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Current Openings


PROGRAM ASSISTANT

Full Time – Women & Children’s Center - Columbus, GA

Apply in person at 2903 2nd Avenue, Columbus GA 31904 at our Administrative Office or call (706)322-8267 ext 210 or complete the job application below.

POSITION SUMMARY: The Program Assistant works as part of a team to provide a safe, healthy Christian environment for women and children needing emergency shelter, and for women participating in a residential addiction recovery program. This position is part of a team responsible for providing leadership for residents, ensuring compliance with facility and ministry policies and procedures, coordinating and managing volunteers and activities, maintaining the cleanliness and security of the facility, and ensuring the safety and security of the residents, volunteers and visitors. This position has general oversight responsibility for the facility, residents, volunteers and visitors during the assigned shifts, in the absence of the Director or Assistant Director.

EDUCATION & EXPERIENCE:

Education: High school diploma or GED, required; education and/or training relevant to substance abuse and addiction recovery preferred

Experience: Prefer a minimum of 1 year related work experience

Special Qualifications: Acceptable pre-employment drug test and criminal records check required; must possess a valid driver’s license and proof of state-required auto insurance; must have a clean three (3) year driving record be insurable by the employer’s insurance carrier; must be self-motivated and able to work independently; requires flexibility in regard to seasonal adjustments to the typical work schedule; willing to work on weekends, holidays, & evenings as needed; must be a Christian and model the characteristics of Christ (compassion, humility, love, patience, respect, etc.) and maintain accountability, while working with a diverse population of women, children and families in need.

PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS: Accommodations: Reasonable accommodation available .

Essential Physical Functions: While performing the duties of this job, the incumbent is regularly required to sit, stand and walk. The employee is occasionally required to stoop, kneel, crouch or crawl. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, depth perception, and ability to adjust focus. Corrected hearing, to a normal range, is required. The incumbent must be able to operate standard office equipment (i.e. personal computer, telephone, copier, printer, fax machine, etc.).

Environmental Factors: Work is typically performed in a residential shelter environment; however, the incumbent may be required to accompany shelter residents to appointments and events outside of the residential shelter. While performing the duties of this job, the employee may be exposed to contagious/infectious airborne and/or blood borne pathogens. May be subject to occasional outbursts of verbal and/or physical aggression among residents or directed toward the Shelter Assistant.

ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS:

 Provide general oversight of facility and residents during scheduled evening, holiday and work weekend shifts

 Screen and check new residents into the facility, in accordance with established policies and procedures

 Welcome and provide support to volunteers, and for volunteer activities

 Answer the telephone, direct calls, take messages and respond to inquiries of a general nature

 Provide clerical support to the Director, Assistant Director and Case Worker (i.e. assisting with phone calls and

correspondence for external referrals, mailing applications to prospective clients, etc.).

 Maintain security of all areas of the facility

 Provide general assistance and personal hygiene supplies to residents, in accordance with policies and procedures

and direction from the administrative staff

 Monitors the activities and behavior of the residents, to ensure safety and compliance with program rules;

 Documents incidents/situations of significance occurring on assigned shift and communicates to next shift and

Director and/or Case Worker, as appropriate

 Responds to emergencies or other situations in a calm manner and initiates appropriate action in accordance with

established policies and procedures

 Provide supervision for off-site activities (i.e. shopping, church, addiction recovery meetings, medical and other

personal appointments)

 Coordinate the planning and preparation for monthly recovery program graduation event

 Assist clients with acquiring appropriate documentation and paperwork for medical appointments (i.e. wage

statements, proof of residence, referral letters, etc.), to ensure preparedness for scheduled appointments

 Ensure housekeeping, laundry and food service duties are completed by assigned residents

 Attend meetings and professional development opportunities, as assigned

 Other duties as assigned


Lead Retail Associate (Retail Center)

FULL TIME - 30 th St., Columbus, GA

POSITION SUMMARY: The Lead Retail Associate is responsible for ensuring a positive donating and/or shopping experience for all customers. This will be accomplished by providing a warm welcome to the Bargain Center; maintaining a clean, organized, well-stocked sales floor; assisting customers with locating desired items within the store; providing fast friendly and accurate processing of purchases and assisting in other areas of the Bargain and Donation Center, as needed. In the absence of and in collaboration with the Store Supervisor, the Lead Retail Associate will provide direction and guidance to the Retail Associates and be responsible for all aspects of the daily operation of the Bargain Center (i.e. daily opening and closing, training and mentoring other Retail Associates, exercising sound cost-control measures, actively participating in establishing and meeting daily goals and objectives, resolving customer complaints, promoting collaboration and teamwork among the Bargain Center staff members, etc.).

