Children and Youth Ministry Coordinator

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Published
July 19, 2021
Location
Winnipeg
Job Type
Ministry Unit/Dept:
Weetamah Church & Community Services
Salary Range:
$18.27 - $27.40 per hour
Address:
324 Logan Avenue
Posting Expires:
July 30, 2021
Applications Accepted By:
E-mail: bethany.dueck@salvationarmy.ca - Attention: Captain Bethany Dueck

Description

The Salvation Army is an international Christian church. Its message is based on the Bible; its ministry is motivated by love for God and the needs of humanity.

Mission Statement The Salvation Army exists to share the love of Jesus Christ, meet human needs and be a transforming influence in the communities of our world.

Core Values The Salvation Army Canada and Bermuda has four core values:
Hope: We give hope through the power of the gospel of Jesus Christ.
Service: We reach out to support others without discrimination.
Dignity: We respect and value each other, recognizing everyone’s worth.
Stewardship: We responsibly manage the resources entrusted to us.

Position Summary

The Children/Youth Coordinator coordinates activities associated with discipleship and outreach ministries to inner-city youth (for assigned age groupings) from the Church and the local community.

Usual week hours are 25 per week, including Sundays and some evenings.

One year full- time term position.

KEY RESPONSIBILITIES:

In order to provide oversight to the Children & Youth ministry of Weetamah, the successful applicant will be someone who:

  • Contributes to the spiritual and pastoral development of the children and youth in the church by mentoring, discipling, encouraging, and modeling appropriate Christian attitudes and behaviours
  • Observes the surrounding community to understand the unique context of Inner City youth ministry so that relevant programs can be developed
  • Develops, implements, maintains, and evaluates programs/ministries relevant to the children and youth of the community (including Kid’s Club, Sunday School, and other children and youth programs) with minimal supervision
  • Gives oversight to Kid’s Camp and/or Vacation Bible School and Summer Ministries
  • Assists in the planning of strategies to integrate church ministries into the surrounding community
  • Interacts with community partners and resources to provide services to children and youth; may include participation on community committees
  • Makes intentional and ongoing connections with children and families within the community through visitation in order to build relationships and establish active links with the church and its mission and ministries
  • Works in connection with Corps Officers (Pastors) and Community Ministry Coordinator to provide additional spiritual and material support to children, youth and families.
  • Assists with the preparation of the annual Children and Youth Department Budget
  • Organizes and holds fundraising events periodically to sustain programs and Children and Youth Coordinator costs
  • Maintains written records/logs of activities (including activity reports and statistical information)
  • Recruits, trains, supervises and empowers program volunteers
  • Knows and acts in accordance with security procedures of the church and community services to ensure safety and confidentiality of participants
  • Supports Christmas Ministries (Toy Mountain, Kettles, Community Meals)
  • Performs other duties as assigned

QUALIFICATIONS AND EDUCATION REQUIREMENTS:

EDUCATION:

The successful job applicant will have completed high school, plus specialized courses or equivalent experience related to the position.

EXPERIENCE:

Three to five years of work experience recommended in children and youth ministry.

SPECIAL LICENSES, DIPLOMAS, CERTIFICATIONS OR REQUIREMENTS:

Diploma or certification in Child and Youth Related program or Biblical Studies considered an asset.

There must also be completion or intended completion and maintenance of updated:

  • Clear vulnerable adult and child registry checks
  • Clear criminal record check
  • Non-violent crisis intervention
  • Emergency first aid
  • Class 4 license

 

PREFERRED SKILLS/CAPABILITIES:

  • Ability to frequently lift materials, be physically active within programming and keyboarding
  • Self-motivated and has an attention to detail
  • Excellent oral, written, facilitation and interpersonal communication skills
  • A team player that demonstrates coordination abilities, and a willingness to learn
  • Ability to actively listen, observe body language, continuously monitor the environment
  • Ability to provide oversight of department income, expenses and budgeting
  • Ability to recruit, train, and direct volunteers. Ensure all required working with children processes are completed and maintained for volunteers
  • Work with inner-city youth and families with complex family history and daily struggles
  • Ability to deal with frequent interruptions and able to  multitask
The Salvation Army offers accommodation for applicants with disabilities in its recruitment process. If you are contacted to participate in an interview or screening process, please advise us if you require accommodation.
We thank all applicants, however, only those candidates to be interviewed will be contacted. Internal Applicants, must advise your managing supervisor of your intentions prior to submitting your application.

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