Resource Specialist ( Men’s Residential Services)

The Salvation Army Alberta
April 12, 2019
Calgary, Alberta, Canada
Job Type
Commensurate with experience
Competition #
Interested applicants must respond in writing to
Employee Relations Department Email: OR Fax: 403-410-1103 OR Mail: Employee Relations, Centre of Hope, 420 – 9th Avenue S.E. Calgary, AB T2G-0R9
Closing date
April 26, 2019
Street Address
Centre of Hope 420 9 Avenue SE


Mission and Values Statement:

The Salvation Army is an international Christian church and charitable movement, active in over 130 countries worldwide. Its message is based on the Bible; its ministry is motivated by love for God and the needs of humanity. The Mission of The Salvation Army is to share the love of Jesus Christ, meet human needs, and be a transforming influence in the communities of our world. This is expressed in spiritual ministry, and also by a wide variety of social services, which are extended without discrimination.

There are four core values that guide all aspects of the Salvation Army in Canada and Bermuda Territory.

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.

For more than 150 years, The Salvation Army has been serving and meeting the needs of people who are experiencing life challenges that leave them vulnerable and marginalized.  Its powerful mission and core values are what attract people to join the organization to further its work. Every position contributes to the spiritual and social services mission of The Salvation Army.

Men’s Residential Services Program ensuring strategic, operational, business and implementation planning for safe, effective, and efficient provision of faith focused services.

Here's what we have to offer you:

  • Rewarding work where you know you are making a difference to the lives of men in the community
  • Being part of an international organization doing important work worldwide
  • Benefits: health and dental benefits, employer RRSP contributions (matching not required), time off allowance, Employee Assistance Program.


Here's how you will contribute to the program:  

  • Conducting client intakes interviews, assessments, and follow-up
  • Responds to inquiries and provides suggestions/information on resources and referrals
  • Provides client support using a variety of strategies based on client need
  • Work with clients to set goals and contracts regarding behavior concerns, rental arrears, etc.
  • Works collaboratively with community agencies to resolve client concerns
  • Enters and maintains statistical data, files, documents and completes reporting requirements


What you need to get an interview:

  • Diploma or degree in a related social services field
  • Experience of one – three years, including frontline casework in a social service environment
  • Experience in case management. Some knowledge of Corrections Service Canada an asset.
  • Good communication, problem solving and organizational skills
  • Ability to work under pressure, in a fast paced highly challenging front line environment.
  • Able to provide services to people in a compassionate, non-judgmental manner, and desire to support the mission of The Salvation Army.
  • Satisfactory Police Information Check

Candidates with a Social Work education are required to be registered with the ACSW.

Regular Full Time - 40 hours per week

Please include Competition #: MRS041019 in the subject line of your application.

View our website to learn more about this and other programs we offer:

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

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. NO PHONE CALLS PLEASE

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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