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The Salvation Army Social Ministries Assistant in Dorchester, Massachusetts

Overview

The Salvation Army’s Boston Kroc Center is hiring a Social Ministries Assistant and offers the following benefit package to part-time employees:

  • Generous paid time off every year that includes holidays, vacation time and sick time.

  • Employer funded Pension Plan (company contributions begin after 1 year of employment and consistently works 20+ hours/week)

  • Eligibility for supplemental insurance plans including Voluntary Term Life & AD&D benefits, AFLAC Insurance

  • Most importantly – a job with a good purpose!

    Location : 650 Dudley Street, Dorchester Ma 02125

    Pay Range :

    The Social Ministries Assistant is a part-time position that encompasses a wide variety of tasks including, assisting with food distribution, data entry and database coordination, answering phones, assisting clients with basic social service needs, and general office tasks as needed. Must have experience in communications and clerical work. Prior work/volunteer experience with The Salvation Army preferred.

    QUALIFICATIONS

    All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, or protected veteran status and will not be discriminated against based on disability. The Salvation Army is committed to providing reasonable accommodation for qualified job applicants, job candidates, and employees with disabilities to ensure they enjoy equal access to all employment opportunities and benefits of employment as required by the Americans with Disabilities Act. EEO is the Law.

    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.

  • Must be able to safely lift, load and unload boxes, supplies and other items up to 35lbs

  • Must be extremely organized, detail-oriented, timely, professional, team-oriented and able to manage multiple priorities in high-paced setting

  • Strong customer service skills; cooperative and sociable with public

  • Intermediate skills in data entry, MS Word and Excel

  • Skills in database coordination a plus

  • Must be able to use office equipment (phone, printer, fax, etc)

  • Valid Massachusetts Driver’s License preferred

  • Strong interpersonal written and verbal communication skills

  • Ability to work independently

  • Bilingual, Spanish or Cape Verdean Creole, preferred.

Responsibilities

Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Answer phone calls from clients and provide information regarding food distribution or referral to other locations.

  • Welcoming clients and giving directions and assistance as needed

  • Prepare various intake forms, keep case records, and maintain confidentiality of records and interviews.

  • Provide information and referral services to clients.

  • Manage and produce lists/reports/statistics to track food distribution, food purchase, and other social service assistance programs using Excel, Word.

  • Accurately and efficiently enter client information into data base.

  • Manage onsite supplies, signage, collateral materials etc.

  • Assist Social Ministries staff with logistics and communications during distributions.

  • Keep records on all contacts and provide reports as required.

  • Attend meetings as required.

  • Filing and copying

  • Provide EDS support as needed, including, but not limited to, loading, unloading, packing, distributing, and ordering supplies.

  • Assist in maintaining a clean social service office and front lobby

  • Other responsibilities as assigned by Social Ministries Manager or Corps Officer(s).

Qualifications

The Salvation Army’s Mission 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 and to meet human needs in His name without discrimination.

Miscellaneous

Flexibility and a cooperative spirit are crucial characteristics of the individual who holds this important position. The Salvation Army reserves the right to revise or change job duties and responsibilities as the need arises. It is expected that each employee will be familiar with The Salvation Army Handbook for Employees. Questions regarding its contents can be directed toward the Human Resource Department or Immediate Supervisor.

Job LocationsUS-MA-Dorchester

Job ID 2024-12313

Category Social Work

Type Regular Part-Time

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