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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 9/14/2017

Jacksonville Area Command

Full Time Director of Social Services

Plans, directs, coordinates, supervises, and monitors the administration of all social service programs within the department including but not limited to crisis intervention counseling, transitional living accommodations, emergency services as well as financial, food, clothing, and furniture assistance.  Services include Social Services, Shelter Operations, Emergency Disaster Services, Food Service Department, and Volunteer Services. Supervises all department staff and ensure work is in compliance with established policies and procedures; develops, implements, and enhances programs to effectively meet the needs of the community; administers the department budget and secures funding for programs; writes grants proposals and ensures program operations are in compliance with contract agreements; serves as leader in the community by performing public speaking and promoting program services.
  • Designs and supervises the administration of all social service programs to include emergency shelters, family crisis intervention, transitional living shelters, domestic violence shelters, etc.; develops, implements, and enforces program policies and procedures; evaluates program effectiveness and develops enhancements to improve overall operations and delivery of services.
  • Supervises, plans, assigns, coordinates and monitors the work of all staff working for the Social Services Department; instructs and trains staff in the proper methods and procedures; monitors work in progress and upon completion to ensure compliance with established policies and procedures; conducts performance evaluations and provides hiring/firing and salary recommendations.
  • Supervises, reviews, monitors, and audits all program records and client files; ensures the accuracy, completeness, and confidentiality of the same as well as compliance with established policies and procedures.
  • Supervises and monitors the maintenance of social service buildings and equipment; ensures facilities are well maintained and in compliance with local, state, and federal regulations.
  • Administers the FEMA program and all other rent and utility assistance programs; ensures program operations are in compliance with established policies and procedures.
  • Supervises and monitors the processing of all gifts-in-kind including food, clothing, furniture, transportation, and prescriptions.
  • Coordinates and monitors The Salvation Army purchases from the food bank; ensures that all program kitchens serve nutritional meals.
  • Writes and submits grant proposals for social service programs; processes and implements contracts upon approval; ensures that department operations are in compliance with contract restrictions.
  • Prepares and proposes departmental budget; reviews budget regularly to track funding and expenditures in order to determine compliance with budget projections and constraints.
  • Supervises and monitors the day-to-day operations of the departmental office staff; develops and secures necessary office equipment and resources; supervises the development and maintenance of computer systems.
  • Serves as official Salvation Army staff representative to the NEFLAC Advisory Board Meetings and related Advisory Board Committees and Advisory Councils in outlying counties.
  • Represents the Agency in complex negotiations with federal, state, city representatives.
  • Provides 24-hour on-call coverage.
  • Develops and administers a volunteer staffing program networked through existing community affiliates.
  • Supervises, coordinates and monitors various special and seasonal projects such as Christmas, Thanksgiving, summer camps, college intern programs, etc.
  • Reviews and monitors monthly statistics representing department services; ensures the accuracy and completeness of the same.
  • Researches and prepares various departmental reports for internal use as well as those required by grant contracts, United Way, utility companies, etc.
  • Plans and facilitates staff meetings for all employees; assists employees in resolving operational problems and respond to questions; ensures all employees maintain awareness of program policies and procedures.
  • Performs community relations functions to promote programs by speaking to groups and coordinating volunteer efforts; serves as The Salvation Army representative with the media; serves as member of various community agency boards as requested; serves as liaison to the United Way.
  • Prepares bank deposits in accordance with the established Office / Program Monetary Procedures.
  • Signs an acknowledgement form agreeing to follow all policies that apply to this position as outlined in the established Office / Program Monetary Procedures.
  • Ensures spiritual components of programs are in line with the mission of The Salvation Army while maintaining contractual compliance.

  • May perform crisis intervention counseling for walk-in clients focusing of the immediate problem and assessing the situation, determining their motivation for help, and designating appropriate resources for referral for short term and/or long term counseling and additional services in the absence of staff employees.
  • Attends professional conferences and seminars and reads professional journals to maintain awareness of modern and effective social service program development/administration techniques.
  • Interacts with media as assigned by Area Commander.
  • Ensures coordination of volunteers within related program areas.
  • Develops and maintains procedural manuals for all social service programs.
  • Performs other related work as required.

  • Demonstrated leadership competencies such as developing and implementing vision, direction, leading by example and championing innovation, strategic and systems planning, program development, interpersonal communications, and supporting the community
  • Grant writing ability.
  • Ability for public speaking.

 Bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university in the social services or human services field,
Five years progressively responsible experience administering social service programs with at least two years in a supervisory capacity,
any equivalent combination of training and experience which provides the required knowledge, skills, and abilities.
Qualified candidates please send your resume to HR Director Barry Grieve at barry.grieve@uss.salvationarmy.org.

Full Time Preschool Assistant Teacher

JOB SUMMARY: Provides preschool services for children including personal care, hygiene, learning and development activities and specialized programs; assists with planning and teaching pre-school classes; Assists in maintaining records; maintains cleanliness and orderliness of child care property.

  • Provides constant care for the needs of the children in an efficient, clean, loving, safe, secure, and healthy manner.
  • Helps to develops and implement 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.
  • Helps to determine 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 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 age appropriate standards.

