Employment Opportunities

Community Ministries Coordinator

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Working for the Salvation Army has many benefits


For more than 130 years, The Salvation Army has had the privilege of serving vulnerable people in communities across Canada. Last year, we helped over 1.8 million people. The Salvation Army not only provides the necessities of life such as food, clothing and shelter, but our programs address needs such as language barriers, loneliness, unemployment and family challenges. Our services continually adapt to meet emerging needs.

Community Ministries Coordinator

  • Apply
    Interested Applicants must respond in writing to:
  • Major Scott Rideout, Area Commander, West Area, 6 Tudor Street, Corner Brook, NL A2H 6S8; E-mail: Scott_Rideout@can.salvationarmy.org, Fax # 709-388-0421

We thank and acknowledge all applicants and will pro-actively contact those selected for interviews.

JOB PURPOSE:

The Community Ministries Coordinator provides holistic leadership to a limited range of community-based programs in accordance with Salvation Army mission, values and standards.

RESPONSIBILITIES:

The incumbent is responsible for the following range of job duties:

• Conducts assessments (including evaluation of clients/family protection issues) determining the needs and supports needed by the client. Will only complete assessments when requested to do so by the Community Ministries Worker relevant to complex requests by food bank clients or when circumstances do not adhere to Salvation Army policy
• Provides spiritual guidance and uses every opportunity to pray with and share the Gospel of Jesus Christ with clients/families enabling them to become a part of the Body of Christ
• Through exercising of empathetic care, assist individuals to determine an appropriate and mutually agreed upon goal process; facilitates effective problem solving behaviours of the client/family
• Provides emergency assistance (i.e. housing, shelter, clothing, etc.) in accordance with Salvation Army policy which will at times mean responding to after hour calls
• Maintains confidentiality and ensures that accurate client files and statistics are recorded and submitted accordingly
• May provide budgeting guidance and/or trusteeship services for clients
• May, at times, receive (and/or decline) non-monetary donations
• Networks and refers to The Salvation Army, government and community social service providers to coordinate resources for the benefit of clients and program, when necessary
• May develop and conduct workshops for clients/families as appropriate
• Will direct and supervise CFS employees and volunteers which include the following: recruitment, selection, orientation, training, evaluation and discipline
• Provides input into the operational budget; may be responsible for cash management
• Organizes seasonal or special programs (i.e. Christmas hampers, Toy Drive, Ginger Bread House Opening, summer camps, food drives, community dinners, etc.)
• Initiates and develops relationships, in conjunction with Corner Brook Temple Corps Officers with external social and corporate agencies
• Researches and develops such community service programs potential as deemed necessary by the community and where resources can be obtained to operate them in consultation with the Corner Brook Temple Corps Officers and Ministry Board
• Serves as an active member, on behalf of the Salvation Army, on boards, councils and committees within the community as deemed helpful and mutually agreed upon with the Corner Brook Temple Corps Officers
• Be the liaison for the Emergency Disaster Services team and partner with Grenfell College in their emergency response team
• Perform other duties as mutually agreed upon

QUALIFICATIONS:

The successful candidate must:

• Have the ability to work within a faith-based setting and uphold the mission, vision and values of The Salvation Army
• Possess a genuine concern for and interest in the marginalized of society
• Have completed up to two (2) years of Community College or relevant training in community studies; knowledge of and training in community programs/activities
• Have one year of prior related experience in social services programs
• Have good leadership and organizational skills
• Have the ability to plan and network
• Possess good oral, written and interpersonal communication skills
• Be able to maintain confidentiality
• Have excellent computer skills and knowledge and use of Microsoft Word, PowerPoint, Excel and Publisher
• Obtain a clean Driver’s Abstract, Criminal Police/Vulnerable Sector Check and clearance through the Salvation Army’s Internal Abuse Registry and be willing to sign The Salvation Army Code of Conduct Receipt & Acknowledgement Form

GRADE: Grade 11
TERM: Full-time; 70 hours bi-weekly

The Salvation Army exists to share the love of Jesus Christ, meet human needs and be a transforming influence in the communities of our world. Each position contributes to the mission of The Salvation Army.