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Caregiver (Saturday and Sunday)

Company: The Salvation Army USA Western Territory
Location: Spokane
Posted on: May 3, 2024

Job Description:

DescriptionMISSION 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 to meet human needs in His name without discrimination.
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.* Blood borne pathogen/HIV training.* De-escalation and restraint training.* TB test.* Food Handlers permit* Child Safety 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 riding along, or walking children to destinations.* All other duties as assigned.
PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS: * 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).

A generous benefits package is included with full-time positions: paid holidays, vacation time, sick time, and medical, vision, and dental insurance.
Health Insurance: Low bi-weekly premiums for employee-only coverage, Kaiser HMO for those residing in a Kaiser service area, Anthem EPO/PPO is available for those residing outside a Kaiser service area. Voluntary +1 and +family coverage at additional cost. Delta Dental DHMO and DPPO dental insurance are offered.
Life and Voluntary Options. An employer-paid life insurance policy covers employees. Voluntary supplemental life, short-term and long-term disability plans are available.
Retirement Plans: Employer-funded Money Purchase Pension Plan (Defined Contribution Plan) 50% vested at five years eligible service time. Plus, an employee-funded voluntary 403(b) option.
Parental Leave: The benefit is 40 hours of Paid Leave for qualifying events.
Sick Leave: 12 days of Sick Leave annually accruing from day one, eligible for use after three months' service time.
Paid Vacation:

  • Two weeks annually, accruing from day one, for non-exempt positions.
  • Four weeks annually, accruing from day one, for exempt positions.
  • Accrued vacation is eligible for use after six months' service time.

    Paid Holidays: 13 designated holidays + 1 floating holiday per year
    The Salvation Army will comply with all governmental orders and any contractual obligations relative to COVID-19 safety measures, including mandatory vaccination of staff, if required. The Salvation Army will consider requests for exemptions from any such requirements on either religious or medical grounds.
    Equal Employment Opportunity Employer. Minorities/Women/Veterans/People with Disabilities.Qualifications
    Experience1 years: Successful experience working with children. (required)1 years: Work successfully with the challenging behaviors of children in care. (required)

    Equal 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)

Keywords: The Salvation Army USA Western Territory, Spokane , Caregiver (Saturday and Sunday), Healthcare , Spokane, Washington

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