Mobile Outreach Worker – London Citadel Corps

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The Salvation Army
Published
November 8, 2019
Location
London, ON, Canada
Job Type
Salary
$16.00 per hour
Competition #
N/A
Interested applicants must respond in writing to
Email: Nicholas_Samuel@can.salvationarmy.org Attention: Captain Nicholas Samuel Fax: 519 472 2548 Mailing Address: The Salvation Army London Citadel Corps Attention: Captain Nicholas Samuel 555 Springbank Drive London ON, N6J 1H3 Attention: Captain Nicholas Samuel Please, no phone calls.
Closing date
November 22, 2019

Description

The Salvation Army exists to share the love of Jesus Christ, meet human needs and be a transforming influence in the communities of our world.  Each position contributes to the mission of The Salvation Army.

Permanent part-time employment with The Salvation Army (less than 25 hours per week) will provide you with a competitive compensation and benefits package that includes:  vacation time, sick days, employer matching RRSP contributions and Christmas Grants.

Watch/read inspiring stories from some of those who have been helped through The Salvation Army’s programs:

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The Salvation Army Canada and Bermuda has four core values:

Hope: We give hope through the power of the gospel of Jesus Christ.
Service: We reach out to support others without discrimination.
Dignity: We respect and value each other, recognizing everyone’s worth.
Stewardship: We responsibly manage the resources entrusted to us.

This is a permanent, part-time position based on 12 hours per week. The supervisor will set hours of work and work schedule.

Schedule will vary according to menu plans, availability of volunteers, etc.  Generally, food preparation will take place on Tuesday morning/afternoon.

The Operation Mobilizing Hope ministry takes place on Tuesday’s 5:00 pm to 8:00 pm with unloading and cleanup of van and kitchen afterward (and return of the van to Centre of Hope).   The balance of hours used in meal planning, grocery shopping, and recruitment and scheduling of volunteers, etc.  Flexibility in scheduling is required.  Some travel is required.

Interested applicants must respond in writing with a cover letter and resume.

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

Responsibilities

The incumbent is responsible for the oversight and organization of the weekly feeding program, with supervision of volunteers, which includes training, recruitment, and orientation.

 Training

  • Coordinate Food Safety – including Food Handler Course training for volunteers and staff.
  • Monitor volunteer services to ensure consistency with program criteria.
  • Train volunteers to perform duties required for the Operation Mobilizing Hope program.
  • Coordinate driver training when necessary.

Practical

  • Coordinate and schedule volunteers assisting with menu planning (and costing), food preparation, food distribution on the Outreach vehicle, cleanup, and participate as part of the team.
  • Coordinate with outreach/evangelism volunteers for conversation and prayer ministry at the OMH stations.
  • Take inventory to ensure all material assistance items are in stock and re-order when necessary.
  • Purchase as required all necessary supplies to prepare meals on site as needed and serve meals to clients.
  • Direct the loading of the vehicle with prepared food for outreach services.
  • Report any maintenance needs of the EMS Vehicle to the Centre of Hope administration.
  • Collaborate with local churches and food bank agencies for meal donations for the outreach program.

Administration

  • Develop knowledge and understanding of existing services and resources in the community, including those provided by other Salvation Army Ministry Units.
  • Liaise with other Ministry Units where applicable.
  • Work within budget requirements for OMH, collating and submitting all receipts/invoices to corps Administrative Assistant in a timely manner.
  • Maintain file of weekly worksheets collating information of numbers of meals served and food temperatures.

Information Resources

  • Create and maintain an outreach resource database that contains a current listing of volunteers, contacts and statistics.

Perform other position related duties as required.

 

Qualifications

  • Completion of a Community College Diploma in Social Services or equivalent field of study.
  • Minimum of two (2) years of prior related experience, including, experience working with multi-barriered persons.
  • Knowledge of community-based resources.
  • Excellent interpersonal skill and customer service skills.
  • Strong oral and written communication skills.
  • Self-motivated and disciplined.
  • Demonstrate a high level of integrity, good judgment and ability to maintain appropriate confidentiality.
  • Ability to work independently as well as part of a team with supervision in a multi-faceted environment.
  • Strong organizational skills with attention to detail and ability to multi-task with frequent interruptions, complete assignments and meet deadlines with minimal supervision.
  • Ability to lift/move more than 20 lbs.
  • Safe Food Handling and First Aid/CPR Certifications are required
  • Must have strong skills and experience using word processing (WORD); spread sheet use (EXCEL).
  • Valid Ontario class “G” Driver’s License, own vehicle and insurance, and a current original copy of driver’s abstract that is satisfactory to The Salvation Army, in its sole discretion, is required.
  • Provide an original copy of a Background Check with vulnerable sector screening that is satisfactory to The Salvation Army, in its sole discretion, is required. The screening is secured either through the national Canadian Police Information Centre (CPIC) or through a local police detachment.
  • Screening through The Salvation Army Abuse Registry.
  • Support for and an understanding of the mission and purpose of The Salvation Army in Canada.
  • NOTE: Alternative combinations of education and experience may be considered.

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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