Summer Outreach/Family Services Worker

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Published
June 21, 2022
Location
Abbotsford
Job Type
Ministry Unit/Dept:
Cascade Community Church
Salary Range:
$17.82 per hour
Address:
34081 Gladys Avenue, Abbotsford, BC V2S 2E8
Posting Expires:
June 29, 2022
Applications Accepted By:
E-mail: sylvia.antonescu@salvationarmy.ca. Please mention 'Summer Outreach/Family Services Worker' in the subject line of your email.

Description

Summer Outreach/Family Services Worker will be working with persons who are homeless or other marginalized individuals.   He/she will assist Outreach Workers and Family Services Worker by providing services for the homeless clients: engaging in conversations to assess their needs and direct them to the services that The Salvation Army provides such as shower, hygiene needs, Meal Centre Services (lunch), laundry, food hampers, nursing assistance, outreach assistance, shelter assistance.

Hours:

  • 35 hours per week, 8 weeks (June to August, 2022)

Please send a resume and a cover letter stating all of the following:

  • The position you are applying for
  • Your qualifications/experience as related to the position
  • Confirm that you meet the Canada Summer Jobs 2022 program participant criteria

KEY RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Summer Outreach/Family Services Worker will be a part of a client services team at the Centre of Hope, Cascade Community Ministries in carrying out various duties:
  • Family Services (Clothing Vouchers, food hampers, rental supplements)
  • Working in Client Café (Laundry, showers, kitchen, client services)
  • Outreach (Working in the field addressing client needs and meeting needs accordingly)
  • Case Planning (training with case planners, learning client interviewing, learning BC Housing data base system)

QUALIFICATIONS AND EDUCATION REQUIREMENTS:

Applicants must meet the Canada Summer Jobs 2022 program participant criteria.

Please refer to the website: https://www.canada.ca/en/employment-social-development/services/funding/canada-summer-jobs.html. Canada Summer Jobs provides funding to create summer job opportunities for young people aged 15 to 30 years old.

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

Education/Certifications:

  • Must be at least 16 years old and have completed Grade 10
  • NOTE: An alternative level of education and experience may be acceptable.

Required Skills / Knowledge: 

  • Computer skills
  • Excellent verbal/written skills
  • Able to work cooperatively in a team setting with minimal supervision.

PREFERRED SKILLS/CAPABILITIES:

  • We are looking for someone who can work well in a team setting, capable of working with people who have various mental/physical/addiction issues.
  • Volunteer/work experience in a similar social services setting would be an asset.

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

  • Background check consent.
  • A clear vulnerable sector screening.
  • A clean driver's 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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