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 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/Primary Purpose: 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.
Supervisory Responsibilities: This job has no supervisory responsibilities.
Education and/or Experience:. High school diploma or general education degree (GED) required. One to two years related experience preferred.
Language Skills: 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.
Mathematical Skills: 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.
Reasoning Ability: 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.
Computer Skills: 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.
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.
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: 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.
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 sit for extended periods of time, dexterity of hands and fingers to operate a computer keyboard and other office equipment. This position may be required to lift up to 15 pounds.
Working Conditions: Usual office working conditions. May be required to work evenings and weekends and travel to other Divisional or Territorial locations as requested.
Benefits: Did You Know The Salvation Army offers Excellent Benefits. Our Affordable Health Insurance includes a low deductible Basic PPO Plan: vision, dental, and hearing. Along with our free wellness plan for routine visits. Easy Access to your benefits and claims by using our benefit app or online access. Flexible Spending Account (FSA) with pre-tax dollars to cover your healthcare expenses. A pension plan that we as the employer put away for your retirement. We also offer Free Life Insurance. Discounts through various companies including Metlife Homeowner and auto insurance. Additional 403B and Aflac benefits offered. We also offer paid holidays off, vacation (increases based on years of service), sick, sick discretionary, and personal days. Competitive pay.
NOTICE: AS THE SALVATION ARMY IS CONSIDERED A RELIGIOUS ORGANIZATION IT IS EXEMPT FROM UNEMPLOYMENT INSURANCE & COBRA