Shelter Worker

The Salvation Army
janvier 14, 2021
Chilliwack Ministry Unit, Canada
Job Type
$15.59 to $19.49 per hour
Interested applicants must respond in writing to
Attention: Mr. Scott A. Armstrong. E-mail: Please mention 'Shelter Worker' in the subject line.
Closing date
Open until filled
Street Address
45746 Yale Road Chilliwack


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.


  • Can work in adherence to The Salvation Army’s mission and values.
  • Awareness and compliance with Chilliwack policies and procedures.
  • Awareness of The Salvation Army Communicable Disease Control Manual.
  • Monitors the activities of the clients and maintains availability for personal, practical and morale support; may include providing safe storage and recording of personal belongings.
  • Accurately records day-to-day happenings using appropriate methods; maintains logbooks and completes occurrence reports.
  • Responds to after office hour requests and process for accommodation if beds are available.
  • Coordinates client care relating to security issues; may be directly involved in doing bed checks and room searches.
  • May carry out inspection/security checks of property and grounds in accordance with policies and procedures.
  • Handles the admission, orientation and evaluation of clients’ understanding of rules.
  • Ensures ongoing enforcement of policies, which may include client discipline. Discharge disturbing or unruly clients for the protection of other clients. Note the details in the daily log.
  • May prepare or provide simple meals for clients.
  • Maintain a quiet and comfortable and secure environment for our shelter clients.
  • Assure that each client receives the assigned bed with clean linen and personal hygiene products.
  • Provide telephone access for local calls and message retrieval when requested.
  • Provide direction to clients’ rights and responsibilities.
  • Offer the services of the outreach worker (by appointment) to assist in locating other community services and accommodation.
  • Participate in ongoing training as provided and cooperate in the annual performance evaluation.
  • The performance of the job requires moderate amounts of keyboarding and performing security walks. It also requires continuously monitoring of the environment, monitoring security cameras and attentiveness when interacting with clients and recording information.
  • Performs other duties as assigned.


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


  • Police Security Clearance certificate.
  • Certificate in First Aid and CPR training.
  • Non-Violent Crises Intervention training.
  • Universal precautions.
  • Immunization for Hepatitis B.

Required Skills/Knowledge:

  • Ability to relate and engage with marginalized people.


  • Casual – On/Call Various Shifts when needed. All Shifts are for 12 hours per shift.

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

 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. 

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

Internal Applicants, please advise your managing supervisor of your intentions prior to submitting your application.


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