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


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)


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


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.


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


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.