Children and Family Services Worker

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The Salvation Army B.C. Connection Point
Published
April 6, 2021
Location
Langford, Canada
Category
Job Type
Salary
$18/hour
Interested applicants must respond in writing to
Stefan.reid@salvationarmy.ca
Closing date
April 13, 2021
Street Address
103-737 Goldstream Ave

Description

Position Purpose Summary:

Reporting to the Community Services Director in conjunction with the Corps Officers, the Children & Family Service worker is responsible for the full range of programming geared toward the physical, emotional and spiritual well-being of children and families. The position establishes and maintains effective working relationships with individuals/families, additional support workers, temporary employees, as well as church and community volunteers

HOURS

  • 15 hrs/week

Responsibilities

  • Ensure that the Gospel of Jesus Christ is exemplified in the performance of all job responsibilities and through personal example.
  • Agree and adhere to The Salvation Army mission, values and standards.
  • Develop, implement, maintain, and evaluate programs/ministries relevant to the children and families of the community (includes communication to leaders, acquiring resources, volunteer recruitment)
  • Organize and supervise discipleship and outreach programs.
  • Recruit, direct and supervise volunteers for children’s and youth programs.
  • Organize and supervise programs for community and corps children on PA days and during summer holidays, March break and any other appropriate occasions.
  • Recruit and register children and youth for Salvation Army provincial camping programs and other regional and divisional events.
  • Follow up with children/youth who attend Salvation Army summer camp programs, including their families, in order to build relationships and establish active links with the corps and its mission and ministries.
  • Works alongside CFS director in school partnerships when applicable.
  • Provide direction to the Red Cap program.
  • Provide direction to Play Café program.
  • Assist the Corps Officer in the pastoral care and spiritual development of children and their families by mentoring, discipling, encouraging and modeling appropriate Christian attitudes and behaviors.
  • Maintain written records, logs of activities, including activity reports and statistical information.
  • Assist with client assistance and registration for seasonal programming.
  • Connect with kids and families outside of programming to aid in building trusting relationships.
  • The successful candidate will be expected to participate fully in the life of this church as part of our worshipping congregation.
  • All other duties as assigned.

Qualifications

Education/Certifications:

  • Completion of formal post-secondary/college diploma of 2 or 3 academic years in related field of study, Children/Youth.
  • Alternative combinations of education and experience may be considered.

Experience:

  • Minimum of two (2) years of prior related experience leading volunteers and working with children and youth programming.

Required Skills/Knowledge:

  • Proficiency in a computerized environment; skilled in Social Media and Microsoft Office, Word, PowerPoint platforms.
  • Treat the property of The Salvation Army with due care and caution
  • Conflict management, resolution skills, communicate effectively; strong oral/written communication skills; exhibit good listening skills, lead by example demonstrating a strong work ethic; willingness to learn and to embrace change.
  • Self-motivated/disciplined, effective time management and organizational skills.
  • Understanding of the children and youth, and associated needs.
  • Strong sense of integrity and confidentiality with professional ethics and a balanced sense of fairness and flexibility.
  • Respect for and understanding of The Salvation Army – its mission, culture and values
  • Current Safe Food Handling Certificate, or willing to obtain and maintain current certificate
  • Current CPR/First Aid certification, or willing to obtain and maintain current certification
  • Willingness and ability to connect with local schools and organizations to offer services and programs to children & youth.

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

  • Background check consent
  • A clear vulnerable sector screening
  • A clean drivers abstract
  • Completion of our online Armatus Abuse Training and required Health and Safety training

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