The Salvation Army B.C. Boundless Vancouver Community Ministries                                    


                September 23, 2020            
                                        Vancouver, Canada                                    
            Job Type
                                    Full-time (Contract)
                                    British Columbia
            Interested applicants must respond in writing to
            Closing date
                                    October 15, 2020                            
            Street Address
                                    3213 Fraser St                            



Contract: Oct. 26th, 2020 to Dec. 24, 2020, Monday to Friday, 8:30 am – 4:00 pm


                        Position Purpose Summary:
Boundless Vancouver Community Ministries organizes The Salvation Army Boundless Vancouver Christmas Toy Shop for children and families. The Christmas Volunteer & Donation Coordinator works with our Boundless Vancouver team to organize our volunteers and coordinate donations for The Christmas Toy Shop and the Christmas Luncheon.
Volunteer Coordination: 

Works in conjunction with and in support of The Christmas Toy Shop by identifying and promoting volunteer opportunities
Recruit, screen, register & orient appropriate volunteers to fill positions
Process necessary paperwork, including Criminal Record Checks and volunteer agreement packages
Deploy volunteers to positions relevant to their interests and skills
Help orientate and supervise volunteers while they are deployed to their positions
Keep thorough records of volunteer information and hours of service for statistical purposes

Donation Coordination: 

Work in conjunction with and in support of the Christmas campaigns, identifying the financial and in-kind donation needs for Christmas distribution
Solicit financial and in-kind donations and correspond in a timely manner with individuals and corporate donors in the community; organize toy drives with companies and organizations in the community
Coordinate drop-off and pick up schedule with donors and driver(s)
Help coordinate with divisional Public Relations team for the Toy Mountain event
Relay donated items to the appropriate personnel for proper storage and distribution
Keep thorough records of donor information and donated items/amounts & maintain a positive relationship with our donors
Perform other duties as assigned



Post-secondary education and work experience in fund-raising, donor relations, public relations


One (1) to three (3) years of relevant experience, including experience working in customer service related fields

Required Skills/Knowledge:

Excellent organizational skills
Superior relationship building skills and the ability to interact with individuals at all levels in a confident, collaborative and professional manner
Proven ability to multitask
Be able to work independently; demonstrated self-starter and team player
Excellent verbal communication skills in person and on the phone
Excellent written communication skills
Proficient computer skills and familiarity with Google Suite and Microsoft Office
Ability to learn new software quickly and teach others
Be able to lift up to 30 lbs

PREFERRED SKILLS/capabilities: 

Valid BC Driver’s License
Background check consent
A clear vulnerable sector screening
A clean drivers’ abstract
Completion of online Armatus Abuse Prevention Training and required Health and Safety training

Addictions Counsellor

November 19, 2021

Vancouver, BC

Job Type

Competition #

Ministry Unit/Dept:
Vancouver Harbour Light

Salary Range:
$23.9806 – $30.6167 (In Accordance to Collective Agreement)

119 East Cordova Street

Posting Expires:
December 2, 2021

Applications Accepted By:
Attn: Darcy McCarthy, Email: [email protected] Please mention ‘Addictions Counsellor’ in the subject line of your email


Under the direction of Treatment Program Manager, the Addiction Counsellor is responsible for the following areas: clientele relations, classroom instruction, interviews, group facilitating, administrative co-operation and spiritual input.


  • On call / casual.
  • Shifts typically Mon-Fri 8:00am-4:00pm.


  • Responsible for client relations through psychoeducational and process groups, weekly individual counselling as well as a minimum of 7.5 hours of group counselling
  • Develops outcome-oriented treatment plans with individual clients to direct them towards a continuum of care that covers both mental health and substance use disorder.
  • Provides weekly individual counselling for clients throughout their stay
  • Monitors clients participation in the program and holds clients accountable to program requirements as well as principles of recovery
  • Ensures that lectures are prepared and given in a manner acceptable to the Treatment Program Manager, and in accordance with the program manual and the monthly schedule
  • Ensures proper documentation is completed
  • Ensures that clients become acclimatized to their new environment
  • Other duties as set out in the Job Description


  • The successful applicant will have completed ICADC, CCAC or University Bachelor’s degree in a related field or an equivalent combination of education and experience.
  • Criminal Records Check Clearance
  • Qualify for and be willing to obtain enhanced security clearance.


  • One year related experience, including experience in the applicable community social services sector.

Required Skills/Knowledge:

  • Willingness to adhere to the Mission and values of The Salvation Army.
  • A working knowledge of substance addictions, homelessness, poverty issues and concurrent disorders and practical knowledge of life skills.
  • Ability to conduct group discussions, think critically, set strong boundaries
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills, organization and administration skills, and strong computer skills with experience in Microsoft Office.
  • Willingness to work in a drug and alcohol free environment with zero tolerance policy.


  • Lived experience is considered an asset
  • Prior 12-Step-based counselling experience is an asset

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

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


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 support of our commitment to a healthy and safe workplace and community, The Salvation Army (TSA) has a vaccination requirement for all employees in Canada.  The successful candidate will be made an offer of employment on the condition of being fully vaccinated against COVID-19 and will be required to provide proof of full vaccination, prior to their employment start date. The requirement to be fully vaccinated is subject to provincial/territorial human rights legislation. If the candidate is unable to vaccinate for a reason protected by the Human Rights Code, a request for accommodation can be submitted and written proof satisfactory to TSA will be required.

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.

To help us with our recruitment effort, please indicate your email/cover letter where ( you saw this job posting.

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