The Salvation Army - Central Territory

Mobile Outreach Lead Coordinator/Shield of Hope/Chicago

Job Locations US-IL-Chicago
Job ID
# of Openings
Social Services
Regular Full-Time



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POSITION TITLE:             Mobile Outreach Lead Coordinator


LOCATION/DEPT:            Mobile Outreach – Homeless Services


REPORTS TO:                  Program Director


FLSA CATEGORY:             Non-Exempt


STATUS TYPE:                 Full-Time



To support the full mission of The Salvation Army by providing compassionate, professional service to individuals and families experiencing homelessness and seeking shelter services and other resources in a team-focused manner.   



Mobile Outreach Lead Coordinator provides consistent stability and safety to the program through direct service to the clients. This individual works on multiple shifts and is responsible for the overall operation and supervision of staff during the shifts worked.  This service includes professional interactions, distribution of basic supplies, communicating with donors, service providers and the community, and offering support to the Program Director and Mobile Outreach Manager. This individual is responsible for assisting the Program Director with the completion of designated monthly report to the funding sources.  This includes assistance with written and oral communications and while maintaining confidentiality.



  1. Program/Administrative Duties
    1. Supervises, administers and provides leadership to administrative/support staff and to Outreach Worker staff.
    2. Provides mobile outreach service to chronically homeless population.
    3. Provides supervision, training and oversight of staff with the assistance of the Mobile Outreach Coordinators.
    4. Provides leadership to the entire program in coordination with the management team.
    5. Prepare unusual incident report and/or program violation reports as needed and/or warranted.  Distribute to designated personnel.
    6. Inform Program Director and the shift staff of program violations that threaten the life, health, safety intervention (to include emergency services personnel). Contact 911 as needed to immediately address a crisis.
    7. Maintain confidentiality of client information (verbal/written).
    8. Perform data entry and/or report writing of daily and/or monthly demographics and program statistics.
    9. Attend designated training when necessary.
  2. Other Duties
    1. Provide assistance in ensuring coordinated efforts with other areas, as assigned.
    2. Attend staff meetings as required.
    3. All other duties as assigned.



  • High School Diploma/GED Required, Bachelor Degree preferred.
  • 5 years’ work experience working with the homeless populations.
  • Valid driver’s License required


  • Good communication and interpersonal skills.
  • Knowledge of or a willingness and aptitude to learn the concepts involved with serving low-income families.
  • Demonstrated ability to use initiative and be a self-starter.
  • An attention to detail.
  • A positive attitude and the ability to be flexible in light of changing job situations/priorities.
  • A commitment to uphold and promote the mission of The Salvation Army and an appreciation of faith based service organizations.
  • An ability to work with confidential material.


This position is required to do light physical work and must be able to walk up three flights of stairs at a time and lift up to 35lbs. Push and pull objects up to 50 pounds. 


In order to successfully perform the essential functions of this position, the employee is regularly required to use standard office equipment and a PC. 


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