Community Ministries Worker – Regular Full Time (flexible hours) 35 hours per week

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The Salvation Army Divisional Headquarters
Published
July 12, 2018
Job Type
Salary
Commensurate with experience
Interested applicants must respond in writing to
Attention: Aejin Jeong, Fax: 780-361-2004 OR E-mail: Aejin_jeong@can.salvationarmy.org OR The Salvation Army, 5010-51 Ave. Wetaskiwin, AB T9A 0V1
Closing date
August 11, 2018
Street Address
5010-51 Ave. Wetaskiwin, AB

Description

The Community Ministries Worker provides leadership of community based ministry programs in accordance with Salvation Army mission, values and standards.

Responsibilities

Duties include but are not limited to:

  • Ensures that the Gospel of Jesus Christ is exemplified in the performance of all job responsibilities and through personal example
  • Ensures ministry and program objectives are consistently accomplished and that a spiritual focus is applied to all programs
  • Prays with and shares the message of the Gospel of Jesus Christ with clients, other staff and volunteers, as appropriate (including linking individuals to Corps family and church programs where possible)
  • Interviews clients and assesses each client’s needs, recommends programs and services to the clients, provides Salvation Army programs to the clients and refers the clients, when necessary, to other agencies
  • Serves clients for food bank
  • Tracks stats for CMS
  • Assists with ongoing strategic planning to ensure Community Ministry based programs reflect community needs as they evolve in our changing socioeconomic climate
  • Provides input in the development and implementation of policies and procedures for Community Ministry based programs
  • Networks with Salvation Army and community social service providers to improve programs and avoid duplication as required
  • May provide transportation for programs as required
  • Attends regular staff meetings
  • Good team player
  • Serves actively as a member of the Corps Leadership Team
  • Gives oversight to the Community Ministries Team
  • Assists with recruitment, orientation, performance management of staff
  • Assists with ongoing strategic planning to ensure Community based Ministry Programs reflect the community needs
  • May provide visibility for The Salvation Army within the community through service club/social agencies participation
  • Helps to implement new program plans such as, but not limited to Alpha, Messy Church, and VBS during spring break/fall break, Parents and Tots Group/Baby Song, Ready to Serve, Family Friendly Movie Night, Seasonal Celebrations (Easter/Thanksgiving/Christmas), Kids Summer Camps, Sports Outreach for Teens, among others based on community needs
  • Some evenings and weekends will be required (include Sunday so that a community worker presents at church on Sundays so that any new people a community worker contacts during the week will see a familiar face when they come to the Corps on Sunday
  • Other duties as assigned

Qualifications

  • A minimum of 2 years of Community College/Bible College or equivalent
  • Must be able to adhere to Salvation Army policies and principles
  • Special Certifications: Current Certification in First Aid/CPR
  • Excellent verbal, written and oral communication skills
  • Provide a successful Criminal Record Check and clear Vulnerable Sector Check
  • Have own transportation, provide a copy of Driver’s License & current Driver’s Abstract
  • Proficient with Excel, MSWord, Publisher, Power Point and social media
  • Understanding and support of the mission and standards of The Salvation Army
  • Organized and detail oriented.
  • Excellent people skills, a team player and have a desire to be involved in the Christian Ministry
  • Willingness to wear Salvation Army identification
  • Related work experience would be an asset ( Microsoft Office)

EMPLOYMENT TERM:

  • Hours: Fluctuating schedule-flexibility will be required
  • Starting date: September 1,2018

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.

PLEASE NO PHONE CALLS

Interested applicants must respond in writing with a cover letter and resume. We thank all applicants, however, only those candidates to be interviewed will be contacted.

The Salvation Army will accommodate candidates throughout the recruitment and employment process. If you require accommodation, please inform us of your requirements.

Internal Applicants, please advise Department Heads of your intentions prior to submitting your application.

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