The Salvation Army of the Syracuse Area Kids Club Director in Chelsea, Massachusetts
- Position Title
Kids Club Director - Full-time 40 hrs/wkNon-Exempt
- Responsible to
- Education Requirements
The Kids Club Director (program administrator) shall be at least 21 years of age and meet one of the following sets of requirements:
a) Have a minimum of a Bachelor's Degree in Child Development, Early Childhood Education, Elementary Education, Child Guidance, Human Services, and Nursing. Psychology, Physical Education, Recreation, Child Psychology, the Arts, Social Work, Sociology or Child Care and have six months experience working with school age children; and have six months of administrative experience or have evidence of satisfactory completion of at least nine credits in management or administrative subject areas from an accredited institution of higher education; or
b) Have a Bachelor's Degree in any field or an Associate’s Degree in any of the fields listed in 102 CMR 7.32 (2) (a) 1; and have eighteen months working with school age children; and have six months administrative experience or have evidence of satisfactory completion of at least nine credits in management or administrative subject are from an accredited institution of higher education; or
c) Have a high school diploma or equivalent; and have four years of experience working with children, two-thirds of which is with school age children and have one yem' of administrative experience or have evidence of satisfactory completion of at least nine credits in management or administrative subject areas from an accredited institution of higher education.
- Work Experience
• Have a minimum of six months (one year preferred) experience working with school age children.• Experience with Christian Education Programs for school age children such as Sunday School or Vacation Bible Study preferred
- Other Qualifications
• Must be able to plan, prepare and implement the day to day activities.• Must have a keen interest and sincere appreciation for children• Must be able to delegate duties to staff.• Represent The Salvation Army’s spiritual ministry and social mission in the Child Care Program• Current Certification in American Red Cross Standard First Aid, or its equivalent and CPR.
- Principal Functions
Direct an in-house after school/day camp program Monday-Friday for 40 children
- Duties and Responsibilities
a) Responsible for working with Corps Officer and other staff to ensure the safety of the children enrolled in the program.
b) Conduct staff interviews orientation and training and initial and annual performance evaluations.
c) Supervise all child care personnel and volunteers. Report any misconduct of staff, volunteers, and/or parental concerns immediately to the Corps Officer/HR Manager. Administer disciplinary action as needed with consultation from the Human Resources
d) Conduct weekly staff meetings to review plans, guidelines, and any challenged faced.
e) Delegate responsibilities to staff as needed.
f) Design program schedule and activities, develop policies and procedures, prepare and annually update the Program Manual, Enrollment Form, Medical Form, Parent Manual, Attendance Sheets, etc as needed
g) Bill agencies (i.e., DSS/ CRCC/ Department of Education, etc.) and remain informed about current child care issues and act as an advocate for the Kids Club.
h) Monitor the Kids club budget and assist Corps Officers with the yearly revision.
i) Conduct parental and child interviews. Enroll children and maintain current and accurate files on each child
j) Handle all child disciplinary action in accordance with the Program Manual. Complete all necessary forms, speak to parents, consult and inform Corps Officer of action taken.
k) Develop a community outreach link; to promote the program and fill open slots.
l) Drive vehicles, as needed for trips, and daily pick-ups, etc.
m) Maintain attendance records, medical release forms and other paper work for statistical and official purposes.
n) Complete and submit on a timely basis, all state local and Salvation Army reports.
o) Ensure compliance with all state and local licensing regulations.
p) Keep up with fees owed to The Salvation Army to avoid excessive debts
q) Build bridges and encourage children to participate in Corps programs
r) Perform other duties as assigned by supervisor
The Salvation Army’s Mission StatementThe 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.
MiscellaneousFlexibility and a cooperative spirit are crucial characteristics of the individual who holds this important position. The Salvation Army reserves the right to revise or change job duties and responsibilities as the need arises. It is expected that each employee will be familiar with The Salvation Army Handbook for Employees. Questions regarding its contents can be directed toward the Human Resource Department or Immediate Supervisor.
I have read the description for the position of Kids Club Director for The Salvation Army. I acknowledge my understanding of this, I’m able to conduct myself in accordance with its purpose.