The Salvation Army

  • Director of Social Services

    Job Locations US-PA-Chester
    Job ID
    Social Services
    Salary dependent upon experience with Excellent Benefits
    Compensation Min
    USD $50,650.00/Yr.
    Compensation Max
    USD $63,000.00/Yr.
    Regular Full-Time
  • Overview

    Position: Director of Social Services            
    Department: Chester Corps and Shelter        
    Availability of Position: Immediate        
    Schedule: Full-Time (*Additional hours as needed)        
    Reporting Relationship: Corps Commanding Officer        
    Salary Grade: 13 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!

    Position Overview: The Chester Corps Director of Social Services is a highly motivate person who is committed to the mission of The Salvation Army, strives to serve disadvantaged individuals and families with dignity and professionalism.  The goal of the Director is to ensure that at risk individuals and families receive human services in accordance with Salvation Army standards of service and that the operation and programs of human services at the Chester Corps are relevant to the needs of the community and offered with the highest standards and quality service.


    Supervise all Stepping Stone employees, including: interviewing and recommending potential employees, conducting regular meetings with subordinate staff to obtain feedback and provide direction on homeless and human services.  Participate in monthly employee meetings and Stepping Stone and Warming Center employees evaluations.  Participate in weekly coordinating meeting with Commanding Officer.  Schedule shelter case management and monitoring schedules, and arrange for staff training as necessary, etc. Project administration, including procedure development and implementation in accordance with the developed plan for the shelter and human services programs. Assure contract compliance, ensuring that the projects meet objectives and conforms to HUD, Delaware County, United Way and other funding sources requirements, as well as preparation and submission of monthly invoices. Represents Shelter and Human Services programs to other agencies and organizations (public and private), as well as to the general public. Community relations, including developing effective working relationships with peer agencies and community - based advocacy groups. Government agency relations including project reporting (HUD, Delaware County, United Way and other funding sources.) Oversee sub-contractor relations with drug and alcohol and mental health counseling services. Decide daily on the need to activate the Warming Center. Communicate the decision with Warming Center Supervisor and Warming Center monitors. Please note that this is not intended to be an exhaustive list, but rather a list of the primary and most common duties.


    • Master’s Degree in Social Worker (MSW) required. With 5 years of supervisor experience; including the running of a shelter program.
    • Candidate must be able to uphold confidentiality and maintain professional ethics.
    • Prior work experience working with homeless persons and Human Services.
    • This position requires a capable person, able to maximize available resources for the benefit of the Shelter and Human Services programs and those who care about the program and those who rely upon it.  
    • Must be able to work with little day-to-day supervision.
    • Ability to plan, coordinate and direct a staff of professional, support, and volunteer personnel.
    • Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with local area social service agencies and the public.
    • Ability to organize data and communicate effectively orally and in writing.
    • Valid PA driver’s license.
    • Child Protection Clearances PA Act 153 requires that all prospective employees complete the following clearance and background checks:   PA Child Abuse History Clearance, PA State Police Criminal Record Check and FBI Criminal Record/Fingerprint Check.
    • Must have an understanding of and appreciation for the Mission of The Salvation Army.

    Contact:  Please send or fax your resume along with a cover letter including salary requirements to:

    The Salvation Army
    151 West 15th Street
    Chester, PA 19013
    Fax: 1-610-874-8927
    Or go to and apply online.

    No phone calls please

    Released by the Divisional Human Resource Department on April 25, 2018


    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. 751__


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