The Salvation Army

Youth Worker

Job Locations US-CT-New London
Job ID
2021-8537
Category
Youth Work
Type
Regular Part-Time

Overview

Location: New London Corps (New London, CT)

Hours Per Week: 25

Schedule: Mon-Fri; 2:30 pm – 7:00 pm and Sun; 10:00 am -12:30 pm

Scope & Purpose of Position: To invest in the lives of children and younger adults, developing and maintaining relational ministry opportunities. To conduct an ongoing evangelical ministry with the specific purpose of introducing children, teens, and young adults to Jesus Christ. To provide an environment and ministry opportunities in which children, teens, and younger adults can grow and mature in their faith and grow into a walk of holiness. To provide leadership and help to develop the music and arts programs at the Corps.

Responsibilities

  • Assist with Christmas ministry such as; processing applications, organizing, and driving.
  • Assist with driving for programs and Sunday services, including picking up and dropping off of program participants.
  • Attend and chaperone Corps, Divisional, and Territorial retreats and events as instructed.
  • Conduct a summer Vaction Bible School outreach in the park program – multiple weeks at different locations.
  • Conduct weekly teen worship times and assist with Teen Nights.
  • Develop and implement an evangelism training program for teens and younger adults.
  • Develop and maintain a mentoring and visitation program within the Corps for teens and younger adults.
  • Develop and maintain a new or traditional Salvation Army ministries to facilitate the enhancement of the healthy spiritual formation and discipleship of children, teens, and younger adults.
  • Develop and maintain an active recruitment and training program for youth ministry volunteers within the local Corps.
  • Develop and maintain contacts with young adults/teens at local college/high school campuses, where permitted.
  • Develop and maintain practical approaches to building solid Christian living among the children, teens, and younger adults.
  • Develop and maintain programs and ministries to enhance a healthy spiritual, physical, and emotional development of program participants.
  • Disseminate information regarding community resources available to children, teens, younger adults, and their guardians.
  • Facilitate and oversee an academic reinforcement (homework help) component of the afterschool youth program.
  • Teach a Sunday School class and assist with Sunday School openings.

Qualifications

  • A degree in Youth Ministry or related field, graduate of Railton School, and/or equivalent experience.
  • Must possess a valid driver’s license.
  • Self-motivated and strong communication skills.
  • Understand and uphold The Salvation Army doctrine.
  • Will respect and promote the interest of The Salvation Army.

Work Environment/Physical Demands:

ACTIVITY

AMOUNT OF TIME

Up to 1/3

1/3 to 2/3

Over 2/3

Climb or balance

X

 

 

Lift up to 20 pounds

 

X

 

Lift up to 50 pounds

 

 

 

Sit

 

X

 

Stand

 

 

X

Use hands

 

 

X

Use sight/vision

 

 

X

Walk, bend, kneel

 

X

 

 

Benefits of Working for The Salvation Army:

Part-time employees who work at least 20 hours per week are eligible for voluntary term life insurance, short term disability coverage, supplemental insurance coverage options, employer-funded pension plan, and paid absence time.

 

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.

 

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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