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Seasonal Youth Program Aide

The Salvation Army USA Western Territory
dental insurance, life insurance, parental leave, paid holidays, sick time, 403(b)
United States, Washington, Bellevue
911 164th Avenue Southeast (Show on map)
Jun 22, 2024

DEPARTMENT: Youth Department

POSITION: Youth Program Aide

SUPERVISOR: Business Manager/ Corps Officer

STATUS: Seasonal Full-Time, Non-Exempt (Hourly)

PAY: $18.00/hour

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 for God. Its mission is to preach the gospel of Jesus Christ and to meet human needs in His name without discrimination.


The purpose of this position is to support the Youth Lead to implement the ministry and mission of the Eastside Corps Community Center. They will help oversee the youth and volunteers, and help in all aspects of our After School Program and our Summer Day Camp. This position will require a "ministry mindset" and an evangelistic approach to children's and youth ministry. The biggest responsibility of the Youth Program Aide is helping facilitate the youth programs at the Eastside Corps and Community Center (i.e. after school programs, VBS, open gym nights, family nights, etc.)


  • Supervise children and volunteers in Afterschool Program and Summer Day Camp
  • Assist as needed in the implementation of programs such as: Troops, YPL (Teen) Nights, VBS, Day Camp, Bible Studies, Assemblies/ Chapel Meetings, etc.
  • Maintain department logs including, but not limited to, attendance sheets, document volunteer hours, fill out incident reports, and notice of concerns.
  • Create physical files as needed.
  • Provide administrative and clerical support including but not limited to: photocopying, faxing, mailing and filing as needed
  • Child Safety Duties

    • Implement Child Safety procedures as outlined by The Salvation Army policies.
    • Maintain accurate, organized, complete and functional files related to Protecting the Mission and Policies for Work with Minors.
    • Plan, prepare for, and conduct training and informational sessions and workshops as related to Protecting the Mission and Policies for work with minors.
    • Ensure compliance to policies. Disseminate and provide updates of Mission and Policy material at the Eastside Corps Community Center.
    • Lead or assist, as necessary, with following through with concerns and complaints.

  • Order and maintain food supplies, plan, and implement the preparation of food boxes
  • Prepare and distribute snacks and meals as needed for programs
  • Keep classrooms, gym, chapel, and all areas occupied by the Youth Program clean and orderly, Eliminate any safety hazards
  • Assist with Christmas assistance program and other seasonal programs, community programs, projects, and office tasks when necessary or requested by the commanding officer or program supervisor
  • Create a fun and safe environment for all involved in the Youth Department
  • Plan and prepare activities, classes, and art projects for Youth Department
  • Be available as a "fill-in" driver for Youth Department, kettle routes, and other Salvation Army programs, as needed
  • Attend staff and Advisory Council meetings, training, and conferences as recommended and approved by the Commanding Officer.
  • Conduct assessments as needed to determine whether programs offered are relevant.
  • Follow all fiscal and financial policies and procedures implemented by the Salvation Army Eastside Corps Community Center.
  • Implement all safety policies and regulations as required by The Salvation Army Injury and Incident Prevention Program (IIPP), including reporting of any injury, illness or near-misses by employees.
  • Create and maintain a good close working relationship with other Corps personnel.
  • Enter and update work schedule into Outlook.
  • Perform any other work-related duties and assignments as requested by the supervisor


  • Use proper methods when lifting. If an item is too heavy, get help
  • When working with volunteers, clear communication and supervision is required
  • All vandalism or building damage must be reported to the Commanding Officer
  • Any injuries must be reported immediately to the Commanding Officer.


  • Applicant must be at least 18 21 years of age
  • High School Diploma or GED is required. College degree or experience preferred
  • Minimum of 1 years of experience in one or more of the following fields: youth work, programming, teen development, etc


