The Salvation Army

  • Resident Aide (on-call/per diem) - Evangeline Booth Miracle Home

    Job Locations US-NY-Schenectady
    Job ID
    Social Services
    On-Call/As Needed
  • Overview

    The Salvation Army is Hiring!


    We are seeking individuals with a passion for helping others, and a desire to do good in their own community.


    We have openings for Resident Aides at the Evangeline Booth Miracle Home, which provides emergency housing to homeless women and their children. 


    This position is responsible for ensuring that all resident's basic neets are met and that the safety of the shelter is maintained at all times. Hours will vary each week according to staffing needs.




    • Confidentiality is essential. information (verbally or written) about any resident, child or staff member is not to be discussed with any other resident, past or present, such information must be discussed with Director, House Manager, or transition staff member.
    • Intake:
      • Follow all policies regarding intake procedures to included recording/completing required paperwork/Escorting new residents to their rooms, if needed
    • In House Care:
      • Direct residents in appropriate safety response in emergency situations as directed by Booth Home Director or Housing Manager.
      • Prepare, Serve and Supervise cleanup of meals following a prescribed menu plan.
      • Supervise residents and activities as required.
      • Remind mothers that they are to supervise their children at all times while in the shelter, and care for their basic needs.
    • Property/Security:
      • Conduct floor checks as needed with room doors locked.
      • Room inspections when resident are in the room must be with approval of director, House Manager, or on call staff.
      • Ensure all external doors are checked and locked during each shift
      • Set up and clean rooms as needed.
      • Make sure resident signs out and leaves key before leaving the building.
      • Make sure all residents sign in upon return.
      • Clean: Wash bed sheets, towels, etc.
      • Clean and inspect room upon a resident’s check-out as directed.
    • Records and Reporting
      • Maintain all progress notes, meal sheets, Daily Sign-in logs
      • Log any incidents pertaining to resident(s) that occurred during your shift completing all paperwork.
      • Check daily log and progress notes for any incidents you need to be aware of before starting shift.
    • Provide transition staff with all necessary information before your shift ends.
    • Contact the on-call supervisor if there is a problem that requires their support or instruction.


    • High school diploma/GED or equivalent required
    • Minimum one year of experience working in shelter setting.
    • Ability to achieve and maintain CPR Certification
    • Ability to diffuse crisis situations both within team settings and independently.
    • Ability to document program events and carry out scheduled or spontaneous tasks
    • Capable of applying all assigned training topics
    • Ability to prepare, cook, serve and clean up after meals for a small group.
    • Valid driver’s license that meets The Salvations Army insurance requirements


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