Children & Youth Ministries Coordinator

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Published
August 5, 2022
Location
Victoria, BC
Job Type
Ministry Unit/Dept:
High Point Community Church
Salary Range:
$19.82 to $24.78 per hour
Address:
949 Fullerton Ave
Posting Expires:
September 9, 2022
Applications Accepted By:
Attn: Lt. Joshua Cain, Email: joshua.cain@salvationarmy.ca Please mention 'Children & Youth Ministries Coordinator' in the subject line of your email

Description

The Children and Youth Ministry Coordinator will work alongside The High Point Community Church Corps Officers and Community and Family Services team providing mentoring, discipleship, and outreach services/ programming to children and youth within the Church congregation and the Vic West community. The successful candidate will be expected to participate fully in the life of this church as part of our worshipping congregation.

Hours:

  • Full Time, 25 hours per week with a varying schedule, including weekends

KEY RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Ensure that the Gospel of Jesus Christ is exemplified in the performance of all job responsibilities and through personal example.
  • Agree and adhere to The Salvation Army mission, values and standards.
  • Develop, implement, maintain, and evaluate programs/ministries relevant to the children and youth of the community (includes communication to leaders, acquiring resources, volunteer recruitment)
    Coordinate, implement, maintain and assist in the development of programs/ministries relevant to the children and youth of the church. May plan and conduct creative worship services, evangelistic outreach, care programs (including on-going visitation), and Bible studies as applicable
  • Organize and supervise discipleship and outreach programs.
  • Recruit, direct and supervise volunteers for children’s and youth programs.
  • Organize and supervise programs for community and Church children on PA days and during summer holidays, March break and any other appropriate occasions.
  • Recruit and register children and youth for Salvation Army provincial camping programs and other regional and divisional events.
  • Follow up with children/youth who attend Salvation Army summer camp programs, including their families, in order to build relationships and establish active links with the corps and its mission and ministries.
  • Works alongside CFS director in school partnerships when applicable.
  • Assist the Corps Officer in the pastoral care and spiritual development of children and their families by mentoring, discipling, encouraging and modeling appropriate Christian attitudes and behaviors.
  • Maintain written records, logs of activities, including activity reports and statistical information.
  • Attend meetings of the Mission Board when appropriate/required.
  • Run and maintain our weekly Toy Library program on Saturday mornings.
  • The successful candidate will be expected to participate fully in the life of this church as part of our worshipping congregation.

QUALIFICATIONS AND EDUCATION REQUIREMENTS:

*NOTE: For some jobs, you may be required to provide validated educational documentation.

  • Completion of formal post-secondary/college diploma of 2 or 3 academic years in related field of study, Children/Youth.
  • Alternative combinations of education and experience may be considered.

Experience:

  • Minimum of two (2) years of prior related experience leading volunteers and working with children and youth programming.

Required Skills/Knowledge:

  • Proficiency in a computerized environment; skilled in Social Media and Microsoft Office, Word, PowerPoint platforms.
  • Passionate for building gospel-centered relationships with youth, children, and their families.
  • Treat the property of The Salvation Army with due care and caution
  • Conflict management, resolution skills, communicate effectively; strong oral/written communication skills; exhibit good listening skills, lead by example demonstrating a strong work ethic; willingness to learn and to embrace change.
  • Self-motivated/disciplined, effective time management and organizational skills.
  • Understanding of the children and youth, and associated needs.
  • Strong sense of integrity and confidentiality with professional ethics and a balanced sense of fairness and flexibility.

PREFERRED SKILLS/CAPABILITIES:

  • Respect for and understanding of The Salvation Army – its mission, culture and values
  • Current Safe Food Handling Certificate, or willing to obtain and maintain current certificate
  • Current CPR/First Aid certification, or willing to obtain and maintain current certification
  • Willingness and ability to connect with local schools and organizations to offer services and programs to children & youth.
  • A valid class 5 BC driver’s license.

 

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. 

We thank all applicants, however, only those candidates to be interviewed will be contacted.

Internal Applicants, please advise your managing supervisor of your intentions prior to submitting your application.

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