The Salvation Army

  • Lead Program Assistant

    Job Locations US-NY-Geneva
    Job ID
    Human Services
    Regular Part-Time
  • Overview

    The Salvation Army is hiring! We are seeking individuals with a passion for helping others, and a desire to do the most good in their own community.


    The Geneva, NY Corps is seeking part time Lead Program Assistant to implement a homework and litercay program for community students seeking afterschool homework assistance. 


    The Salvation Army offers the following benefits to eligible part-time employees, including:

    • Generous time off every year that includes paid holidays, vacation time, and sick time.
    • Sprint and Verizon Wireless Discounts.


    • Coordination with local Corps Officers to ensure that the program meets Salvation Army mission and activity schedule;
    • Promotion of the program in schools and the community;
    • Plan monthly calendar of activities and ensuring that these activities are being carried out;
    • Implement the program reading and ESL curriculum as planned by the Corps Officers to ensure a quality experience for all participants.
    • Work directly with children to implement; engaging, developmentally appropriate educational enrichment curriculum and programming, which expands and supports student-learning experiences beyond the classroom.
    • Develop and maintain professional working relationships through effective and timely communication with the Corps Officers, other program personnel, and other building staff members, and volunteers.
    • Work cooperatively and effectively as a team member by communicating and contributing information on a continuous basis.
    • Assist the Corps Officers in addressing the ongoing needs of the students and parents.
    • Implement program procedures effectively to ensure the safe being of all participants.
    • Observe, monitor, and participate in children’s homework and literacy activities.
    • Promote a safe and healthy environment based on safety standards set within the program.
    • Efficiently redirect inappropriate student behaviors and implement the program discipline system to effectively monitor and guide proper student behavior.
    • Support the emotional and social development of children.
    • Report any concerns and questions regarding the program (students, parents, equipment needs, supplies, other staff, volunteers, etc.) to the Corps Officers.
    • Maintain accurate and organized records such as attendance records, snack records, timesheets, incident reports, and all other paperwork as instructed by the Corps Officers to ensure program compliance and quality operations.
    • Help prepare snacks/meals for the children and clean-up the kitchen and snack area.
    • Assist in the cleaning and straightening of the room and equipment before, during, and after the program. This includes washing tables, chairs, and putting up chairs, and locking the building at the end of the day.
    • Continue professional development by attending staff meetings and trainings.
    • Demonstrate behavior that is professional, ethical, and responsible.
    • Enjoy being with students and foster their spiritual, academic, social, emotional, and physical development through the duties outlined above.
    • Perform other duties as assigned.


    • Associate's degree with one year experience is required. Equivalent combinations of education and experience will be considered.
    • Works well with young children, parents and staff
    • Must be organized, able to work well with others, and support the mission of The Salvation Army.
    • Good communications skills – both verbal and written
    • Strong networking skills
    • Must have a valid driver’s license that meets The Salvation Army insurance requirements.
    • Bilingual (Spanish & English) preferred
    • Computer competent – MS Office


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