Relief Residential Worker – more 1 than required

Cuthbert House
April 1, 2021
Brampton, Canada
Job Type
$19.43 per hour
Interested applicants must respond in writing to
Juan Stancovich:
Closing date
April 8, 2021


The Salvation Army is an international Christian church. Its message is based on the Bible; its ministry is motivated by love for God and the needs of humanity.

Mission Statement

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.

Vision Statement

We are an innovative partner, mobilized to share hope wherever there is hardship, building communities that are just and know the love of Jesus.

Core Values

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.

Position Purpose Summary:

Cuthbert House is an Open custody/ Open Detention residential facility for male youth between the ages of 12-17, who are involved in the criminal justice system. Residential Workers’ primary job is to provide supervision and maintain the safety the safety and security of the facility and everyone living in it. This position provides efficient, safe, and secure operation of an open custody facility through a high level of resident supervision and staff team support.



  • Supervise residents in the facility and in the community
  • Assume delegated responsibility for the facility when assigned
  • Complete duties, reports and logs as per shift description
  • Communicate and enforce facility rules while maintaining discipline and safety
  • Follow policies and procedures of Cuthbert house, The Salvation Army and the Ministry of Children, Community and Social Services
  • Support the Mission of the salvation army
  • Provide individual mentorship, guidance and advice to the youth
  • Challenge and address criminal conduct and thinking
  • Assist clients to address their criminogenic issues
  • Deal with serious incidents and crisis in a safe and therapeutic manner
  • Deal with interpersonal relationships within Cuthbert House in a therapeutic manner
  • Observe, assess and document residents’ behaviour and ongoing progress in a factual manner
  • Refer clients to outside resources and counselling when needed
  • Appear in court when necessary
  • Supervise the delivery of medication when required
  • Assure residents are provided with appropriate medical attention
  • Escort residents in a lawful, safe and expedient manner as required
  • Support clients in fulfilling their spiritual needs
  • Deliver group programming when required
  • Provide support and feedback to student placements
  • Complete sundry duties for required housekeeping and maintenance duties in the facility including training in safe food handling and preparation


  • A degree or diploma in Social Sciences, Child Care, Correction or Social Services and related experiences
  • Candidates in the process of obtaining a degree or diploma will also be considered
  • Knowledge of Case Management and Correctional practices
  • Two years’ experience working within the Youth Justice system considered an asset
  • Excellent communication skills (oral and written) in English, a second language considered an asset
  • A valid driver’s license
  • Able to work in a fast paced environment
  • Able to keep calm in stressful situation
  • Able to maintain confidentiality
  • Passion and demonstrated ability to work with clients who have complex needs
  • Ability to build rapport
  • Ability to function within a team or in the community
  • Strong problem solving skills and well organized

Successful candidate will be required to provide upon hiring:

  • A clear vulnerable sector screening
  • A clean drivers abstract
  • First aid and CPR certified
  • Participate in our online Armatus Abuse Training and Health and Safety training required upon hiring, as well as updated annually

HOURS: Per schedule provided every 6 weeks


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. 

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

Internal Applicants, please advise your managing supervisor of your intentions prior to submitting your application.

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