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Job Number:  39522
Residential Care Worker (Week End Shifts)
Job Posted: Tuesday, 7 November 2017
Closing Date: Monday, 20 November 2017
(65 days ago)
The Salvation Army Grace Haven
Region: Hamilton area, Southern Ontario Type: Part time
Location: Hamilton Salary: $15.00 per hour


Support prenatal clients, mothers and babies throughout the weekend as required which will include  following client plans of care and managing client behaviors.

Ensure the safety and security of the building throughout the weekend which will include client room checks and security checks as required. 

Perform administrative responsibilities which will include understanding and following the ministry licensing requirements, maintaining records such as the log books, progress notes as well as completing incident reports as required.

Administer and record medications in the medication binder according to ministry licensing requirements.

Complete weekend household chore responsibilities (cleaning, baking and cooking preparation) as required.

Follow the policies and procedures of the agency. Uphold health and safety expectations.

Maintain communication with the Program Manager.

Conduct shift change with residential staff.

Assist in the orientation training for new employees when required; attend residential team meetings.

Complete documentation as set out by the agency.

Perform other position related duties as required.



Completed two (2) years or more of Community College

Diploma/Degree in Child and Youth Worker/Social Service Worker preferred

Minimum of one (1) year of prior related experience, including front-line casework

Residential experience working with teens in a 24/7 environment including holidays and stats.

Working experience and formal education with Young Parent population and their infants with an understanding of pregnancy and parenting as well as knowledgeable in the developmental stages from infancy through adolescence

Cultural awareness and sensitivity

Ability to work as part of the team, problem solve, time management and decision making for effective client care; to provide support and up to date information to young parents

Ability to provide a supportive and non-judgmental and person centered

Current Safe Food Handling Certification

Current First Aid & CPR & NVCI

Bilingualism is an asset

Proficient documentation as required; knowledge and experience in meal planning and preparation

Ability to time manage housekeeping tasks as required

Proficient in computer use, i.e. word processing, email

Self-motivated and disciplined

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 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


Rotational work schedule is as follows and based on 16.5 to 24.75 hours per weekend only.

Week one: Friday, Saturday & Sunday 3:45 p.m. to 12:00 a.m. (24 hours 45 minutes)

Week two: Saturday & Sunday 7:45 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. (16 hours 30 minutes)

Week three: Friday, Saturday & Sunday 11:45 p.m. to 8:00 a.m. (24 hours 45 minutes)

Includes a ½ hour paid meal break and each shift includes 15 minutes for shift change at the beginning of each shift. 


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 Grace Haven
Attention: Jo-Anne Rochon, Program Manager
138 Herkimer Street, Hamilton, ON L8P 2H1


Please no phone calls.
Contact Details:
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