EDUCATION & EXPERIENCE: High school diploma or GED, required.

Experience: Minimum One (1) year supervisory experience in a retail environment. Prior experience in a thrift store environment is preferred.

Special Qualifications: Must have a valid driver’s license and clean three (3) year motor vehicle record; must have proof of state-required auto insurance; acceptable pre-employment drug test and criminal records check required; must be self-motivated and able to work independently; must be able to build and maintain a collaborative, cooperative spirit within the team/work unit. Basic to intermediate proficiency with Microsoft Word and Excel required; must display a cheerful, cooperative, and positive attitude towards work assignments, co-workers, customers and vendors

Essential Physical Functions: Requires corrected vision and hearing to a normal range. Must have strong physical stamina and be able to move about the work site frequently throughout the assigned shift; must be able to endure extended periods of standing; must be to bend and stoop frequently; must be able to push/pull and lift/carry up to 25 pounds unassisted, and up to 50 pounds with assistance; requires the ability to operate a computer and other general office equipment (copier, fax, printer etc.)

Environmental Factors: The duties of this job are performed in both a retail store and warehouse environment where there are physical discomforts associated with changes in temperature and weather, and exposure to noise, dust and dirt. Must be able to work a flexible schedule between the hours of 7:00am to 8:30 p.m., Monday-Saturday

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

 Ability to influence and lead others to achieve their personal best, through positive leadership and direction

 Must be able to communicate effectively and interact positively with customers, donors, volunteers and fellow

team members by displaying a cheerful, cooperative and positive attitude toward work assignments

 Ability to learn and accurately implement store opening and closing procedures, point of sale (POS) terminal and

accurately complete related paperwork and transaction reports

 Ability to adapt to changes in work flow as dictated by business need

 Ability to perform basic math calculations, count money/make change quickly and accurately

 Ability to stand for extended periods of time; frequently bend, crouch and/or stoop; frequently lift up to 25 pounds

without assistance

 Ability to operate general office equipment (i.e. point of sale (POS) termination, computer, credit card machine,

fax machine, etc.)

Responsibilities:

 Actively contributes to achieving store revenue goals

 Assists in establishing daily operational goals

 Demonstrates knowledge and understanding of merchandise pricing structure and procedures

 Contributes to the efforts of the team by performing a variety of tasks (i.e. sorting, hanging and pricing), as

needed

 Is attentive to the needs of customers and addresses customer complaints, timely

 Prepares operational reports and makes bank deposits

 Other duties as directed by Store Supervisor, Director of Retail Operations or President/CEO


Retail Associate (Retail Center)

FULL TIME – COLUMBUS, GEORGIA - MACON ROAD RETAIL CENTER

Apply in person at 2903 2nd Avenue, Columbus GA 31904 at our Administrative Office or call (706)322-8267 ext 210 or complete the job application below.

Summary: The Retail Associate is responsible for ensuring a positive donating and/or shopping experience for all customers. This will be accomplished by providing a warm welcome to the Donation Center and/or retail store; maintaining a clean well-organized, well-stocked sales floor; locating desired items on the sales floor; fast friendly and accurate processing of purchases; assisting in other areas of the Donations and Retail Center, as needed. The Retail Associate will be cross-trained in all areas of the production and retail environment to include, but not limited to: providing excellent customer service, cash-handling procedures, processing donated goods (sorting, pricing and stocking).

Education: High school diploma or GED, required. Minimum six (6) months retail or related experience, preferred.

Experience: Cashier experience is a plus.

Special Qualifications: Must pass a pre-employment drug test; must submit to and maintain an acceptable criminal records check; must be available to work a flexible schedule. Work is typically performed between the hours of 8 a.m. and 6:30 p.m., Monday through Saturday.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

 Ability to accept direction and follow procedures.

 Must be self-motivated and able to work independently and within a team environment.

 Must be able to communicate effectively and interact positively with customers, donors, program participants and fellow team members by displaying a cheerful, cooperative and positive attitude toward work assignments.

 Ability to learn and accurately implement and perform store opening and closing procedures, operate cash registers and accurately complete related paperwork and transaction reports.

 Ability to perform routine work and adapt to change as dictated by business need.

 Ability to perform basic math calculations, count money/make change, process debit/credit cards, quickly and accurately.

 Ability to stand for extended periods of time; frequently bend, crouch and/or stoop; frequently lift up to 25 pounds without assistance.

 Ability to operate general office equipment (i.e. cash register, computer, credit card machine, fax machine, etc.).


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