The Salvation Army - Central Territory

  • Residential Youth and Child Care Provider

    Job Locations US-MO-Kansas City
    Job ID
    # of Openings
    Regular Full-Time
  • Overview

    To Provide consistency and structure to the children by following The Children’s Shelter Policy and Procedures and Joint Commission standards.


    Implementation of Shelter program structure

    • Provide a nurturing, secure residential program
    • Provide supervision of the children’s daily routine
    • Model appropriate social and interpersonal behavior
    • Assist the children in identifying and meeting their physical and emotional needs
    • Report/log daily the activity and needs of children
    • Billing-accurate and timely group facilitation
    • Plan and implement activities for children
    • Provide for the health needs of children, including & facilitating medicals / dentals / vision / WIC
    • Schedule medical appointments
    • Follow guidelines for the discipline of children, including proper implementation of the behavior management program
    • After business hours, fill out phone intake screening form and inform on call clinical staff of any intake calls 
    • Brief incoming worker on the needs of children for the shift
    • Complete any incident reports for that shift and file appropriately
    • Attend 40 hours training annually to upgrade child care skill
    • Respond to calls from schools in order to address children’s immediate needs.
    • Accurately record information relayed by MCD concerning upcoming appointments.
    • Respond to contacts with the community which furthers the Shelter’s positive community image.
    • Provide guidance, nurturance, and support to community, volunteers working within the Shelter.
    • Represent the agency’s purpose, philosophy, and function to the community.


    In addition to the above responsibilities, staff working overnight shall:

    • Do bed checks each 15 minutes, more often when indicated; document
    • Tally and post point totals for behavior management program
    • Wake and assist children to the bathroom for pee patrol 
    • Wake and assist children through the morning routine
    • Complete laundry checklist
    • Complete overnight checklist
    • Complete weekly facility hazard check list
    • Supply inventory
    • Universal precautions, medication management
    • Check monthly for expired medication
    • Follow house keeping and cleaning protocol nightly


    Interface with the Community

    • Respond to calls from schools in order to address children’s immediate needs
    • Accurately record information relayed by MCD concerning upcoming appointments
    • Respond to contacts with the community which further the shelters positive image
    • Provide guidance, nurturance, and support to community, volunteers working within the shelter
    • Represent the agency’s purpose, philosophy and function to the community


    Inform Coordinator or Specialist of shelter facility needs

    • Attend to the cleanliness of the Shelter
    • Report to the Child Care Coordinator the need for supplies and clothing and all maintenance concerns
    • Ensure security on the floor, seeing that all doors and windows are locked, reporting any security concerns to the Child Care Coordinator
    • Facilitate monthly hazard drills


    Function as a team member

    • Actively problem solve
    • Active participation in monthly team meeting and bi-monthly staff meetings
    • Develop a positive supportive relationship with co-workers
    • Contribute to the shelter positive morale
    • Guide and support newer employees in understanding and complying with shelter policies and procedures
    • Participate in continuous program improvement activities
    • Support Trauma Informed Care initiatives and practices



    • Minimal High School or equilivant diploma


    • Criminal record and sex offender clearance 
    • State child abuse / neglect clearance
    • Free from communicable disease as indicated by health screening of tuberculosis
    • Minimum of 21 years of age
    • Meet and maintainThe Salvation Army Driving Eligibility requirements and eligible to obtain a chauffer’s license



    • Capable of auditory and visual oversight of children’s behavior 
    • Able to verbally interact with children
    • Capable of physically restraining a large child
    • Emotionally mature and stable in order to provide consistency, structure, nurturing
    • Must be able to physically perform duties of the position. The job requires sitting, walking, standing, ability to restrain physically active child and lift up to forty pounds. Vision and hearing acuity needed to supervise children.
    • Ability to comprehend, document and converse in a manner that is sufficient for effective communication.
    • Ability to meet and maintain The Salvation Army driver qualification.
    • Effective writing and verbal skills
    • Personable, friendly, able to establish positive working relationships
    • Flexible; willing and ability to work extended and/or irregular work schedule
    • Other duties as assigned by Child Care Coordinator


    Physical requirements include:

    • Sit, walk, stand, bend, squat, climb, kneel and twist on an intermittent or occasional continuous basis
    • Grab, push, pull objects such as reference materials, files, file cabinet drawers and reach overhead
    • Operate telephone and other electronic communication devices
    • Operate various other office equipment including personal computers, copiers, fax machines, and scanning equipment
    • Ability to lift up to 25 lbs on an occasional basis
    • Ability to provide child safety restraint controls on occasional basis
    • Ability to travel via car, train, or airplane


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