Youth Development Professional

3500 Sherrydale Ln, Decatur, GA 30032, USA Req #17845
Tuesday, August 8, 2023

The Salvation Army, an internationally recognized non-profit, faith-based organization, has a job opening for a Youth Development Professional for the Peachcrest Boys and Girls Club, located in Decatur, GA.



Job Summary

Plans, implements, supervises members and evaluates activities provided within a specific program area, supporting the Boys & Girls Club priority outcome areas of Academic Success, Healthy Lifestyles, Good Character and Citizenship. May oversee special programs and/or events (i.e., Keystone, Youth of the Year and Awards Programs), and/or participate in the implementation of other unit activities as necessary. In absence of the Program Coordinator, may provide supervision oversight to other Youth Development Professionals to ensure continuity of program services at unit/branch locations. Builds and maintains a professional relationship with all Club members and their families in order to help advance the mission of The Salvation Army.


Knowledge, Skills and Abilities


Ability to present a positive and professional image of The Salvation Army. Ability interacts with children and teens with patience and respect. Ability to prepare and maintain records and reports in an accurate and complete manner. Ability to support and coordinate activities and events. Ability to clearly communicate roles and responsibilities to individuals and groups. Ability to schedule meetings. Ability to interact with co-workers, volunteers and the public in a positive, professional manner. Ability to work with people of diverse backgrounds and circumstances. Ability to operate and generally maintain all office equipment, including but into limited to the copier, fax machine. Proficiency with Windows & Microsoft Office 365, particularly Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and Outlook.


Education and Experience


High School Diploma or G.E.D.and previous work in related field with Children and Youth preferred and Commitment to actively participate in a Professional Development Plan including Level II & Levell III Training which includes completion of 20 Credit Hours of Boys & Girls Club of America Spillett Training


Licenses and Certifications


Valid State Driver’s License, C.P.R. and First Aid Certification




Physical Requirements and Working Conditions


Ability to deal comfortably with stressful situations and follow emergency procedures. Ability to multi-task, ability to follow instructions and complete tasks in a safe and effective manners. Ability to interact with co-workers and the public in a positive, professional manner. Ability to meet attendance requirements. Ability to read, write, and communicate the English language effectively. Ability to communicate clearly both orally and in writing. Ability to work under the pressure of deadlines and time constraints. Ability to meet attendance requirements. Duties are usually performed by combinations of sitting, standing and walking on a frequent change basis.


Additional Information


All employees recognize that The Salvation Army is a church and agree that they will do nothing as an employee of The Salvation Army to undermine its religious mission.



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*Application Submittal Period: 11/11/2021-11/13/2021


All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, or protected veteran status and will not be discriminated against on the basis of disability.



Equal Opportunity Employer Minorities/Women/Veterans/Disabled

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We appreciate your interest in employment opportunities with The Salvation Army!

Other details

  • Job Family GA-NON-EXEMPT
  • Job Function Corps Admin
  • Pay Type Hourly
  • Job Start Date Monday, August 14, 2023
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  • 3500 Sherrydale Ln, Decatur, GA 30032, USA