Summer Shelter Assistant

The Salvation Army B.C. Ridge Meadows
June 22, 2020
Maple Ridge, Canada
Job Type
Interested applicants must respond in writing to
Closing date
June 26, 2020



  • Flexibility in hours is expected, work may include evenings and weekends
  • Based on 30-40 hours per week for a total of 280 hours over 8 weeks starting July 6, 2020


Position Purpose summary:

Oversee and coordinate Shelter Lounge activities and support Shelter Workers & Shelter Manager. 

Key Responsibilities:

  • Willingness & 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
  • Support, where and when possible, the efforts of all residents and co-workers
  • Plan and organize social and connection activities for shelter clients
  • Maintain consistent structure in Shelter Lounge
  • Update client files and case notes in data entry system
  • Assist Shelter Workers and Case Workers as required
  • Attend Public Relations events as requested
  • Give guidance, support and encouragement to volunteers
  • Organize and restock supplies
  • Keep accurate records (ie number of clients, number of meals, etc)
  • Perform other related duties as assigned



  • Between 18-30 years of age at start of employment as per Canada Summer Jobs Program eligibility requirements
  • Preference to those who have completed High School
  • Current valid BC driver’s license and clean driving record an asset
  • CPR, First Aid, Naloxone, and Non-Violent Crisis Training an asset


  • Preference given to those who have prior related experience in social services field
  • 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
  • High standards of integrity and confidentiality

Required Skills/Knowledge:

  • Effective communication skills
  • Adaptability to change and frequent interruptions
  • Willingness to work with people from diverse cultural backgrounds
  • Computer and word processing ability
  • Ability to lift more than 15 kgs (30 pounds)
  • Agreeable to a flexible, non-routine schedule
  • Food Safe, CPR, First Aid, Naloxone, and Non-Violent Crisis Training an asset
  • 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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