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The Salvation Army provides a unique opportunity to utilize your talents and skills in a career aimed at helping those in need. The Salvation Army invites you to consider joining our team and help us in fulfilling our promise of Doing the Most Good! The Application Process Once you submit your resume for any of the positions listed, the recruiter will review and if there is a match between your skills and what we are looking for, you should be contacted within 30 days. The length of the recruitment to hire process can vary significantly based on the position requirements and the recruiters schedule. If there's not an immediate opportunity that matches your skills and qualifications, we will keep your application/resume on file for one year for future consideration.



Openings as of 3/15/2017

Jacksonville Area Command


Full-time VPK Assistant Teacher

POSITION SUMMARY: Provides preschool VPK services for children including personal care, hygiene, learning and development activities and specialized programs; assists with the planning and teaching of VPK classes; helps maintain records; maintains cleanliness and orderliness of child care property. ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS:
  • Provides constant care for the needs of the children in an efficient, clean, loving, safe, secure, and healthy manner.
  • Assists with developing and implementing class lesson plans and individualized lesson plans which are age-group program specific and based on the approved curriculum; utilizes age-group appropriate discovery areas, enriched with program-specific activities, including teacher-made materials and hands-on activities. Submits lesson plans and individualized lesson plans to director prior to week of implementation.
  • Assists in determining appropriate supplies and materials for lesson plans and recreational activities; submits written request for material needs to the director on the 15th of the month prior; ensures the children's safety in utilizing supplies and materials.
  • Provides opportunities for physical and mental stimulation through both inside and outside learning activities.
  • Prepares and serves children snacks and meals ensuring that food is prepared and served in a manner that is age appropriate and eliminates choking hazards; ensures that children receive nutritional and tasteful food; provides positive, relaxed atmosphere during children mealtime encouraging conversation; participates in family style dining.
  • Organizes and supervises recreational activities; observes, monitors, and supervises children on the playground; surveys playground and toys prior to plan and signs appropriate documentation as needed.
  • Comforts children as needed.
  • Talks with parents about children’s accomplishments, behavior, struggles, and parental concerns.
  • Washes children’s' hands and faces after morning play activities, before lunch, and again in late afternoon before parents pick up children, or before dinner, whichever comes first.
  • Monitors and ensures the personal hygiene of the children, including toilet assistance, diapering, etc.; adheres to sanitary procedures including but not limited to labeling of cots, cribs, cubbies and storing bedding and clothing in the proper manner; labels all shelves with pictures pertaining to where toys should be stored.
  • Exhibits control of the children and when needed displays proper discipline techniques.
  • Decorates rooms with up-to-date themes and seasons; prepares and maintains attractive, entertaining, and educational bulletin boards.
  • Closes and locks windows, and turns off lights before leaving the Child Care and straightens the room before leaving each day.
  • Maintains the classroom materials in an orderly fashion; maintains accountability for any laundry, money and supplies necessary for classroom programs.
  • Cleans the kitchen, classrooms, high chairs, tables, floors, toys, cribs, etc. in accordance with established sanitary standards.
  • Prepares and maintains up-to-date records and required reports (attendance, development progress, discipline reports, daily health checks, and food program attendance record)
  • Reports all accidents to the supervisor in an accurate and timely manner and complete accident report.
  • Builds and maintains effective and positive relationships with parents; informs parents of children's progress and specific incidents.
  • Maintains curriculum in accordance to VPK standards.
  • Assumes the role of Substitute VPK teacher in the event of Lead Teacher’s absence.
  • Completes required State testing for VPK students during the academic year.
OTHER RESPONSIBILITIES:
  • Assists with transporting children whenever needed; ensures the safety and protection of children at all times.
  • Attends and participates in regularly scheduled in-service training sessions and monthly staff meetings.
  • Serves as a substitute teacher for other classes when needed.
  • Performs other related work as required.
EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE: High school diploma or G.E.D. required, And CDA, 45 DCF Hours; Completion of VPK training per DCF two years experience teaching child development programs in a church or pre-school, or any equivalent combination of training and experience which provides the required knowledge, skills, and abilities. LICENSES AND CERTIFICATIONS: Valid state driver's license C.P.R. and First Aid Certification CDA Qualified candidates please send a resume to Child Development Center Director Lauren Lee at lauren.lee@uss.salvationarmy.org

