Temporary Full Time Community & Family Services Worker ending April 2, 2021

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Ottawa Booth Centre
Published
November 15, 2020
Location
Ottawa, Canada
Salary
$18.00 per hour
Competition #
43/20
Interested applicants must respond in writing to
Employee Relations Department: jobs@saobc.org
Closing date
November 23, 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:

The Community and Family Services worker’s role is to assist families who are seeking either aid and assistance from, or have been referred to the Ottawa Booth Centre Community and Family Services.  This includes ensuring the emergency food bank is well stocked and organized with needed items.

 

Responsibilities

Food Bank

  • Receive and sort products as they arrive in the Centre
  • Move products from different locations in the Centre as space becomes available in the Food Bank and stock shelves as necessary
  • Ensure all food items are fresh and remove any items that may become stale-dated
  • Pack upwards of 50 grocery bags daily
  • Transfer full grocery bags from Food Bank to CFS office and then to clients
  • Responsible for the organization, maintenance and general cleanliness of the food bank

Client Services

  • Verify client needs and ensure they meet eligibility criteria
  • Obtain appropriate documentation and signed release forms as required under the Privacy-related legislation (latest revision)
  • Identify and asses client needs, considering the whole person/family unit, including practical, emotional and spiritual needs
  • Provide written and verbal referrals to other agencies and workers when appropriate
  • Deliver services in accordance with established protocols; this includes, but is not limited to:

Issue emergency food bags, clothing vouchers, household vouchers and emergency bus tickets transportation

Make recommendations for financial assistance

Provide information regarding other appropriate services provided by the Ottawa Booth Centre, including spiritual care services

Provide services and follow-up support to emergency response victims as required

  • Responsible for ensuring the CFS office is welcoming while ensuring that clients maintain their dignity

Administration:

  • Input client information in The Salvation Army CMS electronic system
  • Maintain complete, accurate, up to date documentation in case files
  • Maintain accurate and up to date statistics;
  • Prepare all necessary forms and letters relating to CFS emergency assistance
  • Assist with seasonal programs and services
  • Provide relief reception duties as necessary

Community Liaison:

  • Network with community partners, including other Salvation Army units, who are referral agencies and/or sources of assistance for clients;
  • Attend community meetings as requested by the Supervisor of Community and Family Services

Working Conditions:  

  • May deal with angry and abusive clients
  • May encounter verbal abuse

 

Qualifications

  • Relevant community college/university education in social services or related disciplines

Experience and Skilled Knowledge Requirements:

  • Minimum two years’ experience working with a similar disadvantaged client population in an urban setting, effectively identifying and assessing their individual needs
  • Experience in working cooperatively with community resource agencies, particularly in negotiating and advocating for client’s needs

Skills and Capabilities:

  • Strong written documentation and correspondence skills
  • Strong computer skills, including a working knowledge of Microsoft Office
  • Must be able to lift and move up to 20 pounds unassisted
  • Must be able to endure physical activity for long periods
  • Valid 'G' driver’s license is an asset
  • Bilingualism preferred (English and French)

Successful candidate will be required to provide upon hiring:

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

HOURS: 40 hours per week. Monday to Friday 8:00am – 4:30pm

 

 

Please indicate competition # when applying for this position.

 

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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