Facility Monitor position open

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Job Objective:  Under the direct supervision of the Shelter Manager, this position is expected to comply with and meet The Salvation Army, Federal, State and Local policies and standards. Maintain shelter security.  Perform related duties to maintains control and assist homeless clients in the shelter.  Each monitor is responsible for their shift to include cooking appropriate meals for clients and cleaning duties.

Job Duties:  This job description is not all inclusive.  It is intended to identify the essential duties of the position. Other duties, responsibilities and tasks may be assigned at the discretion of management.
Monitor clients to maintain control and assure safety of clients in building and on grounds.
Enforce resident policies and procedures.
Accomplish intake interviews on all clients including police clearance and explain thorough explanation of policies and procedures.
Assign beds for lodging, and give out bed linens as needed.
Make shelter journal log entries of incidents during the shift, and read the previous entries at the beginning of the shift.
Record statistics of attendance at house meetings and maintain client roster list.
Make resident bed checks every hour during the night.
Wake clients up as necessary.
Answer phone calls and take/pass messages as necessary.
Assign/monitor chores to be completed by residents. Assist with training for chores. Keep office clean.
Perform custodial duties, as directed. Assist with preparing and serving meals, as directed.
Participate in other activities as directed (e.g., team meetings, in-service training, fund-raising/special events, etc.)
Maintain confidentiality, proper client boundaries and comply with Safe From Harm guidelines.
Maintain positive work atmosphere by behaving and communicating in a manner that fosters good relationships with clients, co-workers and supervisors.  This includes but is not limited to such actions as: resolutions of conflicts in a professional manner; courteous treatment of staff, visitors and clients; respect of others’ property and person; and professional and appropriate communication to and about clients, co-workers and supervisors.

Minimum Qualifications:  The information listed below is representative of the minimal requirements for this position.

Education & Certifications:  High school or equivalent diploma.

Experience:  One year of experience working in social service agency or three (3) years work experience without a diploma. Higher education in psychology, social work, criminal justice or other related field is a plus.  Must be a team player, a self-starter, and perform well with minimum supervision. Basic computer skills are required.  Good communication skills as well as the ability to work with diverse and challenging personalities are essential.  Able to comply with recipes and safety handling instructions.  Medically qualified to work in food service area.  Must have a valid food handling certificate.  Maintain client confidentiality and treat all persons, both clients and staff, with respect.  Requires high level of confidentiality.  Must be supportive of The Salvation Army’s mission and policies.  Must possess or obtain Adult and Child CPR, First Aid and Blood Borne Pathogens certification within three months of employment.  Complete HMIS training within three months of employment for select shift.
Combination of training and directly related work experience will be considered.

Knowledge, Skills & Abilities:
Must have excellent verbal and written communication skills to communicate and coordinate efforts with Salvation Army personnel, community leaders, community organizations and the general public. Read, write and communicate in English to be able to perform job duties.
Possess customer services skills to include complaint resolution principles, practices, and procedures.
Ability to multi-task and work in a highly demanding environment.
Ability to work with and relate well to people.
Strong commitment to high customer service.
Maintain a professional attitude and approach to problem solving and crisis situations.
Successfully complete Safe from Harm training as established by The Salvation Army.
Appropriate valid drivers’ licenses. Must pass TSA MVR and background checks.

Physical and Work Environment Requirements:  Must be capable of performing the above essential duties.  Capable of frequently lifting 25 pounds and occasionally lifting up to 50 pounds.  Will occasionally move 50 or more pounds using dolly/cart/truck.  Most work will be indoors in a temperature control environment; however, in the kitchen it will get above 80 degrees at times and it will be cold in the walk-in refrigerator/freezer if so equipped. Will be exposure to chemicals, fumes, dirt, odors, waste and dust.

Reasonable accommodation may be made to enable individuals to perform the duties of this job.

Subject to modified/flexible work schedule including weekend, holiday and weekday evening work.

Below is applicable to the hours worked per week for this position:
(AS NEEDED):  This position is ineligible for benefits.  This is an AS NEEDED position that will substitute for regular positions.  It will not have regularly scheduled hours every week or average 20 or more hours per week over a three month period.

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.

Realizing The Salvation Army is a member of the Christian church, employees are expected to conduct themselves in a professional manner and project a positive image consistent with the above mission statement.  This includes appearance as well as verbal communications and other behaviors.  It should be clearly understood that nothing less will be accepted.

