$17 an hour
Shift & Schedule
Full Job Description
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 to meet human needs in His name without discrimination.
The Salvation Army is an Equal Opportunity Employer: Minorities/Women/Veterans/Disabled.
This site maybe under a federal contract in the future that follows the vaccination mandate requirements. Vaccination paperwork will be requested during the completion of onboarding tasks prior the role’s start date.
SCOPE OF POSITION:
Caregivers working in Sally’s House are caring for children in emergency situations for children 2 to 12 years of age that are removed from their home due to abuse, neglect, abandonment or criminal activity. They provide a caring, safe and loving home for up to 20 children at one time.
KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES REQUIRED:
- Be at least twenty-one years old.
- Have a high school diploma or GED.
- Have at least one year of successful experience working with children.
- Have the skills and abilities to work successfully with the challenging behaviors of children in care.
- Have effective communication and problem-solving skills.
- Be able to pass a DSHS criminal background check and a Salvation Army Child Safety background check.
- Be free from communicable diseases as indicated by a TB screening.
- Be emotionally mature and stable in order to provide consistency, structure, and nurturing.
- CPR/First Aid training.
- Bloodborne pathogen/HIV training.
- De-escalation and restraint training.
- TB test.
- Food Handlers permit
- Child Safety Training
- May be required to drive TSA fleet vehicles, and if so:
o Have valid WA Driver License, pass a Motor Vehicle background check and driver training
- Monthly staff meeting attendance & trainings.
- Training Tracks – required readings & reports for one year.
- Have uninhibited physical mobility in bending and lifting up to 30 pounds.
- Be capable of auditory and visual supervision of children.
- Be able to verbally and physically interact with the children in care.
- Sally’s House operates 365 days per year; employees are required to work holidays.
- High personal standards of cleanliness and thoroughness.
- Be available to be on-call to cover other shifts during the week.
ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
- Function as a team member.
- Follow all policies and procedures as outlined in the policies and procedures handbook.
- Follow all Child Safety policies and procedures.
- Communicate program needs & children’s needs to supervisors.
- Directly supervise children in care.
- Provide consistency and structure.
- Actively lead & participate in the children’s daily activities, including bathing, meal times, sports activities, learning activities, swimming, field trips & tutoring.
- Follow posted schedules unless directed otherwise by a supervisor.
- Document children’s daily activities.
- Model appropriate social and interpersonal behaviors for the children.
- Assist the children in identifying and meeting their physical needs.
- Follow guidelines for the discipline of children, including proper implementation of the behavior management program.
- Offer guidance to the children as needed.
- Clean the facility when needed.
- Do laundry when needed.
- Assist with snow removal when necessary.
- Serve food to the children at meal times and snack times.
- Report allegations of abuse/neglect to a supervisor and to CPS within 24 hours.
- Make sure that the facility remains secure by keeping windows and doors locked and by reporting any security concerns.
- Contribute to a positive morale in the program.
- Develop positive, professional relationships with coworkers.
- Support new employees and practicum students by helping them understand the program and policies, and procedures.
- Assist children in going to appointments and school as needed by driving, riding along, or walking children to destinations.
- All other duties as assigned.
- Ability to sit, walk, stand, bend, squat, climb, kneel, and twist on an intermittent or continuous basis.
- Ability to grasp, push, pull objects such as files, file cabinet drawers, automobile doors and reach overhead.
- Ability to operate a telephone.
- Ability to operate a desktop computer.
- Ability to access and produce information from a computer.
- Ability to understand written information.
- Ability to lift and carry 25-40 pounds on a regular basis (example: moving infant/child car seats in/out of vehicle).
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