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25 hr/wk with benefits, varying schedule, $18.27 – $22.83 per hour

Position Purpose Summary:

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. The successful candidate will be expected to participate fully in the life of this church as part of our worshipping congregation.

Key Responsibilities:

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 programming, supports leaders as needed;
  • Participates and provides leadership development;
  • May attend and/or chair committee meetings as relevant;
  • Plans and conducts creative worship services for children and families;
  • Attends Sunday worship services and fully participates as part of our church congregation;
  • 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;
  • May attend committee or community meetings;
  • 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;
  • Helps to ensure volunteers have completed the necessary checks.

Qualifications and Education requirements:

Minimum Education Level Attained: College or University level studies. *NOTE: You may be required to provide validated educational documentation.

Education/Certifications:

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.

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

Required Skills/Knowledge:

  • Awareness of cultural values and differences
  • Strong verbal communication skills
  • Effective written communication skills
  • Must be efficient in general computer skills
  • 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

Successful candidates, prior to hiring, may be required to provide:

  • Background check consent
  • Education verification
  • This position requires the successful candidate to have a valid driver’s license. The successful candidate would have to provide proof upon being hired.
  • The Salvation Army requires all employees to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 and to provide proof of full vaccination. Requests for exemption from the policy due to medical reasons or other grounds protected by provincial human rights legislation will be considered on a case-by-case basis.

ABOUT US

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.

The Salvation Army is an international faith-based organization that began its work in Canada in 1882 and has grown to become the largest non-governmental direct provider of social services in the country. The Salvation Army gives hope and support to vulnerable people today and every day in 400 communities across Canada and more than 124 countries around the world. The Salvation Army offers practical assistance for children and families, often tending to the basic necessities of life, providing shelter for homeless people and rehabilitation for people who have lost control of their lives to an addiction. When you give to The Salvation Army, you are investing in the future of marginalized and overlooked people in your community.

The Heritage Park Temple Corps of The Salvation Army in Winnipeg, Manitoba is both a church congregation and a community services unit.  Our community services programs reach out to those in the St. James/Assiniboia and Charleswood communities who are in need of assistance, by providing groceries, household items, school supplies, tax assistance, housing advocacy, Christmas assistance, and children’s programs.

To apply for this job email your details to tina.howard@salvationarmy.ca

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