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The Salvation Army Housing Operations Specialist- Weekend Part Time (Stepping Stones Emergency Shelter) in Spokane, Washington



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.


  • Two years of education and/or two years’ experience in social services

  • Two years education and two years of experience can be substituted for bachelor's degree

  • Experience working with low-income and vulnerable people

  • Case management skills for on-going support and advocacy

  • Ability to empathize with and advocate for low-income and vulnerable people

  • Maintain confidentiality with personal information

  • Knowledge of social services and local resources preferred

  • Knowledge or experience working with homeless/low-income families

  • Have excellent interpersonal skills, with emphasis on working effectively in a team

  • Able to make decisions based on policies and procedures manual

  • Proficient in typing, organizing, and filing

  • Possess working knowledge of budgeting

  • Able to multi-task and work in a team

  • Understand and demonstrate crisis management skills

  • Self-motivated; ability to work with minimal supervision

  • Communicate effectively, both written and orally, with Program Manager and other staff

  • Property management preferred

  • Have (or obtain within 30 days of employment) First Aid & CPR card

  • Completed (or obtain within 30 days of employment) Blood-borne Pathogens course

  • Negative TB test every two years

  • Pass a criminal background check

  • Microsoft Word, Excel, Access and Publisher require, Microsoft PowerPoint, helpful

  • Working knowledge of database applications and ability to use new software programs


  • Provide support to the participants living in Stepping Stones and Family Shelter

  • Maintain complete program documentation for the participant

  • Conduct move-ins and move-outs from the program

  • Oversee office/records management, case management, data collection and reporting

  • Survey monthly incomes; calculate Area Median Income, Average Gross Income and fees

  • Assist participants in identifying and achieving goals

  • Teach/Facilitate at least one monthly Life Skills Class

  • Answer a multi-line phone system

  • Enter data accurately and promptly into multiple databases and spreadsheets

  • Help participants find emergency services (food, clothing, furnishings, transportation, etc.)

  • Assist current and past participants with support services as funding provides

  • Write vouchers and track budgets for the services

  • Conduct random UA and BA tests; unit visits

  • Issues “write ups” to participants for non-compliance and follow through with procedures

  • Maintain records using retention, protection, retrieval, transfer, and disposal procedures

  • Assist with crisis management, support recovery

  • Build Trust: Be consistent, trustworthy, and honest

  • Assist in Preparation: Help participants plan for and anticipate what to expect

  • Teach Visualization Skills: Help participants imagine completing steps to reach goals

  • Assist in Goal Setting: Help plan and anticipate steps, obstacles, and feelings, resource needs and offer support during the process

  • Explore positive and negative effects of achieving desired goals

  • Highlight coping skills that help the participant through the process

  • Assist coping skill development; recognize small steps and celebrate accomplishments

  • Devise Case/Service Plan; help participants to establish and maintain residential stability

  • Attend community social service provider meetings and participate on committees

  • Advocate for participants; network with partner agencies and community supporters

  • Provide aftercare/outreach for participants that leave or graduate from Housing Programs

  • Follow-up with participants and offer services; manage an alumni program with other staff

  • Attend trainings and staff meetings

  • 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, carts, 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 up to 30lbs on a regular basis

  • Ability to sweep, clean, shovel snow, and perform other janitorial tasks as needed

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 to meet the physical requirements of the position. The Salvation Army will attempt to satisfy requests as long as the accommodation needed is reasonable and no undue hardship would result.


”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.”

Once a conditional offer has been made and then accepted by the applicant, The Salvation Army may then ask specific questions about vaccination status, if applicable. If the applicant requests an exemption, then processes described in this summary should be followed.


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 is an Equal Opportunity Employer: Minorities/Women/Veterans/Disabled.

Equal Opportunity Employer/Protected Veterans/Individuals with Disabilities

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 CFR 60-1.35(c)