The Salvation Army

  • Direct Care

    Job Locations US-MA-Fall River
    Job ID
    2018-4959
    Category
    Youth Work
    Type
    Regular Part-Time
  • Overview

    The Salvation Army is a religious and social service organization, a branch of the Christian church dedicated to the never-ending battle against the twin enemies of sin and despair. Our mission is holistic because we find that no single factor accounts for the challenges faced by those we serve. The Salvation Army seeks to improve the physical environment, provide for material needs and, as people desire to receive it, we seek to introduce people to a personal relationship with the Lord Jesus Christ. 

    The Fall River - Gentle Arms is looking to hire a part-time (second and third shift) Direct Care worker. 

     

    The Direct Care worker will provide supervision of the program operation during assigned shift. Duties include but are not limited to: 

    Maintain the safety and security of the residents and the facility. Enforce program rules, including resident and guest sign-in curfew. 

    In keeping with program policies and procedures, develop and maintain appropriate, supportive, and positive individual and group relations with residents, in order to build resident self-esteem and promote social skills. 

    Maintain written records of interaction with residents to ensure program accountability. 

    Participate in staff meetings; attend training sessions; facilitate resident group meetings; and assist in maintenance of facility and completion of clerical tasks to ensure program quality; professional growth, and consistency within the staff team. 

    Supervise, participate in, and plan appropriate and organized in-house social, recreational, and educational activities with residents, as scheduled and approved by the Director, to promote individual learning and community interaction. 

    Qualifications 

    High school diploma required, Associates or Bachelor’s Degree preferred 

    Experience working with children, adolescents, and groups 

    Must be able to assist parents with parenting tasks such as lifting (up to 40 pounds), transporting children, and facility upkeep 

    Must be able to complete required First Aid/CPR and Crisis Intervention training. 

     

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