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 Program Counsellor Overnight Awake

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December 6, 2021

Glencairn area

Job Type

Ministry Unit/Dept:
Broadview Village

Salary Range:
Starting at $21.50 per hour plus $3.00 Government Premium (temporary wage enhancement for direct support workers)


Posting Expires:
December 31, 2021

Applications Accepted By:


By becoming a staff member with The Salvation Army, you will:

  • Enjoy a flexible schedule
  • Work within an employee culture that values career development through succession planning, skills based training and internal mentorship.
  • Maintain your health and well-being with a corporate membership discount to Goodlife Fitness
  • Have access to various employer-paid training and tuition assistance programs
  • Benefit from employee programs for short and long-term disability, RRSP contributions and employee and family assistance plans
  • Be recognized for your valued contribution by our employee recognition and celebration programs
  • Benefit from Leaders who have adopted the Servant Leadership model “we are here to support you”.
  • Be a part of setting trends in a focused, highly collaborative and diverse work culture
  • Take pride in making a meaningful and impactful difference the lives of those we serve
  • Nurture a passion for working with vulnerable people
  • “… love what you do and do what you love”

​​About the Role:

We are currently a Full-Time Program Counsellors Overnight Awake. This position reports to the Residential Manager and is currently assigned to work in the Glencairn, Ontario area. This is a full-time position that works 32 hours per week, Friday to Monday 11 pm – 7 am, flexible to meet program needs.

The Program Counsellor will promote opportunities to develop job readiness skills, developing social skills (coping strategies, appropriate interactions and relationships, mindfulness), life skills (cooking, budgeting, laundry, self-care), and Community Participation Activities.

This position also requires someone who has a passion for and takes initiative in the creation and implementation of programming. The capacity to work collaboratively within a team is required, as well as with a large number of stakeholders including healthcare professionals, consultants, colleagues, community members, family members and friends. This position also requires a resilient direct support professional who is confident in navigating conflict, overcoming obstacles, and who is creative in providing support to individuals in crisis.

The Program Counsellor provides support to program participants within established policies and procedures including: Employment Standards, Salvation Army Accreditation, and Services & Supports to Promote the Social Inclusion of Persons with Developmental Disabilities Act, 2008


  • Act as a role model for the people we support as reflected by appearance, behaviour and attitude; act as advocate on individual’s behalf/facilitate self-advocacy to community supports
  • Foster independence in daily living skills (supervising/teaching and assisting in meal prep, housekeeping, laundry)
  • Provide support in personal development as decided through individual program planning (ISP)
  • Know and respond to the safety and health care of the people we support
  • Document and maintain records as required (data collection, medication administration)
  • Administer medication an attend medical appointment as required
  • Ensure learning opportunities are provided using agency and community resources
  • Maintain effective communication
  • Represent the program on committees and at other meetings as delegated by Residential Manager
  • Attend and participate in program planning meetings and staff development training at the discretion of management
  • Maintain up-to-date working knowledge of all relevant legislation associated with the program, and keep ethical and legal responsibilities with individuals we support and others associated with the agency


Perform other duties as required.


  • Completed 2-3 years Developmental Services Worker (DSW) Diploma or other equivalent degree/diploma (PSW/CYW/SSW) and/or work experience related to human services
  • Valid and current Standard First Aid Certificate CPR Level C Certificate
  • Ability to achieve Nonviolent Crisis Intervention certificate upon hire
  • Alternative combinations of education and experience may be considered.


  • Preferred minimum 6 months to 1-year experience working with people with developmental disabilities and preferably working with individuals who have a dual diagnosis of mental health challenges and developmental disabilities
  • Experience with implementing Individual Support Plans
  • Experience in community outreach
  • Medication administration experience preferred
  • Proficient computer skills needed in Microsoft Office and email
  • Driver’s license and clear driver’s abstract is required (rural property)


  • Strong counselling/de-escalation skills required
  • Proficient computer skills needed in Microsoft Office and email
  • Driver’s license and clear driver’s abstract is required (rural property)
  • 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




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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