Shelter Worker

The Salvation Army Chilliwack Community Church & Social Services
December 29, 2017
Chilliwack, Canada
Interested applicants must respond in writing to
Tim Bohr, Community Ministries Director, Email:
Closing date


Interested applicants must apply in writing and indicate “SHELTER WORKER-FT Contract in the subject line. RESPONSIBILITIES:

·        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 40-hours/week – Contract position until December 2018


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 as required under applicable human rights legislation. If you require a disability-related accommodation during this process, please inform us of your requirements.

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

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