The Salvation Army - Central Territory

  • Program Assistant - Madison

    Job Locations US-WI-Madison
    Job ID
    # of Openings
    Regular Part-Time
  • Overview

    The Community Center Program Assistant assists in the creation and facilitation of educational, arts and enrichment, tutoring, and recreation programs of The Salvation Army Community Center.  This may include instruction, youth supervision, and supervision of facilities and equipment.


    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.



    This job description should not be interpreted as all inclusive. It is intended to identify the essential functions and requirements of the position. Other job related responsibilities and tasks may be assigned.  Reasonable accommodation may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential job functions.


                - Assist with the After School Program

                - Assist with Tutoring Program

                - Assist with Recreation Program

                - Enforce the code of conduct

                - Monitor computer lab as needed

                - Other duties as assigned and appropriate



    The requirements listed below are representative of the minimal education, experience, knowledge, skills, and/or abilities required for this position. 


    Education:                   Minimum of 18 years of age.

                                        Experience in tutoring or teaching youth, preferably in a classroom setting.



    Certifications:             Valid Wisconsin Driver’s license with clearance by The Salvation Army’s insurance carrier.  May operate motor vehicles in the execution of some essential functions if approved to drive.


    Experience:                 Knowledge of:

                                        - child development, education and literacy

                                        - de-escalation and crisis intervention techniques

                                        - professional boundaries and ethics

                                        - techniques for dealing with a variety of individuals from various socio-economic, ethnic and cultural backgrounds

                                        - The Salvation Army’s Safe From Harm Program


    Skills:                          - excellent verbal and written communication skills, including the

                                          ability to effectively communicate with children, parents,

                                          and professionals.

                                        - strong time management and organizational skills

                                        - strong computer skills, including Internet, email, Word

                                        - ability to maintain confidentiality of program participants

                                        - use a variety of office equipment including a computer,

                                           telephone, fax, printers and copiers             



    Working Conditions:

    Much of this job is performed indoors in normal room temperature conditions.  When the duties require being outdoors, the employee is exposed to weather conditions prevalent at the time.  The noise level in the work environment is usually low to moderate.



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