SUMMARY OF POSITION
Incumbent is responsible for pick-up and delivery driver needs, assists with functions of the Mission’s warehouse facilities, including intake, storage and dispositions of all materials, accurate inventory control, and supports the volunteers who may be working at the warehouse. The position consists of 24 hours per week, with the exception of a period of 40 hours per week, starting on or about November 15th and running four (4) to six (6) weeks dependent on work volume.
SPECIFIC DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
1. Serves as the primary driver using the ministry’s straight truck or panel van, picks up material donated to the Mission by corporate donors and delivers such material to regional clients as appropriate.
2. Assists the Director in ensuring that the Ministry avoids any practice, which would bring discredit upon the Mission or create a breach of trust with donors.
3. Ensures that material-handling equipment is safely operated to move materials to and from storage and completes necessary paperwork to be compliant with governmental regulations.
4. Maintains efficient storage operations and accurate computer inventory control of material assigned to the warehouse. This includes, but is not limited to, the use of such equipment as forklifts and pallet jacks.
5. Implements all warehouse operations with accountability, safety and efficiency in mind and consistent with all pertinent Mission directives, policies and procedures.
6. Ensures that trucks and warehouse equipment such as forklifts and pallet jacks are properly operated and maintained.
7. Supports activities for volunteers, including filling food bags for distribution to partnering organizations.
8. Assumes other duties and responsibilities as assigned.
9. Works flexible hours as determined by warehouse needs.
1. Provides a biblically sound testimony of having accepted Jesus Christ as Lord and Savior and leads a life worthy of that profession. Actively engages in private and corporate prayer, Bible Study, regular church attendance, and holy living.
2. Agrees with and carries out responsibilities in accordance with the Mission’s policies that are included in the Bethesda Mission Directives, the Bethesda Mission Code of Conduct, the Bethesda Mission Statement of Faith, the Bethesda Mission Document on Sexual Sin and Brokenness, Value Statement and Narratives, and the Mission Statement.
3. Committed to serving the poor and homeless.
4. Presents a history of stable and responsible employment.
5. Has at least an Associate Degree or the equivalent in life experience. Strong knowledge of receiving, warehouse and material-handling operations, methods and practices. Ability to develop personnel and equipment structures to support present and future operations.
6. Has at least two-years’ experience with all major aspects of warehouse operations.
7. Demonstrates proficiency and appropriate certification for operating common warehouse equipment such as forklifts and pallet jacks.
8. Preferred possession of a CDL PA Driver’s License or ability to get a DOT physical card and have a good driving record and the ability to operate a 24‑foot truck.
9. Ability to lift at least 55 pounds on a routine basis.
10. Has the ability to work effectively with others in a positive and cooperative manner.
11. Has the ability to work flexible 24 hours per week as determined by warehouse needs.
PHYSICAL DEMANDS/WORK ENVIRONMENT
The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job.Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
Works throughout the warehouse as well as in the office area and travels to other Mission facilities as required.Sits, stands, bends, lifts, and moves intermittently during working hours.Interacts with staff, visitors, etc., under all conditions/circumstances.May be required to work periods of time at a computer requiring repetitive hand motions.Frequent physical effort required and lifting up to 55 pounds.
Since 1914, Bethesda Mission has been a missionary arm of the local church, reaching out to men, women, and children of all races, nationalities, and creeds, providing the poor and homeless with shelter, food, clothing, sharing the good news of Jesus Christ, and discipling them in the Christian life.
A soft pillow, a warm meal, and peace from life’s storms are what Bethesda offers the men, women, and children who walk through our doors. Our walls offer safety from chaos-filled homes and noisy streets, and our hospitality returns a small portion of the grace we’ve been given to the people we serve. A brightly lit green cross is the trade-mark symbol of our flagship facility at 611 Reily Street in downtown Harrisburg. This city icon defines our driving passion – to introduce others to the power and love of Jesus Christ. Equipping each person with tools for life is the aim of Bethesda’s community re-entry blueprint. From learning to balance a checkbook to finding a Christ centered, nurturing church, these foundational skills help existing guests lead lives of character and great purpose.