The Salvation Army

Social Ministries Coordinator

Job ID
Community and Social Services
Compensation Min
USD $30,000.00/Yr.
Compensation Max
USD $38,000.00/Yr.
Regular Full-Time


The Social Ministries Coordinator will serve in a critical support role to the Corps Officers and a major leadership role within the Brownsville Corps Complex. They will be integrally involved in the ministry of Corps and in the promotion of the Mission of The Salvation Army.  The Social Ministries Coordinator should remain teachable and possess a passion to further the cause of Christ.

The Social Ministries Coordinator will oversee all aspects of the Social Ministries Program including but not limited to budgets, personnel & program development, under the direction of the Corps Commanding Officers.

The Social Ministries Coordinator must be able to render direct casework and/or group work service to clients recognizing their physical, emotional, spiritual and social needs-making full use of agency and community resources under the direction of the Corps Commanding Officers.


  • Involvement in the total program with willingness to help in all areas as needed, including food service, outdoor/indoor activities, children with problems, classroom coverage, etc.
  • Promote observance of the moral and ethical code affecting program participants and staff
  • Must be able to liaise with external (Food Bank, United Way, City harvest, etc.) and off-site (DHQ) personnel
  • Ensure that all communications and concerns related to operation of the Social Ministries Program, be handled in accordance with the proper protocols for the Brownsville Corps Complex
  • Work with the Brownsville Corps Complex staff to foster cooperative relationships, in meeting the holistic needs of the community
  • Must attend and contribute to Complex Leadership Team Meetings.
  • Responsible for sharing with the Corps Commanding Officers, all matters of mutual concern relating to the total welfare of the Social Ministries Program
  • Performs the full range of Social Service worker duties. This includes obtaining and recording case data, making needs assessments, developing treatment plans and goals; and carrying out the treatment process which may include making appropriate referrals and follow-ups.
  • Keeps up-to-date records and statistics as required by The Salvation Army and external partners
  • Regularly meet with supervisor for case and administrative consultation.       Also, takes own initiative to contact supervisor whenever priority or emergency situations occur.
  • To upgrade skills through mandatory department in-service training meetings, supervisory meetings, and current relevant readings
  • May supervise volunteers as needed
  • To contribute to the development of the department by actively participating in committee functions
  • To contribute to the development of the department by providing data from ones own practice and other sources, suggesting areas for study and programming
  • May prepare written work for advancing social service in the agency
  • Interprets the agency to the social service community and may present the agency’s program to public or civic groups
  • Contact other social service agencies regarding the client situation for the purpose of making interagency referrals and for the development of resources for the client
  • To develop a professional relationship with other staff and to assume a leadership role in the assessment and delivery of community social services, including the direct oversight of the Food Pantry Program and related personnel.


  • HS Diploma with at least 5 years of experience in Social Services and at least 2 years of supervisory experience OR a Bachelor’s Degree in Social Work (or related field) from an accredited institution and at least 1 year of supervisory experience OR a Masters’ Degree in Social Work (or related field) from an accredited institution and at least 6 months of supervisory experienceAbility to understand the obligations, functions, programs, and services of the agency and their relation to staff, clients, community, and general social welfare, and ability to appraise these relationships          
  • Capability to recognize and to elicit psychological and physical factors, to differentiate subjective from objective factors and capability to understand the origin, meaning, significance and inter-relationship of theses factors
  • Potential to plan treatment appropriate to the evaluated data and to execute the treatment plan in such a manner as to aid clients to function more adequately
  • The ability to express and to transmit ideas and knowledge clearly
  • The ability to express and to maintain relationships within and outside the agency in a professional manner.
  • Ability to organize own tine and effort to meet assigned situations and work demands
  • Ability to reflect on own performance capabilities and limitations with some accuracy
  • Ability to use supervision constructively for one’s own professional development and growth


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