Full-time Social Services Program Coordinator

POSITION SUMMARY: Supervises, coordinates and monitors day-to-day operations of assigned social service programs such as Red Shield Lodge, Social Services, and Seasonal Programs, etc.; supervises and participates in casework performed by program staff ensuring compliance with program policies and procedures; prepares statistical reports and administers the program budget.
ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS:
  • Plans, schedules, assigns, and supervises the work of program personnel; develop plans for orientation, trains and instructs employees in the proper methods and procedures; monitors work in progress and upon completion to ensure accuracy, completeness, and compliance with program policies and procedures; conducts performance evaluations and provides salary and hiring/firing recommendations.
  • Prepares and maintains statistical records on all services provided in Red Shield Lodge; compiles and prepares monthly statistical reports; ensures the accuracy and completeness of the same.
  • Assist in planning, coordinates, and/or facilitates life management classes to assist clients in obtaining skills that will enable them to functionally cope with their environment; obtains speakers and workshop presenters as needed.
  • Reviews, monitors expenditures in two programs to ensure compliance with budget constraints and compliance with budget projections.
  • Communicates with other agencies in order to obtain/coordinate assistance on client's behalf; builds and maintains professional working relationships with community agencies.
  • Recommends changes to policies and procedures or changes in current practices in order to enhance the effectiveness of program operations and services.
  • Confers with Director regarding casework practices on specific cases and/or changes within the program.
  • Assists subordinate personnel in determining most appropriate approach or method in resolving difficult or unusual client cases.
  • Prepares various correspondences and completes paperwork necessary for program operations.
  • Generates client receipts in accordance with established Office / Program Monetary Procedures.
  • Prepares bank deposits in accordance with the established Office / Program Monetary Procedures.
  • Supervises case managers with interviewing clients requesting assistance to determine client's eligibility for assistance based on program guidelines and restrictions; records clients’ disposition and other pertinent information such as income, expenses, family and work history; assists clients in completing applications for assistance; photocopies social security cards, picture identification cards, payroll statements, utility bills etc.
  • Audits files client records in a timely manner ensuring all information is accurate and up-to-date; reviews and tracks all client records in order to determine if client is active or inactive; maintains confidentiality of client information.
  • Organize the work of two programs, delegating responsibilities.
Red Shield Lodge:
  • Develop and periodically evaluate program policies, procedures and documentation protocols.
  • Manage the case manager’s process and case plans, oversee all discipline.
  • Ensure all direct-care needs of residents are met by staff and provide direct service to children and families when necessary.
Seasonal Programs:
  • Camp
  • Stuff the Bus
  • Can-U-Care Food Drive
  • Thanksgiving food
  • Thanksgiving Mass Feeding
  • Christmas (Angel Tree and Toy Shop)
  • Christmas Mass Feeding

OTHER RESPONSIBILITIES:
  • Ensures thorough knowledge base of policies, procedures, and empirical practice to properly supervise staff.
  • Conducts performance evaluations with assigned staff.
  • Conducts monthly CQI reviews of client files.
  • Recommends routine expenditures within policy limitations.
  • Maintains knowledge of and ensures staff’s and self participation in Northeast Florida Information Network’s (NEFIN) Homeless Management Information System (HMIS).
  • Ensures active participation as part of the Social Service Center’s Administrative Team.
  • Receives and submits application requests for missing person’s services.
  • Coordinates and participates in the preparation and distribution of holiday food boxes to needy families.
  • Conducts home visits for clients who are disabled and unable to visit the office if needed.
  • Performs other related work as required.
EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE:
Bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university in Social Work or a related field
or
Four years progressively responsible experience performing social services work with at least one year in a supervisory capacity,
or
any equivalent combination of training and experience which provides the required knowledge, skills, and abilities.

