Community Ministry Assistant

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

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Job Description

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

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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.

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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

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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

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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 C” to Captain Kelly Fifield, Corps Officer admin.kamloops@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.