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The Salvation Army Kids Café Lead in Renton, Washington


RESPONSIBLE TO: Corps Officers & Corps Assistant

HOURS: Monday - Friday 1:00 pm – 6:00 pm


The Salvation Army is a branch of the Christian Church, and the ultimate goal of all programs is the spiritual regeneration of all people. The Salvation Army is an equal-opportunity employer.

Kids Café’

After-school program exists to reach a generation in need of mentoring and positive influence. Our goal is to build young people’s self-esteem through positive reinforcement and role modeling. In providing an alternative to the nonproductive street life, we hope to see a brighter future for this generation and the generations to come. Our faith-based out-of-school program is geared toward reaching elementary students. We offer a hot meal, Bible and Life-skill Lessons, Homework Assistance, and Fun Stations (computers, art, and games).


  • High School diploma or GED required

  • Bi-lingual in Spanish preferred

  • In accordance with the TSA Substance Abuse Policy and Drug-Free Workplace policy-non-use of any substance, including alcohol or any drug, which might affect the health, safety, or well-being of a client, the public, other workers, and self while on the job or on Salvation Army premises.

  • Must complete and adhere to Protecting the Mission requirements and guidelines, including the ability to pass a TSA background check


  • Current, valid Washington State driver’s license and ability to pass TSA MVR check and in-house driving test.

  • This position requires that the employee be at least 21 years old and have a current, valid Washington State driver’s license and ability to pass TSA MVR check and in-house driving test.

  • Must complete and adhere to Protecting the Mission requirements and guidelines, including the ability to pass a TSA background check.


Provide oversight, leadership, and direction in the Kid’s Café Program, working under the supervisory leadership of the Corps Officers and Corps Assistant. Basic duties include planning and implementation of Kids Café programming, including but not limited to tutoring, developing enrichment programs, mentorship, and acting as parent liaison. Additionally, ensure the safety of programs and cleanliness of all Kids Café areas.


Create and implement program activities to meet the needs of each individual child, with concern for handicaps, talents, individual style and pace of learning, cultural and social economics backgrounds, and treat each child with respect, dignity, and individual concern. Assist students with corps programming, not limited to troops, music programs, etc.

Submit requests for materials, supplies, and equipment as needed to the supervisor well in advance.

Assist with handling Kids Cafe program fees and turn them into the office for processing, including collecting payments, writing receipts, and creating and maintaining file records. Assist, plan, and lead child gradations, musicals, parties, and other events. Attend staff meetings and in-house training or conferences designed to enhance professional growth and development as directed.


Be responsible for driving The Salvation Army’s Vehicles, carrying out the necessary vehicle checks, and maintaining the cleanliness of the vehicle. As needed, will be responsible for transporting children safely while enforcing vehicle rules for the children.


Help to keep the facility organized and clean with general pick up of craft supplies and games. Assist with participant sign in and sign-out records.

Work closely with co-workers, volunteers, and Corps Officers

All other job duties as assigned.

Physical Requirements:

  • Ability to sit, walk, stand, bend, squat, climb, kneel, and twist on an intermittent or continuous basis

  • Ability to grasp, push, pull objects such as files, file cabinet drawers, and reach overhead

  • Ability to operate telephone

  • Ability to lift up to 25 lbs. (usually file boxes)

  • Ability to understand written information

Qualified individuals must be able to perform the essential duties of the position with or without accommodation. A qualified person with a disability may request a modification or adjustment to the job or work environment in order meet the physical requirements of the position. The Salvation Army will attempt to satisfy requests as long as the accommodation needed is a reasonable and no undue hardship would result.

The Salvation Army will comply with all governmental orders and any contractual obligations relative to COVID-19 safety measures, including mandatory vaccination of staff, if required. The Salvation Army will consider requests for exemptions from any such requirements on either religious or medical grounds.

Equal Employment Opportunity Employer. Minorities/Women/Veterans/People with Disabilities.

Equal Opportunity Employer/Protected Veterans/Individuals with Disabilities

The contractor will not discharge or in any other manner discriminate against employees or applicants because they have inquired about, discussed, or disclosed their own pay or the pay of another employee or applicant. However, employees who have access to the compensation information of other employees or applicants as a part of their essential job functions cannot disclose the pay of other employees or applicants to individuals who do not otherwise have access to compensation information, unless the disclosure is (a) in response to a formal complaint or charge, (b) in furtherance of an investigation, proceeding, hearing, or action, including an investigation conducted by the employer, or (c) consistent with the contractor’s legal duty to furnish information. 41 CFR 60-1.35(c)