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.
MENTAL HEALTH RESPITE MISSION STATEMENT: Through professionalism, nurturance, and empowerment MHR will provide supportive services with the purpose of leading participants in personal growth and improving life skills for transitioning to the least restrictive level of care within the community environment.
SUMMARY: Provide direct service to adult individuals who experience mental health issues and homelessness. Interact with program participants and staff with empathy, dignity, and respect. Model social, communication, time management, organizational, problem solving and work ethic skills for residents and staff. Ensure program policies and procedures, and emergency procedures are followed by program participants and staff. Model flexibility and open-minded attitude for program participants and staff. Willing to utilize trauma informed practices and have a philosophy that is client centered and recovery orientated.
ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES include the following. Other similar and related duties may be assigned.
MARGINAL DUTIES include those functions that must be done but could be assigned to another staff member without significantly changing either employee's job.
Participate in performance and quality improvement program.
This job has no supervisory responsibilities.
QUALIFICATIONS: 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.
EDUCATION and/or EXPERIENCE
High school diploma or general education degree (GED) required. One to two years related experience preferred.
English proficiency sufficient for communication with supervisors, co-workers, clients and customers. Ability to read and interpret documents such as safety rules, operating and maintenance instructions, and procedure manuals. Ability to write routine reports and correspondence. Ability to speak effectively before groups of customers or employees of organization.
Ability to add, subtract, multiply, and divide in all units of measure, using whole numbers, common fractions, and decimals. Ability to compute rate, ratio, and percent and to draw and interpret bar graphs.
Ability to solve practical problems and deal with a variety of concrete variables in situations where only limited standardization exists. Ability to interpret a variety of instructions furnished in written, oral, diagram, or schedule form.
To perform this job successfully, an individual should have knowledge of Microsoft Word and Excel, Lotus Notes or similar software and the internet. Basic typing skills required.
CERTIFICATES, LICENSES, REGISTRATIONS
Attain Medication Aide Certification within 90 days of employment.
Attain CPR/First Aid Certification within 90 days of employment. Keep certification and update when required.
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.
PHYSICAL DEMANDS: 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.
While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to talk or hear. The employee frequently is required to sit and use hands to finger, handle, or feel. The employee is occasionally required to stand, walk, and reach with hands and arms. The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 25 pounds.
WORK ENVIRONMENT: The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate but will range from quiet to loud.
NOTICE: AS THE SALVATION ARMY IS CONSIDERED A RELIGIOUS ORGANIZATION IT IS EXEMPT FROM UNEMPLOYMENT INSURANCE AND COBRA