The Salvation Army

PT Resident Advisor

Job Locations US-PA-Philadelphia
Job ID
Community and Social Services
Compensation Min
USD $15.00/Hr.
Compensation Max
USD $15.00/Hr.
Regular Part-Time


Position: PT Resident Advisor
Department: Eliza Shirley House, 1320 Arch Street, Philadelphia, PA
Availability of Position: Immediately
Reporting Relationship: Office Manager
Schedule: Mon Tu Th Fri (Flex) Up to 29 hours weekly
Salary and Grade: $15.00 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 I 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!

About Us: The Salvation Army Eliza Shirley House provides long term case managed emergency housing services for homeless families. During their stay at the Eliza Shirley House, our goal is to help stabilize residents as many need much more than food and housing. Our educational programs help them become more financially independent. Additionally, we reach out to them emotionally and spiritually. We also believe in play and entertainment as this allows us to gain residents trust, break down barriers and help them center themselves so they can continue their journey into independent living.


The Resident Advisor (RIA) 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. RA'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. RIA'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. Provide coverage for the front desk a minimum of 2 days per week. The hours listed above are subject to change.


High School Diploma or GED. One (l ) year experience in related field of work. Must possess strong organizational ability, ability to follow up with complaints, problem solve, be flexible, must have very strong verbal and written skills. Ability to work independently and under pressure while remaining tolerant, patient, and respectful of all people we serve. Must have excellent customer service skills and an ability to get along well with all people. 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 are 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.


Updated by the Divisional Human Resource Department on 5/11/22.

Al! qualified applicanls will receive consideration for employment without rogard 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.


Requisition No. 1740


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