Program Coordinator-Center of Hope

3020 Legion St, Lake Charles, LA 70615, USA Req #26214
Friday, May 26, 2023

The Salvation Army, an internationally recognized non-profit, faith-based organization, has a job opening for a Program Coordinator for the Lake Charles Corps located at 3020 Legion St, Lake Charles, LA.

Job Summary: Supervises, coordinates, monitors, plans, and participates in the day-to-day operations of a Salvation Army program; Coordinates staff and shelter for homeless individuals seeking entry into Salvation Army programs; participates in casework ensuring compliance with program policies and procedures; prepares statistical reports; develops and writes Annual Performance Reports (APRs), ensures meeting compliance of rules and regulations of grants and reports issues to supervisor; Supervises, oversees, accepts, and processes residents staying in shelter overnight; monitors the activity of residents on an assigned shift ensuring safety, security, and compliance to house rules; maintains accurate and complete records and logs containing pertinent information; ensures that shelter is maintained in a neat and proper order.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities: Knowledge of practices and principles social service program administration. Knowledge of the principles and practices of social service case management and preparation of grant documentation. Knowledge of the principals and practices of budget administration. Knowledge of social service resources and agencies in the community. Knowledge of effective communication and motivation practices. Ability to lead, motivate, and evaluate the work of staff performing same or similar work. Ability to develop, implement, and enforce program policies and procedures. Ability to interview clients in order to evaluate and serve their needs. Ability to determine client eligibility for program assistance based on specific program guidelines and restrictions. Ability to build and maintain effective working relationships with the public and community agencies. Ability to prepare accurate and complete client records, reports, and statistics. Ability to obtain required certifications within first 60 days of employment. Ability to meet attendance requirements. Ability to read, write, and communicate the English language. Ability to perform mathematical calculations. Limited amount of physical effort required associated with walking, standing, lifting and carrying light objects (less than 25 lbs.) 5-10% of work time. Duties are usually performed seated. Sitting may be relieved by brief or occasional periods of standing or walking. Ability to prepare accurate and complete client records, reports, and statistics. Ability to obtain required certifications within first 60 days of employment.


Education and Experience: Bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university in Social Work or a related field, and two years progressively responsible experience performing social services work with at least one year in a supervisory capacity, or any equivalent combination of training and experience which provides the required knowledge, skills, and abilities.

Licenses and Certifications: Valid Driver License. First aid and CPR certifications. Certification required to dispense medication. HMIS certification or ability to obtain license within 60 days of employment. Drug tests and Breathalyzer Training and Certification.

Physical Requirements and Working Conditions: Work requires performance of duties in a social services environment where exposure to communicable and infectious diseases are possible.


Additional Information: 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.


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All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, or protected veteran status and will not be discriminated against on the basis of disability.

Equal Opportunity Employer Minorities/Women/Veterans/Disabled


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We appreciate your interest in employment opportunities with The Salvation Army!

Other details

  • Job Family ALM-NON-EXEMPT
  • Job Function Social Services
  • Pay Type Hourly
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  • 3020 Legion St, Lake Charles, LA 70615, USA