Job Posting 101404

Children's Support Worker
The Salvation Army Kate Booth House
Vancouver & Lower Mainland
Vancouver (undisclosed location)
closes in 6 days (Fri, 31 May)
full time  •  22.82

About Us:

Kate Booth House is a short-term, confidentially located transition house providing safe shelter for up to 25 women and children at risk of violence. Residential services and a crisis line are offered 24 hours a day throughout the year, to give support and advocacy to help women and children regain their self-esteem and rebuild their lives.

We provide food, shelter, clothing, personal care items, children’s toys, and all the necessities to bring comfort to survivors of violence.  We offer weekday children’s programs, child care, women’s individual and group support, and spiritual care.

The Role:

The role of Children's Support Worker offers the opportunity for very meaningful work! The successful applicant will provide support and assistance to the children staying with us, maintaining a safe and welcoming space with the support of the Children's Caseworker and the rest of the team. The Children’s Support Worker will help provide day-to-day childcare and children’s programming, including emotional support, recreational and educational activities, assistance with schoolwork, crafts, and teaching of non–violent behaviours.

Hours and Pay: 

  • Sunday to Thursday 12:30pm-9:00pm (40 hours a week)
  • $22.82 per hour (plus benefits after 3 months)

Key Responsibilities:

Responsible for the children’s day-to-day program at Kate Booth House which will encompass the following:

  • Assisting with children’s field trips, crafts, and other recreational activities
  • Provide childcare during mother's appointments and emergency situations
  • Assist children to focus on issues of self-expression, personal feelings, expressing anger in healthy ways, building of self-esteem, positive non-violent play skills, and decision making skills
  • Complete regular logging related to children
  • Mediate conflict between children or between parent and child relationship
  • Assist in planning, preparation, and execution of the Kate Booth House Annual Christmas Party and Annual Summer Picnic
  • Assist in planning birthday parties and other special days for residents
  • As part of a team, provide regularly scheduled shift coverage, supporting the smooth functioning of KBH throughout the shift
  • Participate in shift change, communicating necessary information clearly and concisely  
  • Answer our 24 hours crisis line, telephone screening and intakes while on shift
  • Mediate conflict/violence within the house if it occurs
  • Be familiar with the KBH policies and procedures 
  • Other duties assigned by the Children’s Caseworker or Executive Director


*NOTE: For some jobs, you may be required to provide validated educational documentation.

  • Child and Youth Worker Diploma, E.C.E. Certificate, Social Services Diploma, or equivalence in related education/experience
  • Training in the PEACE (Prevention, Education, Advocacy, Counselling, and Empowerment) Program is an asset
  • Valid First Aid/CPR level C certificate


  • 1-2 years of experience working with children and youth
  • A relevant understanding of domestic abuse, particularly its effect on children who have witnessed violence.
  • Experience with frontline work in a social service setting


  • Understanding of trauma informed care and the situation of women and their children who have experienced violence in their intimate relationships
  • Good written and verbal communication; ability to share information appropriately with various stakeholders
  • Comfort in collaborating with different agencies (e.g. Multicultural), ministry (e.g. MHSD), and lawyers
  • Must be comfortable in using computers and database programs
  • Valid BC driver’s license preferred (driver’s abstract required)
  • Criminal Record Check for working with children and/or vulnerable adults
  • Demonstrated skills in conflict resolution
  • Ability to work with diverse groups of people (Kate Booth House serves all women and children who are victims of abuse regardless of race, colour, religion, marital status, sexual orientation, or age)
  • Ability to work with minimum supervision
  • Food Safe Level 1 preferred
  • Nonviolent Crisis Intervention training preferred

Successful candidates, prior to hiring, may be required to provide:

  • Background check consent
  • A clear vulnerable sector screening
  • A clean drivers abstract
  • Completion of our online Armatus Abuse Training and required Health and Safety training

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.


To apply for this role, please email your resume and cover letter, stating you are applying for the Children's Support Worker role, to Caro Lander, Executive Director Kate Booth House  


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

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