Christmas Support Worker

September 15, 2023
Job Type
Ministry Unit/Dept:
Saskatoon Temple Community Ministries
Salary Range:
$15.00 per hour
38 Bateman Crescent
Posting Expires:
October 2, 2023
Applications Accepted By:
E-mail: Attention: Lieutenant Angela Kerr or Mail: 38 Bateman Crescent Saskatoon, SK S7H 3C4


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 relief basis between November 6th to December 22nd. This includes but is not limited to kettles, toys and food hampers. Interaction with volunteers and clients is also required.

  • Temporary Casual
  • No Guaranteed Hours


  • 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 support to clients, 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.


Education, Qualifications and 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 and Skilled Knowledge Requirements:

  • Minimum of one (1) year of prior related experience working in community-based programs would be a definite asset.
  • Proficient in working in a computerized environment; must demonstrate strong skills using Microsoft Office Suite: Word, Excel, Power Point.

Working Conditions:

  • This is a temporary seasonal Casual Relief position with no guaranteed hours.
  • Shifts will vary but will include days, afternoons and evenings, Monday to Saturday.
  • Includes a ½ hour unpaid meal-break where applicable.
  • Flexibility is required as it relates to hours of work and scheduling.
  • The Supervisor will set the hours of work and work schedule.
  • Ability to lift/move more than 40 lbs. (18.144 kgs).
  • Required to wear appropriate Salvation Army identification.
  • Some travel is associated with this position.
  • Some outdoor work will be required during Hamper Distribution (exposure to seasonal elements)


  • 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.
  • Treat the property of The Salvation Army with due care and caution.
  • Develop an understanding and support for the mission and purpose of The Salvation Army in Canada and its implications as related to position responsibilities.
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.

Related Jobs

September 22, 2023
September 20, 2023
September 20, 2023
September 15, 2023
September 15, 2023