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On-Call Resident Advisor

On-Call Resident Advisor

Job ID 
Job Locations 
US-NJ-East Orange
Community and Social Services
Compensation Min 
USD $9.00/Hr.
Compensation Max 
USD $9.00/Hr.
On-Call/As Needed

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Position:  On-Call Resident Advisor (three openings available)

Department:  Emergency Housing Residence, Wilmington, DE

Reports to: E.H.R. Director

Availability: Immediately

Schedule:   General shift hours are Monday through Sunday:  2nd shift – 8:00am – 4:00pm; 3rd shift – 4:00pm – 12:00am (Midnight).  As needed

Salary and Grade:    $9.00 per hour; 70 Non-Exempt



The function of the resident advisor is to ensure the security and well being of the residents, assist residents with their immediate needs, and to help ensure the smooth operation of the shelter.



  • Answer the office phone in a professional, business-like manner.
  • Write down messages for residents and place them in their mailboxes.
  • Walk through each floor of the building for a visual inspection every 45 minutes.
  • Attend to and report emergency needs as they occur.
  • Report any suspected or observed child abuse to Program Director.
  • Ensure that residents sign in and out as they enter/leave the building.
  • Check resident keys in and out of the intake office.
  • Maintain a shift log recording all pertinent activities that occur on the shift.
  • Read the shift log from the previous shift at the beginning of your shift.
  • Keep a record of all resident mail received at the shelter and place mail in the mail slots.
  • Serve breakfast, dinner, and the evening snack at the posted time.
  • Complete the Meal Count form for all children who participate in breakfast, dinner, and evening snack.



  • Must have an understanding of and appreciation for the Mission of The Salvation Army.
  • A High School Diploma or GED.
  • Must demonstrate good verbal and written communication skills.
  • Must be able to work independently, work well with groups and be able to demonstrate good judgment and interpersonal skills.
  • Meets the Child Protection Clearance required by Delaware’s Beau Biden Law based on information found on the SBI and FBI Criminal Records Checks.




If interested in this position please send, email or fax your resume and a cover letter to:

The Salvation Army

Human Resources

P.O. Box 308

Wilmington, DE  19899


Fax to 302-225-8350

Or go to:       


No Phone Calls Please.


All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, sex, national origin, disability or protected veteran status.


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. 544