Community Services Worker – Surrey

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The Salvation Army Surrey Community Church
Published
March 11, 2019
Location
Surrey, Canada
Job Type
Category
Interested applicants must respond in writing to
Captain Tatiana Kachanova E-mail: salvationarmysurrey@gmail.com
Closing date
March 24, 2019

Description

HOURS: Part Time / 11 hours per week

Responsibilities

• Conducts initial intake assessments (including evaluation of client/family protection issues), determining immediate needs and supports needed by the client
• Provides spiritual guidance and uses every opportunity to pray with and share the Gospel of Jesus Christ with clients/families, enabling them to become part of the Body of Christ
• Through exercising empathetic care, assists individuals to determine an appropriate and mutually agreed upon goal
process; facilitates effective problem-solving behaviours of the client/family
• Provides emergency assistance services (i.e. housing, shelter, food, clothing, etc.) in accordance with policy
• Maintains confidentiality and keeps accurate client files and statistical records
• Assists in the organization, maintenance and general cleanliness of the Food Bank, Meal Centre, etc.
• Receives (and/or declines) and sorts/organizes non-monetary donations
• Networks and refers to The Salvation Army, government and community social service providers to coordinate resources for the benefit of clients and program, when necessary
• May develop and conduct workshops for clients/families, as appropriate
• Directs and supervises volunteers, which include recruitment, selection, orientation, training, evaluation and
discipline
• Provides input into the operational budget; may be responsible for cash management
• May organize or execute seasonal or special programs (i.e. Christmas Hamper, Toy Distribution, Summer Camps, Food Drives, Community Dinners, etc.)
• Responsible for the direct supervision of non-supervisory personnel and volunteers.
• Performs other duties as assigned

Qualifications

Education/Certifications:
• Completed have completed High School, plus ideally, specialized courses relevant to the work of up to six (6) months
Experience:
• Minimum one year of prior related experience
Required Skills/Knowledge:
Strong computer skills, strong organizational skills, strong interpersonal skills
• Physically able to assisting in loading/unloading donations from the truck/van and lifting/moving equipment more than 20 pounds
• Attentive listening (supervision, counselling, conflict resolution, etc.), compassion, good communication skills and a desire to work with people
• Current Certification in First Aid/CPR preferred
• Non-violent crisis intervention training preferred – capable of intervening in physical confrontations and maintaining a safe environment for staff, volunteers and clients
• Foodsafe Training preferred
• Valid Driver License

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.

Internal Applicants: Please advise Department Heads of your intentions prior to submitting your application.

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