The Salvation Army

  • Program Assistant - Greater Things After School Program

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

    The After School Program assistant will assist the Corps Officer with the implementation of a quality program that enriches the students spiritually, academically, socially, emotionally, and physically.


    The After School Program assistant will maintain a safe and educational learning environment for young children by successfully implementing the program curriculum and daily program activities.


    Daily expectations include, but are not limited to, leading children in table activities, supervising snack and outdoor play, assisting children with day to day needs, maintaining a clean environment, leading group activities, and teaching.



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

    • Implement the program curriculum as planned by the Corps Officer 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 Regional Social Services Director, Corps Officer, 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 play 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 program director.
    • Maintain accurate and organized records such as attendance records, snack records, timesheets, incident reports, and all other paperwork as instructed by the program director to ensure program compliance and quality operations.
    • Help prepare snacks 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 toys, 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.




    • Good organizational skills
    • Strong networking skills
    • High school diploma or general education degree (GED) or technical school
    • One -two years of related experience.

      E.g. Instruction, working in school setting


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