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 Christ. Its mission is to preach the gospel of Jesus Christ and to meet human needs in His name without discrimination.
Job Summary: The Housing Assistant is responsible for the direct care of the clients who use the Emergency Shelter services. These services include providing a safe, secure environment for individuals and families while they complete a goals plan to lead to self-sufficiency. Process client intake and exit interviews. The position is part time.
Individual must be confident and have an assertive manner; must have the ability to work with homeless
individuals in a professional and compassionate manner. The ability to relate to individuals in a warm, understanding, and empathetic nature without prejudice to the demographics of the homeless population; must demonstrate honesty and integrity while working independently without direct supervision and must have the ability to work in a team atmosphere. Individual must be able to pass a background check.
Also, individual must be willing to become familiar and supportive of The Salvation Army mission and purpose of operation.
High School diploma or equivalent knowledge of or willingness to attend training in chemical
dependency, mental health, crisis intervention, and CPR/AED
Physical Demands/ Work Environment:
This Position is required to do light to moderate physical work. In order to successfully perform
the essential functions of this position, the individual is regularly required to remain stationary for some periods of time, use hands and fingers, communicate, move, occasionally required to position self to stoop, kneel or crouch, frequently required to reach with and use arms and hands as required in using standard office equipment and a PC. Individual must be able to frequently lift up to twenty pounds. Specific vision abilities by this job include close vision, distance vision and ability to focus. Individual must be able to work with clients that have poor social skills, suffer from mental illness, and have substance abuse problems. The work environment for this position is a residential environment with a moderate to loud noise level. Work schedule varies including weekends, possibly second and or third shifts.