Submit a completed Employment Application to:

HR Coordinator
The Salvation Army RJKCCC
405 Vermont Street
Quincy, IL 62301

Electronic applications may be submitted to hr@krocquincy.org

The Salvation Army Opens Facilities as Cooling Centers

The Quincy Salvation Army will open the Kroc Center and Family Services office as cooling centers on days when heat advisories are issued for our area, for those who need to get out of the extreme heat. The Family Services office is located in the new Emergency Shelter and Family Services Center at 501 Broadway in Quincy. It will be open as a cooling center during heat advisories, from 1:00 to 4:00 PM, Monday through Thursday. The Kroc Center, at 405 Vermont, is open as a cooling center during heat advisories from 9:00 AM to 4:00 PM, seven days a week.

Should there be need for emergency housing, The Salvation Army Emergency Shelter can be contacted at 217-222-8655.

Both of Our Thrift Stores Accept Donated Vehicles

 

The Salvation Army gladly accepts donated vehicles. Why park it, when you can donate it.

The Salvation Army gladly accepts donated vehicles. Why park it, when you can donate it.

 

Do you have an older model vehicle that still runs but is unneeded or unwanted? Both our Salvation Army Thrift Stores now accept vehicles as donations!

When you donate your car, boat, motorcycle, truck or RV to The Salvation Army, you’re helping us heal broken lives and assist individuals on the road to recovery. Your used vehicle will help change the road ahead for someone who’s lost direction. Proceeds from the sale of your donated automobile are used to help fund The Salvation Army’s Emergency Shelter and other family service programs in our area.

Please call (217) 224-5998 and we’ll pick up your car, boat, truck, motorcycle or RV at absolutely no charge and provide you with an IRS-approved receipt for your donation. Your tax deductible receipt will be provided at the time of pick-up and additional information will be mailed after your vehicle has been sold.

For more information contact:

Scott Andrews – Thrift Store Manager
Phone: (217) 224-5998
Hours: Monday-Saturday  9:00a.m.-5:00p.m.

Email:  Scott_Andrews@usc.salvationarmy.org

2013 Christmas Food Baskets and Toy Town Distribution

Distribution Dates for Christmas Food Baskets and Toy Town in Quincy and Hannibal

In Quincy, distribution of Christmas food baskets and Toy Town distribution of toys will take place on Wednesday, December 18th, from 9:00am to 8:00pm and on Thursday, December 19th, from 9:00am to 5:00pm. The location will be at the rear of the old Motorola building at 1400 N. 30th entering off of Locust Street (in the Quincy Development Center).

The Hannibal distribution will take place on Friday, December 20th from 8:00am to 4:00pm at the Admiral Koontz Armory at 301 Warren Barrett Drive in Hannibal.

All distributions are by appointment-only, for families who have approved applications on file with The Salvation Army.

Toy donations are still needed through Sunday, December 15th, and can be dropped off in the bins at collection sites located in Quincy at the KHQA Studio, HyVee Stores on Harrison and Broadway, Dollar General at 6th & Maine, Family Dollar at 6th & Broadway, Quincy Medical Group, Farm & Home, Walmart, Y101/KICK-FM, or the Kroc Center. Hannibal collection sites are Walmart and the former White Star Laundry building.

Last Christmas, 16,050 toys were distributed to 1,705 children.

The Salvation Army to Build New Thrift Store

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(L to R) Advisory Board Chair, Jo Kirlin; Social Services Committee Chair, Dale Stevenson; Thrift Store Manager, Scott Andrew; Emergency Shelter Manager, Heidi Welty; Thrift Store Committee Chair, Chris Larson.

Quincy, IL – The Salvation Army has purchased property between 4th and 5th Streets on Broadway in preparation for construction of a new Thrift Store. The sale of the property closed on Friday, October 11th, clearing the way for The Salvation Army to begin construction of a new facility, which is being designed by Architechnics, Inc. of Quincy.

Located directly across 5th Street from The Salvation Army John Gardner Stevenson Emergency Shelter & Family Services Center, the new approximately 25,000 square foot Thrift Store facility will feature the ability to accept donations through a covered drive-thru donation center, increased floor space, and a modern storefront design with parking on-site.

“Our intention is to move the operations of our existing store from Maine Street to the new location, and it is important for the public to understand why we are building this new store,” stated Senior Kroc Officer, Major Andrew Miller. “Our Thrift Store directly supports the homeless population, who rely on our Emergency Shelter. In fact, our store may be the only thrift store in the area that uses its proceeds solely for the purpose of funding a shelter. Our existing Thrift Store operations simply must be updated so that we can fulfill this need. “

Major Miller further stated, “This Thrift Store project is very different from the other recent projects we have completed in Quincy including the Kroc Center and the Emergency Shelter & Family Services Center. Those projects were largely funded through major donations and fundraising campaigns before we broke ground. We will be taking out a mortgage in order to initiate this project. That is how strongly we believe in it.”
The construction of the new store will serve to further consolidate The Salvation Army’s operations in Quincy into one central campus with its epicenter at 5th & Broadway, improving efficiency and reducing costs.

