Community & Family Services Assistant - #667914

The Salvation Army in Canada

Date: 3 days ago
City: Maple Ridge, BC
Contract type: Full time

Help coordinate and facilitate Community and Family Services programs.

Key Responsibilities

  • Willingness & ability to work within the mission, vision & values of The Salvation Army and Ridge Meadows Ministries
  • Support, where and when possible, the efforts of all residents and co-workers
  • Use a client-centered approach by consistently demonstrating compassion, respect and empathy in the administration of policies and procedures Coordinate transportation and luggage for camp participants
  • Attend summer camp July 22-26 or August 6-9
  • Coordinate packing and distributing over 400 backpacks with school supplies
  • Conduct initial intake assessments determining immediate needs and supports needed by the client
  • Attend Public Relations events as requested
  • Give support as requested for regular programs and services
  • Organize and restock supplies
  • Assist in administration tasks such as reception, recording statistics, compiling reports
  • The above is a general overview of responsibilities. A complete job description is available upon request.


  • Flexibility in hours is expected & work may include evenings and weekends
  • Based on 35 hours per week for a total of 280 hours over 8 weeks
  • 2 positions available starting June/July

Qualifications And Education Requirements

  • Between 16-30 years of age at start of Employment as per Canada Summer Jobs Program eligibility requirements
  • Strong service ethic and a friendly disposition with the public with effective communication skills
  • Adaptability to change and frequent interruptions
  • Team oriented and able to take initiative with ability to work with minimum supervision in a fast-paced environment
  • Willingness to work with people from diverse cultural backgrounds
  • Agreeable to a flexible, non-routine schedule
  • High standards of integrity and confidentiality

Preferred Skills/Capabilities

  • Computer and word processing ability
  • Possess valid Food Safe, CPR, First Aid and Non-Violent Crisis certification or willingness to obtain
  • A current valid BC driver’s license and clean driving record

Successful candidates, prior to hiring, may be required to provide:

  • Background check
  • A clear vulnerable sector
  • A clean drivers
  • Completion of our online Armatus Abuse Training and required Health and Safety

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 your managing supervisor of your intentions prior to submitting your application.
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