Shelter Worker – Cascade

The Salvation Army Cascade Community Ministries
January 26, 2018
Job Type
Interested applicants must respond in writing to
Closing date
February 9, 2018


Shelter Workers provides a safe and secure environment for residents and visitors.


  • 32 hours/week, 4 days/week
  • Saturday to Tuesday (1 a.m. to 9 a.m.)

NOTE:  This is a unionized position.


  • Monitors the activities of the clients/residents and maintains availability for personal, practical and morale support; may include providing safe storage and recording of prescribed medications
  • Accurately records day-to-day happenings using appropriate methods; maintains logbooks and completes occurrence reports
  • Liaises with referral sources and other external agencies as needed (e.g. welfare, police, parole, urgent situations)
  • Coordinates client care relating to security issues; may be directly involved in taking urine samples, doing bed checks, room/personal 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
  • May handle finances relating to room rentals and meal tickets, and receipting of same
  • May serve as Receptionist for Shelter
  • May prepare or provide simple meals for clients/residents
  • Performs other duties as assigned


  • Willingness to adhere to the mission and values of The Salvation Army.
  • Agreeable to a flexible, non-routine schedule. Willing to work long hours including weekends.
  • Enthusiastic team player with good communication and interpersonal skills.
  • High standards of integrity, judgment and confidentiality.
  • Strong decision-making and organizational skills.
  • General office skills and experience would be considered an asset.
  • Proficiency on standard computer programs (word processing, spreadsheets, database) and general office equipment.
  • Ability to work in a fast-paced environment, to meet deadlines and cope with stressful situations.
  • Knowledge and interest in the programs and services The Salvation Army provides.
  • Valid driver’s license and access to a personal vehicle for business purposes.
  • Must obtain a Criminal Record Check in accordance with Criminal Records Review Program.
  • Certificate in First Aid and CPR Training
  • Non-Violent Crisis Intervention Training

The incumbent must take the following precautionary measures in addition to health and safety rules:

  • Universal precautions
  • Immunization for Hepatitis B

The incumbent will work under the following disagreeable conditions:

  • May deal with belligerent clients
  • Some verbal abuse
  • Work schedule affecting lifestyle

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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