Longtime Salvation Army Supporters Honored at Event

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L to R: Advisory Board Chair, Jo Kirlin, Charles “Chuck” Scholz, Marvin Purdy, Senior Kroc Officer, Major Andrew S. Miller

Charles Scholz, Marvin Purdy, & John Hark Receive Distinguished Awards

On Friday, September 20, The Salvation Army recognized two of its most distinguished supporters during the September Advisory Board meeting held in the Meadows Conference Rooms at the Kroc Center.

Mr. Marvin Purdy, retired Quincy Firefighter and longtime Advisory Council member, received a ‘Certificate of Life Membership’ award from Advisory Board Chair, Jo Kirlin and Senior Kroc Officer, Major Andrew S. Miller.

Mr. Charles W. Scholz received a ‘Certificate of Membership Emeritus’ award for his outstanding civil support of The Salvation Army. Mr. Scholz has been involved in many Army functions over the years such as the Christmas Committee , Kroc Steering Committee, and currently, the Advisory Board Council.

John S. Hark, right, chairman of the Hannibal Salvation Army Advisory Council, receives a plaque naming him a Salvation Army member emeritus from Salvation Army Major Andrew Miller.

Hannibal Salvation Army Advisory Council Chairman John Hark was honored Monday, Sept. 30, by receiving the designation of Salvation Army member emeritus. Hark served 41 years for the City of Hannibal and Marion County, Missouri.

The title of Salvation Army member emeritus is awarded to only about four people each year in the 10-state territory including Hannibal.

Major Andrew S. Miller and John Hark, Photo/ Bev Darr / Hannibal Courier Post

 

We’d like to thank all three of these gentlemen for their unwavering support of The Salvation Army and congratulate them on their awards. Together, they have helped make a valuable difference in the lives of individuals in our community.

Changing Lives – Shelter and Family Services

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The Salvation Army Emergency Shelter in Quincy, Illinois is the only shelter within more than 100 miles that serves both families and single men and women.

Progress on the new John Gardner Stevenson Family Emergency Shelter & Family Services Center has been completed, and as of March 22, 2013 operations are being held at the 501 Broadway building. The Grand Opening Ceremony was held on Thursday, May 30 at 4:00pm. Video of the dedication ceremony can be found here. The new building is located diagonally from the Kroc Center, making it much easier to coordinate programs once held several miles away from each other. It can house up to 16 people with rooms dedicated to single men & women as well as families. Our Family Services and Food Pantry are also located there.

What would you consider a priority for your family?
Would you put food at the top of the list? Or perhaps a roof over your head, utilities, prescriptions, or something else? For many people, through no fault of their own, these questions have become something to lay awake at night and worry about.

For most of us, the thought of coming to The Salvation Army for assistance would be unimaginable, but for a growing number of families it is a part of survival. Some who felt they had everything six months ago now realize they have very little to support themselves after a job loss.

That’s where The Salvation Army steps in to help. Through your generosity, we have been able to help families throughout our region answer these questions in this unforgiving economy.

According to the terms of Joan Kroc’s designated bequest, No Kroc dollars may be used for direct service to clients, such as food, clothing, shelter, etc. or for the building of transitional housing or emergency shelters.

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The Salvation Army Emergency Shelter and Family Services programs strive to bring about positive changes to individuals and families who are homeless or are in need of basic necessities.

Applying the gospel of Jesus Christ, physical and spiritual needs are met without discrimination. Guidance and support is given to assist those we serve to lead self-sufficient lives, which in turn will strengthen family and community.

What we are doing
To help prevent families and individuals from becoming homeless, Family Services offers daily breadline, transportation, furniture, clothing, food pantry, rent and utility assistance, prescription assistance and more.

For those who are homeless, The Salvation Army’s Emergency Shelter, provides crisis intervention by offering temporary housing to families and single men and women. Assistance is provided to help shelter residents find and retain employment and locate affordable housing.

Both programs provide life skills classes, case management, Christian counseling and referrals to other agencies who might further assist in meeting the clients’ needs.


