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Evangeline’s House Program Operations Specialist ($14 per Hour)

The Salvation Army

This is a Full-time position in Spokane, WA posted June 13, 2021.

DescriptionMISSION STATEMENTThe 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 to meet human needs in His name without discrimination.The Salvation Army is an Equal Opportunity Employer: Minorities/Women/Veterans/Disabled.SCOPE OF POSITION :Program Operations Specialists working in Evangeline’s House and provide temporary shelter, care, compassion, meals, and supervision for up to six Washington State Foster Care youth (12-17 years) and emerging adults (18-20 years) in emergency placement situations for a maximum of 30 days while awaiting placement.

Program Operations Specialists receive their direction from the Lead Program Operations Specialists and Program Management.KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES REQUIRED :
· 21 years of age
· Have a high school diploma or GED
· One year of successful experience working with youth
· Pass a Criminal Background Check
· Pass a DSHS Background Check
· Be emotionally mature and stable in order to provide consistency, structure, and nurturing.
· CPR/First Aid training
· Blood borne pathogen/HIV training
· De-escalation and restraint training
· Produce a recent negative TB test
· Food Handlers permit
· Valid Driver’s License with clear driving record
· Successfully complete TSA Driver Training
· Capable of auditory and visual supervision; verbally and physically interact with children in care
· Possess skills/abilities to successfully work with the challenging behaviors of youth in care
· Effective communication and problem-solving skills
· High personal standards of cleanliness and thoroughness
· Be available to be on-call to cover other shifts during the week; some HolidaysESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES :
· Attend monthly staff meetings & trainings
· Training Tracts – required readings & reports for one year
· Work well within a team
· Communicate program needs & client needs to supervisors
· Directly supervise youth in care
· Be able to communicate effectively with professional agencies and administration
· Actively lead, participate in the client’s daily activities including, mealtimes, sports activities, learning activities, swimming, field trips & tutoring
· Follow posted schedules unless directed otherwise by a supervisor
· Document client’s daily activities
· Model appropriate social and interpersonal behaviors for youth in care
· Assist youth in identifying and meeting their physical needs
· Follow and ensure compliance of all Child Safety policies and procedures
· Ensure HIPPA.

WAC guidelines, contract, licensing and local policy and procedures compliance
· Properly implement behavior management (de-escalation and restraint)
· Comply with youth disciplinary guidelines
· Offer guidance to the youth as needed
· Clean the facility when needed
· Do laundry when needed
· Assist with snow removal when necessary
· Serve food to the youth at mealtimes, as well as provide snacks throughout the day
· Maintain facility security by ensuring windows and doors are locked; report any security concerns Contribute to a positive morale in the program
· Develop positive, professional relationships with coworkers
· Accompany youth to school and appointments as needed (driving, riding or walking)
· Assist as needed in conducting intakes and discharges
· Assist as needed in communicating with the program manager and assistant program manager about their shift
· Assist as needed in communicating with DCYF social workers concerning guest in the program
· Assist as needed in filling out the shift log at the end of each shift
· All other duties as assignedPHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS:
· Sit, walk, stand, bend, squat, climb, kneel, and twist on an intermittent or continuous basis
· Grasp, push, pull, objects such as files, file cabinet drawers, carts, doors, and reach overhead
· Operate a telephone
· Operate a desktop computer
· Access and produce information from a computer
· Understand written information
· Ability to lift/carry up to 50 lbs.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 meet the physical requirements of the position.

The Salvation Army will attempt to satisfy requests as long as the accommodation needed is a reasonable and no undue hardship would result.QualificationsEducationRequired+ High School or Equivalent or betterExperienceRequired+ Pass Criminal and DSHS Background Checks+ 1 year: Successful experience working with youthEqual Opportunity Employer/Protected Veterans/Individuals with DisabilitiesThe 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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