Full Time Residential Counsellor – awake overnights

November 22, 2021
Job Type
Ministry Unit/Dept:
Hamilton Lawson Ministries
Salary Range:
$19.43 per hour plus $3 hour premium pay until March 31, 2022
Posting Expires:
December 6, 2021
Applications Accepted By:


Permanent full-time employment with The Salvation Army (25+ hours per week) will provide you with a competitive compensation and benefits package that includes vacation time, sick days, employer matching RRSP contributions, Medical, Dental and Vision Benefits, Christmas Grants and Employee and Family Assistance Program [EFAP] benefits


  • Promote an environment that is consistent, supportive and nurturing by ensuring residents’ emotional, psychological and physical needs are well met, this involves planning, implementation and working with individuals supported, their families, team members and professionals
  • Support efforts to meet residents’ spiritual needs through demonstrated interest and participation in programming activities.
  • Demonstrate an understanding of the psychological and social dynamics of working with developmental and behaviorally challenged individuals
  • Ensure proper and accurate recording of all daily logs, shift reports, incident reports, etc.
  • Responsible for ordering of medication, accurate documentation and administration
  • Responsible for the general upkeep, cleanliness and maintenance of residence
  • Responsible to assist with any type of client emergencies that may arise during the shift
  • Responsible for transportation of individuals supported to-and-from destinations
  • Promote greater independence and strive for the highest quality of living possible
  • Provide personal care to individuals supported as needed
  • Perform other position related duties as required


  • Completion of a Developmental Services Worker Diploma or equivalent in Human Services field
  • Current First Aid & Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation with Defibrillation Training as well as current Non-Violent Crisis Intervention Certification are required
  • NOTE: Alternative combinations of education and experience may be considered


  • Minimum two (2) years or prior related experience working with adults with developmental disabilities and vulnerable populations is essential
  • Experience in developing, implementing and evaluating effective individualized program plans
  • Experience in accessing and networking with community resources
  • Medication administration training and experience is required
  • Lifts and Transfer training and Personal Care Support experience are considered an asset


  • Valid Ontario Class “G” or “G2” Driver’s License, own vehicle, insurance, and a current Driver’s Abstract that is satisfactory to The Salvation Army, in its sole discretion, is preferred
  • 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
  • French language written and verbal skills an asset
  • Ability to work independently and as part of a team to provide a supportive and nurturing environment
  • Must have strong computer skills with experience using Microsoft Office and email as well as good verbal and written communication skills

HOURS:  25 hours per week.  Schedule will vary according to requirements and responsibilities – weekend work may be required. Shifts include a ½ hour paid meal break where applicable. Supervisor will set the hours of work and work schedule. Shifts can include the following: afternoons, overnights and weekends



In support of our commitment to a healthy and safe workplace and community, The Salvation Army (TSA) has a vaccination requirement for all employees in Canada.  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/territorial 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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