Full Time Overnight Worker (union position)

September 21, 2022
Job Type
Ministry Unit/Dept:
Sudbury Cedar Place
Salary Range:
$15.69 + $0.50 per hour night premium
261 Cedar Street
Posting Expires:
September 27, 2022
Applications Accepted By:
Program Services Manager: Ashley.Grant@salvationarmy.ca, Fax: 705-586-3294




  • Exercising considerable initiative, carries out the duties of the position, with minimal direction and day-day supervision
  • Record and report activities, behaviors, and any incidents, which may occur during the shift, and/or call on duty personnel as required and outlined in policies.  Enter into the internal data base and server
  • Perform any new intake, and input into Homeless Individuals and Family System with proper consent. Prescreen guest and be mindful to a new person accordingly with current policies that adhere to our standards that are consistent with the values and philosophy of The Salvation Army Women and Family Shelter
  • Conduct nightly rounds in house with duty co-worker randomly throughout the shift. Ensure the facility and resident beds and keep appropriate records in the logbook
  • Ensure all guests and staff secure and safe by checking all windows, doors, and exits during rounds
  • Prepare dinner meal for the following day.  Take out food and prepare according to menu.  Ensure stock including fruits and daily are available for breakfast and lunch meals for residents of shelter
  • Pack food baskets on occasion for any off-site registered clients as per Food Guidelines
  • Enter statistics for referrals, turn away, goods and services night and check off in log and item list as per current policy and instruction
  • Clean, organize kitchen, sanitize and remove trash as required. Clean strainer in dishwasher, also, sanitize and tidy dining room
  • Sanitize hard surfaces regularly and log to chart
  • Record refrigeration temperatures and proper food handlers
  • Perform other duties position related duties as assigned


This is a permanent full time overnight position based on 72 hours bi-weekly.  The work schedule is determined in consultation with your supervisor and may vary according to requirements of responsibility.  Applicable shifts include a paid meal break.

Shifts: 12:30 a.m. – 8:30 a.m.

Week One:  Monday to Friday

Week Two:  Monday - Thursday

  • Be aware of universal precautions.
  • Consistency to guidelines for all occupants in shelter at any given time.
  • Knowledge on OHAS




  • Minimum Grade XII diploma
  • Community College Diploma in Social Work, Addictions or related field an asset
  • Non-Violent Crisis Intervention
  • First Aid/CPR/ and Safe Food Handlers Certification
  • Alternative combinations of education and experience may be considered


  • More than three months but less than one year of prior related experience


  • Basic computer and clerical skills
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills in English. Bilingualism considered to be an asset
  • Trauma informed approach and best practice
  • Ability to remain objective and approachable
  • Engage in formal evaluation session with supervisor at 3 months and 6 months, and yearly thereafter
  • Read and follow with the provisions of the Position Description and Operational Manual, which will be provided for the position, as well as the shift responsibilities
  • Read and follow the Policy and Procedures Manual and the Employee Handbook. Every employee must read and sign that they have read a copy and understand that they will be required to adhere too
  • Ability to undergo applicable screening and background checks successfully that are satisfactory to The Salvation Army, in its sole discretion (i.e., The Salvation Army Abuse Registry) and provide an original copy of a Background Check with vulnerable sector screening
  • Ability and willingness to develop an understanding and support for the mission and purpose of The Salvation Army in Canada and its implications as related to position responsibilities



In support of our commitment to a healthy and safe workplace and community, The Salvation Army (TSA) has a vaccination requirement for all new employees within the Province of Ontario, Social Services sector.  The successful candidate will be made an offer of employment on the condition of being fully vaccinated against COVID-19 and will be required to provide proof of full vaccination, prior to their employment start date. The requirement to be fully vaccinated is subject to provincial human rights legislation. If the candidate is unable to vaccinate for a reason protected by the Human Rights Code, a request for accommodation can be submitted and written proof satisfactory to TSA will be required.


The Salvation Army offers accommodation for applicants with disabilities in its recruitment process.  If you are contacted to participate in an interview or screening process, please advise us if you require accommodation.

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

You must advise your managing supervisor of your intentions prior to submitting your application.

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