible Part-Time




    The Program Aide provides necessary support for building and program preparation, opening, closing and security for groups using the facility.



    1. Administrative
      1. Provide support to ensure a safe and stimulating active environment.
      2. Assist in the planning and preparation for daily activities.
      3. Assist instructors in preparing lesson outlines, plans and curricula in assigned areas.
      4. Plans, prepares and develops various teaching aids, including activity sheets, drawings and similar hand-outs.
      5. Lead athletic activities; and helps oversee gym, fitness center, and teen center.
      6. Assist children or adults, individually or in groups with fitness related questions or problems.
      7. Take attendance, make copies, and provide teaching to different programs as needed. 
    1. Maintenance and Safety
      1. Patrol locker rooms and other areas to ensure safety regulations are maintained.
      2. Provide oversight and guidance during open gym hours.
      3. Perform light cleaning and helps to maintain the cleanliness of assigned areas. Cleaning may consist of mopping, sweeping wiping and vacuuming. 
    1. Provide assistance as needed with special events, angel tree and red kettle campaign.
    2. Serve meals or snacks per program needs.
    3. Assist with multimedia or audio as needed.
    4. Other duties as assigned.



    • High School diploma or GED equivalent.
    • Previous sports ministry experience or work with youth preferred.
    • Athletics, fitness or programming experience preferred.
    • Building supervision or educational background preferred.
    • CPR/AED/First Aid certified.
    • Valid Driver’s License/MVR clearance



    • Willing to promote the mission of The Salvation Army.
    • Skill in preparing instructional aids and plans.
    • An ability to understand and follow safety procedures.
    • An ability to provide activities for children and adults that encourage healthy growth.
    • Provide a supportive and caring environment for children of all ages and adults.
    • Children supervision skills.
    • A communication and management style that exhibits the principles and values of the Army as well as fosters team relationships and effectively communicates information Demonstrated ability to use initiative and be a self-starter.
    • An attention to detail, procedures, processes and policies.
    • A positive attitude and the ability to be flexible in light of changing job situations/ priorities.
    • Able to work weekends and evenings (flex time).


    POSITION LIMITATIONS (What this position must do)

    • This individual will only commit Army resources that have been allocated or approved.
    • This individual will keep the Program Director informed on all critical issues relating to their area of responsibility.
    • This individual will adhere to all policies and procedures in carrying out the responsibilities of this position.



    • This position is required to do light to heavy physical work and must be able to lift 50 pounds.
    • In order to successfully perform the essential functions of this position, the employee is regularly required to use standard janitorial and community center equipment.
    • The work environment includes an office and community center with a low to high noise.


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