Job Details

Requisition Number 10103 052120 CN9SSHWOPG
Post Date 5/21/2020
Title Social Service
Posted Salary $15.00
City Portland
State OR
Description Location: Salvation Army Female Emergency Shelter (SAFES)
Position Title: Shelter Receptionist – Graveyard
Status: Non-Exempt, Part-Time (16, 24)
Posted Wage: $15.00 per hour

CLOSES: 05.26.2020


Please upload resume and complete the job application provided; incomplete applications will not be considered.

Please note: A resume and completed job application are required to complete the application process. A job application is not considered complete unless a resume is provided, and the application is dated and signed by the job applicant. Incomplete applications cannot be accepted.

To apply in person go to The Salvation Army Female Emergency Shelter (SAFES) 30 SW 2nd Avenue Portland, OR 97204. Please bring a resume and complete the application provided to you. Incomplete job applications cannot be accepted.

If you have questions about this position, please contact Kristi Bugge at Kristi.Bugge@usw.salvationarmy.org or call (971) 202-5359. Kristi Bugge is the sole point of contact for questions about this position.

If you would like to request a reasonable accommodation, such as the modification or adjustment of the job application process or interviewing process due to a disability, please call 503.794.3206 or email Denise.Gende@usw.salvationarmy.org. Ms. Gende will coordinate your accommodation request with personnel at the local address specified above.


An Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer-
EOE of Females/Minorities/Vets/Disability

Benefits offered
•Posted Wage: $15.00/hr
•Paid sick leave
•Paid vacation leave

Job Req 10103 052120 CN9SSHWOPG

Requirements Position Description

Job Title: Shelter Receptionist

Work Location: SAFE Shelter, 30 SW 2nd Ave., Portland, OR 97204

Employment Status: Part-Time Non-Exempt
Hourly wage: $15
Schedule: Graveyard Shift (10pm—6:30am)

Reports to: Executive Director

The Salvation Army Mission Statement:
The Salvation Army, an international movement, is an evangelical part of the universal Christian Church. Its message is based on the Bible. Its ministry is motivated by the love of God. Its mission is to preach the gospel of Jesus Christ and to meet human needs in His name without discrimination.

Education and Work Experience:
1. Education: High School Diploma required. B.S. in Social Work/Human Services preferred.
2. Work/Professional Experience: 1 year work experience in transitional housing program, shelter, security, or caregiving. Training and/or relevant experience with people who are experiencing and/or have a history of mental health challenges, intimate partner violence, substance abuse recovery, homelessness, and knowledge of non-violent crisis milieu management is preferred. Knowledge of Portland Metro based housing and community resources for adult women experiencing homelessness is a plus.


General duties:
• Greet residents, volunteers, donors and deliveries
• Answer main phone line
• Monitor the front door for safety and security
• Occasional sweeping and mopping
• Provide refreshments for residents
• Foster a peaceful, dignified community environment for program participants.
• Attend all-staff meetings once a month
• Perform other duties as assigned.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities Required:
The candidate must have the capacity to serve diverse people in a culturally sensitive and non-discriminatory manner. The successful candidate will demonstrate good oral communication skills. Basic computer skills are necessary for emailing. The individual hired for this position cannot participate in any form of substance abuse or show evidence of abuse while performing their duties or while present on Salvation Army property.

Nondiscrimination:
The successful candidate for this position will acknowledge and support the faith-based mission and vision of The Salvation Army and its volunteers while fully implementing governmental and public sector funding and fair housing non-discrimination policies.

Physical Requirements:
Position may require long periods of sitting at a desk using a computer and telephone.
Must be able to walk, sit, stand, and bend, on an intermittent or sometimes continuous basis. Must be able to use stairs. Must occasionally lift and move up to 25 lbs.

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to sit; use hands to finger, hand or feel objects, tools or controls; to talk or hear; reach with hands and arms. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision and distance vision.

Working Conditions:

Must be able to work with minimal supervision and be comfortable working with a high degree of independence. May be required to make independent decisions that may involve unique or unusual situations and/or complex issues.

This position has access to confidential and private information. It is essential that confidentiality and privacy be observed. An understanding of professional boundaries is required.

Miscellaneous:
The Salvation Army does have a dress code, which will be shared with the successful candidate at the time of employment.

The candidate chosen for this position will be required to pass a criminal history information check. Conviction of a crime will not automatically preclude employment. The circumstances involved in the conviction(s) will be considered.

As with any employment position, it is impossible to predict the many requests and assignments that can and will be made on an employee. This is the case with this position. Flexibility and a cooperative spirit are crucial characteristics of the person who holds this important position and for the successful operation of The Salvation Army services. The Salvation Army reserves the right to revise or change job duties and responsibilities as the need arises. The Salvation Army's facilities a smoke and drug free work environment for all employees and volunteers.

Qualified individuals must be able to perform the duties of the position with or without accommodation. A qualified person with a disability may request a modification or adjustment to the job or work environment in order to meet the requirements of the position. The Salvation Army will attempt to satisfy requests as long as the accommodation needed is reasonable and no undue hardship would result.
  • Equal Opportunity Employer/Protected Veterans/Individuals with Disabilities.
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  • The contractor will not discharge or in any other manner discriminate against employees or applicants because they have inquired about, discussed, or disclosed their own pay or the pay of another employee or applicant. However, employees who have access to the compensation information of other employees or applicants as a part of their essential job functions cannot disclose the pay of other employees or applicants to individuals who do not otherwise have access to compensation information, unless the disclosure is (a) in response to a formal complaint or charge, (b) in furtherance of an investigation, proceeding, hearing, or action, including an investigation conducted by the employer, or (c) consistent with the contractor's legal duty to furnish information. 41 CFR 60-1.35(c)
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