The Salvation Army - Metro Division Emergency Assistance Case Worker in Kansas City, Missouri
The Salvation Army Mission: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.
Job Objective: Effectively monitor and maintain emergency assistance distributions
Receive calls and visitors to The Salvation Army
Screen potential clients for immediate emergency assistance needs
Pre-qualify requests for emergency assistance needs of individuals and families including a determination of their eligibility through scheduled appointments, interviews, contacting third-party sources, and evaluating and verifying all information
Make referrals to other agencies by following the guidelines and procedures of The Salvation Army
Assist clients in completing an application for emergency assistance, commodities, Christmas sign-ups, etc.
Track all monies spent in their respective spreadsheets, i.e., FEMA, grants, Project Warmth, Commodity food, Salvation Army designated fund, etc.
Coordinate the distribution of commodities including scheduling volunteers, setting up distribution area, bagging commodities, etc.
Maintain an accounting of all funds received and distributed from the emergency assistance account via spreadsheets, back up documentation, and input into MAAC Link.
Assist the Corps Officer in preparing all FEMA files for submission annually, keeping extra copies of all documentation
Submit a monthly statistical report of all emergency assistance transactions to the Corps Officer for entering into TSA Stat System
Establish and cultivate professional community agency relationships with other helping agencies in the community
Coordinate and assist in seasonal outreach with officers, staff and other agencies
Manage and coordinate the food pantry, including inventory levels, distribution, determining shortages, and reporting monthly stats to Corps Officer, etc.
Purge and store files annually
Refer clients to the Corps Officer in times of spiritual need
Complete other assignments as directed by Corps Officer as necessary to the goal of assisting clients on the road to self-sufficiency
Supervisory Responsibility:Volunteers or others as deemed appropriate by the Corps Officer
Education: High School diploma. A minimum of two years of college work in Human Services, with a bachelor’s degree, is preferred. A combination of training, education, and experience equivalent to the knowledge base as achieved by the above standard is acceptable and at the Corp Officer discretion
Experience: Two years’ experience working with low income and minority populations
Certifications/Licenses: Must complete The Salvation Army’s Caseworker Certification
Must have positive interpersonal relations skills
Ability to operate essential office equipment including telephone, personal computer, copier, fax and scanning equipment
Must possess and demonstrate the ability to communicate effectively, orally, and in writing
Must have the ability to work independently and with other staff members
Must have the capacity to relate to people with dignity and respect in a non-judgmental manner
Physical Requirements:Include speaking, hearing and vision ability; manual dexterity; lifting, pulling and pushing materials up to 25 pounds; bending, squatting, and walking; sitting up to five hours per day; standing up to two hours per day. Reasonable accommodation may be made to enable individuals to perform the essential functions of this job.
Travel:Travel to meetings and conferences as required by the Corps Officer; occasional out of town travel to meetings and conferences; overnight stay may be required
Driving:Must possess a valid driver's license from the state in which you reside. Must be approved through The Salvation Army Fleet Safety Program to drive either a Salvation Army or personal vehicle on Salvation Army business.
Working Conditions:Work performed in a typical office environment.
All employees recognize that The Salvation Army is a church and agree that they will do nothing as an employee of The Salvation Army to undermine its religious mission.
Job LocationsUS-MO-Kansas City