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Job Number:  30328
Program Coordinator
Job Posted: Friday, 14 October 2016
Closing Date: Friday, 21 October 2016
(4 days ago)
The Salvation Army Wiarton Community Church
Region: Southern Ontario Type: Full time
Location: Wiarton Salary: $19.00 per hour


Based on the participant group, develop and implement plans to assist participants in establishing goals, schedule workshops, monitor progress and evaluate program result for each participant

Review lesson plans and create “best practice” for instructional strategies

Teach life skills working one-on-one and in small groups to help participants with unique challenges, such as (but not limited to),

·         How to handle stressful situations, learning how to develop proper nutrition, shopping, meal planning and cooking skills

·         Budget skills, time management skills, help participants organize and develop a routine – facilitate completion of daily responsibilities, social, emotional and interpersonal skills and how to be proactive rather than reactive

Monitor participant progress and make necessary recommendation for adjustments; prepare evaluations and progress reports

Ensure uniformity and timeliness of assessments and reporting

Provide oversight, guidance, coaching and direction to volunteers

Nurture participant self-discipline, self-respect and self-determination

Encourage experimentation with innovative ideas and methodologies related to teaching and learning

Prepare and submit program reports, statistics and evaluations as requested in a timely, accurate and organized manner; maintains confidentiality of all client and staff records and statistical data.

Provide regular interaction with participants to keep up-to-date with their individual needs and circumstances, and refer to other agencies and services as required

Direct and supervise volunteers including recruitment, selection, orientation, training and evaluation 

Network with community resources to provide a guest lecture series supplementary to the Life Skills program

Network with Salvation Army program personnel, government and community social service providers and general public to promote and coordinate resources for the benefit of the participants and programs when necessary

Communicate with supervisor regarding participant progress, problem solving and monitoring

Effectively utilize computer management system to record participant documentation while maintaining confidentiality and providing statistical reports

Complete all required paperwork accurately and on time

Prepare, deliver and promote programming throughout the community through program flyers, promotional materials, community presentations

Assist the Corps Officer and leadership team with ongoing strategic planning to ensure programming reflects the participants needs

Develop a strategy for implementing alternate life skills training programs and workshops.

Provide input in the development and implementation of policies and procedures where applicable.

Assist in ensuring student and volunteer safety, and adherence to all health and safety standards

In consultation with the Corps Officer, develop fundraising initiatives; provide statistics and reports as required.

Perform other position related duties as required



Completion of an Undergraduate University degree, i.e. B.A., B.Ed., BSW or equivalent education

Minimum of three (3) years of prior related experience, including experience in a variety of social service programs

Formal training and experience in the delivery of elementary, secondary, post-secondary and adult education

Lead by example, demonstrate a positive attitude, a strong work ethic, and a willingness to learn and be flexible in the face of change.

Hands-on experience, working with vulnerable persons, addictions etc.; is required

Knowledge of community-based resources is an asset.  

Ability to teach basic independent living skills to participants in order for them to be successful after discharge from the program

Ability to perform keen observation of participants by seeing, hearing a verbally communicating with participants

Ability to work effectively with participants and staff in a culturally diverse environment

Hands-on experience, working with the population involved; human services experience is required

Sensitivity, awareness and understanding of participant’s needs, problems, interests, skills, deficiencies and idiosyncrasies

Respect and work effectively with individuals of diverse culture, socioeconomic, and ethnic backgrounds

Handle disruptive behaviors in a calm, professional manner

Demonstrate knowledge in the area of life skills instruction, although a specific degree in the area of instruction is not required

Patience is also an important job requirement

Strong oral and written communication skills is essential to this position

Ability to present program materials in a clear concise and comfortable manner is a must

Experience/working knowledge in word processing; spread sheet use, i.e. Microsoft Office

Excellent interpersonal skills, self-motivated and disciplined

Create engaging activities for the participants to participate in and develop relationships

Good organizational and time management skills

Serve as an effective role model

Safe Food Handling Certification

Ability to life/move 25 lbs.

Hold a valid Ontario Class G Driver’s License, own vehicle and insurance, a current drivers abstract that is satisfactory to The Salvation Army, in its sole discretion is required

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

Support for and an understanding of the mission and purpose of The Salvation Army in Canada.

NOTE: Alternative combinations of education and experience may be considered


This is a permanent, full time position based on 30 hours per week.  The schedule may vary according to requirements of responsibilities.  Some flexibility may be required for scheduling which the supervisor determines. 


Work schedule:  Monday to Friday, 9:00 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. and includes a ½-hour unpaid meal break. 


Note: There is a requirement to work at multiple locations.  Some travel is required. 


Please no phone calls.


Interested applicants must respond in writing with a cover letter and resume


We thank all applicants, however, only those candidates to be interviewed will be contacted.

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.

Internal Applicants, please advise Department Heads of your intentions prior to submitting your application.

How to Apply:
Please mention you saw this posting on WorkInNonProfits.ca.
The Salvation Army Wiarton Community Church
Attention: Captain Dwight Millar
576 Edward Street,
Wiarton, ON N0H 2T0
Contact Details:
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