Shelter Worker

The Salvation Army Ridge Meadows
April 10, 2019
Maple Ridge, Canada
Job Type
Interested applicants must respond in writing to
Closing date
April 30, 2019


Interested applications please submit a resume with cover letter indicating “Shelter Worker” in subject line .

The Salvation Army is an international Christian church. Its message is based on the Bible; its ministry is motivated by love for God and the needs of humanity.

Mission Statement

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.

Core Values

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.


  • Shift Work, flexibility in hours is expected, work includes evenings/overnights/days/weekends/holidays


  • Ability to work within the mission, vision & values of The Salvation Army and Ridge Meadows Ministries
  • Use a client-centered approach by consistently demonstrating compassion, respect and empathy Supports, where and when possible, the efforts of all clients and co-workers
  • Handles the admission, orientation and evaluation of clients
  • Maintains availability for personal, practical and moral support
  • Monitors the activities of clients and accurately records day-to-day happenings
  • Performs internal and external security checks
  • Provides safe storage and recording of prescribed medications
  • Liaises with referral sources and other external agencies as needed
  • Coordinates client care relating to security issues and ensures ongoing enforcement of policies
  • Involved in serving meals/snacks
  • Performs other assigned duties as required to ensure a safe and secure environment


  • Strong service ethic and a friendly disposition with the public
  • Effective communication skills
  • Adaptability to change and frequent interruptions
  • Team oriented and able to take initiative
  • Ability to work with minimum supervision in a fast-paced environment and cope with stressful situations
  • Willingness to work with people from diverse cultural backgrounds
  • High standards of integrity, judgment and confidentiality
  • Strong decision making skills
  • Preference to those who have completed High School and have related experience
  • Computer ability
  • CPR, First Aid, Food Safe, Naloxone, Non-Violent Crisis Training an asset
  • Successful obtainment of clearance through the Criminal Records Review Program

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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