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

Full Time Front Line Supervisor

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December 7, 2021


Job Type

Ministry Unit/Dept:
Ottawa Booth Centre

Salary Range:
$20.75 per hour

171 George Street

Posting Expires:
December 20, 2021

Applications Accepted By:
Human Relations: [email protected], Fax: 613 241-2818


A Front Line Supervisor works as part of a 5-member supervisor team scheduled over a 24/7, 7 day a week time frame in The Salvation Army’s Ottawa Booth Centre men’s hostel. Under the guidance of the Manager of Residential Services, Front Line Supervisors oversee the general operations of the front desk staff, ensuring they are effectively meeting client needs as outlined in City of Ottawa Shelter Standards as well as Ottawa Booth Centre operating policies, procedures, and core values.  This general supervision extends to all staff of the Ottawa Booth Centre outside of regular business hours and when required.

Working in the Shelter and directly with the staff, the Front Line Supervisor provides ongoing coaching and feedback to front line staff on job expectations and behaviours aimed at creating a focused, non judgmental, client centric environment.  They ensure all rules and regulations are applied fairly and consistently to both staff and clients, intervening and resetting expectations when required.  They will act as first point of contact for staff who have concerns or questions and will conduct regular staff check-ins to see how staff are coping, offering referrals when necessary.

This position is ‘hands-on’ and requires the Supervisor to actively participate in dealing with client overdoses, de-escalation of client issues and ensure discipline for clientele is applied fairly and consistently.  At the same time, they will ensure staff are completing assigned tasks, working cohesively as a team and addressing issues that may come up.  They will also liaison and work collaboratively with all City of Ottawa emergency services, City of Ottawa personal, Shield Security, all Ottawa men’s shelters, other community partners and community members.

Front Line Supervisors will always put the safety of the staff and clients first.



Human Resources:

  • Understands and works in compliance with the collective agreement
  • Coordinates and facilitates new hire onboarding as well as on going mandatory and non-mandatory training
  • Follow up with all residential staff to ensure all HR related documents are up to date and signed
  • Prepares and ensures departmental schedules and timesheets are completed accurately and on time in the Ultipro payroll system for approval by the Manager
  • Conduct call outs to fill vacant shifts as per the Collective Agreement
  • Participates in interviewing and hiring of residential services staff
  • May assist the Manager of Residential Services in the evaluation and discipline of residential services workers
  • Keeps accurate and up to date supervision notes for review by Manager and Director
  • Exercise strict confidentiality in all HR issues

Community Liaison

  • Represents The Salvation Army Ottawa Booth Centre by assisting in the developing and maintaining contacts with community partners, and attending regular meetings with supervisors from other shelters
  • Ensures appropriate liaison with community/outreach workers who need information from or consultation with Front Desk staff; provides Front Desk staff with the appropriate training in order for this to be accomplished

Safety and Security

  • Ensures that all procedures, rules and guidelines for the safety and security of residents and staff are enforces impartially
  • Performs rounds outside facility


  • Ensure proper use of, and tracking of various gift cards as bus tickets as directed by the Manager of Residential Services and Ottawa Booth Centre policy


  • Will deal with angry and abusive clients
  • Will encounter verbal abuse
  • Will be required to deal with client overdose and other medical situations
  • Will be required to walk distances inside the Ottawa Booth Centre



  • Relevant community college/university education in social work or related fields or equivalent work experience
  • Alternative combinations of education and experience may be considered


  • Minimum two years effective supervisory experience
  • Minimum two years’ experience working with urban disadvantaged population
  • Effective experience in working cooperatively with community resource agencies
  • Experience administering Narcan and/or Narcan training a strong asset


  • Strong interpersonal and leadership skills
  • Effective communication skills, particularly in negotiating and advocating for client’s needs
  • Ability to deescalate situations and meet people where they are at
  • Good writing skills for documentation and correspondence
  • Strong computer skills including a working knowledge of Microsoft Office
  • Excellent interpersonal skills
  • Bilingualism an asset (English and French)
  • Ability to undergo applicable screening and background checks successfully that are satisfactory to The Salvation Army, in its sole discretion (i.e., The Salvation Army Abuse Registry) and provide an original copy of a Background Check with vulnerable sector screening
  • Ability and willingness to develop an understanding and support for the mission and purpose of The Salvation Army in Canada and its implications as related to position responsibilities

HOURS: 40 hours per week. Saturday to Tuesday 12:30pm – 11:00pm



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.


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We thank all applicants, however, only those candidates to be interviewed will be contacted.

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