Qualified candidates please send resume to Director of Social Services Colleen Reardon at colleen.reardon@uss.salvationarmy.org

Full-time Preschool Teacher

JOB SUMMARY:
Provides preschool services for children including personal care, hygiene, learning and development activities and specialized programs; plans, develops, and teaches pre-school classes; prepares and maintains records; maintains cleanliness and orderliness of child care property.
ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS:
  • Provides constant care for the needs of the children in an efficient, clean, loving, safe, secure, and healthy manner.
  • Develops and implements class lesson plans and individualized lesson plans which are age-group program specific and based on the approved curriculum; utilizes age-group appropriate discovery areas, enriched with program-specific activities, including teacher-made materials and hands-on activities; submits lesson plans and individualized lesson plans to director prior to week of implementation.
  • Determines appropriate supplies and materials for lesson plans and recreational activities; submits written request for material needs to director on the 15th of the month prior; ensures the children's safety in utilizing the same.
  • Provides opportunities for physical and mental stimulation through both inside and outside learning activities.
  • Prepares and serves children snacks and meals ensuring food is prepared and served in a manner that is age appropriate and eliminates choking hazards; ensures that children receive nutritional and tasteful food; provides positive, relaxed atmosphere during children mealtime encouraging conversation; participates in family-style dining.
  • Organizes and supervises recreational activities; observes, monitors, and supervises children on the playground; surveys playground and toys prior to play and sign appropriate documentation as needed.
  • Comforts children as needed.
  • Talks with parents about children’s accomplishments, behavior, struggles, and parental concerns; participates in seasonal parent teacher conferences
  • Washes children’s' hands and faces after morning play activities, before lunch, and again in late afternoon before parents pick up children, or before dinner, whichever comes first.
  • Monitors and ensures the personal hygiene of the children, including toilet assistance, diapering, etc.; adheres to sanitary procedures including but not limited to labeling of cots, cribs, cubbies and storing bedding and clothing in the proper manner; labels all shelves with pictures pertaining to where toys should be stored.
  • Exhibits control of the children and when needed displays proper discipline techniques.
  • Decorates rooms with up-to-date themes and seasons; prepares and maintains attractive, entertaining, and educational bulletin boards.
  • Closes and locks windows, and turns off lights before leaving the Child Care and straightens the room before leaving each day.
  • Maintains the classroom materials in an orderly fashion; maintains accountability for any laundry, money and supplies necessary for classroom programs.
  • Cleans the kitchen, classrooms, high chairs, tables, floors, toys, cribs, etc. in accordance with established sanitary standards.
  • Prepares and maintains up-to-date records and required reports (attendance, development progress, discipline reports, daily health checks, and food program attendance record)
  • Reports all accidents to the supervisor in an accurate and timely manner and complete accident report.
  • Builds and maintains effective and positive relationships with parents; informs parents of children's progress and specific incidents.
  • Maintains curriculum in accordance to age appropriate standards.
OTHER RESPONSIBILITIES:
  • Assists with transporting children whenever needed; ensures the safety and protection of children at all times.
  • Attends and participates in regularly scheduled in-service training sessions and monthly staff meetings.
  • Serves as a substitute teacher for other classes when needed.
  • Performs other related work as required.

EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE:
High school diploma or G.E.D. required,
And 45 DCF hours
two years experience teaching child development programs in a church or pre-school,
or
any equivalent combination of training and experience which provides the required knowledge, skills, and abilities.

