Outreach Worker

The Salvation Army B.C. Cascade Community Church
September 9, 2019
Abbotsford, Canada
Job Type
$18.46 - $18.65
Interested applicants must respond in writing to
Closing date
September 18, 2019
Street Address
34081 Gladys Avenue



  • 40 hours/week, Full time


  • Takes responsibility for routine intake processes and decisions, following standard procedures
  • Coordinates intake with the shelter staff; attends case management meetings to report on new intakes
  • Records intake processes and decisions
  • Attempt to seek out clients needing support in designated areas at the Centre of Hope
  • Record all methods of communication with clients daily in case files
  • Advocate on behalf of clients where appropriate
  • Develops case histories for all outreach clients.
  • Liaises with referral sources and other external agencies as needed (e.g. welfare, police, parole, urgent situations)
  • Works with government and community funders to ensure funding is in place
  • Conducts comprehensive program orientation for all clients/residents
  • Fosters positive relations with community social services agencies/resources
  • Performs other duties as assigned



  • The successful job applicant will have completed up to two (2) years of Community College.

The successful applicant will hold/have:

  • Certificate or Diploma in Human Sciences/Addictions
  • Criminal Police Investigation Check (CPIC)
  • Appropriate immunization Measures
  • Current Certification in First Aid/CPR
  • Valid Driver’s License
  • Excellent writing and oral skills
  • Solid administrative skills
  • Training in Crisis and Skills that focuses on the prevention of homelessness.
  • Understanding of the needs of victims of absolute homelessness
  • Ability to work with minimum supervision

The incumbent will work under the following disagreeable conditions:

  • Dealing with angry people
  • Verbal Abuse

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

This is a unionized position.

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.

Imagine Canada Standards - Accredited

Related Jobs