Employment Opportunities

Outreach Worker

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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.

Outreach Worker

  • Unit: The Salvation Army Chilliwack Community Church & Social Services
  • Location: Chilliwack, Canada
  • Date Posted: Mar, 15
  • Category: British Columbia
  • Job Type: Temporary
  • Closing Date: March 30, 2017
  • Salary:
  • Competition #:
  • Apply
    Interested Applicants must respond in writing to:
  • Tim Bohr
    careandsharecmd@shaw.ca
    Interested applicants must apply in writing and indicate “Outreach Worker – Temp PT” in the subject line.

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

The Outreach Worker engages with unsheltered homeless individuals and those at risk of homelessness, and provides supports, which will help them stabilize their lives.

RESPONSIBILITIES:
• Awareness and compliance with CHWK Policies and Procedures.
• Engage with unsheltered homeless individuals and those at risk of homelessness and provide supports which will help them stabilize their lives.
• Connect individuals with income support, including making and accompanying them to appointments.
• Assist individuals to locate a rental unit and ensure that an intent to rent form and/or social housing application have been completed.
• Provide follow-up supports to ensure individuals have successfully transitioned to housing and receive related health and social services programs and services.
• Provide, or provide links, to life skills training, personal health, hygiene household management, financial management, crises intervention and problem solving, and follow-up each individual.
• Prepare all necessary reports, statistics, information and documentation for relevant agencies.
• Develop and maintain full resource Directory of Groups, Agencies and Organizations working with the homeless.
• As available and based on need, provide limited food and clothing; access to free showers; furnishings and household items when established in a permanent residence.
• Accurately records day-to-day happenings using appropriate methods; and completes occurrence reports.
• Liaises with referral sources and other external agencies as needed (e.g. welfare, police, parole, urgent situations).
• Awareness of The Salvation Army Communicable Disease Control Manual.
• Provide direction to Clients Rights and Responsibilities.
• Participate in ongoing training as provided and cooperate in the Annual Performance Evaluation.
• Provides other duties as assigned.

QUALIFICATIONS
• Police Security Clearance
• Certificate in First Aid and CPR
• Training in Non-Violent Crises Intervention
• Training in Awareness of Communicable Diseases
• Ability to relate to and engage marginalized people with a positive outcome perspective while remaining non-judgmental.
• Will have a minimum of a Social Work Diploma or equivalent work experience
• Training and experience in Social Services is an asset
• Training and experience in Addictions Recovery is an asset
• Ability to advocate within the community.
• Valid B.C. Class 5 Driver’s license
• Ability to engage marginalized persons in a non-threatening manner and develop a positive relationship resulting in their personal development and independence..
• Universal precautions
• Immunization for Hepatitis B

TERMS OF EMPLOYMENT:
• Temporary Part Time – 20 hours per week
• Employment ends on May 30, 2017

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 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.