The Salvation Army

  • Bridging the Gap Program Assistant

    Job Locations US-CT-New Haven
    Job ID
    Social Services
    Regular Part-Time
  • Overview

    Location/Department:   New Haven Corps (New Haven, CT)

    Status: Part-time, Non-exempt

    Hours Per Week: 12

    Schedule: Tuesday, Wednesday, & Thursday;  2:30 pm – 6:30 pm


    Scope & Purpose of Position:

    Execute the Bridging the Gap (BTG) program and support the Bridging the Gap Coordinator to ensure the program objectives are met for The Salvation Army in Greater New Haven.


    Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform essential functions.

    • Help plan and assist in execution of the BTG Curriculum.

    • Review lesson plans and offer input.

    • Attend weekly staff meetings with the BTG Coordinator.

    • Attend at least one group per week as an observer.

    • Discuss each participant’s progress with BTG Coordinator and interns.

    • Maintain and up-to-date list of participants’ addresses.

    • Advocate for participants where necessary.

    • Be available to meet with participants.

    • Be knowledgeable about outside referral services.

    • Be able to handle and teach difficult teens at

    • Be available to attend training sessions.

    • Coordinate with area colleges and graduate programs to recruit interns and volunteers.

    • Represent The Salvation Army’s social mission in the BTG program.

    • Refer persons with spiritual needs to The Salvation Army Officer who is an ordained minister of religion.

    Supervisory Responsibilities:


    Does this job have supervisory responsibilities: ___ Yes _X__ No


    • Experience working in a young adult setting.
    • Experience working with disadvantaged youths is preferred.
    • Bi-lingual in English and Spanish is preferred.
    • Ability to be flexible with duties and assignments.
    • Able to perform duties with minimal supervision and work independently.
    • Able to understand and follow oral and written instructions.
    • Able to follow safe work practices.
    • Will respect and promote the interest of The Salvation Army. The individual is not required to embrace the tenets of faith, but he/she is required to promote and respect the mission of The Salvation Army.

    The Salvation Army Mission Statement:

    The Salvation Army, an international movement, is an evangelical part of the universal Christian Church. Its message is based on the Bible. Its ministry is motivated by the love of God. Its mission is to preach the gospel of Jesus Christ and to meet human needs in His name without discrimination.


    Divisional Headquarters Vision Statement:

    The Southern New England Divisional Headquarters exists to develop its Officers, staff, and volunteers to their fullest ministry potential and to be a catalyst and resource for the growing of healthy, vibrant Corps and other expressions of The Salvation Army mission.


    Work Environment/Physical Demands:



    Up to 1/3

    1/3 to 2/3

    Over 2/3

    Climb or balance




    Lift up to 20 pounds




    Lift up to 50 pounds












    Use hands




    Use sight/vision




    Walk, bend, kneel





    The requirements listed in this document are the minimum levels of knowledge, skills, or abilities.  This job description is subject to change as the needs of the employer and requirements of the position change.


    An Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer:
    All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, sex, national origin, disability, or protected veteran status.


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