Social Services Worker
The Salvation Army, an internationally recognized non-profit, faith-based organization, has a job opening for a Social Service Worker in the Potomac Division, Hampton Roads Area Command 19th Street Men’s Shelter.
Provides social service assistance to eligible clients in the following areas: food, lodging, clothing, and financial assistance; interviews clients to determine need and eligibility to receive services; prepares accurate and complete client records; refers clients to community agencies and maintains effective working relationships with the same; ensures compliance with program policies and procedures.
Education and Experience:
Two years of college coursework from an accredited college or university in Social Work, Behavioral Science, or a related field,
Two years’ experience working in a social or public service environment with experience assisting the public,
Any equivalent combination of training and experience which provides the required knowledge, skills, and abilities.
Knowledge, Skills and Abilities
Knowledge of the principles and practices of social service case management.
Knowledge of social service resources and agencies in the community.
Knowledge of effective communication and motivation practices.
Ability to develop program plans and goals based on client's needs.
Ability to evaluate the client's progress toward program goals.
Ability to work with the public encompassing all types of behaviors.
Ability to interview clients and to obtain pertinent information.
Ability to prepare and maintain accurate and complete case notes and client records.
Ability to plan, organize, and prioritize work in order to accomplish work in compliance with quality standards and deadlines.
Ability to build and maintain effective and professional working relationships with clients and community agencies.
Mental and Physical Abilities
Ability to meet attendance requirements.
Ability to read, write, and communicate the English language.
Ability to perform mathematical calculations.
Ability to type and keypunch information into a computer.
Ability to sort and file documents alphabetically and numerically.
Ability to operate various general office equipment including a telephone, typewriter, computer, and adding machine.
Limited amount of physical effort required associated with walking, standing, lifting and carrying light objects (less than 25 lbs.) 5-10% of work time.
Duties are usually performed seated. Sitting may be relieved by brief or occasional periods of standing or walking.
Work is performed in a normal office environment where there are little or no physical discomforts associated with changes in weather or discomforts associated with noise, dust, dirt, and the like.
All employees recognize that The Salvation Army is a church and agree that they will do nothing as an employee of The Salvation Army to undermine its religious mission.
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*Application Submittal Period: July 5, 2022 - July 19, 2022
All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, or protected veteran status and will not be discriminated against on the basis of disability.
Equal Opportunity Employer Minorities/Women/Veterans/Disabled
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We appreciate your interest in employment opportunities with The Salvation Army!
- Job Family PMC-NON-EXEMPT
- Job Function Social Services
- Pay Type Hourly
- Min Hiring Rate $13.03
- Max Hiring Rate $16.29
- Required Education Equivalent Experience
- 203 W 19th St, Norfolk, VA 23517, USA