Summer Day Camp Program Aide

Salvation Army USA Willimantic , CT 06226

Posted 2 months ago


Location/Department: Willimantic Corps (Willimantic, CT)

FLSA Status: Full-time, Non-exempt, Temporary (6/17/19 7/26/19)

Hours Per Week: 37.5

Schedule: 8:30 am - 4:00 pm, Mon-Fri

Scope & Purpose of Position:

Assist in the planning and implementation of a stimulating program of activities that contributes to the physical, emotional, social, and cognitive needs of children ages 5 to 12.


Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform essential functions.

  • Work with other instructors to plan and implement age appropriate experiences and opportunities for enrichment activities that address both individual and group needs among children.

  • Ensure all children receive enriching educational programming with a focus on positive experiences and child outcomes. Create a positive and encouraging climate of diversity for ideas, questions, and learning.

  • Assist with all paperwork that may arise in the classroom; including but not limited to attendance, nutrition, lesson plans, daily health checks, fire drill records, narratives, and daily notes.

  • Monitor and maintain the classroom environment, including cleanliness, organization, and health and safety components.

  • Actively participate in all required meetings, including but not limited to orientation, team meetings, parent groups, and training sessions. This includes contributing to agency cohesiveness by maintaining collaborative and team oriented relationships.

  • Observe and record physical and behavioral observations of children daily and assist with progress reports and goals.

  • Assist in classroom management and be comfortable leading groups in activities that include integrating literacy and addressing issues of summer learning loss.

  • Maintain a flexible work schedule to accommodate program needs.

  • Monitor and maintain the environment, including health and safety components.

  • Maintain appropriate business attire, manners, and environment reflective of professional standards.

  • Responsible for understanding personnel policies and procedures as outlined in the staff and agency handbooks including mandated reporting requirements.

Supervisory Responsibilities:

Does this job have supervisory responsibilities: ___ Yes X No


  • Current certificate in CPR and First Aid preferred or must be willing to obtain CPR/First Aid certification.

  • Must be 18 years or older.

  • Must be able to develop a positive relationship and communicate effectively with school-age children and their families including supporting and encouraging parent engagement.

  • Must possess a high school diploma or the equivalent.

  • Will respect and promote the interest of The Salvation Army. The individual is not required to embrace the tenets of faith, but he/she is required to promote and respect the mission of The Salvation Army.

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.

Work Environment/Physical Demands:



Up to 1/3
1/3 to 2/3

Over 2/3

Climb or balance


Lift up to 20 pounds


Lift up to 50 pounds





Use hands


Use sight/vision


Walk, bend, kneel


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Summer Day Camp Program Aide

Salvation Army USA