The Salvation Army - Southwest Division

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Shelter Monitor

at The Salvation Army - Southwest Division

Posted: 9/29/2020
Job Status: Full Time
Keywords: eeo

Job Description

  • Maintain the Day Resource Center dormitories as a safe and sanitary environment for homeless guests
  • Responsible for complete operation of all laundry as well as distribution
  • Monitor Day Resource Center facility on a regular basis; physically checking all areas of the Day Resource Shelter and/or dormitories at a minimum of one (1) time every two (2) hours
  • Assist the homeless with facility check-in, Triage forms, HMIS forms and other documents.
  • Input HMIS data
  • Supervise Vocational clients performing Pre-Employment training
  • Supervise volunteers and community service workers
  • Refer homeless participants to community resources as needed.
  • Attend staff meetings
  • Effectively record and document sales transactions and payment for bed sheet information, bed rentals, and laundry services
  • Prepare and process statistical reports in Microsoft Word and Excel
  • Maintain a written journal (log); documenting routine inspections and times, activities, property conditions and infractions of policy
  • Other duties, as assigned

Skill / Requirements

  • High school graduate or equivalent
  • Minimum six-months experience working with the homeless population in an emergency shelter environment
  • Computer literacy - to include competence in the following Microsoft applications - word processing, spreadsheets, e-mail and the internet
  • Ability to effectively communicate
  • Detail oriented; organization and file management skills
  • Ability to work in a team setting
  • Ability to maintain a self-motivated and self-directed schedule, address multiple projects in a timely manner and take projects from beginning through completion
  • Ability to work with people of diverse backgrounds and circumstances
  • Must possess a valid Nevada driver’s license and pass a motor vehicle record check
  • Bilingual preferred
  • Ability to work varying shifts


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. 

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to walk, stand, climb, balance, stoop, kneel, crouch, crawl and reach with hands and arms on a continuous basis.  The employee must regularly lift and/or move up to 10 pounds, frequently lift and/or move up to 20 pounds, and occasionally lift and/or move up to 50 pounds.  Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, depth perception and ability to focus.  The employee must have the ability to operate a telephone, desktop or laptop computer, as well as the ability to access and produce information from a computer, and to understand written information.

Important Notes


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.