The Salvation Army

  • Kitchen Resident Assistant (part time) - Our House Shelter

    Job Locations US-NY-Elmira
    Job ID
    Human Services
    Regular Part-Time
  • Overview

    The Salvation Army is hiring! 


    The Our House Shelter in Elmira, NY is hiring for part-time Kitchen/Resident Assistants.  This position maintaining the safety and security of all residents of the Shelter, which provides a supportive home like atmosphere for clients in early recovery from alcohol and other drug addictions. 


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

    • Generous time off every year that includes paid holidays, vacation time, and sick time.
    • Employer funded Pension Plan (company contributions begin after 1 year of employment).
    • Sprint and Verizon Wireless Discounts.
    • Eligibility for supplemental insurance plans, including Short Term Disability, AFLAC, and Voluntary Term Life.



    • 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


    • 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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