Youth Ministry Worker The Salvation Army

JOB DESCRIPTION

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We are looking for compassionate people who share our mission and values, if you have the passion and drive to commit yourself to a challenging and rewarding role; we invite you to review our current vacancies.

Why this role matters

The Salvation Army Youth Services offer an integrated suite of programs engaging with young people across Australia. Our services create intentional avenues for young people to explore opportunities, build support networks, and access, participate and contribute to their communities. Youth services provide a diverse range of programs which include housing and homelessness, driver training, education, employment, and training, AOD support, social and community activities, specialist therapeutic responses and youth justice programs.

About this role

To assist and work with Macquarie Fields Team, to lead, manage and develop the youth team with the oversight of the Mission Leader in order to see TSA vision and mission come to fruition. to provide pathways for all young people.

Key components of this role is to lead and coordinate Youth, Develop and Implement a Discipleship Pathway for the centre. And establish a youth Community table. Create connections between disadvantaged youth in the community and church, working with disadvantaged youth in the community through school programs and partnering with our other programs.

You will successfully

  • Gather, lead and manage a youth ministry team
  • Ensure competency of the Youth Ministry Team (Safe salvos, WWCC, Volunteer requirements)
  • Work with the Mission Leaders to create and implement discipleship pathways for youth
  • Establish Community table and opportunity for new Christians or those exploring faith
  • Oversee the development of youth specific life groups
  • Coordinate evangelistic events for disadvantaged youth
  • Provide pastoral support to foster a positive, cohesive and effective culture
  • Develop service opportunities for youth such as the Red Shield Appeal, Community Co-op
  • Research and determine opportunities to connect with disadvantaged youth in the wider community.
  • Partner with our current youth programs.

This is a permanent, part-time (22.8 hours per week) position, located in Macquarie Fields, NSW.

You will have

  • A commitment to the Christian faith and mission of The Salvation Army. An ability to offer pastoral assistance, to offer prayer and to explain the Christian Gospel.
  • Certificate IV or equivalent in Youth Work or Ministry
  • Experience working with disadvantaged Youth and Young Adults
  • Experience leading teams and managing people
  • Valid NSW Working with Children Checks
  • Current Driver License
  • Senior First Aid Certificate.
  • Professional development required to maintain skills for the role.
  • Willingness to undertake further training.

What we offer

  • Flexible working conditions
  • Employee Assistance Program – Independent confidential counselling service
  • Financial, retail and lifestyle discounts and benefits
  • Discounted health and fitness programs through Fitness Passport
  • Up to 8 weeks leave per year through our purchase leave scheme
  • Generous Parental Leave offering of 12 weeks
  • Up to 5 days paid leave per year to support a TSA program or activity
  • An inclusive culture of dedicated, passionate, and professional team members
  • Positively supporting and impacting the lives of others through your career contribution

The Salvation Army is a Christian movement and one of Australia’s largest and most-loved charities, helping thousands of Australians every year find hope in the midst of all kinds of personal hardship. The Salvation Army offers the opportunity to use your professional skills and expertise to make a real difference in the lives of people who need help most.

The Salvation Army is an Equal Opportunity Employer who provides an inclusive work environment and embraces the diverse talent of its people. We value people of all cultures, languages, capacities, sexual orientations, gender identities and/or expressions. We are committed to achieving a diverse workforce and strongly encourage applications from Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people.

The Salvation Army is a child safe organisation and is committed to protecting children and young people from harm. All child facing roles will require the successful completion of a Working with Children Check. Applicants for all roles require a mandatory National Police Check.

We are committed to providing a safe environment for our people. If successful in being appointed, you may be required to provide evidence of your vaccination status.

We value Integrity, Compassion, Respect, Diversity, and Collaboration.