Residential Counsellor – Lawson Ministries tpt

The Salvation Army
March 25, 2020
Hamilton, ON, Canada
$18.50 per hour
Competition #
Interested applicants must respond in writing to
Mail: The Salvation Army Lawson Ministries Attention: Katie Castellan, Program Manager 533 Main St. East Hamilton On L8M 1H9. Fax: (905) 527-1377 or Email: Attention: Katie Castellan, Program Manager Please no phone calls.
Closing date
April 6, 2020 4:00 pm


This is a temporary part time position at 22 hours per week. Schedule will vary according to requirements and responsibilities – overnight and weekend work will be required. Shifts include a ½ hour paid meal break where applicable. Supervisor will set the hours of work and work schedule. Shifts can include the following: overnights and weekends.

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.


  • Promote an environment and programming is both supportive and nurturing.
  • Ensure that the residents’ physical needs (food, clothing, shelter, etc.) are well met. This includes cleaning of the home, participation in and coordination of meal preparations as well provision of Personal Needs Care.
  • Assist the residents in meeting their emotional and psychological needs.
  • Participate in the planning, implementation and evaluation of treatment/rehabilitation plans in conjunction with residents, team members and other staff and professionals.
  • Have a working knowledge of the application and maintenance of treatment procedures for each individual resident in your specific program.
  • Support the efforts made to meet residents’ spiritual needs by way of demonstrated interest and participation in programming activities where necessary.
  • Demonstrate an understanding of the psychological and social dynamics of working with developmental and behaviourally challenged individuals.
  • Work cooperatively with residential team members in providing coordinated and consistent approaches to residents.
  • Endeavor to develop strong therapeutic relationships with residents and their families.
  • Ensure the proper and accurate recording of all daily logs, shift reports, incident reports, etc.
  • Ensure that all required professional appointments for primary clients are scheduled and direction given to the staff accompanying.
  • Responsible for the administration and accurate documentation of and ordering of medication.
  • Responsible for the general upkeep, cleanliness and maintenance of residence.
  • Responsible to assist with any type of client emergencies that may arise during the shift.
  • Responsible for transportation of clients to and from specific destinations.
  • Promote greater independence and strive towards the highest quality of living possible.
  • Perform other position related duties as required.


  • Completion of a Developmental Services Worker Diploma or equivalent in Human Services field.
  • Minimum two (2) years or prior related experience working with adults with developmental disabilities and vulnerable populations, essential.
  • Experience in developing, implementing and evaluating of effective individualized program plans.
  • Experience in accessing and networking with community resources
  • Current First Aid & Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation with Defibrillation training and current Non-Violent Crisis Intervention Certification required
  • Pharmacology training and experience in medication administration necessary.
  • Lifts and Transfer training an asset.
  • Personal Care Support experience an asset.
  • Valid Ontario Class “G” or “G2” Driver’s License, own vehicle, insurance, and a current Driver’s Abstract that is satisfactory to The Salvation Army, in its sole discretion, is preferred.
  • Ability to work independently and as part of a team to provide a supportive and nurturing environment.
  • Good communication skills – verbal, written and e-mail
  • French language written and verbal skills an asset
  • Must have strong computer skills and experience using Microsoft Office, email etc.
  • Provide an original copy of a Background Check with vulnerable sector screening (where applicable) 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.
  • 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.
  • 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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