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Want to work in an energetic and caring environment dedicated to strengthening the community? The Ashland Salvation Army Kroc Center offers a number of career opportunities designed to bring out the best in our staff and the people they serve. We consider qualified candidates for a variety of positions and take applications year-round.

Applying is easy! Just email your resume and cover letter directly to Debbie Cooper at debbie.cooper@use.salvationarmy.org or submit the form below.

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Current Openings




The Learning Zone Assistant is responsible for supervision of students and participants in our after-school program which includes education, recreation and spiritual development of each child. 


  1. Engage children, be intentional about creating healthy relationships within the Learning Zone.
  2. Work with the Learning Zone Assistant Director to create a comfortable, safe learning environment within the program.
  3. Provide homework help and tutoring as needed within the program.
  4. Lead/oversee class activities within the program (snack, games, lessons, enrichment opportunities etc.)
  5. Supervise Children in the classrooms, Fun Zone, Field House, RJ’s Place, Spray Park, Field Trips and other outdoor activities.
  6. Provide the children with positive reinforcements and role modeling



  1. Must have an ongoing relationship with Jesus Christ and a desire to both share Him and serve Him.
  2. Bachelors or associates in Early Childhood Education preferred or working towards credits in above degree.
  3. Prior tutoring experience a plus.
  4. Experience working with children in an After-school setting.
  5. Have the ability to work and relate well with people.
  6. Able to lift and carry 40 lbs.
  7. Meet all health and safety regulations as defined by the Health Department as well as The Salvation Army.       


     Pathway of Hope Case Manager


The Pathway of Hope (POH) Initiative is a directive from The National Salvation Army command and will be implemented at every corps unit by 2019.  The POH Initiative entails case management over a period of 6-18 months of households with children who have a desire to change their trajectory of being in poverty. 

 The focus of case management is to enable the families to resolve barriers to and work towards self-sufficiency which mainly includes their education and employment needs. 

With the guidance, and support of the divisional POH regional coordinator, the case manager will use the following approaches when working with clients:  Strengths-based Model, Stages of Change Model, and motivational interviewing skills. 

At the Ashland Ray and Joan Kroc Corps Community Center, the case manager will have a caseload up to 5 families at a time and will meet with the families for 1-2 hour sessions weekly or bi-weekly. Documentation is entered in the ServicePoint data system in a timely manner, statistics are tracked for monthly reports, and client assistance expenses are accurately recorded per grant requirements.


  1. Provide services to the client family via the case management steps.
  2. Identify, assess and enroll clients per POH Eligibility Criteria procedures.
  3. Meet with the client for 1-2 hours per session, weekly or bi-weekly over 6-18 months to follow the goal plan.
  4. Meet and assess upon case management Exit and post-Exit Follow-Up sessions, per procedures.
  5. Introduce Pastoral Care that is available to the family at the Corps; follow procedures if the family is interested.
  6. Assist and teach within the case manager’s scope, and refer out when appropriate, for life skill development. Includes job readiness and job search, educational advancement, parenting, budgeting and finances, cooking and nutrition, conflict management, substance abuse awareness, and self-advocacy.     
  7.  Ensure clients have access to health and human services.  Includes all Salvation Army internal provisions and services that are available. Includes external agency referrals for housing, healthcare, mental health services, legal, childcare, non-cash benefits, and other resources as needed.
  8. Enable clients to enhance their social support systems. Including community activities and organizations, their children’s schools, and faith communities.
  9. Maintain a case record accurately and timely in ServicePoint database system.
  10. Assessments
  11. Social History
  12. Action Plan
  13. Progress Notes
  14. Other documentation as needed
  15. Track statistics and contingency fund uses.
  16. Prepare a monthly report per the agency’s National Statistic System (NSS) procedures.
  17. Record funding uses per NEOSA’s procedures.
  18. Collaborate with the divisional POH regional coordinator and fellow POH case managers.
  19. Attend monthly case manager meetings, providing reports as requested.
  20. Meet with divisional POH regional coordinator at the corps or via telephone to discuss case direction and documentation requirements.


  1. Bachelor of Arts in social work or related field.
  2. At least one year of experience in the social service field.
  3. Have successful experience in working with staff and volunteers, with the ability to work and relate well to people.
  4. Maintain social work licensure if applicable.
  5. Must be at least 21 years old.
  6. Have a philosophy of strengths-based social work and family development which is consistent with that of the Kroc Center and The Salvation Army.


  • An understanding of, and life philosophy that is consistent with the overall mission of The Salvation Army.
  • A working knowledge of the Kroc Center Code of Conduct & Policies, as found in the trimester Program Guide;
  • A professional attitude and approach to administrative duties, independent work, problem solving, & time management;
  • Adherence to employee guidelines set forth by The Salvation Army USA Eastern Territory, NEOSA Division and the Kroc Center;
  • A valid driver’s license and approval to drive a Salvation Army vehicle.
  • The position will require occasional evening & weekend work hours.

The Salvation Army Mission Statement

The Salvation Army, and international movement, is an evangelical part of the universal Christian church.  Its message is based on the Bible.  Its ministry is motivated by the love of God.  Its mission is to preach the gospel of Jesus Christ and to meet human needs in His name without discrimination.

The information in this job description indicates the general nature and level of work performed by and employee in this classification.  It is not interpreted as a comprehensive inventory, or all duties, responsibilities, and qualifications of employees assigned to this job.  Management has the right to add to, revise, or delete information in this description.  Reasonable accommodations will be made to enable qualified individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions of this position.  Acceptable job performance includes the completion of the job responsibilities as well as compliance with the policies, procedures, rules and regulations of The Salvation Army.

The employed occupies a position of trust and is expected to maintain confidentiality and exhibit loyalty to The Salvation Army and the staff of The Salvation Army in all job related matters and activities.



527 East Liberty Street
Ashland, Ohio 44805

Phone: (419) 281-8001

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Operating Hours

Facility Hours: Monday-Friday, 7:30AM-8PM
Sunday Worship: 10AM
Social Services: Monday-Friday, 9AM-3PM
Food Pantry: Monday, 11AM-2PM;
Tuesday-Friday, 10AM-2PM

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