Shelter Worker

The Salvation Army B.C. Ridge Meadows
October 25, 2020
Maple Ridge, Canada
Job Type
Interested applicants must respond in writing to
Closing date
October 30, 2020



  • Hours: shift work
  • Flexibility in hours is expected: work includes evenings, overnights, days, weekends and holidays


Position Purpose Summary:

The Shelter Worker provides a safe and secure environment for clients, residents and visitors. 



  • 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



  • Preference to those who have completed High School and have related experience in social services field
  • Specialized courses and/or up to two (2) years of Community College an asset
  • Current valid BC driver’s license and clean driving record an asset
  • CPR, First Aid, Naloxone and Non-Violent Crisis Training


  • Strong service ethic and a friendly disposition with the public
  • Team oriented and able to take initiative
  • Ability to work with minimum supervision in a fast-paced environment and cope with stressful situations
  • High standards of integrity, judgment and confidentiality
  • Knowledge and interest in the programs and services of The Salvation Army and Ridge Meadows Ministries

Required Skills/Knowledge:

  • Effective communication skills
  • Adaptability to change and frequent interruptions
  • Willingness to work with people from diverse cultural backgrounds
  • Strong decision making skills
  • Effective skills in conflict resolution and non-violent intervention
  • Agreeable to a flexible, non-routine schedule
  • Computer and word processing ability
  • 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.

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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