The Salvation Army

Resident Assistant (Part-time) - Safehouse

US-NY-Elmira
Job ID
2017-3782
Category
Social Services
Type
Regular Part-Time

Overview

The Salvation Army is hiring!

 

We are seeking a part-time Resident Assistant for the Safehouse Domestic Violence Shelter in Elmira, NY. This position will work an 8 hour shift, one day per week.

 

The Resident Assistant is responsible for maintaining a safe, secure, comfortable, and supportive environment for residents of the Safehouse, which provides temporary emergency housing for victims of Domestic Violence. 

 

Responsibilities

  • Assist Safehouse residents with basic needs
  • Provide direct victim services that may include:
    • Support counseling with Safehouse Residents
    • Follow up contact through in-person contacts, telephone contacts or written communications
    • Crisis Hotline counseling
    • Providing information and referrals
    • Assisting with the filing of NYS Office of Victim Services compensation claims including making victims aware of the availability of the program
  • Maintain case records and summary logs. Complete reports as directed.
  • Follow and enforce established policy and procedures with the residents of the shelter.
  • Fulfilling the mandated NYS requirements by reporting suspected child abuse and neglect and provide pertinent information to the Director.
  • Filling in staff schedule as needed to maintain 24 hour coverage of the Safehouse shelter.
  • Assist as necessary to maintain the shelter in regulatory status including cleaning of the facility.
  • Maintain confidentiality and adhere to HIPAA Regulations.
  • Accept other duties as assigned by the Safehouse Director.
  • Accept any other duties as deemed necessary by the Commanding Officers.

Qualifications

  • High school diploma or GED with one year relevant experience.
  • Good communications skills.
  • A good understanding of program needs.
  • A strong willingness to improve self and to help others.

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