The Salvation Army

Kitchen Worker

Job Locations US-PA-Philadelphia
Job ID
Food Services
Compensation Min
USD $15.00/Hr.
Compensation Max
USD $15.00/Hr.
Regular Full-Time


Position: Kitchen Worker

Department: Eliza Shirley House                                                                  

Availability of Position: Immediate

Schedule: Varies                

Reporting Relationship: Kitchen Supervisor

Salary/Grade: $15.00 per hour; 73 Non-Exempt


The Salvation Army is hiring and offers truly excellent benefit package to eligible employees including:

  • Generous paid time off every year that includes: holidays, up to 3 personal days, vacation time and sick time.
  • Employer funded Pension Plan (company contributions begin after 1 year of employment)
  • Comprehensive health care coverage with low cost employee premiums, co-pays and deductibles
  • Eligibility for supplemental insurance plans including Short Term Disability, AFLAC and Voluntary Term Life
  • Flexible Spending Accounts
  • Remitted Tuition Program
  • Eligibility for the Federal Government’s Public Student Loan Forgiveness Program
  • Most importantly – a job with a good purpose!

About the Emergency Housing Programs.:

The Red Shield and Eliza Shirley House are safe and welcoming emergency housing programs offering respectful, compassionate, and non-judgmental services. All family configurations that have children are accepted and we are open 24/7.

They both provide intensive case management services to support families to achieve self-sufficiency and work towards their housing goals.


Description of Position:  

The Kitchen Worker is responsible for the execution of meals according to the menus established by the Kitchen Supervisor in a family shelter setting. The Kitchen Worker helps maintain a clean and safe work environment and participates in the clean-up of the kitchen and dining area after each meal serving. The Kitchen worker also is assigned to mop, remove trash, counter cleaning, and dish washing. The Kitchen Worker also participates in the routine unloading of delivery trucks and storing of food and maintaining the cleanliness of all storage areas. The Kitchen Worker must be willing to uphold safety and cleanliness of the kitchen and enjoy working closely with co-workers and residents residing in shelter.



  • Must have a food safety certification recognized by the National Restaurant Association within 90 days of hire.
  • Must have H.S. diploma / GED.
  • Must be able to safety use knives, mechanical slicer, and other basic kitchen utensils and appliances.
  • Meets the Child Protection Clearances required by PA Act 153 to include PA Child Abuse History Clearance, PA State Police Criminal Record Check, PA Mandated Reporter Training, and FBI Criminal Record Check.
  • Must be able to read, write, and communicate in English.
  • Must have an understanding of, appreciation for, and support the Mission of The Salvation Army.

 Contact: Please send your resume and a cover letter to:

Ms. Kelly Devlin

EH Director

The Salvation Army

715 North Broad Street

Philadelphia, PA 19123



External candidates interested in this position please apply online at 

Internal candidates interested in applying for this position please apply at


Released by the Divisional Human Resources Department on 8/11/23.


The Salvation Army’s 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.


Requisition No. 2071


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