Social Services Worker - Fort Myers, FL
The Salvation Army, an internationally recognized non-profit, faith based organization, has a job opening for a Social Services Worker for the Fort Myers Area Command, located in Bonita Springs, Florida.
Provides social service assistance to eligible clients in the following areas: food, clothing, and financial assistance; interviews clients to determine need and eligibility to receive services; prepares accurate and complete client records; refers clients to community agencies and maintains effective working relationships with the same; ensures compliance with program policies and procedures.
Knowledge, Skills and Abilities
Knowledge or general office practices and principles.
Knowledge of social service practices and principles.
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.
Education and Experience
High school diploma or G.E.D. and two years’ experience working in a social or public service environment with experience assisting the public or any equivalent combination of training and experience which provides the required knowledge, skills, and abilities.
Licenses and Certifications
Physical Requirements and Working Conditions
Ability to meet attendance requirements.
Ability to read, write, and communicate the English language .
Ability to perform mathematical calculations.
Ability to type and keypunch information into a computer.
Ability to sort and file documents alphabetically and numerically.
Ability to operate various general office equipment including a telephone, typewriter, computer, and adding machine.
Limited amount of physical effort required associated with walking, standing, lifting and carrying objects (up to 40 lbs) 5-10% of work time.
Duties are usually performed seated. Sitting may be relieved by brief or occasional periods of standing or walking.
Work is performed in a normal office environment where there are little or no physical discomforts associated with changes in weather or discomforts associated with noise, dust, dirt, and the like.
Work may require performance of duties in medical environments and social services where exposure to communicable and infectious diseases are possible.
Vacation, Sick and Holiday pay available
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.
To apply, please select the “Apply Now” icon at the bottom of this posting.
Application Submittal Period: 4/6/2021- 4/20/2021
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
- Job Family FL-NON-EXEMPT
- Job Function Social Services
- Pay Type Hourly
- Hiring Rate $14.40
- Required Education Some College
- 26820 Old 41 Rd, Bonita Springs, FL 34135, USA