Residential Worker

The Salvation Army
January 14, 2020
Dartmouth, Canada
Job Type
Interested applicants must respond in writing to
Closing date
January 20th, 2020



  Residential Worker

  FACILITY: The Salvation Army   Correctional and Justice Services – Railton House   Dartmouth, NS


The Residential Worker participates as a team member of house staff geared towards the needs of the residents and the house. This position ensures that all residents abide by conditions of parole and house rules, while also upholding the Salvation Army mission statement and code of ethics. The Residential Worker position consists of the following:

- House rounds to ensure premises are neat, clean and headcounts are conducted.

- Maintaining log books.

- Distributing medications and keeping accurate records.

- Completing supervisor checklists.

- Engaging in regular evaluations with the Director.

- Ensuring the security of each resident and the building.

- Protect the confidentiality of all residents and staff.

- Perform other duties as deemed necessary by the Director or Administration Manager.



- Tolerance and compassion for individuals of diverse social and cultural backgrounds.

- The skills to counsel offenders, form effective relationships and gain trust.

- Ability to understand the use of authority in supervision and to intervene effectively in crisis interventions.

- Ability to understand the dynamics of an offender’s behavior and assess their needs and risk.

- Communication skills, both written and oral.



- Preference will be given to those with experience in the field and/or post-secondary education.

- More than three months but less than one year experience, including experience with frontline work in a social services setting.

- Completion of high school plus specialized course of up to 6 months involving addictions facilities (An   alternative level of education and experience may be acceptable).

- Computer literate – Microsoft office suite.

- Conflict resolution and problem solving skills (a previous course or experience).

- Confidentiality


- Current Crisis Intervention

- First Aid Certificates

Working Conditions:   Weekends (See Shifts Required Below)

                                    33 Hours Per Week

                                    $15.00 per hour


Shifts Required:           Friday: 23:00 to 08:00

                                    Saturday: 20:00 to 08:00

                                    Sunday: 20:00 to 08:00

CLOSING DATE: January 20th, 2020

Please send your cover letter and resume in confidence to:

Hiring Committee


Please note any offer of employment will be conditional upon a background check.

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.


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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