The Salvation Army - Central Territory

  • Case Worker - Rapid City SD

    Job Locations US-SD-Rapid City
    Job ID
    # of Openings
    Social Services
    Regular Full-Time
  • Overview

    Job is located at 405 N Cherry Avenue, Rapid City SD 57701


    The Salvation Army Mission:  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.


    Summary/Primary Purpose:  Under minimal supervision develops, collaborates, implements and administers the social services programs of The Salvation Army with regard to intake and referral of clients within the guidelines and consistent with the mission and principles of The Salvation Army. This also includes Pathway of Hope.


    Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

    A.  Direct client services

    1. All other duties as Complete intake interviews with clients requesting material assistance (ex. Food pantry, clothing, utilities, etc.).
    2. Determine level of need.
    3. Complete appropriate paperwork to document need, situation, and assistance.
    4. Complete Salvation Army statistics as directed.
    5. Make referrals for clients requesting services unavailable at The Salvation Army.
    6. Stock, organize, and maintain inventory.
    7. Coordinate ordering supplies (including Tefap). 
    8. Coordinate volunteers to fill boxes for food pantry.
    9. Case Manager for Pathway of Hope Clients.
    10. Maintain the current computer files.
    11. Work within a team approach with corps officer and others as indicated.
    12. "Under the leadership of the corps officer, implement the Pathway of Hope model.
    13. Promote, collaborate and educate community partners regarding POH
    14. Present POH and actively recruit families with children that can benefit.
    15. Conduct goal directed case management with identified POH families
    16. Work with clients to complete comprehensive POH assessments and action plans.
    17. Enter all required POH documentation of the SIMS system in a timely manner"


    1. Development, implementation and volunteer recruitment of key seasonal activities
      1. Coats 4 Kidz
      2. Thanksgiving Assitance
      3. Christmas Assitance
      4. Angel Tree program
      5. Shop with a Cop


    1. Secure Program Funding:

    Maintain and submit all required reporting of current grants

    1. Investigate funding options of grants.
    2. Pursue grants requested by Black Hills (BH) Coordinator.
    3. Investigate other grant opportunities and coordinate options with BH Coordinator.
    4. Coordinate grant applications through Divisional Headquarters as necessary for writing assistance and grant approval.
    5. Work with Development Coordinator at Divisional Headquarters to investigate and secure funding from foundations (must work with DHQ Development for foundations).
    6. All reporting and ordering of food for Tefap.


    1. Community Networking:

          Participate in community social service functions, networking opportunities, and conferences as requested by BH Coordinator.

    1. Educate the community about BH Social Services activities.
    2. Collaborate with community agencies to coordinate BH Social Service activities.
    3. Gather statistics and represent Social Services to the United Way.


    1. Represent The Salvation Army in the office and community in a professional manner.


    1. Maintain education and knowledge of The Salvation Army through available training opportunities.


    1. Assist in completing all statistics for activities as assigned or requested by BH Coordinator.


    1. Maintain and operate a sub-office in the Spearfish location

    Supervisory Responsibilities:

         1.  Oversee Case Work Northern Hills Office

         2.  All volunteers to Social Service Programs in RC & NH


    Education and/or Experience:.  BSW with experience in Social Service field required or BSW /Associates Degree in Human Services Field or 5 years of related and /or experience.


    Qualifications:  The requirements listed below are representative of the minimal knowledge, skill, and/or ability required for this position.  To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions


    Other Qualifications: Must pass all applicable background checks. Must possess a valid driver's license from the state in which you reside. Must be approved through The Salvation Army Fleet Safety Program to drive either a Salvation Army or personal vehicle on Salvation Army business.


    Certificates, Licenses, Registrations:  Must successfully complete Safe from Harm training within 90 days of hire, as established by The Salvation Army.


    Physical Requirements:  The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.  Physical requirements include: good speaking, hearing and vision ability and excellent manual dexterity. Ability to stand, bend and reach for extended periods of time, dexterity of hands and fingers to operate cleaning equipment.  This position will required the ability to lift and/or move more than 25 pounds occasionally.  While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to talk or hear. The employee is frequently required to stand; walk; sit; use hands to finger, handle, or feel and reach with hands and arms. The employee is occasionally required to stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl. The employee must regularly lift and/or move up to 25 pounds, frequently lift and/or move up to 40 pounds.  

    Job does require travel thru out the Black Hills area in supervision, service and support of SS workers/managers and volunteers.


    Working Conditions:  The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Office environment.  Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. While performing the duties of this job, the employee is occasionally exposed to outside weather conditions. The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate.


    NOTICE:  As The Salvation Army is considered a religious organization it is exempt from Unemployment Insurance and Cobra.


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