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Shelter Monitor

Overview
The Salvation Army shelter located in Alton, Illinois, is looking for a part-time, 24 hours per week, Shelter Monitor. This position comes with benefits such as holiday pay, vacation time, sick time, and is eligible for participation in the company provided pension plan. Starting pay will be $8.63 an hour.
Position Summary: Maintain shelter security. Perform related duties to maintain control and assist homeless clients in the shelter. Each monitor is responsible for his/her shift. Position is expected to comply with and meet The Salvation Army, Federal, State and Local policies and standards.
Responsibilities
1. Monitor clients to maintain control and assure safety of clients in building and on grounds.
2. Enforce resident policies and procedures.3. Accomplish intake interviews on all clients including police clearance and convey thorough explanation of policies and procedures.4. Assign beds for lodging, and give out bed linens as needed.5. Inventory, issue and record client medications.6. Make shelter journal log entries of incidents during the shift, and read the previous entries at the beginning of the shift.7. Record statistics of attendance at house meetings and maintain client roster list.
This job description should not be interpreted as an all inclusive list. It is intended to identify the essential duties and requirements of the position. Employee will follow other instructions, and perform other related duties, as may be required by his/her supervisor.
Qualifications
High School Diploma or equivalent diploma with one year work experience or two years work experience without a diploma. Higher education in psychology, social work, criminal justice or other related field is a plus. Must be a team player, a self-starter, and perform well with minimum supervision. Good communication skills as well as an ability to work with diverse and challenging personalities are essential. Computer skills are desirable.
Physical and Work Environment Requirements: Must be capable of performing the above essential duties in an office environment to include: using a computer, answering phones, etc. Most work will be indoors in a temperature-controlled environment.
The Salvation Army Central Territory does not participate in unemployment compensation programs. The Salvation Army, as a church, is exempt from participation in federal and state unemployment insurance programs.
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