The Salvation Army

  • Lead Resident Advisor

    Job Locations US-PA-Philadelphia
    Job ID
    Service Worker
    Compensation Min
    USD $13.00/Hr.
    Compensation Max
    USD $13.00/Hr.
    Regular Part-Time
  • Overview

    Position: Lead Resident Advisor
    Location: PSSM – The Eliza Shirley House, 1320 Arch Street, Philadelphia, PA
    Availability of Position: Immediately
    Schedule: Part-Time; 11:30 PM - 7:30 AM a flex.
    Reporting Relationship: Shift Supervisor
    Salary and Grade: $13.00 per hour; 73 Non-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, vacation time and sick time.
    · Employer funded Pension Plan (company contributions begin after 1 year of employment)
    · Eligibility for supplemental insurance plans including Short Term Disability, AFLAC and Voluntary Term Life
    · Most importantly – a job with a good purpose!


    The Lead Resident Advisor (R/A) is responsible for monitoring resident’s activities, for providing emotional support, for listening to their needs or concerns and for helping them to resolve their issues. R/A’s are responsible for assisting residents with donations, taking them to do their wash, monitoring residents children, and ensuring the floor they are assigned to is clean, safe and secure. They are responsible for ensuring residents keep their rooms clean, neat and tidy, for the enforcement of rules and regulations and for taking written action when residents fail to follow policies. R/A’s are required to conduct hourly room checks and bathroom checks and they are to ensure that children are treated with kindness and respect; any form of child abuse must be reported immediately. R/A’s are responsible for light housekeeping. Rooms must be clean and tidy prior to new residents moving into their assigned room, bathrooms and showers must be kept clean. Trash must be emptied nightly. R/A’s are required to report any maintenance concerns to their shift supervisor.

    The Lead Resident Advisor is also responsible for overseeing the shift in the absence of both shift supervisors, these duties include: Monitoring R/As ensuring they are completing their assigned duties. Completing regular building checks. Assisting residents with their needs and ensuring they are following rules and regulations. Assist with after-hours placements. Notate shift events in Daily Log Book. Complete statistical information.


    The above list of job duties is not exclusive or exhaustive and the candidate will be required to undertake such tasks as may reasonably be expected within the scope of the post.


    High School Diploma or GED. A Minimum of one (1) year supervisory experience. Must be an independent self-starter and be able to work a flexible schedule. Must have excellent customer service skills, and an ability to get along well with all people. Must be able to exercise patience, understanding, kindness and tolerance. Must be able to multitask while remaining positive. 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: If you may be interested in applying for this position please submit your resume and cover letter.
    Current Salvation Army Employees can apply online at
    Prospective employees can apply online at

    No Phone Calls Please.

    Released by the Divisional Human Resource Department on 12/5/18


    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. 940_


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