Christmas Support Worker

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Published
September 21, 2022
Location
Saskatoon
Job Type
Ministry Unit/Dept:
Saskatoon Temple
Salary Range:
$15.00 per hour
Address:
38 Bateman Crescent
Posting Expires:
October 4, 2022
Applications Accepted By:
E-mail: angela.kerr@salvationarmy.ca Attention: Angela Kerr (Lieutenant) or Mail: Attention: Lieutenant Angela Kerr 38 Bateman Crescent, Saskatoon SK S7H 3C4

Description

Mission and Values:

The Salvation Army is an international Christian church. Its message is based on the Bible; its ministry is motivated by love for God and the needs of humanity.

Mission Statement The Salvation Army exists to share the love of Jesus Christ, meet human needs and be a transforming influence in the communities of our world.

Core Values The Salvation Army Canada and Bermuda has four core values:
Hope: We give hope through the power of the gospel of Jesus Christ.
Service: We reach out to support others without discrimination.
Dignity: We respect and value each other, recognizing everyone’s worth.
Stewardship: We responsibly manage the resources entrusted to us.

The Christmas Support Worker provides support to Saskatoon Temple, Community and Family Services during the Christmas season on a temporary basis. This includes but is not limited to kettles, toys and food hampers. Interaction with volunteers and clients is also required.

  • Temporary Full Time (November 7, 2022 to December 24, 2022)
  • 32 to 40 hours per week
  • Multiple positions

KEY RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Assist in the daily activities of Community and Family Services during the Christmas Season.
  • Assist with the pick-up of toy donations from community donors using program vehicle.
  • Assist with set up, take down of Christmas hamper distribution centre, and toy shop.
  • Provide front-line client support, verifying income documents and personal information provided on applications.
  • Record statistical data in a clear, organized and accurate manner.
  • Assist with activities in the Toy Shop, organize, ensure that the area is tidy and clean, ensure sufficient stock, sort and process donated toys,
  • Process clients as they arrive for hamper distribution.
  • Assist and support Christmas programs as required, i.e. Christmas Hamper, Christmas Kettles, etc.; ensure that ministry objectives are accomplished and that a spiritual focus is applied to all programs.
  • Pickup toy donations as needed.
  • Provide direction, demonstrate work methods and assist volunteers during hamper preparation.
  • Work closely with the Community and Family Services Supervisor regarding the Christmas program. Answer phone inquiries as required.
  • Provide support for the Adopt a Family hamper distribution
  • Provide support for the Christmas Kettle Campaign
  • Perform other position-related duties as required

QUALIFICATIONS AND EDUCATION REQUIREMENTS:

Education/Certifications:

  • Completed Secondary School.
  • Valid Driver’s License, own vehicle required and insurance, current copy of driver’s abstract that is satisfactory to The Salvation Army, in its sole discretion, is required.
  • Must provide an original copy of a Background Check that is satisfactory to The Salvation Army, in its sole discretion, is required. The screening is secured either through the national Canadian Police Information Centre (CPIC) or through a local police detachment.
  • May require screening through The Salvation Army Abuse Registry.

Experience:

  • Minimum of one (1) year of prior related experience working in community-based programs would be a definite asset.

Required Skills/Knowledge:

  • Proficient in working in a computerized environment; must demonstrate strong skills using Microsoft Office Suite: Word, Excel, Power Point.

PREFERRED SKILLS/CAPABILITIES:

  • Attention to detail, problem-solving and analytical skills.
  • Ability to work with little supervision but also able to accept direction when necessary.
  • Ability to manage multiple tasks in a busy work environment.
  • Good organization, communication and interpersonal skills.
  • Self-motivated and disciplined.
  • Lead by example, by demonstrating a strong work ethic and a willingness to learn and be flexible in the face of change.
  • Ability to maintain information in confidence and exercise good judgement.
  • Demonstrated ability to work independently and participate as an active and responsible team member in a cooperative team environment.
  • Excellent interpersonal skills, integrity, and adaptability.
  • Exhibit good listening skills, have strong oral/written communication skills and respect authority.
  • Participate in mandatory orientation training and regular supervision.
  • Work in compliance with OH&S Act and Regulations and abide by The Salvation Army’s health and safety policies and procedures.
  • Represent the organization in a positive, professional and engaging manner.
  • Must comply with all Salvation Army policies, procedures and associated legislation.
The Salvation Army will provide reasonable accommodation upon request. Please let us know if you have a need for any accommodation.
We thank all applicants, however, only those candidates to be interviewed will be contacted. Internal Applicants, must advise your managing supervisor of your intentions prior to submitting your application.

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