The Salvation Army Client Ambassador in Anaheim, California
11145 Client Ambassador (Driver) - Orange County
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.
Under direction of the Site Supervisor, the Ambassador is responsible for helping transform the lives of our homeless residents by ensuring the well-being and safety of our residents, performing light maintenance and housekeeping, assist with intake process
and front desk responsibilities. There are three shifts including some with weekend time. Exact duties vary by shift.
- Well-being of Residents
• Using a trauma informed care approach to help our residents transform their lives
• Use conflict resolution and de-escalation communication strategies with residents displaying disruptive behavior.
• Assist in serving food to residents.
• Refer residents to Case Managers as needed.
- Security of Residents and Facility
• Patrol buildings and grounds hourly to ensure safety of all guests. Check all doors, gates and perimeter.
• Notify Residents if their actions don’t meet facility guidelines.
- Assist in Light Housekeeping and Maintenance
• Change and launder bedding and towels.
• Sweep and mop resident rooms and dining hall as needed; empty trash.
• Clean Restrooms and Laundry Room as needed and keep restrooms supplied.
• Help maintain grounds for safety and cleanliness.
- Front Desk
• Provide welcoming environment by monitoring desk, answering shelter phone and perform intake duties of assigned shift.
• Complete required data entry on Salvation Army software.
• Drive residents to various resources and appointments throughout Orange County.
• Help guests move into permanent housing or housing appointments as needed
• Assist in maintaining vehicles with cleaning and routine maintenance as needed.
• Maintain mileage record in each vehicle.
• Submit gas receipts and maintenance records.
Ability to walk, stand, bend, squat, climb, kneel and twist on an intermittent or sometimes continuous basis. Ability to grasp, push, pull objects such as files, file cabinet drawers, and reach overhead. Ability to operate computer, fax and telephone. Ability
to lift up to 25 lbs. Ability to work out-of-doors 50% of the time. Pet friendly shelter.
High School Graduate or GED with 1year work experience.
If in recovery, must have a sobriety minimum of one year.
Experience in or basic knowledge of mental health, homelessness and/or addictions fields preferred.
Criminal background check is required.
MVR (motor vehicle record) check is required.
Basic literacy and computer skills.
CPR and First Aid certification must be obtained in one month of start date.
SKILLS, KNOWLEDGE, & ABILITIES
Ability to exercise sound judgment in carrying out assignments independently.
Good time management skills.
Good oral and written communication skills.
Strong sense of workplace ethics and understanding of confidentiality protocols.
Ability to answer telephone, greet visitors, and interact with clients and other staff members in a courteous, professional, respectful manner.
Ability to effectively use office equipment (fax and copies).
Proactively identify vehicular maintenance
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