Youth Worker

Location: Norman Corps, 318 E. Hayes, Norman, OK  73069

Employee Type: Part-Time, no benefits

Job Summary

Under the supervision of the Corps Officer and Corps Programs Coordinator, the Youth Worker supervises and cares for young children and youth; responsible for providing a variety of educational, recreational and spiritual development activities; acts as a positive role model providing Christian leadership and guidance to participants in order to encourage their spiritual development.

Essential Functions

This job description should not be interpreted as all inclusive. It is intended to identify the essential functions and requirements of this position. The incumbents may be requested to perform job-related responsibilities and tasks other than those stated in this job description.

Youth Worker (95%)

Responsible for the care and safety of children and youth during scheduled after school activities

Provides guidance and academic instruction to members during Homework Help Sessions.

Supervises participants in recreational and physical activities; implements safety standards in all program activities and enforces Safe From Harm rules and regulations.

Builds and nurtures positive relationships with the children and youth; serves as a mentor and role model by leading by example.

Acts as a positive role model and behaves in a manner that is promotes the values of The Salvation Army.

Assists in maintaining the cleanliness and orderliness of the classroom used.

Other Responsibilities (5%)

Adheres to The Salvation Army policies and procedures.

Follows Safe From Harm guidelines.

Performs other activities/special projects as assigned.

Materials and Equipment

General Office Equipment             General Cleaning Supplies

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS REQUIRED

Education and Experience

High school diploma or G.E.D., And Six months experience mentoring and supervising youth Or Any equivalent combination of training and experience which provides the required knowledge, skills, and abilities.

Certifications/Licenses                                      

Drivers License

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities

Ability to understand and be sensitive to the needs of children and youth.

Ability to watch and listen carefully.

Ability to conduct all activities of the position with a view to accomplishing The Salvation Army’s fundamental purpose of proclaiming Jesus Christ as Savior and Lord, which purpose must find expression in both the message proclaimed and the ministry of service performed.

Ability to teach Christian values as well as general education curriculum.

Ability to drive Corps bus to transport youth to and from activities.

Physical Requirements

Ability to meet attendance requirements.

Ability to read, write, and communicate the English language.

Ability to interpret a variety of instructions furnished in written, oral, diagram or schedule form; ability to analyze and interpret educational material in order to provide accurate and complete homework help.

Ability to respond to emergencies in a calm and effective manner.

Ability to move hands in repetitive motions including grasping, holding and finger dexterity.

Ability to display eye-hand coordination.

Ability to carry equipment necessary to complete the essential functions of the position.

Moderate amount of physical effort required associated with walking, standing, lifting and carrying objects (possibly greater than 25 lbs.).

Working Conditions

Work is performed indoors and outdoors where there may be physical discomforts associated with noise, dust, dirt, and the like; frequent walking and/or standing, reaching, kneeling, bending, or squatting relieved by lesser periods of sitting.