The Salvation Army

Youth Development Specialist

Job Locations US-NJ-Newark
Job ID
Youth Work
Compensation Min
USD $13.00/Hr.
Compensation Max
USD $13.00/Hr.
Regular Part-Time


The Salvation Army Newark Ironbound Boys and Girls Club is currently seeking energetic, organized, and compassionate individuals who are interested in serving as positive role models in the lives of children. Applicants must be at least 18 years old.

The essential function of this role is to create and maintain a safe physical & emotional environment, directly supervise children during all program hours, and plan & implement our core program areas: Academic Success, Good Character & Citizenship, Healthy Life Skills, and the Arts.


  • Promote a physically and emotionally safe environment for youth.
  • Provide guidance and positive role modeling to our members.
  • Stimulate members’ interest and positive participation in activities.
  • Support each member with distance learning (providing technical computer and in-classroom support while they are learning remotely with their schools).
  • Provide homework/power hour support.
  • Implement and actively supervise programs, services, and activities for members.
  • Assist with creating and planning programs and activities.
  • Recognize and respond quickly to unacceptable behavior – arguing, fighting etc. – using positive discipline and other techniques as outlined in trainings.
  • Complete accident or incident reports when appropriate according to BGCN procedures.
  • Assist in the maintenance of the facility, equipment, and supplies.
  • Be prompt, courteous, and neat during working hours, following uniform guidelines.
  • Maintain an inventory of all program equipment and supplies and relay shortages to supervisor as needed. Recommend and requisition supplies needed for assigned area.
  • Complete daily reports on department activities and attendance.
  • Work with staff on special events and facilitate programs in any department when needed.
  • Complete any required or mandated trainings and/or professional development.
  • Engage parents regarding opportunities and expectations of club members, as well as general club participation.
  • Adhere to all Child Care Licensing requirements and policies/procedures as outlined in the Employee Handbook and other official documents.
  • Attend full-day field trips once per week, as needed.
  • Other duties as assigned by supervisors.


  • High School diploma or equivalent required.
  • Two years’ experience working with youth and families in a school/after-school setting required.
  • Attend staff trainings outside of regular work hours.
  • Must pass a criminal background check & DOJ/FBI fingerprint clearance.
  • Must pass the NJ Child Abuse Record Information (CARI) Check.
  • CPR certificate preferred.
  • Strong tutoring background in English, Mathematics, and/or Science preferred.
  • Required Medical Physical Examination with negative TB test.
  • Must understand and appreciate the mission of The Salvation Army.


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