  • A valid Frist Aid CPR/ AED certificate is preferred.
  • Show an ability to deal with the physical, emotional, and spiritual needs of youth in programs
  • Ability to communicate and interact effectively with a diverse population.
  • Must have a valid Washington State Driver's license and ability to pass TSA MVR check and in-house driving test.
  • Ability to work with limited or no supervision
  • Ability to speak English fluently to communicate with volunteers and children in programs
  • Ability to remain calm in stressful situations
  • Must have good communication and organizational skills
  • Have a working knowledge of The Salvation Army's mission or willingness to learn it
  • An understanding and acceptance of The Salvation Army's mission, philosophy, and practices
  • Ability to work within the organization and carry out its policies and procedures
  • Have good people skills and a friendly demeanor
  • Basic computer knowledge: Excel, Word. PowerPoint and ability to navigate database applications and use new software programs with basic training.
  • This person must be able to promote team ministry and be willing to work with others to accomplish the goals and objectives of the Eastside Salvation Army ministry.
  • This person must be able to demonstrate strong Christian values in their approach to work and service within The Salvation Army.
  • Ability and willingness to keep information confidential.
  • Close working relationship with other Corps personnel.


Basic computer knowledge: Excel, Word. PowerPoint and ability to navigate database applications and use new software programs with basic training.


PC or Laptop Printer Computer Software Gloves Van/ Truck

Copy Machine Calculator Telephone Carts Sports Equipment

Miscellaneous office equipment including but not limited to staplers, three-hole punch, etc.


  • Ability to sit, walk, stand, bend, squat, climb, kneel, and twist on an intermittent or sometimes continuous basis
  • Ability to grasp, push, pull objects such as files, file cabinet drawers, carts, pallet jacks, boxes, crates, and reach overhead
  • Ability to operate telephone, desktop or laptop computer, and a motor vehicle
  • Ability to lift a minimum of 25lbs

Qualified individuals must be able to perform the essential duties of the position with or without accommodation. A qualified person with a disability may request a modification or adjustment to the job or work environment in order meet the physical requirements of the position. The Salvation Army will attempt to satisfy requests as long as the accommodation needed is a reasonable and no undue hardship would result.

The Salvation Army is an Equal Opportunity Employer and committed to providing a respectful environment for all applicants and employees that is free from unlawful discrimination or harassment based on age, race, color, religion, sex, national origin, marital status, disability, citizenship, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, or any other characteristic protected by law. Such equal opportunity for employment will apply to recruitment and hiring, training, promotion, salaries and other compensation, transfers and layoffs or termination.

The Salvation Army will comply with all governmental orders and any contractual obligations relative to COVID-19 safety measures, including mandatory vaccination of staff, if required. The Salvation Army will consider requests for exemptions from any such requirements on either religious or medical grounds.

A generous benefits package is included with full-time positions: paid holidays, vacation time, sick time, and medical, vision, and dental insurances.

Health Insurance: Low bi-weekly premiums ($34.62) for employee only coverage, Kaiser HMO for those residing in a Kaiser service area, Anthem EPO/PPO is available for those residing outside of a Kaiser service area. Voluntary +1 and +family coverage at additional cost. Delta Dental DHMO and DPPO dental insurance offered starting at $2.31 bi-weekly cost. Employees are covered by an employer paid life insurance policy. Voluntary supplemental life, short-term and long-term disability plans are available.

Retirement Plans: Employer-funded Money Purchase Pension Plan (Defined Contribution Plan) 50% vested at 5 years eligible service time, employee funded voluntary 403(b) options

Parental Leave: Benefit will be one week (5 business days) of paid leave at the employee's normal rate of pay for births, adoptions and foster placements.

Sick Leave: 12 days annually accruing from day one, eligible for use after 3 months' service time.

Paid Vacation: 2 weeks annually accruing from day one, for non-exempt positions. 4 weeks annually accruing from day one, for exempt positions. Accrued vacation eligible for use after 6 months' service time.

Paid Holidays: 13 designated holidays + 1 floating holiday per year

Equal Opportunity Employer/Protected Veterans/Individuals with Disabilities
The contractor will not discharge or in any other manner discriminate against employees or applicants because they have inquired about, discussed, or disclosed their own pay or the pay of another employee or applicant. However, employees who have access to the compensation information of other employees or applicants as a part of their essential job functions cannot disclose the pay of other employees or applicants to individuals who do not otherwise have access to compensation information, unless the disclosure is (a) in response to a formal complaint or charge, (b) in furtherance of an investigation, proceeding, hearing, or action, including an investigation conducted by the employer, or (c) consistent with the contractor's legal duty to furnish information. 41 CFR 60-1.35(c)