Support Worker-Temporary

September 12, 2021
Victoria, BC
Job Type
Ministry Unit/Dept:
Victoria ARC
Salary Range:
$22.69 - $23.69 per hour
525 Johnson Street, Victoria BC
Posting Expires:
September 20, 2021
Applications Accepted By:
Email: Please mention ‘Support Worker-Temporary’ in the subject line of your email. Alternatively, you may send your resume by fax at 250-384-8412 or submit it in person.


The Support Worker position is responsible for providing client-centered support to program participants and clients at the Victoria A.R.C.

The use of a personal vehicle is not required in the performance of duties. This position requires union membership.

Hours/Schedule :

  • Monday- Friday, 3 P.M. – 11 P.M., 37.5 Hours/Week up to April 22, 2021


Front Desk: 

  • Receives clients and visitors in a pleasant and courteous manner, and provides services according to established procedures.
  • Monitors access to the Victoria A.R.C.
  • Conscientiously observes the confidential nature of the agency’s service to its clients and participants.
  • Operates cash register; accepts and records payments, and performs shift end deposit.
  • Accepts, sorts, and distributes all incoming mail and packages.
  • Operates a multiple-line switchboard, takes messages, and forwards messages to respective staff and residents.
  • Records pertinent information including financial activities and incidents accurately and according to policy into the shift activity log and other recording systems.
  • Monitors adherence of clients to Victoria A.R.C. guidelines.
  • Does registration for new clients and ensures that registration forms are accurately completed and intake procedures are followed.
  • Provides clients access to their medication and follows all procedures and policies related to client medication.
  • Maintains and updates resident information on the database.

Residential Support: 

  • Acts as a mobile secure and supportive presence monitoring the first, second, and third floors for resident behavior as well as basic structural and operational conditions as per policies and procedures.
  • Provides accurate information and client-centered support to meet the needs of the clients and visitors in accordance with Victoria A.R.C. policies and procedures.
  • Ensures that clients and visitors are respecting and adhering to Victoria A.R.C. policies and procedures.
  • Conducts and monitors the building’s surveillance; health, safety, and security of the site.
  • Conducts regular rounds of the Victoria A.R.C. and conducts bed checks.
  • Reports observed maintenance needs in accordance with agency procedures.
  • Ensures the public areas are clean and organized according to Victoria A.R.C. standards.
  • Performs light janitorial duties when required.


  • Must attend all staff meetings and training seminars related to agency services if requested.
  • May be assigned other related duties according to agency needs at the discretion of the ARC Program Manager.



  • Completion of High School plus post-secondary diploma or certificate (Degree or Diploma in Social Work, Psychology, Counselling or related field is preferred).
  • Must possess a valid First Aid/CPR Certificate.


  • Six months related experience.

Required Skills/Knowledge:

  • Excellent typing and computer skills.
  • Excellent numeric and analytical skills.
  • Superior customer service and problem-solving skills.
  • Excellent ability to work well in a fast-paced and high-stress environment.
  • Must possess a class 5 driver’s license.
  • Understanding of barriers faced by Victoria A.R.C. residents and visitors.
  • Demonstrates flexibility and creativity.
  • Strong time-management skills.
  • Effective in both written and verbal communication.

NOTE: A Federal Government “Enhanced Reliability” Security Clearance and Criminal Record Check are a pre-requisite to employment commencement.

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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