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The Salvation Army Northwest Division Sally's House Caregiver (Swing Shift) in Spokane, Washington

Description DEPARTMENT: sally's house POSITION TITLE: caregiver STATUS: FULL TIME, NON-EXEMPT SUPERVISOR: SALLY'S HOUSE PROGRAM MANAGER 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 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. EDUCATION AND WORK EXPERIENCE: Must have a high school diploma or GED Have at least one year of successful experience working with children KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES REQUIRED: Be at least twenty-one years old 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 May be required to drive TSA fleet vehicles and if so: Have valid WA Driver License, pass a Motor Vehicle background check, and driver 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: 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 childre