The Salvation Army - Central Territory

  • (Macomb) Support Specialist

    Job Locations US-MI-Clinton Township
    Job ID
    # of Openings
    Harbor Light
    Regular Full-Time
  • Overview

     The Salvation Army Mission Statement


    The Salvation Army, an international movement, is an evangelical part of the universal Christian church. Its message is based on the Bible.  Its ministry is motivated by the love of God.  Its mission is to preach the gospel of Jesus Christ and to meet human needs in His name without discrimination.  





    Maintain a safe and orderly recovery environment for clients, staff, visitors, and guests through observing people, places, events, and reporting or correcting situations detrimental to the status quo.   



    • Must possess a High School Diploma or equivalent
    • Ability to assess, defuse and bring to resolution abnormal situations
    • Possess a working knowledge of addiction recovery
    • Proficiency with Microsoft Office Applications, and  Email          
    • Experience using Electronic Medical Records systems preferred
    • T. B. Test and police clearance required.

     **Available shifts include 3:00 p.m.-11:00 p.m. and 11:00 p.m.-7:00 a.m.



    • Present a positive, courteous, professional role model at all times
    • Provide for the safety, comfort and security of clients
    • Maintain order, safety, discipline, and a substance free environment by walking around observing people, property and events taking place
    • Oversee clients during meal times in the dining room
    • Investigate all serious occurrences/issues that take place during the shift
    • Communicate verbally and in writing, to the Shelter Supervisor and/or the Building Supervisor, all serious occurrences/issues that take place during shift immediately
    • Report any unusual behaviors displayed by clients to the appropriate counselors
    • Supervise and direct clients during fire, bomb threats and tornado drills and events
    • Accompany clients to outside activities and specified inside activities
    • Assist in client room checks and searches in accordance with the Harbor Light policy and procedures
    • Maintain client sign out sheet ensuring that individuals are signing on and off   the property
    • Give oversight to clients in regards to their assigned duties which keep all rooms and hallways clean
    • Report in writing on Maintenance Work Order Sheets, all things requiring repair, to the maintenance Department
    • Offer positive support to clients who may be experiencing difficulties. All such occurrences must be written up and given to the counselor for filing in client file
    • Provide orientation for new clients in regards to program rules as well as policies and procedures
    • Clean, disinfect and make beds of clients after discharge
    • Participate in staff development sessions as required
    • Supervise clients during in house activities not conducted by clinical staff
    • Understand and work within The Salvation Army and Harbor Light Mission Statements
    • Possess an excellent working knowledge of The Harbor Light Policies and Procedures
    • Additional duties and responsibilities as assigned
    • HIPAA - Level 2 access to Clinical Records



    • Ability to lift 50 pounds.
    • Frequent walking, bending, and standing for long periods of time.
    • Capability to visually inspect packages, equipment, and fixtures, as well as observe people and events.
    • The ability to hear and understand information and ideas presented through spoken words and sentences.
    • Ability to use a computer keyboard and or handwrite.


    ADA: The employer will make reasonable accommodations in compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990 or any subsequent Federal and Laws for any employee.

    Signed and agreed to by:



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