Respite Support Staff – London Village

The Salvation Army
November 25, 2019
London, ON, Canada
Job Type
$19.05 per hour
Competition #
Interested applicants must respond in writing to
E-mail: Attention: Lesley Domingues, Employee Relations Administrative Coordinator The Salvation Army London Village London, ON N5W 3B6 Please no phone calls. ** Include the Competition #8-2019 in the cover letter.
Closing date
December 13, 2019


The Salvation Army exists to share the love of Jesus Christ, meet human needs and be a transforming influence in the communities of our world.  Each position contributes to the mission of The Salvation Army.

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The Salvation Army Canada and Bermuda has four core values:

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.

This is a casual relief position with no guaranteed hours.  Flexibility in scheduling is required.  The work schedule is determined in consultation with your supervisor and may vary according to requirements of responsibility.  Applicable shifts include a ½ hour paid meal break.  The operational hours of this facility are 24 hours a day.

Shifts: Various

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.


  • Responsible to ensure that needs of program participants are met i.e. physically, emotionally, medically, and behaviorally.
  • Report any identified needs to team members, Respite Program Supervisor and/or On–Call designate and parent/usual caregiver.
  • Advocate on the behalf of the program participants to promote health and well-being.
  • Ensure that the participants follow through on personal care routines and routines of daily living.
  • Facilitate a variety of leisure activities and community outings (appropriate to age, skill level and interests) which provide opportunities to promote inclusion in the community.
  • Responsible for transportation of participants in the program vehicles.
  • Provide intervention for any behavioral challenges.
  • Liaise with parents, caregivers, community partners as required.
  • Dispense medication and ensure that all medication charting is completed in compliance with established agency policies.
  • Complete house maintenance duties as outlined in shift responsibilities as well as the organization and maintenance of property and program supplies.
  • Ensure proper recording in the daily log, shift change book, anecdotal recordings, incident reports, restraint forms, etc.
  • Report any property damage, mechanical breakdown of equipment and/or repairs needed in the program.
  • Assume shift coordinator tasks as assigned including; dispensing medication, completing safety checks, logbook recordings, intake and discharge.
  • Perform other position related duties as required.


  • Completed two (2) years of Community College in related education (Developmental Service Worker diploma, Child and Youth Worker diploma or equivalent) in the area of developmental disabilities.
  • Minimum of one (1) year of previous work experience in a social services setting providing direct care to children, youth and adults who have intellectual disabilities; dealing with crises.
  • Strong oral and written communication skills.
  • Self-motivated and disciplined.
  • Current First Aid & CPR Certification.
  • Non-Violent Crisis Intervention Training.
  • Proficiency in the use of computer programs such as Word processing, Spreadsheets, Databases, E-mail and Internet.
  • Valid Ontario Class “G” Driver’s license, current original copy of driver’s abstract which is satisfactory to The Salvation Army, in its sole discretion is required.
  • 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.
  • Screening through The Salvation Army Abuse Registry is required.
  • Fluent French verbal and written communication skills an asset.
  • 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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