Residential Worker B

The Salvation Army Crossroads Residential Services
January 8, 2021
Saskatoon, Canada
Job Type
$17.00 per hour
Interested applicants must respond in writing to
Roger Yenkins, email:
Closing date
January 14, 2021


The Salvation Army Crossroads requires Residential Workers and individuals interested in making a difference in the Social Work field at our Men’s Emergency Shelter.

This is a Casual position, which may be scheduled for all shifts including evenings and weekends.


Crossroads Centre is dedicated to providing a safe, stable and positive residential setting for men in crisis, respecting cultural and religious diversity. A Residential Worker supports individuals struggling with homelessness in Saskatoon. Motivated by Gods love, The Salvation Army CRS is dedicated to nurturing a safe, compassionate, healthy and respectful community. The Salvation Army is a non-profit organization and one of largest social services providers across Canada. The Men’s Emergency Shelter Program seeks to provide assistance in finding appropriate and permanent housing based on the individuals level of need. The ideal candidate is compassionate, non-judgemental and is able to build appropriate and trusting relationship with residents.


- Post-secondary education in the human services field and/or equivalent experience preferred

- Demonstrate and practice a healthy lifestyle

- Knowledge and awareness of First Nations culture(s) and social justice issues

- Awareness of Trauma Informed Care beneficial

- To be able to develop and sustain professional working relationships with residents, members of the public, other agencies and staff, keeping strict confidentiality and appropriate boundaries

- To be able to communicate effectively in oral and written form

- Working knowledge of Microsoft Windows and Office Suite

- Current First Aid/CPR, Drivers Abstract within 6 months and Criminal Record Check including Vulnerable Sector within 6 months

- Ability and willingness to work varying shifts is a must

Minimum Education Level Attained: : The successful job applicant will have completed high school, plus specialized courses of up to six (6) months (Addictions Facilities). Preferred certificate, diploma, or degree in related field (ie: Social Work, Psychology, Addictions, or other Humanities) NOTE: An alternative level of education and experience may be acceptable

Special Licenses, Diplomas, Certifications or Requirements: The successful applicant will hold/have:

  • **See Precautionary Measures**

Minimum Prior Related Experience: The incumbent must have the following experience before hire: More than one year but less than three years of prior related experience, including, experience with frontline work in a social services setting.

Physical Effort/Dexterity Required: The performance of the job requires moderate amounts of keyboarding, and performing walk abouts.

Concentration Required: The performance of the job requires continuously monitoring the environment, monitoring security cameras and attentiveness when interacting with clients and recording information.

Responsibility for Financial Resources: The incumbent’s responsibility for Financial Resources: The incumbent is involved in minor financial matters regularly, or on a relief basis, or has responsibility for the wise use of his/her own resources. He/She may be authorized to spend, disburse, or collect small amounts of cash. The incumbent has no input into the annual budget.

Responsibility for Human Resources: The incumbent’s responsibility for Human Resources: The incumbent is responsible for his/her own time and effort only. He/She may demonstrate work methods to new employees, volunteers and/or students

Work Environment: The incumbent’s work environment is typically in a shelter and/or in treatment facilities. The incumbent will work under the following disagreeable conditions:

  • Dealing with angry people
  • Abusive people
  • Verbal abuse
  • Isolation
  • Work schedule affecting lifestyle

The incumbent may have little to no travel required.

Exposure to Hazards: The job incumbent may be exposed to the risk of minor to moderate injury or illnesses due to:

  • Physical attacks by others
  • Exposure to infectious diseases
  • Exposure to bodily fluids
  • Sharp objects
  • Other dangerous situations

Precautionary Measures: The incumbent must take the following precautionary measures (in addition to health and safety rules):

  • Universal precautions
  • Immunization for Hepatitis B
  • Vaccination against Tuberculosis
  • Current Certification in First Aid/CPR
  • Criminal Police Investigation Check (CPIC)
  • Non-violent crisis intervention training

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