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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 2/16/2017

Jacksonville Area Command


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

Full-Time Probation Counselor

JOB SUMMARY:
Supervises, tracks, monitors, records, and evaluates the progress of assigned probation clients ensuring that all assigned clients follow their terms and conditions of probation and are not involved in further crime. Searches out the needs of the clients and makes available to them the community resources that will help them meet their needs (i.e. job referrals, alcohol counseling, welfare, etc.)
ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS:
  • Ensures that all assigned clients are following their terms and conditions of probation by going over conditions of probation with the client in an initial interview and monitoring their progress by meeting with clients on a regular basis (typically monthly) in order to track and document their progress as required.
  • Outlines conditions of probation with clients to ensure they have a clear understanding of the requirements they must meet according to the court's instructions; obtains clients signature for the conditions of probation; provides clear and specific instructions regarding actions that must be taken by client prior to their next appointment.
  • Gathers and verifies client intake information; interviews client to learn as much as possible about the client and to determine special conditions or needs of the client and to establish goals; refers clients to agencies, schedules appointments as needed, and provides agency with necessary information and paperwork; directs client to community service as required.
  • Completes court-ordered paperwork containing pertinent information for all clients; ensures the accuracy, completeness and timeliness of the information recorded;
  • Documents, codes, and tracks monies received from the client maintaining accurate and complete accounting records; completes the restitution and fine forms regarding the same; ensures receipt of payments and maintains acceptable collection rate range.
  • Conducts regular appointments with clients to monitor and verify client's progress toward meeting conditions of probation.
  • Notifies the court when a client violates probation conditions; prepare Rule to Show Cause completes required paperwork and submits the same to the court; provides recommendations to the court with regard to violations of probation based on the data collected and successful termination of cases.
  • Prepares and maintains accurate and complete case notes for all client appointments; observes client’s behavior and records all pertinent information about the client; outlines the procedures taken and information explained during the course of appointments.
  • Builds and maintains professional relationships with community agencies; prepares and distributes required paperwork and release forms to assist agencies providing services and assistance to clients; ensures all information provided is in compliance with established policies and procedures.
  • Serves as liaison between court system and community agencies, police departments, victims seeking restitution, victims' attorneys, insurance companies, etc.; responds to telephone calls and prepares/receives correspondence in order to obtain pertinent information and to maintain awareness of client’s compliance with probation conditions; maintains accurate and complete records regarding contact with the same.
  • Prepares and maintains an appointment calendar in order to track all client appointments; prepares and maintains an organized record keeping system of all client records.
  • Prepares, processes, and coordinates violations of probation, Rule to Show Cause motions to court for changes in defendant’s conditions of probation, terminations of probation, restitution hearings for victim and client to appear in court, etc.; checks computer records to identify new charges, changes in cases, etc.; notifies and instructs client of required procedure and completes necessary forms; monitors client's compliance with conditions.
  • Issues and coordinates Notice of Hearings; initiates and completes the necessary paperwork and schedules appointment with the client in order to fully explain the procedure.
  • Builds and maintains professional and effective working relationships with other county probation staff; provides accurate, complete and timely information and reports as requested.
EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE:
Two years’ college from an accredited college or university in Social Work, Criminal Justice, Sociology, or a related field,
and
two years progressively responsible experience in a court system or probation, parole, social casework or counseling with at least six months’ experience working in The Salvation Army Corrections Program,
or
any equivalent combination of training and experience which provides the required knowledge, skills, and abilities.
Qualified candidates send resume and cover letter to: Director of Misdemeanant Corrections Robert Shoemaker at robert.shoemaker@uss.salvationarmy.org