Full Time Family Services & Children’s Program Coordinator

York Community Church
November 10, 2017
Job Type
$34, 650 - $46,170 per year
Interested applicants must respond in writing to
Captain Royal Senter: royal_senter@can.salvationarmy.org
Closing date
November 17, 2017


Mission and Values Statement

The Salvation Army is an international Christian church and charitable movement, active in over 128 countries worldwide. Its message is based on the Bible; its ministry is motivated by love for God and the needs of humanity. The Mission of The Salvation Army is to share the love of Jesus Christ, meet human needs, and be a transforming influence in the communities of our world. This is expressed in spiritual ministry, and also by a wide variety of social services, which are extended without discrimination as to race or creed.

There are three Core Values of our Faith: Salvation, Holiness, and Intimacy with God.

Rooted in these three values are the seven core operational values that guide all aspects of the Salvation Army in the Canada & Bermuda Territory.

Compassion:      We reach out to others and care for them.

Respect:              We promote the dignity of all persons.

Excellence:         We strive to be the best at what we do and a model for others to emulate.

Integrity:             We are honest, trustworthy and accountable.

Relevance:          We are committed to the pursuit of innovation and effectiveness.

Co-operation:    We encourage and foster teamwork and partnerships.

Celebration:       We give thanks by marking milestones and successes.

The powerful mission and core values of The Salvation Army serve as significant attractors for those people who choose to join the organization, which has been serving the under-served and evolving for 150 years.


Community and Family Services (Approximately 18 hours per week)

  • Conduct intake interviews with food bank clients and assess eligibility for assistance in accordance with established standards
  • Coordinate food hampers for clients
  • Data entry into Client Management System
  • Ensure that the food bank is maintained in an organized, clean and tidy and safe manner
  • Receive non-monetary donations and weekly food shipment from Railside distribution center
  • Ensure safe handling of hazardous materials
  • Arrange for the proper disposal of items received but not usable in the food bank
  • Assist with recruiting new volunteers
  • Direct and supervise work of volunteers Ensure all volunteers participate in mandatory annual training and policies
  • Assist with weekly lunch program, Christmas Assistance Program and Christmas Kettle Campaign as required
  • Actively promote York Community Church and Community and Family Services programs to food bank clients
  • Refer clients to other community resources where appropriate
  • Other duties as assigned

 Kid-z-Own Programming (Approximately 17 hours per week)

  • Organize and supervise weekly afterschool and/or evening programs for community children grades 1-12
  • Organize and supervise Youth Arts Program, an afterschool performing arts program for community youth
  • Implement programs in local schools where possible (e.g. Red Cap, breakfast programs, etc.)
  • Organize and supervise programs for community children on PA days and during summer holidays (July to August), March break and any other appropriate occasions
  • Recruit and register children and youth for Salvation Army provincial camping programs and other regional and divisional events (e.g. Junior Youth Councils)
  • Follow up with children/youth who attend Salvation Army summer camp programs, including their families, in order to build relationships and establish active links with the corps (Church) and its mission and ministries
  • Assist the Corps Officers in the development and spiritual wellbeing of children and their families by mentoring, discipling, encouraging and modeling appropriate Christian attitudes and behaviours
  • Maintain written records, logs of activities, including activity reports and statistical information
  • Attend meetings of the corps council when appropriate/required
  • Post programs, evaluate each program


  • Must be a high school graduate (Possession of a minimum of a 2 year diploma or degree in a related field or to be able to demonstrate that he/she has obtained an equivalent body of knowledge through other training and experience would be an asset)
  • Demonstrates integrity, good judgment and ability to main confidentiality at all times
  • Be highly creative, well organized and self-motivated
  • Possess excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Excellent computer skills (MS office) as well as other software
  • Possess excellent interpersonal and conflict management skills
  • Be an excellent team player and able to organize and motivate teams
  • Possess a passion for the spiritual development and well-being of young people
  • The ability to articulate your Christian faith and deliver programming that aligns to the doctrines and positional statements of The Salvation Army as well as to the ministry of York Community Church
  • Ability to lead children and youth in various performing arts including music and drama
  • Ability to lead worship/singing.         Experience with a musical instrument would be considered an asset.
  • Have a minimum of two years of demonstrated successful involvement in working with children and their families
  • Strong ability to work with difficult or emotionally needy people in a patient and compassionate manner
  • Be able to work effectively in a multi-racial and multicultural environment and with economically disadvantaged families
  • Previous experience working in a foodbank considered an asset
  • Ability to speak Spanish or Hungarian would be an asset
  • Possess a valid Ontario driver’s license and clear driver’s abstract. Access to a reliable vehicle would be an asset
  • Current clear Criminal Record Check with Vulnerable Sector Screening
  • Internal abuse registry check
  • Armatus abuse training

HOURS: 35 hours per week


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.

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

Internal Applicants, please advise your managing supervisor of your intentions prior to submitting your application.



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