Children and Family Services Worker

The Salvation Army B.C. Connection Point
April 6, 2021
Langford, Canada
Job Type
Interested applicants must respond in writing to
Closing date
April 13, 2021
Street Address
103-737 Goldstream Ave


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


  • 15 hrs/week


  • 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.



  • 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.


  • 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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