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Float Shelter Aide

Company: Salvation Army USA
Location: bloomington
Posted on: May 3, 2021

Job Description:


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 Christ. Its mission is to preach the gospel of Jesus Christ and to meet human needs in His name without discrimination.

Job Summary:

Provide assistance to patrons of Safe Harbor shelter and participate in shelter operations.


Essential Responsibilities:

* Answering the telephone; providing assistance and information as needed * Document daily activity in log book * Document rule infractions through incident reports * Coordinate and offer assistance to volunteers as they serve meals * Ensure that meals are being prepared according to health department standards * Receive and document donations and gifts received * Maintain volunteer log and paperwork associated with volunteers * Review log entries since the last time worked for pertinent information * Attend staff meetings as scheduled * Determine client eligibility by verifying eligibility list and clearance card * Conduct intake paperwork on new clients. * Assign clients to an appropriate bed * Conduct bed checks periodically after curfew * Check clients in and out of the building * Pack client belongings * Ensure the safety of clients * Enforce program guidelines and policies & procedures * Contact appropriate agencies when crisis intervention is needed * Prepare and serve dinner meals when not prepared by volunteer groups * Remain on duty if there is a problem with the oncoming shift (sick employee) or until another staff member arrives. * Prepare and serve breakfast meals when not prepared by volunteer groups * Ensure the building is clean and sanitary at the end of a shift * Complete laundry by the end of shift * Clean restrooms as needed * Maintain positive work atmosphere through appropriate conflict management, courteous demeanor, and professional and appropriate communication practices. (required) * Maintain compliance in The Salvation Army's "Safe from Harm" Certification. (required) * Perform other duties as assigned by Social Service Director

Position Ranking:

* Regular Part Time, Non-Exempt



Candidates must have a passion for fulfilling the mission of The Salvation Army and must be articulate in presenting the same to others.

Candidates must successfully pass the pre-employment background inquiry.

Shifts: Part-Time position consisting of 20 hours per week. Hours may vary, though candidate will need to be available on Saturdays and Sundays from 8am to 4pm. Considered mission essential personnel. Overtime and shifts outside of the regular schedule are required, especially during weekends and holidays.


High School Diploma or Equivalent.


* Team player, self-starter, and perform well with minimal supervision. * Possess sound judgement and excellent decision making skills. * Must have an interest and ability to work with people of diverse racial, ethnic, and socio-economic backgrounds in a sensitive and culturally appropriate manner. * Possess a positive attitude in working with high risk clients, volunteers and donors. * Individual must be dependable, honest and trustworthy. Individual must possess or have the ability to obtain food service sanitation certificate. * Excellent written and verbal communication skills, including experience or capacity to demonstrate positive interpersonal skills and work as a cooperative team member. * Proficiency in computer software applications, including demonstrated experience in using email, MS Office applications, Internet and Social Media platforms. * Must be able to work days, evenings, weekends and holidays as necessary. Especially in emergent situations.

Physical Demands/ Work Environment:

This Position is required to do basic business and office work. In order to successfully perform the essential functions of this position, the individual is regularly required to talk and listen, stand, walk, sit and use hands. Individual must be able to regularly lift up to 30 pounds and occassionally lift up to fifty pounds. The use of Office and Computer Equipment is necessary. Vision abilities will require close vision. Work may be performed indoors and occasionally require outdoors to attend meetings. There is low to moderate noise level for this position.

Keywords: Salvation Army USA, Bloomington , Float Shelter Aide, Other , bloomington, Illinois

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