The Salvation Army - Metropolitan Division

The Salvation Army - Harbor Light in Chicago

Food Service

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Prepare & Serve Food along with Clean-UP.

As a volunteer in the kitchen, you will be helping prepare food for Harbor Light Center residence, our homeless population and staff. You can also help us with serviing meals in our cafeteria as well as helping with clean-up.

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Maintenance work at Harbor Light

Help in general maintenance at the Harbor Light Center. We are always looking for someone to help us to maintain this great old building. There are projects going on all throughout the year and can range from helping in repair to cleaning both inside and out.

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Transitional Jobs Program

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Career Counseling/ Resume Writing

If you possess special talents in resume writing and career counseling, come share your gifts with our Transitional Jobs Program to get hands-on experience helping the clients of that program achieve their professional goals!

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Job Readiness
Help with our Transitional Jobs Program. Opportunities exist for resume reviewings, mock interviews, job coachings, etc.
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Program Assistant

Department Mission

The Transitional Jobs Program combines hands-on, skill development and supportive services to transition participants successfully into unsubsidized employment. The essential underpinning of the program is that every participant can be successful in the workplace.


Reception of clients and visitors, support Transitional Jobs Program operations, directing communication, performance of administrative tasks, working with volunteers, assisting with various projects in the TJP office.

 Primary Duties and Responsibilities

  1. Work with TJP staff and volunteers to achieve goals.
  2. Conduct preliminary client intake.
  3. Provide basic information and referrals for clients.
  4. Assist TJP staff in maintaining updated client records.
  5. Ensures all forms are completed and files are maintained accurately, in accordance with Salvation Army confidentiality policies.
  6. Enter client service records into database.
  7. Process regular clients for services.
  8. Keep office environment tidy.
  9. Track assistance requests.
  10. Ensures compliance with all funding guidelines and Salvation Army policies.
  11. Represent The Salvation Army at a variety of conference and meetings as assigned.
  12. Other duties as assigned.


This individual relates to, and interacts with, a wide range of contacts both within and outside The Salvation Army including, but not limited to, staff, department heads, and community employers. In these contacts, they act as a representative of the Army and its mission.

 Supervision Received

This position functions under the direct supervision of the Transitional Jobs Manager

 Performance Measures

This individual will be evaluated on how effectively and efficiently the outcomes of this position are achieved, as well as the timeliness, accuracy and completeness of accomplishing assigned goals.


GED or HSD preferred.


Three months experience in an office environment.


Excellent written and verbal communication skills

Excellent interpersonal skills, including the ability to use diplomacy and good judgment

Demonstrated ability to use initiative

Strong organizational skills

Able to work cooperatively with others and as a team member

 Physical Demands/Work Environment

This position must work with clients that have poor social skills, mental illness and substance abuse problem.

Must be able to lift up to twenty-five (25) pounds

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Mobile Outreach or Feeding Assistant

Assist the Homeless Services Mobile Feeding Program.

Mobile Feeding - Hours are 11:00am to 8:00pm. Must drive your own vehicle.

Mobile Outreach - Hours are 8:30am to 5:00pm.  Must drive your own vehicle.




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Mission Statement

The Salvation Army Harbor Light Center, is one of the larger and respected substance abuse recovery programs in the United States. It provides comprehensive, specialized services to persons seeking to overcome the disease of alcohol and substance abuse. A sequence of programs enables clients to set and achieve personal, positive objectives to overcome their illness, reestablish their lives, and return to the community as productive citizens.

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