Youth Worker

The Salvation Army
July 31, 2020
St. Thomas, ON, Canada
Job Type
$18.00 "Plus applicable COVID-19 related pay."
Competition #
Interested applicants must respond in writing to
Email: [email protected] Attention: Catherine Babich, Administrative Assistant Please, no phone calls.
Closing date
August 13, 2020


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. Each position contributes to the mission of The Salvation Army.

Permanent full-time employment with The Salvation Army (25+ hours per week) will provide you with a competitive compensation and benefits package that includes: vacation time, sick days, employer matching RRSP contributions, Medical, Dental and Vision Benefits, Christmas Grants and Employee and Family Assistance Program [EFAP] benefits.

Watch/read inspiring stories from some of those who have been helped through The Salvation Army’s programs:

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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.

  • This is a permanent full-time position based on 37.5 hours per week.
  • Flexibility in scheduling is required.
  • Schedule may vary according to requirements of responsibilities.
  • Travel is associated with this position; providing transportation for youth will be required on occasion.
  • Providing service to St. Thomas and Elgin County.

Normal hours of work: Monday to Friday and includes a ½-hour unpaid meal break where applicable. Shift day and times are subject to client and volunteer availability. Some evenings and weekends will be required.

Normal location of work is: 539 Talbot Street, St. Thomas, ON


  1. Case Management
  • Receive referrals to Program from Crown, Police and/or Probation Services, Educators, and/or Community Partners.
  • Conduct Intake Assessments, including Young Person, parent/guardian and v
  • Maintain legible, accurate and timely case notes.
  • Case preparation and documentation.
  • Facilitation, Schedule, the Create your Skate Program.
  • Thorough training, use of equipment for all Youth participating in the Create Your Skate Program.
  • Act as a mentor and positive role model for Youth.
  • Act as an advocate for Youth and their families.
  • Participate in “on-call” rotation for 211 – Homelessness Initiative.
  1. Volunteers
  • Recruit and screen potential volunteers.
  • Mentor and support student placements.
  • Provide direction, train, support and supervise volunteers and ensure that they work together to achieve the purposes of the organization.
  • Responsible for preparing volunteer roster and files.
  • Ensure that all volunteers maintain any mandatory training or certification; identify any training needs and report to supervisor.
  1. Agencies and Community Resources
    • Community development to increase awareness of Community Alternatives for Youth in Elgin County.
    • Facilitate group and/or one-to-one Community Alternatives for Youth and Community Learning Hub Programs as referred.
    • Weekly contact with Probation and attend Youth Court.
    • Work as an advocate for Youth with Community agencies including Police Services, Crown, Mental Health, Probation, Education, Justice Sector, Housing, etc.


  • Facilitate and promote the Community Alternatives for Youth with Community Partners in Elgin County.


  1. Administration
  • Complete monthly submission of Salvation Army – SAMIS statistics.
  • Complete Statistical Reports for the Ministry of Children Community and Social Services and United Way.
  • Prepare for and participate in annual program review for United Way.
  • Prepare for and participate in Salvation Army Accreditation and Divisional Reviews.
  • Prepare/submit case notes, court reports, monthly and quarterly statistical forms to the Ministry of Children Community and Social Services and The Salvation Army.
  • Process Referrals, Intakes and Completions.
  • Develop promotional materials.
  1. Health and Safety:
  • Work in compliance with OH&S Act and Regulations and abide by The Salvation Army’s health and safety policies and procedures.
  • Act as the certified JH&S representative for the St. Thomas Office.
  • Perform other position related duties as required.



Governance Boards and Councils:


  • Supervisor, staff and volunteers, Community Council.


  • Community, Crown, Clients, attends and support Elgin Youth Justice Steering Committee and the Community Action Network Meetings.
  • Attend all scheduled Elgin County Youth Court dates as required.
  • Liaise with Steering Committee and Community and Justice partners.



  • This position reports directly to the Executive Director or designate.
  • Assist with the recruitment, development and training of Volunteers and Student placements.



  • Issue NRO Thrift Store Voucher Forms.
  • Support process of Volunteer expenses.
  • Order, maintain/manage supplies and inventory for Create Your Skate and Health & Safety Programs.



  • This is a permanent full-time position based on 37.5 hours per week.
  • Flexibility in scheduling is required.
  • Schedule may vary according to requirements of responsibilities.
  • Travel is associated with this position; providing transportation for youth will be required on occasion.
  • Providing service to St. Thomas and Elgin County.


Education, Qualifications and Certifications:

  • Completed two (2) or more years of Community College, i.e. Social Services Diploma or equivalent diploma is required.
  • An Undergraduate Degree in Social Services preferred.
  • Valid First Aid/CPR Certification.
  • Non-Violent Crisis Intervention Certification.
  • Roarockit Training Certification
  • Valid Ontario Class “G” Driver’s License, personal vehicle required with $2 million in liability insurance, current copy of driver’s abstract that is satisfactory to The Salvation Army, in its sole discretion, is required.
  • Must provide an original copy of a Background Check with vulnerable sector screening that is satisfactory to The Salvation Army, in its sole discretion, is required. The screening is secured either through the national Canadian Police Information Centre (CPIC) or through a local police detachment
  • Screening through The Salvation Army Abuse Registry.
  • Alternative combinations of education and experience may be considered.

Experience and Skilled Knowledge Requirements

  • Minimum of two (2) year of prior related experience, preference in community programs working with adult and youth at risk.
  • Working knowledge of the area and community resources of St. Thomas and Elgin
  • Knowledge and experience in restorative justice practices.
  • Good public relation skills.


Skills and Capabilities:

  • Attention to detail, problem solving and analytical skills.
  • Self-motivated/disciplined.
  • Lead by example, by demonstrating a strong work ethic and a willingness to learn and be flexible in the face of change.
  • Ability to administer and supervise program, work independently with minimal supervision.
  • Ability to work with other community and government criminal/justice services.
  • Demonstrate a high level of integrity, good judgment, and ability to maintain appropriate confidentiality.
  • Demonstrated ability to work independently and participate as an active and responsible team member in a cooperative team environment.
  • Excellent interpersonal skills, integrity, and adaptability.
  • Exhibit good listening skills, have strong oral/written communication skills and respect authority.
  • Participate in mandatory orientation training, on-going professional development and training.
  • Participate in regular supervision and performance appraisal processes.
  • Proficient in working in a computerized environment; must demonstrate strong skills using Microsoft Office Suite: Word, Excel, Power Point
  • Ability to adhere to The Salvation Army Standards of Conduct and Code of Ethics.
  • Represent the organization in a positive, professional and engaging manner.
  • Must comply with all Salvation Army policies, procedures and associated legislation.
  • Treat the property of The Salvation Army with due care and caution.
  • Develop an understanding and support for the mission and purpose of The Salvation Army in Canada and its implications as related to position responsibilities.

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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