The Salvation Army

  • Site Supervisor (GAINS)

    Job Locations US-NY-Brooklyn
    Job ID
    Youth Work
    Compensation Min
    USD $15.00/Hr.
    Compensation Max
    USD $19.00/Hr.
    Regular Full-Time
  • Overview

    The Assistant GAINS Program Director/Senior Group Leader will serve in a critical support role to the Corps Commanding Officers and a senior leadership role within the Bushwick Corps Complex. 

    Working directly under the supervision of the GAINS Program Director/Site Supervisor, the Assistant GAINS Program Director/Senior Group Leader will assist with the oversight of all programmatic aspects of the year-round Bushwick GAINS Program.  The Assistant GAINS Program Director/Senior Group Leader will have direct responsibility for health & safety protocols and for programming geared towards Middle School (Grades 6-8) students.


    • Involvement in the total program with willingness to help in all areas as needed, including food service, outdoor/indoor activities, children with problems, classroom coverage, etc.
    • Must be able to liaise with external (DYCD, OCFS, etc.) and off-site (DHQ) personnel, as necessary
    • Understand, promote and facilitate the Mission of The Salvation Army, at all times.
    • Ensure that all communications and concerns related to operation of the program, be handled in accordance with the proper protocols for the Bushwick Corps Complex
    • Responsible for sharing with the Program Director and Corps Commanding Officers, all matters of mutual concern relating to the total welfare of the Program
    • Under the leadership of the Program Director, assume responsibility for the daily supervision and safety of all participants.
    • Assume leadership of the GAINS Program, in the absence of Program Director
    • Responsible to direct program related to Middle School students
    • Lead participants to and from all activity areas and field trips.
    • Interact with city and state agencies to ensure compliance with regulations.
    • Assist in the development and implementation of the daily schedule for program participants.
    • Assist in the planning/coordination of field trips and daily activities for all participants.
    • Assist in managing on-line attendance
    • Help maintain and ensure that participants & staff records are up to date and readily available for inspections; make changes, discharges and follow-ups as necessary
    • Responsible to complete daily facility inspections and assist with the general cleaning of all program areas.
    • Plan, implement and maintain a comprehensive curriculum that not only aligns with the learning standards, goals, assessments, and instructional strategies but also addresses the educational, social, developmental and health needs of the children.
    • Keep equipment and material accessible and in good condition to encourage maximum constructive use by the children; remove or report any damaged or hazardous equipment to the Corps Officers, so that necessary action may be taken.
    • Responsible for ensuring that staff documents behavior and progress of each child
    • Along with the Program Director, handle all internal and external incident reporting for Program
    • Coordination of staff work schedules
    • Responsible for the professional growth and development of staff through regularly scheduled monthly staff meetings, and frequent observation and discussion of staff’s performance with their groups.
    • Maintaining professional relationships in dealing with staff and parents
    • Create a mechanism for fostering parental engagement in the Program
    • Responsible for the ongoing marketing of the School-Age Child Care Program, to ensure that Program remains at full capacity, year-round. 


    • Bachelor’s Degree OR Associate Degree in child development, elementary education or related field OR two years of college with 18 credits in related field OR School-Age Child Care Credential with one year of supervisory experience.
    • Must have strong work ethic, and 2-3 years of work experience with school-aged children (under 13 years of age)
    • Strong communication and organizational skills; Should possess those qualities of heart, mind, and character that apply to all those working intimately with people.
    • Must receive at least 15 hours of in-service training on specified subjects during the first year of operation and 30 hours of in-service training each two years thereafter.
    • Must have experience in the Arts (Music, Drama, Dance, Poetry, etc.)


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