Community And Social Services Worker - The Governing Council of The Salvation Army

Date Posted: Aug 26, 2022

Job Detail





  • College CEGEP or other non-university certificate or diploma from a program of 1 year to 2 years
  • or equivalent experience


1 year to less than 2 years

Work site environment

  • Services for the homeless

Work setting

  • Drug and alcohol rehabilitation centre
  • Urban area
  • Social service or charity agency
  • Shelter for the homeless



  • Obtain information and prepare reports or case histories
  • Administrative and office activities
  • Appraise clients needs or eligibility for specific services
  • Assess clients relevant skill strengths and development needs
  • Conduct follow-up assessments
  • Develop co-ordinate and implement the delivery of specific services within the community
  • Provide suicide and crisis intervention
  • Resolve conflict situations
  • Liaise with other social services agencies and health care providers involved with clients
  • Maintain program statistics for purposes of evaluation and research
  • Accompany clients to appointments and social outings


Certificates licences memberships and courses 

  • Applied Suicide Intervention Skills Training (ASIST)
  • Non-violent Crisis Intervention (NVCI) Certificate
  • Cultural Awareness Training
  • First Aid Certificate
  • CPR Certificate

Experience and specialization

Target Audience

  • Aboriginal groups
  • Culturally diverse groups
  • Elderly
  • Females
  • Males
  • Persons who are deaf/hard of hearing
  • Persons with Acquired Brain Injury (ABI)
  • Persons with an intellectual disability
  • Persons with learning disabilities
  • Persons with mental health disabilities
  • Persons with physical disabilities
  • Street population

Additional information

Security and safety

  • Criminal record check

Work conditions and physical capabilities

  • Fast-paced environment
  • Work under pressure
  • Physically demanding

Weight handling

  • Up to 9 kg (20 lbs)

Personal suitability

  • Client focus
  • Efficient interpersonal skills
  • Excellent oral communication
  • Excellent written communication
  • Flexibility
  • Initiative
  • Judgement
  • Team player


Long term benefits

  • Registered Retirement Savings Plan (RRSP)