Sturhahn Jewelers Marks 101st Anniversary with Food Pantry Donation

Giving back to the community is a tradition with Sturhahn Jewelers and this year is no exception.  To mark their 101st anniversary, the Sturhahn Family will unload 101 bags of groceries to benefit the Salvation Army Food Pantry at 9:30 Monday morning October 22nd.

“Our business anniversary is the ideal time to say thanks to a community that has been so good to us, says Sarah Stegeman of Sturhahns.  “Because our area food banks are especially low right now, this seemed like the natural, and right, thing to do.”

Last year Sturhahn Jewelers celebrated their landmark 100th Anniversary by giving 100 gifts to 100 unsuspecting people in Quincy over a 10 week period.   “That was fun to make someone’s day who least expected it, Stegeman says. So this year, if we can help put food on a table, we’ll remember how very fortunate we are to live and work in such a great community.”

The Sturhahn family and the 101 bags of groceries will be received by Major Dan Jennings, Senior Officer of the Kroc Center, at 9:30am, October 22nd at the Family Services Center at 6th and Broadway.

New Hannibal Location and Family Store

A new location has been opened combining our Hannibal Family Services Center  and a new Hannibal Family Store! The Family Store opened in December of 2011 and the move of the Family Services Center took place in April of 2012. The store is open from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Saturday. The Family Services Center is open from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. each Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday.

The location at 302 Broadway in Hannibal replaces the former location on 9th Street.

The same services, including the food pantry, are offered at the new location. People applying for food or other assistance may be individuals or families. Registration is required with a photo ID and food is provided every 90 days. Additional assistance includes rent and utility assistance.

The Family Store is accepting donated items to sell including clothing, household items and toys. Donations may be made at the store. Proceeds from the sale of your donations are used to help fund The Salvation Army’s Emergency Shelter and other family service programs in our area. Large pieces of furniture can also be picked up. To make arrangements for a pickup, please call Scott Andrews at the store, (573) 248-8008.

 

The Hannibal Family Store and Services Center
302 Broadway
Hannibal, Mo
(573) 248-8008

 

The Salvation Army “Adopts” Berrian Elementary School

We just wanted to share from the blessings we have been experiencing here in the Quincy/Hannibal region. What a joy it is to now begin to develop partnerships and watch our vision grow as to the impact we can make over the course of a child’s life with the Kroc Center at the center of it all. In creating places and spaces for youth development, we are seeing the dream unfold before us. My dream is to watch us create the framework for lifelong impact as we walk with children and their families through the transitions of their development. This framework has just begun to solidify as we have identified one of our new partners in our neighborhood.

As part of our plan to build relationships in our community we have officially adopted our first school. Berrian Elementary School is located about a mile from the Kroc Center, and 91% of the children attending qualify for free lunch. Understanding what that translates to for income guidelines you can understand our desire to reach out to these neighborhood families with inspiration and hope for a future beyond their circumstances.

As an introduction to our Kroc Community, we held a Christmas Party for the school at our center. With the model proposed by Major Dan Jennings we took the adopt-a-school concept and ran with it. Lt. Linnea Forney took four Dollar Store gifts to the school and allowed each of the 235 children to select a gift for their mother and father, or guardians as they may be. With the selections made we moved quickly to take deliver of the gifts returning with a hand full of staff and alongside the teachers helped each child wrap the gifts for their parents. Last night the school staff arrived at our Worship Theater with the gifts set, and then the families began to come.

And come they did. While we sent a bus to assist with transportation needs, we only needed to pick up 18 individuals. As we filled our Worship Theater, the overflow began to quickly fill the balcony as well. When all was said and done we had 583 in our worship theater. We had a few introductions of our officer staff and their School staff, then turned to the children to sing Christmas songs and to share a bit of poetry. I then shared a short message about the Joy of Giving.

Using the Kroc Gift as our example of joyful giving, we transitioned to the joy of giving by the children to each of the parents present. I expressed our gratitude for such a gift to our community and invited them to join us in enjoying all that this Community Center has to offer them and their children. We shared our desire to partner with them to provide an environment for youth development and an incredible future for our children. Major Dan Jennings then shared the Quincy Kroc vision of Inspiration, Instruction and Involvement and the invitation to visit us on Sundays for church.

From there we moved to the Meadows, where Christmas melodies filled the air as brilliant visuals danced on the overhead screens. The simplicity of cookies and juice allowed for conversations to linger into the next hour as this strange new building began to become a warm inviting space for the families and school staff present. This was the first of our open door activities with Berrian School. We look forward to many more updates as we continue to build on the foundation now begun.

- Lt. Rich Forney