Desk Clerk – Alegria – Zahn

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. Position Summary The Zahn Memorial Family Emergency Shelter Desk Clerk provides general oversight of residents and rooms, checking in and discharges of residents, and evaluates and reports on resident’s condition to the Program Director and Case Managers. The Desk Clerk is also responsible for assisting case managers in the completion of documentation and tracking resident’s progress upon discharge and follow-ups. Essential FunctionsProvide professional, compassionate, and safe care for all residents. Respond to clients’ needs promptly, professionally, and with great courtesy. Provide support to all residents. General monitoring of clients to ensure that a safe, quiet, and friendly atmosphere is maintained Explain rules and procedures to all clients. Ensure client adherence to program policies and procedures. Complete intakes as needed. Enter and update all HMIS data as needed. Follow all Alegria and TSA policies and procedures. Complete all intake forms and records, establishing an individual resident file for new intakes. Complete all daily logs, gather all needed signatures, and give complete end-of-shift reports to the oncoming shift and to the Program Director. Monitor the house and residents, make rounds as directed by your supervisor. Document and report unusual occurrences, incidents, and injuries. Ensure that resident’s rooms are neat and clean, hallways are free of obstructions and other safety hazards. Provide appropriate involvement in coordination with other staff so that safety and security measures are adhered. Maintain security inside and outside of the building. Respond promptly and appropriately to emergency situations. Maintain resident confidentiality at all times. Assist Case Managers in completing documentation and tracking residents upon discharge. Answer and direct incoming calls to the appropriate individuals in a courteous and professional manner. Monitor client’s medication. Assist with kitchen duties as needed. Assist with cleaning common areas daily. Ability to work an irregular schedule with varying hours as needed. Other duties as assigned by your immediate supervisor and/or management personnel. All duties will be performed in a courteous manner, allowing clients and staff to maintain a healthy sense of self-worth. Minimum QualificationsHigh School Diploma or GED Required, A.A. or B.A./B.S. highly preferred. Must possess a valid Class C California Driver’s License. Bilingual English/Spanish preferred. Must pass criminal background check The ability to read, write, speak, and understand English; bilingual English/Spanish preferred. Attainment of at least 18 years of age. Skills, Knowledge & AbilitiesMust be culturally sensitive and non-judgmental Knowledge and sensitivity regarding issues of homelessness, mental health, and chronic illness Ability to work independently as well as with the team and organize food purchases, proper receiving and storage, food preparation and cleaning. Basic information of blood borne infection and universal precautions including the use of protective devices. CPR/First Aid Certification. Working Conditions Ability to walk, stand, bend, squat, climb, kneel and twist on an intermittent or sometimes continuous basis. Ability to grasp, push, pull objects such as files, file cabinet drawers, and reach overhead. Ability to operate computer, fax, and telephone. Ability to lift up to 25 lbs. This position requires employee to be vaccinated from COVID-19 or have a religious or medical approved exemption. 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)

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