Primary Worker – Casual – Ellen Osler

October 12, 2021
Dundas, ON
Job Type
Ministry Unit/Dept:
Ellen Osler
Salary Range:
$19.10 per hour
34 Hatt St, Dundas, Ontario L9H 2E8
Posting Expires:
October 26, 2021
Applications Accepted By:
Email: Attention: Eminet Dagnachew, Director of Programs Please, no phone calls.


This is a casual relief position with no guaranteed work hours. The work schedule is determined in consultation with your supervisor and may vary according to requirements of responsibility.

Normal hours of work vary and may include statutory holidays.


  • Ensure compliance with mission and values of The Salvation Army and with other applicable contract/s or agreements.
  • Provide direct services to federally sentenced women in a residential setting, which will include following client reintegration plans, monitoring conditions of release, and managing client behaviours.
  • Ensure the safety and security of the building which will include resident checks, facility checks, and monitoring of security systems.
  • Oversee the front desk reception by answering phones and doors, maintaining the residential log book, and other documentation as needed.
  • Record relevant client information in daily log book, case notes, occurrence reports, incident reports, etc. as needed.
  • May complete intakes, discharges, and corresponding tasks as directed.
  • Interact with community partners in a professional manner and represent the mission and values of The Salvation Army Ellen Osler Home in the community as needed.
  • Maintain client and Ministry Unit confidentiality and uphold privacy/data safeguarding expectations per Ministry Unit contracts.
  • Attend staff meetings, conferences, and training as required and authorized.
  • Perform other position related duties as assigned.


  • Completion of diploma/degree in social service work, mental health, corrections, or counselling from a recognized college/university.
  • Minimum of two years of related experience in a social services setting; previous experience related to corrections would be a definite asset.
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills and effective interpersonal skills.
  • Must be computer literate and efficient in Windows and Microsoft Office Experience using HIFIS preferred.
  • Ability to assist clients to effectively establish, implement, and meet their individual life goals as it relates to community reintegration.
  • Demonstrated understanding of the federal justice system and its impacts on individuals who have experienced or are experiencing federal incarceration.
  • Support for and understanding of restorative justice.
  • Demonstrated ability to work with socially disadvantaged individuals.
  • Demonstrated ability to work with and show compassion to those suffering from mental illness and/or addiction.
  • Maturity and ability to exercise sound judgement and boundaries in a residential environment.
  • Ability to work with marginalized clients that may harbor anger and resentment towards helping professions.
  • Ability to work both independently and under supervision.
  • Ability to lift/move 40 lbs. (18.14 kgs).
  • Ability to organize and prioritize multiple tasks in a fast-paced environment.
  • Knowledge of community-based resources.
  • Possess current First Aid, NVCI, and CPR certificates.
  • Enhanced Reliability Clearance through Public Works Canada is required. This clearance is to be obtained at time of hire or can be transferred from a previous place of employment.
  • May require screening through The Salvation Army Abuse Registry.
  • Support for and an understanding of the mission and purpose of The Salvation Army in Canada and the mission statement of The Salvation Army Ellen Osler Home.
  • Alternative combinations of education and experience may be considered.

Successful candidates will be required to provide a satisfactory Criminal Record Check and/or Vulnerable Sector Screening.

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