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

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November 23, 2021


Job Type
Full-time (Contract)  

Competition #

Ministry Unit/Dept:
Ottawa Booth Centre

Salary Range:
$23.46 per hour

171 George Street

Posting Expires:
December 6, 2021

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


To develop trusting working relationships with unsheltered individuals, who do not identify as wanting to work towards housing, with the goal of addressing preliminary barriers to accessing services.


  • Engage clients “where they are at” – on street or at location whichever is most comfortable for client
  • Through a team’s case management approach, offer service connections to clients who are not ready or willing to engage with the service sector
  • Strong focus on relationship and trust building with the intent of eventually addressing preliminary barriers to housing (i.e. consent to share information, VI SPDAT assessment, Linking people to income sources, replacing ID, and completing registry applications)
  • Use assertive engagement strategies and motivational interviewing techniques to elicit participation in preliminary goal setting where possible
  • Provide ongoing assessment of risk of harm due to conditions, exposure, physical and mental health issues and escalate and review concerns with the larger outreach and housing teams or emergency services as appropriate
  • Provide crisis intervention when necessary
  • Monitor and follow up on client’s progress; advocate on behalf of the client as required and appropriate
  • Arrange for case conferences where appropriate or attend reviews requested by community workers
  • Maintain accurate records and documentation including incident reports, log notes and case notes
  • Maintain ongoing contact with clients
  • Work with clients to identify small steps and areas of willingness that may improve their circumstances using a harm reduction framework
  • Advocate on behalf of clients to necessary Community resources
  • Attend staff meetings and case conferences prepared to offer information regarding clients and services issues
  • Prepare statistical and other reports as required
  • Adhere to all procedures, rules and guidelines for the safety and security of participants and staff
  • Ensure an adequate amount of necessary supplies are maintained (i.e. forms, logbook, cell phone, charger, identification, bus tickets and first aid supplies
  • Track all client spending
  • Track mileage for each use of program vehicle
  • Request purchases and maintain receipts for purchases as per Ottawa Booth Centre policy
  • Ensure all financial forms are completed as per Ottawa Booth Centre policy


  • This position typically works in the community and in unconventional environments where clients are most comfortable engaging (encampments, roadsides, under bridges, parks, forested areas, drop-ins or other community resources)
  • 50% of time spent travelling through the City of Ottawa
  • May deal with potentially angry and aggressive clients
  • May encounter verbal abuse
  • May be required to deal with client overdose and other medical situations


  • Completed Community College degree in Social Work or equivalent work experience
  • Alternative combinations of education and experience may be considered


  • Minimum 2 years’ experience in direct client service working with an urban homeless population experiencing addiction and/or mental health issues
  • Minimum 2 years’ experience in case management
  • Proven experience in liaising with community resource agencies to successfully advocate and negotiate clients’ needs
  • Proven ability to handle highly stressful situations and competing priorities


  • Ability to stay motivated to work with clientele that will require long periods of trust building.
  • Enjoys coming up with creative approaches to achieve desired outcomes
  • Ability to stay resilient in the face of slow progression of files
  • Embraces challenges even if extended over long periods of time
  • Current certification in First Aid/CPR, ASSIST and NVCI preferred
  • Valid ‘G’ driver’s license and current clean drivers abstract
  • Experience administering Narcan and/or Narcan training a strong asset
  • Current clear Police Reference check for Vulnerable Sector
  • Bilingualism (English/French) an asset

HOURS: 40hrs per week based on clients’ needs




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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