Employment Opportunities

Residential Worker B (Overnight)


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.

Residential Worker B (Overnight)

  • Apply
    Interested Applicants must respond in writing to:
  • Sharon Feener
    Interested applicants must respond in writing and indicate “RESIDENTIAL WORKER B – CASUAL” in the subject line to:

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

• Compliance with and ongoing enforcement of the Salvation Army Northern Centre of Hope policy and procedures.
• Knowledge of Policy & Procedures and on-going updates
• Enforce restriction policy regarding guests’ behaviour and hold guests accountable for following policy.
• Document Incidents and Restrictions on appropriate forms and submit for investigation
• Intake of new guests filling out proper documentation and assessing needs
• Enforce shelter rules and regulations as outlined in Policy and Procedures manual and in departmental memos.
• Accurately record guest activities in Shelter log book and in Guest files
• Keep an open method of communication with peers and supervisors.
• Intake and discharge documents accurately filled out and filed in Guest binder
• Relay relevant information to peers during shift change or via e-mail (phone messages, in person messages)
• Notify Manager or designate regarding shift changes, sick time or vacation requests
• Fill out incident reports accurately and in a timely manner.
• Have a walkie-talkie on at all times
• Maintain a quiet and secure shelter environment for our guests, volunteers and staff.
• Ensure that conflicts are dealt with in a calm and professional manner.
• Assist guests with monitoring of medications to avoid abuse or misuse
• Supervise breakfast meals and assist to maintain order
• Proper inventory and storage of guest’s belongings
• Client/Shelter Laundry: sheets/towels/client belongings/donations
• Conduct hourly room checks throughout the night
• Fill out restriction documentation for approval by supervisor
• Conduct parameter checks
• Maintain security at the front door and enforce curfew
• Close the dining room at 11:00pm
• Ability to work with difficult or emotionally needy people in a patient and compassionate manner
• Willing to pray with/for them when they request
• Wash all dishes left over from dinner and again after breakfast
• Clean and sanitize dining room in the evening
• Clean and sanitize lobby and hall surrounding the front office
• Prepare breakfast supplies for clients
• Make sandwiches
• Prepare lunches for clients
• Serve late plates for clients and document accordingly

• Completion of high school, plus specialized courses of up to six (6) months (Addictions Facilities).
(NOTE: An alternative level of education and experience may be acceptable.)
• More than three months but less than one year of prior related experience, including, experience with frontline work in a social services setting
• Immunization for Hepatitis B
• Vaccination against Tuberculosis
• WHMIS training
• Current Certification in First Aid/CPR
• Criminal Police Investigation Check (CPIC)

• Casual

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.