The Salvation Army

  • Safehouse Resident Assistant- Temporary (Full-Time)

    Job Locations US-NY-Elmira
    Job ID
    Social Services
    Temporary Full-Time
  • Overview

    The Salvation Army is hiring!


    We are seeking a full-time Resident Assistant for the Safehouse Domestic Violence Shelter in Elmira, NY. 


    The Resident Assistant is responsible for maintaining a safe, secure, comfortable, and supportive environment for residents of the Safehouse, which provides temporary emergency housing for victims of Domestic Violence. 



    • Assist Safehouse residents with basic needs
    • Provide direct victim services that may include:
      • Support counseling with Safehouse Residents
      • Follow up contact through in-person contacts, telephone contacts or written communications
      • Crisis Hotline counseling
      • Providing information and referrals
      • Assisting with the filing of NYS Office of Victim Services compensation claims including making victims aware of the availability of the program
    • Maintain case records and summary logs. Complete reports as directed.
    • Follow and enforce established policy and procedures with the residents of the shelter.
    • Fulfilling the mandated NYS requirements by reporting suspected child abuse and neglect and provide pertinent information to the Director.
    • Filling in staff schedule as needed to maintain 24 hour coverage of the Safehouse shelter.
    • Assist as necessary to maintain the shelter in regulatory status including cleaning of the facility.
    • Maintain confidentiality and adhere to HIPAA Regulations.
    • Accept other duties as assigned by the Safehouse Director.
    • Accept any other duties as deemed necessary by the Commanding Officers.


    • High school diploma or GED with one year relevant experience.
    • Good communications skills.
    • A good understanding of program needs.
    • A strong willingness to improve self and to help others.


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