Christmas Support Worker – Oakville CFS

The Salvation Army
September 9, 2020
Oakville, ON, Canada
$16.00 per hour
Competition #
Interested applicants must respond in writing to
Email: Attention: Captain Kathy Ratcliff Fax: 905-827-8736 Mailing Address: The Salvation Army Oakville Community and Family Services, 1225 Rebecca St. Oakville, ON L6H 1Z1 Attention: Captain Kathy Ratcliff Community Ministries Officer Please, no phone calls.
Closing date
September 23, 2020


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.  Each position contributes to the mission of The Salvation Army.

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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.

This is a temporary, seasonal position based on 17.25 hours per week up to a maximum of 22 hours per week.  Normal operating hours of this facility are 8:30am to 9:30 pm and your shifts will fall within this range and will vary as per the requirements of the role.  Shifts will include days, afternoons, evenings, weekend shifts and split shifts.  Applicable shifts include a ½ hour unpaid meal break.  Flexibility is required.

Varied shifts

Start Date:  Monday, November 2, 2020

End Date:  Thursday, December 24, 2020

Interested applicants must respond in writing with a cover letter and resume.

We thank all applicants, however, only those candidates to be interviewed will be contacted


  • Assist the Christmas Kettle Campaign Coordinator with the delivery and pick-up of kettles to/from sites daily, ensuring the security of donations; host at a kettle as required and ensure kettle locations have adequate supplies of literature and promotional materials.
  • Assist in the recruitment of kettle volunteers as needed.
  • Help foster and maintain positive working relationships with volunteers and kettle sites.
  • Assist in the daily regular activities of the Christmas season. i.e. food voucher distribution, toy depot administrative duties as assigned; provide support with Christmas assistance registrations as required.
  • Represent The Salvation Army in a positive, professional manner.
  • Work in cooperation with the Christmas Kettle Campaign Coordinator
  • Perform other position related duties as required.



  • Completed Secondary School
  • Minimum of one (1) year of prior related experience working in community-based programs is an asset
  • Ability to work with little supervision but also able to accept direction when necessary
  • Good organization, communication and interpersonal skills
  • Ability to work in a team environment
  • Ability to lift up-to 20lbs./9.07kg
  • Self-motivation and discipline
  • Ability to multi-task and work well in a fast-paced office setting
  • Experience/ Working knowledge in word processing, spread sheet use, general office equipment and Microsoft Office applications
  • Valid Ontario Class “G” Driver’s license, own vehicle and insurance, a copy of current driver’s abstract that is satisfactory is an asset.
  • Provide an original copy of a Background Check screening with vulnerable sector, 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.
  • Support for and an understanding of the mission and purpose of The Salvation Army in Canada

If there is a competition number associated with this posting, please include within the subject line of your email, fax or regular mail correspondence.

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.

In accordance with The Salvation Army policy and legislated requirements, employment is conditional upon the verification of credentials and completion of a background check.

This posting is open to external and internal candidates alike. If you are an internal applicant, please advise your Department Head of your intentions prior to submitting your application.

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