The Salvation Army

  • Intake Worker

    Job Locations US-NJ-Elizabeth
    Job ID
    Social Services
    Regular Part-Time
  • Overview

    Under the supervision of the Shelter Director the Intake Worker conducts the day-to-day activities and functions of the residence program.


    1. Perform interviews and screening process of residents through intakes.
    2. To assess primary and secondary needs of residents.
    3. Implements the operational directives prepared by supervisor.
    4. Prepare a continental breakfast each morning and oversee the dining room area for cleanliness.
    5. Assign beds, issue personal hygiene and sleeping materials.
    6. Conveys and enforces rules and regulations of the shelter to residents.
    7. Distribute towels and linens (when required).
    8. Prepare daily log report, document all incidents and provide the Shelter Director a copy.
    9. Oversee discipline in shelter at all times.
    10. Maintain security by completing rounds to each floor every half hour.
    11. Ensure that excess towels and linens are collected and washed at end of shift.
    12. Food/Donation Pickups as assigned.
    13. Conduct and complete client urine tests.
    14. Conduct fire drills as stated by New Jersey State requirements.
    15. Attend staff meetings.
    16. Other duties as assigned by Corps Officer or Shelter Director.


    1. Candidates with a strong physical presence and prior security/law enforcement experience preferred.
    2. Two years of related social services/shelter experience.
    3. Must have strong computer skills, attention-to-detail, people-skills and organizational skills.
    4. Must be able to work rotating shifts and on holidays.
    5. Experience in HMIS (homeless management information system) program a plus.
    6. Possess a valid driver’s license.


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