Community Services Coordinator

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Published
August 5, 2022
Location
Duncan, BC
Job Type
Competition #
2022-FS001
Ministry Unit/Dept:
Cowichan Valley
Salary Range:
$16.06 to $20.08 per hour
Address:
-
Posting Expires:
Until Filled
Applications Accepted By:
Attn: Dave Maandag, Email: dave.maandag@salvationarmy.ca, Mail: The Salvation Army Cowichan Valley, 280Trans Canada Hwy, Duncan BC V9L 3P9 Please mention 'Competition 2022-FS001' in the subject line of your email

Description

This position exists to provide spiritual comfort, physical assistance and general support for community members in need without discrimination with the resources we have available.

Hours:

  • Up to 40 per week
  • Hiring for September

KEY RESPONSIBILITIES:

The successful candidate will …

  • Conduct initial intake assessments and determine best course of action for immediate and long term needs/supports. This will include direct contact/support with homeless individuals.
  • Administer emergency relief from available resources.
  • Provide basic counseling, budgeting advice and emotional support.
  • Provide spiritual guidance, using every opportunity to pray with individuals and share the Gospel of Jesus Christ.
  • Maintain confidentiality and accurate recording of all information on computers system.
  • Conduct general phone, filing and office duties.
  • Organize and escorting children to/from July summer camp.
  • Organize and complete client Income Tax returns.
  • Organize, provide direction and implement Christmas programs.
  • Recruit and secure sufficient volunteers to successfully run seasonal programs and fundraisers.
  • Network and give referrals with/to other Salvation Army Ministries, government and social services providers in the community to foster good relationships that will benefit clients.
  • Organization, maintenance and general cleanliness of the Community Services areas and storage areas.
  • Adhere to and promote the mission and goals of The Salvation Army.

QUALIFICATIONS AND EDUCATION REQUIREMENTS:

*NOTE: For some jobs, you may be required to provide validated educational documentation.

  • Completed High School
  • Have a minimum of six month specialized courses in the field of social or human services or equivalent experience
  • Valid driver’s license

Experience:

  • One (1) year prior related experience including working with persons with multi-barriers
  • Proven active and compassionate listening skills
  • Proven problem solving and conflict management training/skills
  • Working with children and youth

Required Skills/Knowledge:

  • Proven proficient use of internet based software, Microsoft Office, online search engines, etc.
  • Able to repetitively lift/move up to 30 lb. boxes of canned food and donated goods

PREFERRED SKILLS/CAPABILITIES:

  • Previous experience in completing Income Tax returns.
  • Reside in the Duncan area
  • Familiarity with other local agencies working with people in crisis

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

  • Background check consent
  • A clear vulnerable sector screening from local RCMP/Police
  • A 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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