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Picnics in the Park Program Assistant

Company: Salvation Army USA
Location: Flint
Posted on: June 12, 2021

Job Description:


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 motive 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.


The mission of Picnics in the Park is to provide nutritious lunches and active play for children and youth in our neighborhood while establishing and developing relationships between neighborhood families and The Salvation Army Corps and their other programs.


Reporting Responsibilities:

Reports to the Picnics in the Park Director and/or The Youth Ministry Coordinator and gathers and submits statistical and financial data as required.


Implement program under the direction of the Picnics in the Park Assistant Director. Comply with all Safe from Harm requirements. Help maintain standards. Maintain a clean and safe environment for the children. Receive food delivered from GCCARD and store in a safe manner. Load and unload crates of food to transport food to Memorial Park and prepare food for serving. Carefully enforce rules in dispensing food to only those who qualify. Follow proper food handling procedures and GCCARD requirements. Interact with children during recreation, craft, structured physical activities and educational activities. Help fill out meal count form and call in next day's order/meal count to GCCARD. Clean and maintain program area: such as mopping, sweeping, wiping down tables, taking out trash, etc. Help maintain statistics and report to GCCARD or Picnics in the Park Assistant Director. Make a copy of the delivery ticket and meal count form and put original forms in with the crates and food bags which will be picked up the next day. Maintain focus on interacting with the kids. No cell phone use is allowed for voice or texting or other purposes while on the clock. (Unless emergency). Perform any other reasonable tasks as asked by the Picnics in the Park Director, Youth Ministry Coordinator, or Corps Officers.


Prior experience working with youth and/or willing to be trained. Clear understanding and acceptance of the mission and ministry of The Salvation Army. Must be trained to handle food by GCCARD. Good social and communication skills. Must exhibit problem solving skills. Must be able to lift 15 lbs. repeatedly. Desire to work with children ages birth through eighteen and interact with their parents. Maintain Safe from Harm Certification or be willing to take training to become certified.

Hours and Wages:

All those hired as Program Aids are paid on a bi-weekly basis at a rate determined by The Salvation Army. Wages are considered private and confidential and should not be discussed outside of the Corps offices.

Program Aids are expected to be prompt and on time unless otherwise informed to do so in special circumstances.

Core hours are 11:00 am -3:00p.m. This is a Seasonal Part Time position.

Keywords: Salvation Army USA, Flint , Picnics in the Park Program Assistant, Other , Flint, Michigan

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