Family & Social Services - Child Care Program Intern

The responsibilities of the Child Care Program Intern are specified in the following position description. A criminal-background check, a Territorial Registry check, and Safe From Harm training are required for this volunteer position.

POSITION TITLE:                   Volunteer--Educational Trainer


LOCATION/DEPT:                   Child Care Program


REPORTS TO:                        Program Director



Primarily responsible for promoting the mission and ministry of The Salvation Army and providing educational training for parents and youth. Generate quality communications and build positive relationships with parents and staff.



  1. To provide workshops and training to Head Start parents and staff                     (especially parents, teaching staff, and directors) and Managers on agreed upon


  1. Assures that all workshops for parents and staff are based upon

     developmentally appropriate and culturally relevant practices.

b.   Develop an Educational Training plan that will be reviewed and

     approved by the Program Director.

  1. Facilitates in-service training for parents and staff.
  2. Provide in-service training at delegate level and provides resources to                   individual sites to meet site in-service training requirements.
  3. Provide copies of workshop materials and participant sign-in sheets as

     documentation of trainings.

  1. To provide staff with signed in-kind volunteer forms as documentation of

       the in-kind services provided.

  1. Ensure that the agency has on file documentation of his/her educational

     credentials to ensure that the trainings meet the requirement of our

     Funding source.

  1. Research and discuss additional training that may benefit clients with the

     Program Director and the Educational Manager

  1. Work collaboratively with the Education Manager to ensure that training

       Resources are fully utilized and that the training he/she provides

       compliments the rest of the training in the agency’s educational training

       plan (calendar)


  1. Coordinates the Child Care Program Training
    1. Work with the Program Director and the Education Manager to develop

     the T/TA Plan/Budget which is submitted to CDFSS in June/July

     annually, and once the plan is approved, monitors the expenditure of


  1. Work with the Education Manager to insure that her training is included in

     Child Care Program Training Plan/Calendar which includes training for all

      parents and staff.

  1. Plans with the Program Director and Education Manager if his/her

     schedule allows to facilitate training at the Agency Fall Welcome (Pre

     -Service) for parents and staff.

  1. Work with Program Director and Education Manager to assures that

     training requirements of both Head Start and DCFS licensing standards

are met through coordination with Managers and Site Directors.

  1. Training required by the Head Start Performance Standards.
  2. Annual hours of training require by CDFSS for Child Care staff.


  1. Participates as a member of the Child Care Program Management Team.
    1. Planning
      1. Coordinates with all members of the management team to plan,                         support and monitor training at the assigned The Salvation Army

     Child Care Program.

  1. Support staff if requested to identify potential funding sources for

     supplemental services and develops proposals as requested.

  1. Professionalism

i.    Maintains a professional attitude.

  1. Adheres to personnel policies.
  2. Supports and enforces program regulations.
  3. Assumes and thoroughly completes all duties in a professional  

      and timely manner.

  1. Accepts responsibility willingly.
  2. Demonstrates enthusiasm for the program.
  3. Responds objectively to change.
  4. Responds in a positive manner to constructive suggestions.
  5. Respects the confidentiality of parents, children, and other staff




  • Excellent communication (verbal and written) and interpersonal skills, using diplomacy and good judgment.
  • Demonstrated ability to use initiative and be a self starter.
  • Articulate in conducting presentations either individually or for groups.
  • The ability to direct (initiate, schedule and manage) a variety of concurrent, high visibility activities is a must.
  • Demonstrate leadership qualities, ability to work in a team environment, show integrity and knowledge of community affairs.
  • Ability to work with various groups, and remain calm under pressure.
  • A positive attitude and the ability to be flexible in light of changing job situations/priorities.
  • A strong personal conviction for the mission of The Salvation Army.
  • An excellent      attention to detail, procedures, processes and policies.
  • A flexible style      that also displays a willingness to learn.
  • Ability to write      clearly and give good instructions.




Experience and training in providing training and work with parents and staff. of the Creative Curriculum and other curriculums widely used in the field.



This individual will be evaluated on how effectively the outcomes of this position are achieved as well as the timeliness, accuracy and completeness of accomplishing assigned goals.



This position reports to the Program Director.



This individual will not commit Army resources that have not been allocated or approved.


This individual will not fail to keep the Program Director and other pertinent staff members informed on all critical issues relating to his/her area of responsibility.


This individual will not fail to adhere to all Army policies and procedures in carrying out the responsibilities of this position.



This position is required to do light physical work. In order to successfully perform the essential functions of this position, the employee is regularly required to remain stationary for some periods of time; communicate; use hands and fingers; move; occasionally required to position self to stoop, kneel or crouch; frequently required to reach with and use arms and hands, as required in using standard office equipment and a PC. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision and ability to focus. The work environment for this position includes an office environment with a low noise level.



RPT                 Non-Exempt




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Date: 2/13

Date Revised:




Qualifications Required

  • Background Check