The Salvation Army DHQ Praires
January 10, 2020
Swift Current, Canada
Job Type
$11.32 - $14.02 per hour
Interested applicants must respond in writing to
Captain Charlotte Dean, Email: Charlotte_Dean@can.salvationarmy.org
Closing date
January 13, 2020


The Janitor will maintain the property in a clean and tidy state, as well as assist at the Thrift Store.

This is a temporary position to January 30, 2020, with a possibility of extension.

The schedule is flexible; up to 24 hours per week.

This job posting closes on January 13, 2020.


  • Support The Salvation Army mission and standards.
  • Treat all people with respect and caring.
  • Perform regular cleaning duties in and around the Army property, so as to maintain a high quality of cleanliness and appearance.
  • Perform regular minor maintenance around Army property.
  • Perform regular grounds maintenance as required. This will involve items such as snow removal, salt application, among other duties.
  • May provide appropriate instruction and supervision to volunteers, CSO’s (Community - Service Orders) and ensure appropriate standards and paperwork are followed.
  • Provide assistance to the Thrift Store with garbage removal, weekly cleaning, and other duties as needed.
  • Represent The Salvation Army in a positive, professional manner.
  • Assist with ensuring proper security of Army property.
  • Maintain working knowledge of, and application of WHMIS and safe work procedures for all jobs and chemicals used. The Janitor is part of the Health & Safety committee.
  • May be involved with food or other pickup duties.
  • May be involved with special events.
  • Perform other duties as required.


Minimum Education Level Attained:

  • Completed High School or equivalent.

Special Licenses, Diplomas, Certifications or Requirements:

  • Valid Driver’s license.
  • Able to provide Criminal Background Check screening that is satisfactory to The Salvation Army, in its sole discretion, is required.
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills.
  • Ability to represent The Salvation Army in a positive and professional manner in the community.
  • Comfortable working in a Christian environment with the ability to demonstrate empathy and compassion.
  • Support for and an understanding of the mission and the purpose of The Salvation Army.

Minimum Prior Related Experience:

  • Up to three months of prior related experience, including previous cleaning experience and familiarity with cleaning supplies and procedures.
  • Understanding of working safely, and WHMIS, including universal precautions.

Physical Effort/Dexterity Required:

  • The performance of the job requires frequently operating industrial cleaning equipment and tools, mopping/sweeping, bending/twisting/lifting, shoveling snow etc.
  • Ability to lift 50 pounds.

Concentration Required:

  • The performance of the job requires moderate to high attention when using motorized equipment, handling hazardous chemicals, and using non-motorized equipment and general cleaning.
  • Ability to multi-task and work well in a fast-paced setting.

Responsibility for Human Resources:

  • May provide appropriate instruction and supervision to volunteers, CSO’s (Community - Service Orders) and ensure appropriate standards and paperwork are followed.

Work Environment:

  • Duties require employee to work in the Swift Current Community Church building, The Salvation Army Thrift Store, as well as in the community and surrounding area.
  • Must be willing and available to work flexible hours including evenings and some weekends.

The incumbent will work under the following disagreeable conditions:

  • Handle garbage
  • Isolation and monotony
  • Odours
  • Dealing with angry people
  • Exposure to toxic chemicals
  • Various weather conditions
  • Washrooms (i.e. human waste)

Exposure to Hazards:

The job incumbent may be exposed to the risk of moderate to severe injury or illness due to:

  • Physical attacks by others
  • Exposure to infectious diseases
  • Exposure to toxic chemicals (toxic spills)
  • Moving objects
  • Sharp objects
  • Electrical hazards
  • Repetitive strain injuries (e.g. back, wrist)

Precautionary Measures:

The incumbent must take the following precautionary measures (in addition to health & safety rules).

  • Universal Precautions
  • Use gloves
  • Use ear/eye protection (goggles)
  • Eye wash station
  • Use fume masks where appropriate

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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