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Job Number:  38537
Program Services Worker - Intermediate
Job Posted: Friday, 29 September 2017
Closing Date: Monday, 16 October 2017
(59 days ago)
The Salvation Army Suncoast Citadel Community and Family Services
Region: Southern Ontario Type: Part time
Location: Goderich Salary: $13.25 per hour


Conduct initial intake assessment to determine immediate needs and supports needed by the client.

Provide emergency assistance services, i.e. food, clothing, household needs in accordance with policy

Organize, plan and deliver seasonal and special programs as required, i.e. Christmas Hamper, Christmas Kettles, Food Drive, etc.; ensure that ministry objectives are accomplished and that a spiritual focus is applied to all programs.  

Pickup bread from local grocery stores as needed. 

May develop and conduct workshops for families/clients as appropriate.

Assist with activities of the Food Bank, organize, ensure that the food bank is tidy and clean, ensure sufficient stock, sort and process donated goods, process clients through the food bank.

Ensure that Ministry Unit policy and procedure are followed for the safe/secure handling of all monetary donations received and appropriate documentation of gift cards and various vouchers is maintained, i.e. milk and clothing vouchers.  

May assist in the development of strategies and recommendations for volunteer development

May demonstrate work methods to volunteers. 

Network and refer to The Salvation Army, government, and community social service providers to coordinate resources for the benefit of clients and program when necessary.

Maintain accurate records of client information on The Salvation Army’s computer system while maintaining confidentiality and providing statistical reports.

Provide input into the development and implementation of policies and procedures for Community and Family Services programs.

Perform other position related duties as required.



 Completion of a Community College Diploma in Social Service Worker or counselling or equivalent 

Minimum of one (1) year of prior related experience, including experience working with multi-barriered persons, individuals with mental health issues a variety of social service programs. 

Self-motivated and disciplined.

Knowledge of community based resources and experience networking with government and social service agencies. 

Excellent interpersonal and customer service skills.

Safe Food Handlers Certification

Be able to lift/move up to 40 pounds

Current First Aid & CPR Certification

Must have strong skills and experience using word processing (WORD); spread sheet use (EXCEL)

Strong oral and written communication skills

Ability to work independently and as part of a team

Valid Ontario Class “G” driver’s license, own vehicle, insurance and a current driver’s abstract that is satisfactory to The Salvation Army, in its sole discretion, is required.

Provide an original copy of a Criminal 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 part time position based upon 22 hrs a week, Tuesdays and Thursday 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m..; balance of six (6) hours per week will be allocated as per operational requirements.   The supervisor will set the hours of work and work schedule.   Flexibility in scheduling is required.  Includes a ½-hour unpaid meal break where applicable.  Travel is required, multiple work locations. 


Please Note: There will be a seasonal temporary increase in hours to a maximum of 44 hours per week for a  period of time during the months of November and December


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:
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The Salvation Army Suncoast Citadel Community and Family Services
Attention: Lieutenant David Hickman
Box 397 Goderich, Ontario N7A 4C6



Attention: Lieutenant David Hickman
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