Employment Opportunities

Family Services Worker


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.

Family Services Worker

  • Apply
    Interested Applicants must respond in writing to:
  • Major Jim Hann, EMAIL: jim_hann@can.salvationarmy.org or FAX: 519-658-9457 or MAIL: Hespeler Community Church Attention: Major Jim Jann18 Tannery Street, East, Cambridge, ON N3C 2B9

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

Complete initial intake applications as well as screening applications for clients
Provide guidance to clients regarding their needs, i.e. food, housing, employment, etc.
Supervise volunteers
Purchase supplies for community lunch, prepare community lunch schedule for volunteer cooks; and schedule for those who set-up and take down of tables, chairs etc.
Prepare and coordinate set-up and take down of tables etc.
Prepare community lunch when required.
Provide receipts for cash donations
Issue grocery vouchers to clients for grocery stores and distribute food as required
May develop and conduct workshops for clients/families, as appropriate.
Network and refer to The Salvation Army Corps, other churches, government and community social service providers to coordinate resources for the benefit of clients and program when necessary.
Coordinate other Community & Family Services programs, i.e. Kid’s camp, budgeting and cooking, etc.
Record statistical data in The Salvation Army CMS system
Maintain accurate records of client information on The Salvation Army’s computer system while maintaining confidentiality and providing statistical reports.
Develop and maintain a good understanding of services provided by external agencies, i.e. Share the Warmth Program.
Receive, process, and sort community donations and food deliveries; pick-up weekly bread donation.
Assist in the organization, maintenance, and general cleanliness of the food bank, etc.
Participate in other programs provided by the Community and Family Services.
Provide one-to-one support to clients
Perform other position related duties as required.

Completed Secondary School, plus specialized courses of up to six (6) months.
Minimum of one (1) year of prior related experience including experience working with multi-barriered persons
Strong oral and written communication skills
Strong ability to work with difficult or emotionally needy people in a patient and compassionate manner
Self-motivated and disciplined.
Excellent interpersonal and conflict management skills
Ability to work independently and with supervision in a multi-faceted environment
Ability to lift-move more than 10 kg.
Current Safe Food Handling Certification
Experience/Working knowledge in Microsoft Office.
Valid Ontario Class “G” Driver’s license, own vehicle and current driver’s abstract that is satisfactory to The Salvation Army, in its sole discretion, is required.
Provide an original copy of a 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 Policy Information Centre (CPIC) or through a local police detachment.
May require 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 temporary position based on 15 hours per week for up to three (3) months. Either party may terminate this temporary employment contract for any reason and at any time by providing the other with one (1) weeks written notice. Schedule to be set by the supervisor and some flexibility in scheduling may be required, some weekend and evening work may be required. Some travel may be required.

Work Schedule: Mondays, Wednesdays, and Thursdays, 8:45 a.m. to 2:15 p.m., including ½ hour unpaid lunch.

Interested applicants must respond in writing with a cover letter and resume

Please no phone calls.

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.

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.