Primary Worker – Ellen Osler Home

The Salvation Army
September 14, 2020
Dundas, ON, Canada
Job Type
$19.06 per hour
Competition #
Interested applicants must respond in writing to
Email: Attention: Eminet Dagnachew, Regional Director of Programs *Please note position and location you are applying for* Fax: 905-627-9609 Mailing Address: Ellen Osler Home, 34 Hatt St, Dundas ON L9H 2E8 Attention: Eminet Dagnachew, Regional Director of Programs Please, no phone calls.
Closing date
September 21, 2020


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 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.

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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, full-time position based on 26.25 hours per week.  The work schedule is determined in consultation with your supervisor and may vary according to requirements of responsibility.  Applicable shifts include a ½ hour unpaid meal break. This position will include working statutory holidays.

Normal hours of work are Friday – Sunday 10:45 PM – 7:30 AM.

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.


  • 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
  • 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.

This posting is open to external and internal candidates alike. If you are an internal applicant, please advise your Department Head of your intentions prior to submitting your application.

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