Job Details

Requisition Number 10100 CN9SFDVF 011218
Post Date 1/12/2018
Title Shelter Worker
Posted Salary $12.00
City Beaverton
State OR
Description Location: Veterans and Family Center
Department: Operations
Position Title: Front Desk
Status: Non-Exempt PT (24)
Posted Wage: $12.00 per hour


To apply online:

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

Please note: Resume and complete job application are required. Please be aware a job application is not considered complete unless it is dated and signed by the applicant. Incomplete job applications cannot be accepted.

To apply in person, go to The Salvation Army Veterans and Family Center 14825 SW Farmington Rd, Beaverton, OR 97007. Please bring cover letter, resume and complete the application provided to you. Incomplete job applications cannot be accepted.

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 Ms. Gende will coordinate your accommodation request with personnel at the local address specified in paragraph two above.

If you have questions about this position, please contact Brice Shelton at or call 503-731-3940 Mr. Shelton is the sole point of contact for questions about this position.

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

Benefits offered
• Posted Wage: $12.00 per hour
• Paid sick leave
• Paid vacation
Requirements Position Description
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:
None Required
2. Work/Professional Experience:
Education and/or work experience commensurate with the duties and responsibilities required
Scope of Position:
Treating all those receiving services with dignity and understanding, the worker implements the rules of the programs fairly and equitably.
1. The ability to work with people of diverse backgrounds and circumstances.
2. Must possess the self-discipline necessary to perform repetitive tasks without lowering quality of work.
3. Must adhere to all Salvation Army and Veterans center policies and procedures.
4. Must maintain the integrity of confidential communications or activities.
5. Must maintain professional, courteous and cooperative manner with all THQ, DHQ and Field personnel, clients, co-workers and outside contacts and demonstrate respect and a positive attitude toward them at all times.
6. Must be a team player, take initiative and be flexible in assisting others and to the best of the employee’s ability, ensure accurate and timely work objectives.
7. 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.
The individual should have crisis intervention and non-violent mediation skills

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities Required:
Have office and people skills. The front desk is the hub of the facility the worker will need to be alert and ready to do multiple tasks.
Familiar with office equipment, telephone, fax, copier and computer, lotus notes, bridges program.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:
The ability to speak and read the English Language. The individual should have crisis intervention and non-violent mediation skills. The individual needs great people skills making all fill very welcome and cared for. 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. The individual must show respect for other employees, associates, and clients, and the goals and objectives of The Salvation Army

The ability to follow direction and daily task as well as maintain a self-motivated and self-directed schedule. Able to address multiple projects in a time-sensitive manner.
Pass on information in a timely correct manner.
Keep good records on the day to day coming and going of all.

Physical Requirements:
While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to sit; use hand to finger, hand, or feel objects, tools, or controls; to talk or hear; reach with hands and arms; stand, bend squat, climb, kneel, and twist on an intermittent or sometimes continuous basis. Must occasionally lift and move up to 50 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision and distance vision. Work outdoors occasionally, sometimes in inclement weather.

Working Conditions:
Works on many projects at once with interruptions and noise from ringing telephones, printers, copiers, and walk-in traffic, multiple deadlines, and competing priorities. Frequent phone and in-person contact with people from diverse backgrounds who may be angry, hostile, confused, or frustrated.
Organizes projects, sets priorities, calculates, catalogues, inspects, analyzes, plans, comprehends, and cooperates with others, etc.

1. Provide inside and outside security and safety of the building, as well as the Clients. Using the cameras and locked front door to make this happen.
2. Know and consistently and fairly enforce facility rules.
3. Maintain ongoing professional relationship in all interpersonal contacts. Mediate or help to direct clients that have problems.
4. Maintain all program materials in an appropriate manner.
5. Secures assigned front desk keys.
Familiarize yourself with, and follow, all The Salvation Army policies
6. Familiarize yourself with client/house rules.
7. Receive and route inquiries and messages, inter-office notes and program materials as appropriate.
8. Refer clients to appropriate staff when they present a need.
9. Assist other staff to get program objectives done.
10. Fill out and maintain front desk paper work.
11. Familiarize yourself with front desk policy and procedures.
12. Must remain awake and alert at all times while on the job for the safety and security of the clients.
13. Check in new clients.
14. Keep the front desk clean.
15. Check in any visitors.
16. Answer the phone and rout callers or take massages.
17. Help keep the calendar for staff and outside agent’s working in the facility.
18. Report all concerns and incidents to supervisor.
19. When requested by your supervisor, participate as a member of the Veterans & Family Center Safety Committee.
Other –
1. Attend all staff meetings assigned.
2. Performs any other duties as assigned.

Work with minimum supervision and work involves a high degree of independence.
May be required to make independent decisions that may involve unique or unusual situations and/or complex issues and dealing with demanding requests and / or timelines.

This position has access to confidential and private information. It is essential that confidentiality and privacy be observed.

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.

Qualified individuals must be able to perform the essential 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 physical 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.

It is expected that each employee be familiar with The Salvation Army Western Territory Handbook for Employees. Questions regarding its contents can be directed toward the immediate supervisor of the Divisional Director of Human Resources.

The Salvation Army does have a dress code. This will be shared with you at the time of employment.

In any position with The Salvation Army, 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, dependability and a cooperative spirit are crucial characteristics of the person who holds this important position and for the successful operation of Salvation Army services.

The Salvation Army reserves the right to revise or change job duties and responsibilities as the need arises. Its facilities and vehicles provide a smoke and drug free work environment for all employees and volunteers.
  • Equal Opportunity Employer/Protected Veterans/Individuals with Disabilities.
  • Please view Equal Employment Opportunity Posters provided by OFCCP here.
  • 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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