LICENSES AND CERTIFICATIONS:
Valid state driver's license
C.P.R. and First Aid Certification
Qualified candidates please send a resume to Child Development Center Director Lauren Lee at lauren.lee@uss.salvationarmy.org

Part- time Child Care Worker

JOB SUMMARY:

Provides child care services for children including personal care, hygiene, learning and development activities and specialized programs; plans, develops, and teaches pre-school classes; prepares and maintains records; maintains cleanliness and orderliness of child care property.

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS:
  • Provides constant care for the needs of the children in an efficient, clean, loving, safe, secure, and healthy manner.
  • Develops and implements lesson plans which are age-group program specific; utilizes age-group appropriate discovery areas, enriched with program-specific activities, including teacher-made materials and hands-on activities.
  • Determines appropriate supplies and materials for lesson plans and recreational activities; ensures the children's safety in utilizing the same.
  • Provides opportunities for physical and mental stimulation through both inside and outside learning activities.
  • Prepares and serves children snacks and meals; ensures that children receive nutritional and tasteful food; provides positive, relaxed atmosphere during children mealtime encouraging conversation.
  • Organizes and supervises recreational activities; observes, monitors, and supervises children on the playground.
  • Exhibits control of the children and when needed displays proper discipline techniques.
  • Decorates rooms with up-to-date themes and seasons; prepares and maintains attractive, entertaining, and educational bulletin boards.
  • Closes and locks windows, and turns off lights before leaving the Child Care and straightens the room before leaving each day.
  • Maintains the classroom materials in an orderly fashion.
  • Reports all accidents to the supervisor in an accurate and timely manner.
  • Builds and maintains effective and positive relationships with parents; informs parents of children's progress and specific incidents.
  • Follows guidelines provided on Standards of Performance.
EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE:

High school diploma or G.E.D. required,
and
two years experience teaching child development programs in a church or pre-school,
or
any equivalent combination of training and experience which provides the required knowledge, skills, and abilities.

Qualified candidates please send a resume to Child Development Center Director Lauren Lee at lauren.lee@uss.salvationarmy.org

Full- time Building Maintenance Mechanic

JOB SUMMARY: Performs variety of skilled maintenance work for buildings and grounds including heating, ventilation, and air conditioning, plumbing, electrical, and carpentry work as well as routine maintenance and repairs. Inspects, tests, adjusts, and repairs all physical plant machinery, heating, cooling, piping, and electrical systems, and records maintenance in accordance with schedules.
ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS:
  • Troubleshoots and repairs minor mechanical malfunctions and performs preventative maintenance on vehicles, dishwashers, laundry machines, vent fans, etc.; performs minor adjustments; lubricates and cleans vehicles and/or equipment.
  • Constructs and repairs building structures, walls, floors, ceilings, cabinets, and furniture.
  • Performs minor repairs to air conditioning system as required and ensures general maintenance of system.
  • Performs skilled maintenance activities including construction, welding, brazing, soldering, and minor plumbing.
  • Installs electrical conduit, wiring, switching devices, controls, outlets, fixtures, motors, and other such equipment.
  • Repairs light bulbs, florescent tubes, spot lights, exit lights, and other minor lighting malfunctions.
  • Repairs toilets, urinals, showers, drains, etc.
  • Checks and repairs pumps, fans, valves, and motors.
  • Perform various grounds keeping work; mows grass, trims trees, prunes hedges, edges lawn, etc.
  • May drive Salvation Army vehicle to pick-up and/or deliver miscellaneous items or to transport passengers.
  • Maintains tools and machinery in good condition and uses all tools carefully and as instructed.
  • Prepares accurate records for preventive maintenance.

EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE:
Two years course work from a technical or vocational school in construction, heating, ventilation, and air conditioning as well as pluming and electronics,
and
three years experience performing maintenance and repair work for commercial building and grounds,
or
any equivalent combination of training and experience which provides the required knowledge, skills, and abilities.

Qualified applicants please send a resume to Property Manager Carlos Pineiro at carlos.pineiro@uss.salvationarmy.org