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The Salvation Army Housing Program Assistant in Seaside, California


Position Overview:

The Salvation Army Housing Programs provide both emergency short-term shelter and Transitional Housing for homeless families working towards independence and self-sufficiency. This position is responsible for assisting with general Housing Program operations and services which requires working closely with the Housing Program Manager, Housing Support Specialist, and Director. Responsibilities include but are not limited to some property management duties, coordination with the Maintenance Department, hosting program participant meetings, and coordinating program workshops.

Position duties, requirements and desired skills/abilities below:


  • Collects, monitors, and logs rent receipts for Transitional Housing programs.

  • Performs unit inspections to ensure program compliance in the areas of safety and sanitation for Transitional Housing programs in accordance with TSA and OSHA safety standards.

  • Enforces program policy and issues disciplinary actions when needed.

  • Maintains and inputs Social Services data timely and accurately in multiple database systems.

  • Assists in maintaining updated client case files.

  • Performs routine inspections of housing program properties.

  • Submits maintenance work orders in a timely manner, coordinating with Program Participants, and providing follow up.

  • Coordinates completion of unit turnovers with the Maintenance Department and vendors.

  • Prepares all housing units for intake/move-in, including unit inventories.

  • Maintains and organizes program inventory and online registry.

  • Prepares and leads house meetings and helps establish a sense of community among Transitional Housing Participants.

  • Responsible for scheduling, organizing, and assisting with childcare for workshops for Housing Program Participants.

  • Provides childcare as needed for Program Participants during case management.

  • Is available for TSA Housing Program emergencies one weekend per month, and on-call at other times for emergency situations related to Program Participant issues.

  • Provides transportation to Program Participants in TSA vehicles as needed.

  • Ensures the confidentiality of all Program Participant information.

  • Assists with holiday programs and Family Night activities.

  • Reports regularly to the Housing Program Manager and Director.

  • Performs other related duties as assigned by the Director.

    Desired Skills & Abilities:

  • Preferably possesses an Associate’s or Bachelor’s Degree in Social Sciences or an equivalent of education and experience.

  • Knowledgeable of community Social Service agencies and services.

  • Strong written and verbal communication skills.

  • Takes initiative and is a self-starter.

  • Maintains a high level of integrity and confidentiality.

  • Demonstrates a strong “team player” attitude.

  • Confidently meets with and relates to the public.

  • Works positively with all staff members.

  • Works well with diverse as well as sometimes demanding and/or difficult clients.

  • Has working knowledge of Microsoft Excel and Word

  • Able to work a flexible schedule, including some on-call time.

  • Holds a valid California Driver’s License.

  • Spanish preferred.

Physical Requirements:

  • Ability to sit, 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 telephone

  • Ability to lift up to 25 lbs.




  • Enthusiastic: Shows intense and eager enjoyment and interest

  • Dedicated: Devoted to a task or purpose with loyalty or integrity

  • Thought Provoking: Capable of making others think deeply on a subject

  • Team Player: Works well as a member of a group



  • Goal Completion: Inspired to perform well by the completion of tasks

  • Self-Starter: Inspired to perform without outside help

  • Ability to Make an Impact: Inspired to perform well by the ability to contribute to the success of a project or the organization



  • Bachelors or better in Social Work

  • Associates or better in Social Work



  • Resource Specialist

  • Community Work

  • Social Services

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)