The Salvation Army

Violence Prevention Program Director

Job Locations US-PA-Reading
Job ID
Regular Full-Time


Position: Violence Prevention Program Director

Department: Administration

Availability of Position: Immediate

Schedule: Monday through Friday, 8:00 am — 4:30 pm, Some evenings possible

Reporting Relationship: Reports to the Corps Officer

Salary and Grade: $49,000 annual; 11 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, up to 3 personal days, vacation time and sick time.
  • Employer funded Pension Plan (company contributions begin after 1 year of employment)
  • Comprehensive health care coverage with low cost employee premiums, co-pays and deductibles
  • Eligibility for supplemental insurance plans including Short Term Disability, AFLAC and Voluntary Term Life
  • Flexible Spending Accounts
  • Remitted Tuition Program
  • Eligibility for the Federal Government's Public Student Loan Forgiveness Program Most importantly — a job with a good purpose!

Position Overview:

Develop and implement the Trauma-Informed Violence Prevention Program as designed and approved by the State of Pennsylvania serving children in The Salvation Army's Learning Center and families involved in the social services programs of the Corps. This position is grant funded and ongoing funding is contingent on program results and report compliance.


  • Develop and implement the Trauma-Informed Violence Prevention Program as described in the approved Commonwealth of PA proposal which includes but is not limited to:
    • Working with the children in the Learning Center, their families as well as families receiving assistance through the social services programs of the Salvation Army
    • Develop and articulate memorandums of agreement with local schools and agencies for referrals and support services
    • Provide children and their families with intervention and coping strategies to address the trauma from and prevention of future gun violence
    • Identify behavioral specialists to be used for group trainings and develop contracts for services
    • Develop and oversee trauma-informed group training sessions
    • Develop and oversee lesson plans focusing on conflict resolution techniques in the Learning Center and other social services programs
    • Develop and implement team building activities in the Learning Center and other social services programs
  • Train local staff to identify symptoms and coping behaviors associated with reactions to violence
  • Work one-on-one with Learning Center to assess students to see who could benefit from trauma-informed group work Work with social services program directors in developing group lessons reinforcing trauma coping mechanisms and positive behaviors
  • Conduct initial screening, intake, and assessment of identified children for the program
  • Ensure timely coordination for referrals to resources and the meeting of immediate needs for each client and their families
  • Develop assessments and means of measuring outcomes as defined in the approved Trauma-Informed Violence Prevention proposal
  • Record statistics and outcome measures in Service Point software
  • Develop and maintain a referral system with partner agencies and other partnership strategies
  • Keep up to date case notes and ensure client confidentiality in all forms of communication
  • Responsible for developing and filing progam and financial reports with the Commonwealth of PA as required
  • Work with Salvation Army Divisional Headquarters representatives to solicit continued funding for the program
  • Understanding that this is a two-year grant funded program
  • Perform other duties as assigned

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 ofthe post.


  • Master of Social Work degree preferred; or Bachelor of Social Work with minimum two years experience
  • Experience with trauma informed care, particularly involved with violence prevention initiatives
  • Excellent planning, communication and organizational skills
  • Demonsfrated interpersonal skills
  • Team player, results oriented, highly motivated, pro-active and self-directed
  • Computer literate and able to learn computer software programs
  • Experience managing a grant ftnded program preferred
  • Must have a valid driver's license and reliable transportation to travel from site to site as may be needed in the perfomance of duties
  • Bilingual in English and Spanish helpful
  • Experience/education relating to trauma reduction services preferred
  • As a Mandated Reporter, must provide proof of having completed training on recognizing and reporting child abuse meeting the training standards of PA Act 153 of 2014 within 30 days of employment with recurrent training required every five years thereafter.
  • Meets the Child Protection Clearances required by PA Act 153 to include PA Child Abuse History Clearance, PA State Police Criminal Record Check and FBI Criminal Record Check.
  • Must have an understanding of, and an appreciation for, the mission of The Salvation Army

Contact: Please submit your resume and cover letter as instructed below.

Extemal candidates interested in this position please apply online at

Internal candidates interested in applying for this position please apply at


No Phone Calls Please.


Updated by the Divisional Human Resources Department 7/8/22.


All qualified appl icants 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 evangelicalpart ofthe universal Christian church.

Its message is based on the Bible. Its ministry is motivated by the love ofGod.

Its mission is to preach the gospel ofJesus Christ and to meet human needs in His name without discrimination.


Requistion No. 1724



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