Community Ministries Worker B

  • Wage: $17.00 – $18.89
  • Full Time: 35 hours / week
  • Expires: April 18th, 2021

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Key Responsibilities

  • Through empathetic care and with a non-judgemental approach conducts initial intake assessments (including evaluation of client/family and financials), determining immediate and ongoing needs and supports in accordance with policy
  • Provides emergency assistance services (i.e. food, clothing, etc.) in accordance with policy
  • Provides ongoing support to clients and families as needed
  • Through exercising empathetic care, assists individuals to determine an appropriate and mutually agreed upon goal process; facilitates effective problem-solving behaviours of the client/family
  • Provides spiritual guidance when appropriate and uses opportunities to pray with and share the Gospel of Jesus Christ with clients/families
  • Encourages clients/families to participate in programs and services offered by our Community Ministries as well as our Church
  • Maintains confidentiality and keeps accurate client files and statistical records in the Link2Feed database
  • May provide budgeting guidance for clients
  • Assists in the organization, maintenance, general cleanliness, and COVID protocols of the Community Ministries Office and The Salvation Army building.
  • Receives (and/or declines) and sorts/organizes non-monetary donations
  • Works under the direction of the Community Ministries Supervisor and Corps Officers
  • Networks and refers to The Salvation Army, government and community social service providers to coordinate resources for the benefit of clients and program, when necessary
  • May develop and conduct programs for clients/families, as appropriate
  • Helps with the coordination and organization of seasonal or special programs such as; Christmas Hampers, Community Programs / Events, Food Drives, Back to School, Camps and Community Dinners
  • May direct and supervise volunteers, which include orientation to programs and training
  • May be responsible for cash management
  • Extensive knowledge and proficiency with MS Office programs, Database inputting and general office equipment
  • May deal with clients who are have complex emotional issues.
  • Donation pick ups
  • Drive EDS Vehicle (Food Truck) as required
  • Performs other duties as required

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Qualifications & Experience

  • Minimum Education: Diploma or Certificate in Social/Human Services from a recognized University/College
  • Minimum 2 years related experience working with vulnerable populations; addictions, mental health challenges, poverty, seniors, homelessness, unemployed, and persons with persistent multiple-barriers.
  • Current FOODSAFE LEVEL 1
  • Current Certification in First Aid/CPR
  • Valid Drivers License
  • Physically able to lift up to 50 lbs – the job requires loading/unloading the CRU (Food truck), loading/unloading/sorting donated goods, etc.
  • Assets – Nonviolent Crisis Intervention, Effective communication 101, WHMIS

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Benefits

  • This position includes a comprehensive benefits package including medical and dental, sick leave benefits; Employer contributed RRSPs as well as matching, professional development opportunities etc.

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Interested Applicants are encouraged to submit a cover letter and resume via email, with the subject line of “Community Ministries Worker B” to Captain Kelly Fifield, Corps Office lisl.barnes@salvationarmy.ca 

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The Salvation Army will accommodate candidates as required under applicable human rights legislation.   If you require a disability-related accommodation during this process, please inform us of your requirements.

We thank all applicants, however, only those candidates to be interviewed will be contacted.

 

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Community Ministries Worker C

  • Wage: $14.60 – $16.30
  • Full Time: 35 hours / week
  • Expires: April 18th, 2021

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Key Responsibilities

  • Consistently demonstrates empathy and concern for clients/families
  • Provides emergency food hampers to clients as needed
  • May assist in the maintenance of client files and statistical records, as directed
  • Assists in the organization, maintenance and general cleanliness of the Community Ministries Space.
  • Receives (and/or declines) and sorts/organizes non-monetary donations or purchased products following standard procedures
  • May be responsible for ensuring safe handling of hazardous materials
  • Arranges for discarding of items that are not usable in accordance with policy
  • May direct work of volunteers assisting in Community Ministries
  • May help prepare/serve community meals in house or on the CRU (food truck)
  • Helps with seasonal tasks where needed such as Christmas Hampers/Kettles
  • Performs other duties as assigned

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Qualifications & Experience

  • Minimum three (3) months of prior related experience, including, experience working with multi-barriered persons.
  • WHMIS Training
  • First Aid/CPR
  • Food Safe Level 1
  • BC Driver’s License

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Other Requirements

  • The incumbent will work under the following disagreeable conditions:

    • Temperature variations when in CRU
    • Cramped working station
    • Work-related stress
    • Dealing with angry and abusive people
  • The performance of the job requires a frequent amount of loading/unloading trucks, handing out hampers, receiving/sorting out donated or purchased goods, and computer work.
  • The performance of the job requires attentive listening (empathy to clients/volunteers), and attention to detail when entering data/computer work.

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Exposure to Hazards

The job incumbent may be exposed to the risk of minor harm, injury or illness due to:

  • Physical attacks by others (and verbal)
  • Exposure to infectious diseases
  • Exposure to toxic chemicals
  • Moving objects
  • Sharp objects
  • Risk of back strain

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Interested Applicants are encouraged to submit a cover letter and resume via email, with the subject line of “Community Ministries Worker B” to Captain Kelly Fifield, Corps Office lisl.barnes@salvationarmy.ca 

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The Salvation Army will accommodate candidates as required under applicable human rights legislation.   If you require a disability-related accommodation during this process, please inform us of your requirements.

We thank all applicants, however, only those candidates to be interviewed will be contacted.

 

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