Shelter Worker

The Salvation Army B.C. Belkin House
October 16, 2020
Vancouver, Canada
Job Type
Per collective agreement
Competition #
Interested applicants must respond in writing to
Closing date
October 29, 2020
Street Address
555 Homer St.


DAYS & TIME: Variable

(Must be available to work a variety of shifts, including days, evenings, weekends, and Statutory Holidays.)



(includes but not limited to the following)

  • Perform client intake and discharge functions as necessary during shift
  • Ensures client supervision and safety and complies with relevant Belkin House Policies and Procedures
  • Utilize knowledge of issues, if applicable to the work setting, pertaining to homelessness, addictions, mental health, women with children, domestic violence/abuse, and to act as a client advocate, provide emotional support
  • Maintain appropriate records and statistics, ensure that all required documentation is accurate and complete
  • Attend and participate in meetings as required


  • Be a mature individual, who is committed to the mission of Belkin House

*NOTE: For some jobs, you may be required to provide validated educational documentation.


  • Completion of Grade 12 or the equivalent education, training and experience is typically required for this position


  • At least six months’ previous experience in issues including domestic violence/abuse, substance abuse, mental health, and homelessness issues, in a residential environment is an asset

Required Skills/Knowledge:

  • Demonstrated ability to work independently and with a minimum of supervision



  • Successful obtainment of Enhanced Reliability Status Security Clearance
  • Successful obtainment of clearance through the Criminal Record Check under the Criminal Records Review Program
  • Successful obtainment of clearance through The Salvation Army Child Abuse Registry
  • Possess valid First Aid/CPR certificate or obtain as condition of employment prior to the end of probationary period.


Successful candidates, prior to hiring, may be required to provide:

  • Background check consent
  • A clear vulnerable sector screening
  • A clean drivers abstract
  • Completion of our online Armatus Abuse Training and required Health and Safety training

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.

This posting is open to external and internal candidates alike. If you are an internal applicant, please advise your Department Head of your intentions prior to submitting your application.

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