Community Ministry Worker B

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The Salvation Army
Published
February 22, 2021
Location
Fernie, Canada
Category
Job Type
Salary
$18.00 - $19.00 per hour
Interested applicants must respond in writing to
Attention: Kaitlyn Black. E-mail: kaitlyn.black@salvationarmy.ca. Please mention ‘Community Ministry Worker B’ in the subject line of your email.
Closing date
March 2, 2021
Street Address
741 2nd Ave

Description

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.

Position Description

The Community Ministries Worker B assists individuals and families who are seeking aid and assistance from or have been referred to, The Salvation Army.  You will be responsible for the day-to-day operations of Family Services Programs.

Responsibilities

  • Conducts initial interview assessments to determine immediate needs and supports needed for the client.
  • Provides spiritual guidance or refers to the pastor and uses every opportunity to pray with and be compassionate with the client/family.
  • Maintains confidentiality and keeps accurate client files and statistical records.
  • May refer clients to other supports within the community.
  • Provides emergency assistance services (i.e., housing, shelter, food, clothing, etc.)
  • Responsible for the day-to-day running’s of all Family Services Programs.
  • Daily pick up and sorting of food donations, as well as organization and distribution for food programs.
  • Minimal computer work, you may assist with grant applications when required.
  • Responsible for the daily cleanliness of the kitchen and all food areas.
  • Involved in organizing and delivery of seasonal programs.
  • Meeting with other community organizations as needed.
  • Supervision and training of volunteers.
  • Perform other duties as assigned.

The performance of the job requires a great deal of physical activity, sorting donated food goods, with little computer work. Computer work is mostly inputting client information during interviews.

Qualifications

The successful job applicant will have completed High School or equivalent experience. First Aid/CPR and Food Safe is an asset.

Required skills/knowledge

  • Organizing and time management skills
  • Must be able to lift to 50 pounds.
  • Must be physically fit.
  • Should have good social boundaries while working with people.
  • Should be able to take instruction and give feedback.
  • Good people management skills and empathy.

Hours

This position is 30 hours a week with the following schedule-

  • Monday/Thursday/ Friday 9.00 a.m. to 3.30 p.m.
  • Tuesday 9.00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.
  • Wednesday 9.00 a.m. to 1.00 p.m. and 3.30 p.m. to 6.00 p.m. Wednesdays split shift is nonnegotiable.
  • Extra hours from mid-November to Christmas may be required.

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

  • Background check consent
  • Clean drivers abstract
  • Completion of our online Armatus Abuse Training and required Health and Safety training

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. 

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

Internal Applicants, please advise your managing supervisor of your intentions prior to submitting your application.

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