Community Ministry Assistant

  • Wage: $16.00 – $18.00
  • Full Time: 35 hours / week
  • Expires: October 30th, 2021


Job Description

The Community Ministry Assistant assists in the organization and distribution of services in our Community Ministries Office.


Key Responsibilities

  • Consistently demonstrates empathy and concern for clients/families
  • Provides emergency food hampers to clients
  • 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
  • Assists with preparing/serving community meals in house or on the CRU (food truck)
  • Helps with seasonal tasks where needed such as Christmas Hampers/Kettles
  • Must attend all staff meetings and training seminars related to agency services if requested.
  • Must be prepared to participate in training at the discretion of the Supervisor/Officer.


Qualifications & Experience

  • Minimum three (3) months of prior related experience, including, experience working with multi-barriered persons.
  • The successful job applicant will have completed Public School.
  • Current FOODSAFE LEVEL 1
  • Current Certification in First Aid/CPR
  • Class 5 BC Drivers License or higher
  • A clear vulnerable sector screening


Work Environment

  • Physically able to lift up to 50 lbs
  • 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
  • Performance of the job requires attentive listening (empathy to clients/volunteers), and attention to detail when entering data/computer work.
  • The incumbent could need to work under the following disagreeable conditions:
    • Temperature variations when out in the CRU
    • Cramped working areas
    • Work-related stress
    • Dealing with angry and/or abusive clients
  • The incumbent could be exposed to the risk of minor harm, injury or illness due to:
    • Physical and verbal attacks by others
    • Exposure to infectious diseases
    • Exposure to chemicals (e.g. cleaning)
    • Moving objects
    • Sharp objects
    • Risk of back strain

Precautionary Measures

The incumbent must take the following precautionary measures (in addition to health and safety rules):

  • Universal precautions
  • Protective Barriers
  • Adequately maintain operational equipment
  • Food Safe training and standards
  • WHMIS training and standards



  • 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.


Interested Applicants are encouraged to submit a cover letter and resume via email, with the subject line of “Community Ministries Worker C” to Captain Kelly Fifield, 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.