Residential Program Facilitator – Halton Lighthouse

The Salvation Army
February 5, 2019
Halton, ON, Canada
Job Type
$18.23 as per the Collective Agreement
Competition #
Interested applicants must respond in writing to
Mail: The Salvation Army Halton Lighthouse Attention: René Van der Meijden, Executive Director 750 Redwood Square, Oakville, ON L6L 6X7. E-mail: Attention: René Van der Meijden, Executive Director Please no phone calls.
Closing date
February 18, 2019


This is a casual relief position with no guaranteed hours. Work will be offered as required to maintain the operations of a 24/7 Operation. Shifts are from 7:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m. and 7:00 p.m. to 7:00 a.m.

This is a union position.

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.


Conduct initial screening of client seeking admission ensuring individual behavior is of acceptable standard per Policy and Procedure manual.

Complete client intake by assisting the client complete the Social Services intake form.

Conduct a daily check of client information correcting any errors.

Register clients, assign bed and provide towel if required.

Using discretion distribute prepared bag lunches according to approved procedures.

Complete incident reports and documentation before completing shift.

Answer telephone and provide inquirer with necessary direction.

Complete hourly security rounds of Main floor, Dining Hall, Kitchen and client rooms; checking washrooms fire exits, doors and exterior of the building.

Responsible for client’s snack.

Give back belongings to discharged clients.

Make referrals to other community agencies as needed.

Record activities and incidents occurring during shift in a factual and concise manner using Log Book and/or Incident Book.

Contact emergency service personnel (ambulance and police) when needed.

Maintain confidentiality with regard to clients/staff and Centre’s records.

Demonstrate knowledge of The Salvation Halton Lighthouse Policy and Procedures Manual.

Work within mandate and mission of the Salvation Army.

Perform other position related duties as assigned.


Post-Secondary education such as Social Service Worker Diploma or other related diploma.

Previous experience working in a social services setting.

Excellent oral and written communications skills and effective interpersonal skills.

Competent on computer equipment such as Windows, Microsoft Office, HIFIS etc.

Ability to establish and implement goals and plans for self and clients.

Maturity and ability to exercise sound judgment.

Ability to work with socially disadvantaged people who may often harbor resentment and anger.

Ability to work both independently and under supervision.

Demonstrated ability to work both independently and under supervision.

Ability to lift/move up to forty (40) pounds.

Demonstrates knowledge of Community-based resources.

Possess current WHMIS, Non-Violent Crisis Intervention, First Aid and CPR certificates.

Provide an original copy of a Background Check with vulnerable sector screening 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.

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.

Internal Applicants: Please advise Department Heads of your intentions prior to submitting your application.

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