Temporary Full Time Community and Social Services Worker – more than 1 required

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North Toronto Community Church
Published
juin 23, 2020
Location
Toronto, Canada
Job Type
Salary
$16.00 per hour
Interested applicants must respond in writing to
Major Bev Smith: [email protected]
Closing date
June 26, 2020

Description

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.

Core Values

The Salvation Army Canada and Bermuda has four core values:

Hope: We give hope through the power of the gospel of Jesus Christ.
Service: We reach out to support others without discrimination.
Dignity: We respect and value each other, recognizing everyone’s worth.
Stewardship: We responsibly manage the resources entrusted to us.

Position Purpose Summary:

To assist with the burgeoning Food Bank services during COVID 19, review services provided by the Salvation Army in the local community, using Link2Feed data and assessing whether the needs are being met, how the Salvation Army locally can improve their services to meet current needs.

Responsibilities

  • Community and social services workers will assist the Family and Community Services Coordinator in planning projects, entering data, accessing supplies as required, and making appointments for clients
  • They will assist in the food bank, receiving deliveries, filling bags, sorting and checking expiry dates, handing out food, and doing client intake
  • They will become familiar with the Link2Feed program and may use the data in their end of summer project presentation. They will learn about the Salvation Army’s provision and how it links with community need
  • They will observe counselling of clients and how referrals are provided
  • They may assist in gathering referral information, creating and developing literature/pamphlets/on-line material about seniors at risk/elder abuse, immigration and refugee needs, homeless populations/mental health and addictions
  • They will learn about what systemic factors lead clients to require assistance and research ways to break the cycles of poverty and poor health, including the Salvation Army’s Pathway of Hope program
  • They will assist with community contacts, volunteer training and documentation, and research the many organizations providing food, shelter and clothing in the community. Training teams to increase the profile of the Family Services and Food Bank by engaging the community occurs at the office, as does working with other community providers to assist clients
  • Light housekeeping duties including wiping off counters after client use, attending to spills, COVID-19 requirements and other duties as assigned
  • Be willing to read assigned articles, give end of summer presentation to office staff
  • Be able to give direction to clients regarding COVID 19 protections (mask wearing, limited number of people in foyer) and ask supervisor to assist with disruptive clients

 

Qualifications

  • The successful candidate must meet the requirements under the Canada Summer Jobs Program
    • Between 15 – 30 years of age (inclusive) at the start of employment
  • Be in agreement with the Mission Statement of The Salvation Army
  • Ability to work with minimal oversight in a team setting
  • Be able to perform the physical aspects of the job (e.g., lift 10 kg (25lbs) assist with sorting food, packing bags, and cleaning as required)
  • Attention to detail
  • Ability to work independently and with others as part of a team
  • Work and interact in a pleasant and courteous manner
  • Strong computer skills including MS Office, Excel, CMS, SAMIS, Data Base Management, etc.
  • Be able to help clients fill out applications for assistance, enter intake information, computer entry of data, assessment of data for project
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills along with presentation skills
  • Be willing to read assigned articles, give end of summer presentation to office staff
  • Be able to give direction to clients regarding COVID 19 protections (mask wearing, limited number of people in foyer) and ask supervisor to assist with disruptive client

Successful candidate will be required to provide upon hiring:

  • A clear vulnerable sector screening
  • Participate in our online Armatus Abuse Training and Health and Safety training required upon hiring, as well as updated annually

HOURS: 30 hours per week from 10 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.  

 

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.

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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