Shelter Worker – Ridge Meadows

The Salvation Army Ridge Meadows
January 10, 2019
Maple Ridge, Canada
Job Type
Interested applicants must respond in writing to
Closing date
January 31, 2019


The Shelter Worker provides a safe and secure environment for guests.

• 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 in the administration of policies and procedures
• Supports, where and when possible, the efforts of all guests and co-workers
• Handles the admission, orientation and evaluation of guests
• Maintains availability for personal, practical and moral support
• Monitors the activities of guests 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 guest 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 and 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 and word processing ability
• Agreeable to a flexible, non-routine schedule
• CPR, First Aid and Non-Violent Crisis Training an asset
• Successful obtainment of clearance through the Criminal Record Check

Please include the competition # in the subject line of your email.

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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