Resident Care Worker

The Salvation Army Grace Haven
March 1, 2018
Job Type
$15.00 per hour
Interested applicants must respond in writing to
Mail: The Salvation Army Grace Haven Attention: Jo-Anne Rochon, Program Manager 138 Herkimer Street, Hamilton, ON L8P 2H1 or E-mail: Attention: Jo-Anne Rochon, Program Manager Please no phone calls.
Closing date
March 16, 2018


This is a permanent casual relief position.  There are no guaranteed hours; work will be offered  as work becomes available as per operational requirements.   This is a 24/7 facility and shifts can include days, afternoons, overnight shifts and weekends.  Includes a ½ hour paid meal break and each shift includes 15 minutes for shift change at the beginning of each shift.


Support prenatal clients, mothers and babies throughout the weekend nights as required which will include providing short term respite for infants, following client plans of care and managing client behaviors.

Ensure the safety and security of the building throughout the weekend nights which will include client room checks and security checks as required.

Perform administrative responsibilities which will include understanding and following the ministry licensing requirements, maintaining records such as the log books, progress notes as well as completing incident reports as required.

Administer and record medications in the medication binder according to ministry licensing requirements.

Complete weekend household chore responsibilities (cleaning, baking and cooking preparation) as required.

Follow the policies and procedures of the agency. Uphold health and safety expectations.

Maintain communication with the Program Manager as well as conduct shift change with residential staff.

Assist in the orientation training for new employees when required.

Attend residential team meetings

Complete documentation as set out by the agency

Perform other position related duties as required.


Completed two (2) years or more of Community College

Diploma/Degree in Child and Youth Worker/Social Service Worker preferred

Minimum of one (1) year of prior related experience, including front-line casework

Residential experience working with teens in a 24/7 environment including holidays and stats.

Working experience and formal education with Young Parent population and their infants with an understanding of pregnancy and parenting as well as knowledgeable in the developmental stages from infancy through adolescence

Cultural awareness and sensitivity

Ability to work as part of the team, problem solve, time management and decision making for effective client care; to provide support and up to date information to young parents

Ability to provide a supportive and non-judgmental approach

Current Safe Food Handling Certification

Current First Aid,  CPR and NVCI

Bilingualism is an asset

Proficient documentation as required; knowledge and experience in meal planning and preparation

Ability to time manage housekeeping tasks as required

Proficient in computer use, i.e. word processing  and proficiency with email

Good time management and ability to prioritize is required

Self-motivated and disciplined

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 through the National Canadian Police Information Centre (CPIC) or through a local police detachment

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

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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