Children and Youth Ministry Coordinator

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The Salvation Army Heritage Park Temple
Published
September 11, 2020
Location
Winnipeg, Canada
Job Type
Category
Salary
$17.39 - $21.74 per hour - Pay Band 4
Interested applicants must respond in writing to
E-mail: tina_howard@can.salvationarmy.org Attention: Tina Howard or Mail: Heritage Park Temple, 825 School Rd. Winnipeg MB, R2Y 0S8
Closing date
October 11, 2020

Description

The Children and Youth Ministry Coordinator is passionate about the spiritual development and well-being of children and youth. The successful candidate will ensure successful provision of a discipleship and outreach ministry to the children and youth from heritage park temple as well as our local community, toward the goal of integrated mission.

This is a full-time position at 35 hours per week.

Responsibilities

Reporting to the Community Services Director in conjunction with the Corps Officers, the Children and Youth Ministry Coordinator is responsible for the full range of programming geared toward the physical, emotional and spiritual well-being of children and youth. The position establishes and maintains effective working relationships with individuals/families, additional support workers, temporary employees, as well as church and community volunteers.

Key Responsibilities include:

  • Corps (church) programming: Develops, implements, maintains, and evaluates programs/ministries relevant to the children and youth of the church (includes administration, communication to leaders, acquiring resources, volunteer recruitment); Plans and leads some yp programming, supports leaders as needed; Participates and provides leadership development; Chairs YP Committee meetings and attends Mission Board; Plans and conducts creative worship services for children and families; attends Sunday worship services; Connects with kids and families outside of programming to aid in building trusting relationships; Attends divisional events including overnight retreats as chaperone
  • Community Services programming: Develops, implements, maintains, and evaluates programs/ministries relevant to the children and youth of the community (includes communication to leaders, acquiring resources, volunteer recruitment); Supervises Kids Kamp program including helping with hiring and training staff, program evaluations, ensuring that kids kamp budget is well managed and handling any parental concerns; Oversees kids klub program, including program planning, and volunteer coordinating and support; Works alongside CFS director in school partnerships when applicable; Attends Neighborhood resource network board; Assists with client assistance and registration for seasonal programming; Connects with kids and families outside of programming to aid in building trusting relationships; Maintains appropriate records for program registration; Ensures that all volunteers have completed the necessary checks.

Qualifications

Minimum Education Level Attained:

College or University level studies.

Special Licenses, Diplomas, Certifications or Requirements:

  • Possesses a diploma or degree in a related field (youth work or Christian ministry designation strongly preferred) or can demonstrate that he/she has obtained an equivalent body of knowledge through other training and experience.
  • Clear and current Criminal Police Investigation Check (CPIC) and Child/Adult Abuse Registry Check
  • A valid Class 5F (Full) driver's license and abstract required.  Use of own vehicle an asset. Willing to obtain bus license.

Minimum Prior Related Experience:

No less than 1 year of prior related experience, including, experience working with children and youth:

  • Experience in developing, implementing maintaining and adapting children and youth programming with a focus of spiritual formation
  • Experience working with children and families in a supportive manner
  • Experience giving oversight and direction to volunteers and staff with an ability to communicate, motivate, train and empower volunteers in the ministry of the Church
  • Awareness of cultural values and differences
  • Strong verbal communication skills
  • Effective written communication skills
  • Must be efficient in general computer skills

Physical Effort/Dexterity Required:

  • The performance of the job requires occasional set-up and clean-up for activities. 
  • The incumbent is required to lift more than 20 pounds

Concentration Required:

  • Strong problem-solving skills including the ability to exercise good judgement
  • Excellent time management skills including the ability to effectively handle competing priorities and emerging demands
  • Strong interpersonal skills with the ability to communicate effectively with children, families and co-workers
  • Ability to treat information in a confidential manner
  • Ability to work independently with minimal supervision

Responsibility for Financial Resources:

  • Handles credit card with $3000 limit.
  • Collects and submits small amounts of cash within policies of the organization.
  • Makes purchases within program budgets.

Responsibility for Human Resources:

  • Initial and primary point-of-contact for all YP (Children and Youth) Leaders, community services children’s program volunteers and staff.
  • This position has no direct reports but does give some direction to Summer Day Camp staff.

Work Environment:

  • Working environment is typically in the office or church building in generally agreeable conditions.
  • Occasional travel is associated with this position

Exposure to Hazards:

  • Dealing with angry/upset clients
  • Verbal abuse from general public
  • Exposure to infectious diseases
  • Moving objects

Precautionary Measures:

  • Required Health and Safety Online Courses
  • Required Abuse Prevention Online Courses

If there is a competition number associated with this posting, please include within the subject line of your email, fax or regular mail correspondence.

The Salvation Army will accommodate candidates as required under applicable Human Rights Legislation. If you require a disability related accommodation during this process, please inform us of your requirements.

In accordance with The Salvation Army policy and legislated requirements, employment is conditional upon the verification of credentials and completion of a background check.

This posting is open to external and internal candidates alike. If you are an internal applicant, please advise your Department Head of your intentions prior to submitting your application.

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