Seattle's Union Gospel Mission is currently looking for a Youth Program Assistant to join the Women and Children's Ministries team in Seattle, WA.
Seattle's Union Gospel Mission is a private faith-based organization that helps the community to reach out with compassion to those who have lost hope. And as a community, we empower one another to build, lead and give back.
The Youth Program Assistant assists in accomplishing the mission, vision and goals of the Women and Childrens Ministries Department by assisting with developing and implementing relational programs for children, youth and their families at Hope Place. Work to prepare spiritually vibrant, academically strong, and socially skilled students ready to flourish in life in collaboration with the local church, volunteers and partners.
Our Women and Children's Ministries team is looking for its newest member and we think that could be you!
Monday - Friday, 10:00 AM - 3:00 PM with occasional evenings, weekends and holidays.
Hours subject to change during the summer.
Essential Job Duties
- Manage, support, facilitate and review the work of volunteers by equipping, encouraging and empowering them in their areas of responsibility. This includes working closely with the Volunteer Coordinator to recruit and train volunteers in their areas of service.
- Build and maintain relationships with children/youth for the purpose of evangelism and discipleship.
- Establish and maintain good communication and relationships with Hope Place Staff, mothers and youth residing at Hope Place.
- Assist in the planning and implementation of transformational elementary programs including; 1) regular contact and outreach with youth and families, 2) on-going discipleship, 3), weekly bible study meetings 4) educational assistance four days per week, 5) camps for school breaks, etc.
- Assist in the planning and implementation of middle and high school clubs including: 1) regular contact and outreach with youth and families, 2) on-going discipleship, 3) weekly opportunities to gather, 4) monthly bible study meetings, etc.
- Assist in the planning and implementation of family events for the Hope Place community.
- Assist with the preparation and implementation of childcare on the nights of Hope Place graduations.
- Occasional Infant/Toddler care (may include feeding and changing).
- Maintain appropriate records and documentation concerning volunteers and program guests, including monthly reports to supervisor and case notes on children and families.
- Communicate effectively with supervisor and other staff regarding program plans and details.
- Assist and advise the Youth Program Supervisor in developing and accomplishing goals in alignment with department goals.
- Ensure that all site programs and activities operate consistently with the Missions mission statement, corporate goals and core values.
- Supervise and ensure the safe use and stewardship of all UGM facilities, vehicles, equipment.
- Submit reports to your supervisor as directed.
- Attend and participate in all Mission, Division and Department meetings and trainings, as required.
- Any other job-related duties as assigned by supervisor.
Knowledge, Skills and Abilities
- The successful candidate will have an active church/prayer life and demonstrate a strong desire to serve the Mission by ministering to those whom it serves.
- Must agree with Seattles Union Gospel Mission Statement of Faith, Mission and Vision Statements and have a personal ethos and work ethic that reflects the Missions Core Values.
- Experience working with diverse/urban youth. Cultural sensitivity is required.
- Seattles Union Gospel Mission accepts and encourages the involvement of volunteers at all levels in the organization. All Mission employees are expected to assist in the creation of meaningful and productive roles in which volunteers might serve in the organization, and to interact positively and cooperatively with our volunteers.
- Ability to successfully pass pre-employment drug and criminal background screenings.
- Proficiency with Microsoft Office Products
- Possess a valid Washington State Drivers License and be able to meet the standards of the Mission driver criteria required, including but not limited to:
- Clean driving record (i.e. no major violations or accidents)
- No current suspensions or revocations
- At least 21 years of age
- Flexibility to work some evenings and weekends as required by job duties.
- Good verbal and written communication skills.
- Consistent positive, friendly and cooperative demeanor.
- Ability to work with and manage co-workers, volunteers, parents and educators to provide quality youth programs according to Biblical principles and standards.
- Ability to assess and help students move forward academically
- Have a love for homeless youth and a desire to share the gospel.