Employment Opportunities

Shelter Worker (1 Full Time & 2 Part Time)


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.

Shelter Worker (1 Full Time & 2 Part Time)

  • Unit: The Salvation Army Chilliwack Community Church & Social Services
  • Location: Chilliwack, Canada
  • Date Posted: Mar, 15
  • Category: British Columbia
  • Job Type: Full-time
  • Closing Date: March 30, 2017
  • Salary:
  • Competition #:
  • Apply
    Interested Applicants must respond in writing to:
  • Tim Bohr
    Interested applicants must apply in writing and indicate “SHELTER WORKER- FT or PT” in the subject line.

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

* 3 Vacancies Available: 1 Full Time & 2 Part Time*

• Awareness and compliance with CHWK Policies and Procedures.
• Awareness of The Salvation Army Communicable Disease Control Manual
• Monitors the activities of the clients and maintains availability for personal, practical and morale support; may include providing safe storage and recording of personal belongings.
• Accurately records day-to-day happenings using appropriate methods; maintains logbooks and completes occurrence reports.
• Responds to after office hour requests and process for accommodation if beds are available.
• Coordinates client care relating to security issues; may be directly involved in doing bed checks and room searches.
• May carry out inspection/security checks of property and grounds in accordance with policies and procedures.
• Handles the admission, orientation and evaluation of clients’ understanding of rules.
• Ensures ongoing enforcement of policies, which may include client discipline. Discharge disturbing or unruly clients for the protection of other clients. Note the details in the Daily Log.
• May prepare or provide simple meals for clients.
• Maintain a quiet and comfortable and secure environment for our shelter clients.
• Assure that each client receives the assigned bed with clean linen and personal hygiene products.
• Provide telephone access for local calls and message retrieval when requested.
• Provide direction to Clients Rights and Responsibilities.
• Offer the services of the Outreach Worker (by appointment) to assist in locating other community services and accommodation.
• Participate in ongoing training as provided and cooperate in the Annual Performance Evaluation
• The performance of the job requires moderate amounts of keyboarding, and performing security walks. It also requires continuously monitoring of the environment, monitoring security cameras and attentiveness when interacting with clients and recording information.
• Performs other duties as assigned.

• Police Security Clearance Certificate
• Certificate in First Aid and CPR Training.
• Non-Violent Crises Intervention Training.
• Ability to relate and engage marginalized people
• Universal precautions
• Immunization for Hepatitis B

• Full Time
• Part Time: minimum 24 hours per week with various shifts, some of which may be 12-hour shifts

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.