Community Ministries Worker – Canada Summer Job

  • Wage: $17.75
  • Position 1 – Full Time: 35 hours / week for 8 weeks from June 3rd, 2024 – July 29th, 2024
  • Position 2 – Full Time: 35 hours / week for 8 weeks from July 2nd, 2024 – August 28th, 2024
  • Expires: until position is filled

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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
  • Encourages clients/families to participate in programs and services offered by our Resource Centre as well as our Church
  • Maintains confidentiality and keeps accurate client files and statistical records in the Link2Feed database
  • Assists in the organization, maintenance and general cleanliness of the Resource Centre Office and The Salvation Army building
  • Donation pick ups as well as receiving (and/or declines) and sorting/organizing non-monetary donations
  • Registers clients for Sports Camp and Back-to-School using database programs including Excel
  • Participates in leading Sports Camp, including daily registration, set-up and clean up and participating in the sports
  • Encourages participation in Sports Camp and the Back-to-School program by promoting them through phone contacts, agency visits and additional opportunities.
  • Chaperone bus transportation of camp participants to and from our summer camp
  • Post event and program communication to donors, volunteers and participants
  • Participate in debriefing and closure of events and programs
  • Emergency Disaster Services support, including food preparation and services
  • Cleans and sanitizes the vehicle after taking it out to meet requirements
  • Performs other duties as required (including conducting other programs for client/families as appropriate)

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Qualifications & Experience

  • Must be between 15 and 30 years of age at the beginning of the employment period
  • Must be a Canadian Citizen, permanent resident or person on whom refugee protection has been conferred under the Immigration and Refugee Protection Act
  • Minimum 6 months related experience working with children, families, and vulnerable population
  • Extensive knowledge and proficiency with MS Office programs, Database inputting and general office equipment
  • Current FOODSAFE LEVEL 1 (preferred)
  • Current Certification in First Aid/CPR  (preferred)
  • 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.
  • The ability to maintain confidentiality
  • A willingness to adhere to a dress code of modesty, neatness and cleanliness
  • Ability to compose written communication including donation requests and appreciation letter

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Successful candidates, prior to hiring, may be required to provide:

  • Background check consent and a clear vulnerable sector screening (with criminal record check)
  • A clean drivers abstract.
  • Completion of our online Armatus Abuse Training and required Health and Safety training.

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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 CSJ” to Major Orest Goyak, Corps Officer Kamloops.info@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.

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