The Salvation Army - Central Territory

Shelter Monitor - Harbor House - Part-time

Job Locations US-MO-Columbia
Job ID
# of Openings
Social Services
Regular Part-Time



Come help us with our mission of "Doing the Most Good."  The Salvation Army Harbor House Emergency Shelter located in Columbia, Missouri, is looking for a part-time, under 20 hours per week, Shelter Monitor.  This position will work Saturdays and Sundays from 4:00 PM to 12:00 AM.  Starting pay is typically $10.00 an hour.


  • Make a positive impact on people struggling to stabilize after losing their own homes by providing friendly competent receptionist, Intake, Clerical, and security duties at the front desk of a 61-bed shelter for men, women and adults with minor children.
  • Use your powers of observation to be informed of the interactions and happenings in and around the shelter.
  • Learn shelter policies, procedures and guidelines.
  • Enhance relationships by demonstrating effective problem resolution skills.  
  • Utilize a computer for the intake and clerical components of the position.

Complete job description available upon request.


  • High school/GED Certificate with one year work experience.  Combination of training and work experience will be considered. 
  • Must be a team player, a self-starter, and perform well with minimum supervision. 
  • Excellent interpersonal skills, initiative and independent judgment and decision-making skills, independent and creative thinking, ability to work with a team.  Must be supportive of The Salvation Army’s mission and policies. 
  • The position requires a high level of confidentiality. 
  • Good communication skills as well as the ability to work with diverse and challenging personalities are essential.
  • Ability to type log entries using Word and update Excel spreadsheets necessary. 
  • Must possess or obtain Adult and Child CPR, First Aid and Blood Borne Pathogens certification within three months of employment.  Complete HMIS training within three months of employment for select shifts. 

Physical and Work Environment Requirements:

  • Must be capable of performing the above essential duties in an office environment to include: frequently use a computer, answering phones, etc. 
  • Most work will be indoors in a temperature-controlled environment.  The shelter has two levels and both must be visited during the hourly security checks.  There is an elevator in the building.

The Salvation Army Central Territory does not participate in unemployment compensation programs. The Salvation Army, as a church, is exempt from participation in federal and state unemployment insurance programs.




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