The Salvation Army

Kitchen Resident Assistant (full-time) - Our House Shelter

US-NY-Elmira
Job ID
2017-4066
Category
Human Services
Type
Regular Full-Time

Overview

The Salvation Army is hiring! We are seeking individuals with a passion for helping others, and a desire to do the most good in their own community.

 

The Our House Shelter in Elmira, NY is seeking a full-time Kitchen/Resident Assistant. This position is respsonsible for maintaining the safety and security of all residents of the Shelter. 

 

The Salvation Army offers a truly excellent benefits package to eligible employees, including:

  • Generous time off every year that includes paid 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

Responsibilities

  • Maintain a close watch on the comings and goings of all clients.
  • Maintain the nightly note log.
  • Perform all needed testing both breath and urine screens as required and at random.
  • Do regular rounds going to all areas of the building both inside and out (make your presence known).
  • Fill out all computer forms that are needed.
  • Be a liaison between clients and day staff.
  • Do random inspections of all areas of the house checking for sanitation concerns.
  • Perform any assignments left from day staff, such as getting releases signed or whatever is needed.
  • Oversee meal prep and kitchen clean-up.
  • Prepare the resident chores chart monthly.
  • Make sure all phone calls are answered in a professional manner. Pass on all messages.
  • Avoid power struggles. Refer problems to day staff. You are just to be a sounding board, we will handle problems. When in doubt call the House Manager or Program Director.
  • Any emergencies call 911, then the Program Director.
  • Keep the building safe and clean.
  • Monitor all visitations.
  • See that the oven filters are cleaned monthly. Make sure it is documented in the cleaning book.
  • See that the air conditioning filters are changed monthly during the summer season.
  • Make sure that the linen room is kept in an orderly manner.
  • Perform all duties assigned and required such as:
    • Food stamp inventory/receipts
    • Statistics
    • Order general supplies once a month from selected vendors

 

Resident Testing

  • Collect urine drug screen as instructed
  • Give regular breath tests as instructed
  • Document finding in the daily case notes

 

General Conduct

  • Avoid all power struggles with Residents
  • If help is needed to handle an issue, call the CASAC Staff or Program Director immediately
  • Report any incidents relative to general conduct to the CASAC Staff

Qualifications

  • High school diploma or GED and minimum one year related experience required.
  • Good communications skills.
  • A good understanding of alcoholism and drug addiction.
  • A strong willingness to improve self and to help others.

 

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