Community Worker – Children and Family Focus

The Salvation Army B.C. Alberni Valley
June 24, 2020
Burnaby, Canada
Job Type
Interested applicants must respond in writing to
Closing date
June 26, 2020
Street Address
4835 Argyle St. Port Alberni



  • Full Time Hours, 16 week contract.


Position Purpose Summary:

The Community Worker – Children and Family Focus – will seek to provide outreach, discipleship, support and fun to children and their families.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Plan, promote, and implement day camp activities – both in person and through online/print media.
  • Lead fun activities as part of a team that maintains COVID-19 safety and hygiene requirements at all times.
  • Develop and maintain connections with the BC Salvation Army Youth Department and local community organizations that work with children and families.
  • Reach out to families who may feel isolated by telephone, email, and by appropriate social-distancing visitation to share connection and support.
  • Develop relationships with Alberni Elementary schools with a view towards partnerships and after-school programming in the fall.
  • Work closely with Corps Officers, YPSM (Young People’s Sergeant Major), Community Intake Workers, and other team members, in supporting community during COVID-19 relief efforts.
  • Other duties as assigned, including but not limited to packing and delivering food to those in need.



Required Skills/Knowledge:

  • Driver’s license
  • Strong communication skills, including telephone, written, in person, and online.
  • At least one year experience working with children 5-12, camp or day camp experience preferred.
  • Ability to work independently and as a team.
  • Familiarity with and commitment to demonstrating Salvation Army doctrines and policies at work.
  • Comfortable working in a faith-based environment and discussing faith with children and families.
  • Demonstration of kindness and welcome to all people, regardless of lifestyle or background.
  • Able to lift up to 25 lbs
  • Basic knowledge of computers

Preferred Skills/Knowledge:

  • Personal experience with The Salvation Army


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

  • Background check consent
  • A clear vulnerable sector screening
  • A clean drivers abstract
  • Completion of our online Armatus Abuse Training and required Health and Safety training

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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