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,
any equivalent combination of training and experience which provides the required knowledge, skills, and abilities.

Qualified candidates please send a resume to Assistant Childcare Director Jackie Brooks at jackie.brooks@uss.salvationarmy.org

Full Time Administrative Assistant

POSITION SUMMARY: Relieves a department head or administrative level officer of administrative detail and administration operations, functions, and duties; performs advanced, complex, and often confidential administrative work with a broad scope of responsibilities; prepares advanced and technical reports and spreadsheets from start to finish; coordinates information and arrangements for meetings and seminars; responds to inquiries regarding departmental operations and ensures the office runs smoothly while the supervisor is absent; may serve as a lead worker to one or two clerical employees.

  • Composes, prepares and/or types a wide variety of paperwork including that of a confidential, complex, and/or technical nature with limited supervision and direction such as correspondence, programs, newsletters, statistics, budgets, invoices, notices, bulletins, agendas, schedules, minutes, manuals, etc.; records minutes of meetings and distributes the same to all those concerned; ensures the accuracy, completeness, and timeliness of the same.
  • Coordinates and processes a wide range of administrative responsibilities associated with the preparation and administration of Salvation Army conferences, councils, camps, seminars, and special meetings; prepares and processes forms, agreements, invitations, registrations, schedules, assignments, travel, lodging, and meeting room arrangements; develops and prepares correspondence, reports, programs, booklets, pamphlets, audio-visual transparencies, graphs, charts, lists, and hand-outs; may attend conference to provide administrative support and to ensure that arrangements are in order before, during and after the event.
  • Assists with Salvation Army special events to include kettles, Angel Tree, Toy Shop, Summer Camp, etc; this may include administrative detail, assistance in planning, leading, participating as needed/directed.
  • Receives and processes registrations, applications, checks, and/or memberships in an accurate and timely manner; records pertinent information in accordance with established procedures; prepares correspondence acknowledging the receipt and processing of the same.
  • Processes invoices for payment; receives and processes checks to pay bills; maintains appropriate back-up paperwork in files and ensures that payments are made in an accurate and timely manner.
  • Processes and receipts checks, legacy, and donated monies; receives, sorts and submits checks for further processing in a timely manner; maintains accountability and security of checks.
  • Prepares and monitors all statistical information as requested and enters into Citrix.
  • Photocopies and/or shreds a variety of items including correspondence, forms, report and documents.
  • Receives and responds to questions or problems regarding the office operation; researches information in order to provide information or resolve problems in a timely manner.
  • Performs a variety of administrative work associated with special projects (Cel. Chefs); processes correspondence and special documents; ensures the accuracy and completeness of the same before submitting for approval and signatures.
  • Researches, compiles, interprets, and summarizes information for various reports, spreadsheets, surveys, and special projects; researches files, accounts, records, etc. to resolve problems and/or correct documented information; informs appropriate people of discoveries.
  • Serves as a liaison for other departments and/or other divisions seeking information or services from the department head; responds to questions, researches and provides specific and general information based on the knowledge of the department operations; ensures the accuracy, completeness and timeliness to all information provided; maintains the confidential nature of the position.
  • Prepares and maintains records, databases, books, logs, lists, etc. in an accurate, complete, and timely manner; updates, posts and indexes information and enters data into the computer to maintain records; researches files to locate specific information found in documents, correspondence, lists, forms, etc.
  • Develops and maintains a filing system of a variety of correspondence, forms, cards, records, reports, and documents; maintains and utilizes the bring-up filing system; purges files to obtain and update information; ensures the files are maintained in an organized and efficient manner.
  • Types correspondence and/or minutes in an accurate and timely manner; may attend meetings and records minutes.
  • Answers telephone in a courteous and tactful manner; schedules appointments; greets and assists employees and people from outside The Salvation Army; provides accurate and complete information regarding the office operations and/or services; attempts to resolve complaints in a calm, courteous, and tactful manner.
  • Receives, procures, opens and distributes mail in an accurate and timely manner; ensures that all mail received is forwarded to the appropriate person and/or destination; collects and prepares outgoing mail.
  • Obtains and applies correct labels to items to be mailed; distributes information regarding The Salvation Army's services, programs, conferences, seminars, etc. in an accurate and timely manner; compiles mailing lists and ensures the accuracy and completeness of the same.
  • Orders office supplies, promotional items, gifts, and publications and ensures that the office supply inventory is maintained at a level to meet the needs of the department; prepares purchase requisitions and orders equipment and other special items required for the office operations; reviews office supply catalogs for desired items and ensures items are ordered at an economical price when possible.
  • Coordinates arrangements for routine meetings; ensures that meeting rooms are properly set-up and cleaned before and after meetings; purchases food and drink as necessary.
  • Assist CWM with employee recognition service, birthdays, and Christmas luncheon, as well as, the annual Board Auxiliary Christmas luncheon and the oversight of in-kind gifts.
EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE: Two year degree or college coursework,
four years progressively responsible experience performing administrative work in a general office,
any equivalent combination of training and experience which provides the required knowledge, skills, and abilities.

Qualified candidates please send a resume to Human Resources Director Barry Grieve at barry.grieve@uss.salvationarmy.org