The Salvation Army - Central Territory

  • Shelter Worker - La Cross

    Job Locations US-WI-La Crosse
    Job ID
    # of Openings
    Social Services
    Regular Full-Time
  • Overview

    Provide support to the Emergency Shelter Director by providing supervision and intake of clients, maintaining security, and providing supportive services in a Christian atmosphere.



    Essential Functions:

    This job description should not be interpreted as all inclusive. It is intended to identify the essential functions and requirements of the position. Other job related responsibilities and tasks may be assigned.  Reasonable accommodation may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential job functions.

    • Conduct intake interview of incoming resident into shelter.
    • Assign a proper room and distribute needed bedding and personal items. 
    • Provide necessary supervision of shelter and residents, assuring that rules and policies are being followed.  Maintain an awareness of client needs. 
    • Answer telephone calls, taking messages when appropriate. 
    • Do cleaning as necessary. 
    • Administers breathalyzer tests. 
    • Prepare snacks for shelter residents.
    • Oversee lunch and dinner preparations in dining room. 
    • Review log book and update entries as needed. 
    • Supervise gym sleeper set-up, clean out lockers and do room inspections. 
    • Distribute medications as needed. 
    • Be responsible for the over-all cleanliness of the shelter areas.
    • Provide seasonal assistance as requested.
    • Other duties as appropriat and assigned.



    The requirements listed below are representative of the minimal education, experience, knowledge, skills, and/or abilities required for this position. 



    • High school degree or equivalent.


    • NA



    • Past experience working with the homeless population desirable.



    • Ability to work positively with a diverse population necessary.
    • Needs to be able to function within a fast-paced environment and deal effectively with crisis solutions.
    • Should be a self-starter and also able to work as a team member.


    Supervisory Responsibility: 

    • Supervises volunteers and community service workers, when assigned.


    Physical Requirements:       

    The physical requirements described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the duties of this job. Reasonable accommodation may be made to enable individuals to perform the essential functions of this job. 

    • Must be able to lift at least fifty (50) pounds.



    Some travel will take place within the greater La Crosse area.  Occasionally travel could be further.


    Working Conditions:

    Conditions will also include standing, sitting, bending, stooping, lifting, and moving through a multiple level building.  Condition will be both indoors and out but primarily indoors.



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