Residential Worker

The Salvation Army - Hamilton, ON (30+ days ago)

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The Salvation Army exists to share the love of Jesus Christ, meet human needs and be a transforming influence in the communities of our world. Each position contributes to the mission of The Salvation Army.

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The Salvation Army Canada and Bermuda has four core values:
Hope: We give hope through the power of the gospel of Jesus Christ.
Service: We reach out to support others without discrimination.
Dignity: We respect and value each other, recognizing everyone’s worth.
Stewardship: We responsibly manage the resources entrusted to us.

This is a casual relief position with no guaranteed hours. Flexibility in scheduling is required. Shifts may be mornings, afternoons or evenings. The work schedule is determined in consultation with your supervisor and may vary according to requirements of responsibility. Normal hours of operation are varied shifts of morning afternoon and evenings. and includes a ½ hour unpaid meal break where applicable.

Normal location of work is at Grace Haven 138 Herkimer Street Hamilton, ON L8P 2H1

Some travel may be required.

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.

Support prenatal clients, mothers and babies throughout the shift as required which will include providing short term respite for infants, following client plans of care and managing client behaviours.
Ensure the safety and security of the building throughout weeknights and weekend shifts 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 logbooks, progress notes as well as completing incident reports as required.
Administer and record medications in the medication binder according to ministry licensing requirements.
Complete evening and weekend household chore responsibilities (cleaning, baking and cooking, prepping food) as required.
Follow the policies and procedures of the agency and 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 as required.
Attend residential team meetings as required.
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 provide a supportive and non-judgmental approach.
Current Safe Food Handling Certification
Current First Aid/CPR and NVCI
Bilingualism is an asset.
Proficient in 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, excel and emails
Good time management and ability to prioritize as required.
Self-motivated and disciplined.
Provide an original copy of a Background Check Vulnerable Sector screening this is satisfactory of 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.
If there is a competition number associated with this posting, please include within the subject line of your email, fax or regular mail correspondence.

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.

In accordance with The Salvation Army policy and legislated requirements, employment is conditional upon the verification of credentials and completion of a background check.

This posting is open to external and internal candidates alike. If you are an internal applicant, please advise your Department Head of your intentions prior to submitting your application.