The Salvation Army - Central Territory

  • Case Worker/Pantry Coordinator (SBK)

    Job Locations US-IN-South Bend
    Job ID
    2019-8722
    # of Openings
    1
    Category
    Administrative
    Type
    Regular Full-Time
  • Overview

    The Salvation Army 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.

    The Kroc Center Vision Statement:

    The Kroc Center provides an accessible environment that enriches the lives of everyone in our community by providing opportunities for holist individual growth.

    Our Vision:

    Where people learn, grow, and succeed.

    Our Values:

    Joy, Service, Team Player, Excellence, Christ-likeness

    Job Summary

    The Case Worker/Pantry Coordinator is a skilled position whereby the employee is responsible for managing daily tasks of a case worker for assistance service in the Family Resource Center (FRC).  This person will also execute all activities related to the pantry program and is responsible for managing daily tasks of case work for assistance services in the FRC.  This means scheduling and managing volunteers, overseeing the contents of the pantry, ordering food within a budget, and conducting individual meetings with those seeking assistance.  In addition, the Pantry Coordinator/Case Worker will contribute to the holiday programs, and maintain knowledge of other services while providing overall support to the Family Resource Center.

    Responsibilities

    1. Client Engagement
    2. Case Planning
    3. Coordinating Services to Meet Client Needs
    4. Networking with Other Service Providers
    5. Record Keeping and Reports
    6. Execute Overall Pantry Program

    Qualifications

     Baccalaureate degree in social work, sociology, psychology, or related field from an accredited college or university strongly desired. An equivalent combination of education and relevant professional work experience that provides for the same skills and abilities may be considered.

    Experience:      

    A minimum of one year in social work or social service experience required, two or more years preferred.  Experience working with low-income populations preferred. 

    Skills:              

    Skilled in effective communication including interviewing, good listening, speaking and writing, compassion and empathy.  Must have good time management and organizational skills. Ability to assess social service cases and problem solve.  Must have the ability to think critically and clearly about situations and find solutions. 

    Must have the ability to work collaboratively in a team and to make decisions independently based on agency policy and procedure. Computer proficiency, especially with Microsoft Excel and Microsoft Word. Computer proficiency with SIMS (ServicePoint™) client software required within 90 days. Ability to life 40 pounds.

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