The Salvation Army - Central Territory

  • Seasonal Men's Shelter Support Staff

    Job Locations US-MN-Mankato
    Job ID
    # of Openings
    Social Services
    Seasonal Part-Time
  • Overview

    This is an after-hours support position to the Shelter Supervisor/Case Manager and residents of the Men’s Shelter. This position assists with shelter client intakes, nightly meals, and record keeping, and shelter operation details. This is a seasonal part-time position with a workweek expectation of 8-24 hours, for 23 weeks. Shelter is open November 1 – March 31, there will be 4 days of training before and 1 day after shelter period.


    Maintain positive work atmosphere by behaving and communicating in a manner that fosters good relationships with co-workers. This would include, but is not limited to such actions: work as a team with co-workers for better store efficiency, resolution of conflicts in a professional manner; courteous treatment of staff, visitors and clients; respect of others’ property and person and professional and appropriate communication to and about co-workers, and subordinates. Support the mission of The Salvation Army by treating every client and colleague with individual respect and dignity, and without discrimination of any kind.

    Support Staff:
    • Ensure the safety of the guests and a secure environment during the shelter hours.
    • Provide access to, and regularly interact with, guests. Report any area of concern to the Supervisor in a timely manner.
    • Maintain a supply of printed community resources to hand out, and other information.
    • Assist Guests and Supervisor with intakes, case plans, and goals.
    • Assist with nightly meals
    • Assist with cleaning and stocking bathrooms, garbage and snow removal.
    • Develop and maintain a sufficient level of First Aid knowledge, study the manual on Blood-Borne Pathogens and know when to call 911
    • Identify the issues of, and how to diffuse a potential crisis.
    • Maintain an overnight incident log for review and appropriate action by the Case Manager or Program Director.
    • Enforce residential policies and procedures consistently and fairly to all residents.
    • Keep informed on activities and communicate those to residents as directed.
    • Display a professional and courteous attitude.
    • Support other staff as needed to accomplish overall operations of the facility.
    • Participate in, and satisfactorily complete, training programs required of the assigned position to enhance the ability to perform this job.
    • And all other duties as assigned.


    • High School diploma or GED required.
    • Experience in working with homeless low income persons with disabilities.
    • Understanding of the delivery of Social Services and eligible benefits
    • Ability to work well with clients of diverse cultural and socioeconomic groups; respects confidentiality; able to work within ethical and legal parameters of social services.
    • Willing to work in an environment with a flexible schedule and in a team environment
    • Computer literate including proficiency in the use of Windows and Microsoft Word, Excel, and database programs.
    • Possess an aptitude in both written and oral communication.
    • Must be trustworthy, especially in confidential matters, be organized and efficient and be able to problem solve.
    • Possess a working knowledge of local community assistance resources
    • Willingness to support the philosophy, goals, and objectives of The Salvation Army.
    • Must pass The Salvation Army background check, possess a valid MN drivers’ license and meet MVR drivers’ qualification.
    • It must be understood by the incumbent that the provisions of Safe From Harm will apply upon commencement of employment and also understood that the required Safe From Harm training be satisfactorily completed with the first thirty (30) of employment.


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