Employment Opportunity

Job Title: Shelter Assistant

Position Type: Temporary Fulltime – 9 weeks starting May 24

Facility: Ridge Meadows Ministries

Department: Shelter Maple Ridge, BC

Posting Expires: May 12, 2017

Interested applications please submit a resume with cover letter indicating “Summer Assistant” in subject line to:

E-mail: resumes@saridgemeadows.com

Please no phone calls

Oversee and coordinate Shelter Lounge activities and support Shelter Workers.


  • Willingness & ability to work within the mission, vision & values of The Salvation Army and Ridge Meadows Ministries
  • Support, where and when possible, the efforts of all residents and co-workers
  • Use a client-centered approach by consistently demonstrating compassion, respect and empathy in the administration of policies and procedures
  • Plan and organize social and connection activities for shelter guests
  • Maintain consistent structure in Shelter Lounge
  • Update client files and case notes in data entry system
  • Assist Shelter Workers and Case Workers as required
  • Attend Public Relations events as requested
  • Give guidance, support and encouragement to volunteers
  • Organize and restock supplies
  • Maintain volunteer “contact list” and keep accurate records (ie number of guests, number of meals, etc)
  • The above is a general overview of responsibilities. A complete job description is available upon request.


  • Full-time student intending to return to studies in September 2017 between 15-30 years of age at start of employment as per Canada Summer Job Program eligibility requirements
  • Strong service ethic and a friendly disposition with the public with effective communication skills
  • Adaptability to change and frequent interruptions
  • Team oriented and able to take initiative with ability to work with minimum supervision in a fast-paced environment
  • Willingness to work with people from diverse cultural backgrounds
  • Agreeable to a flexible, non-routine schedule
  • High standards of integrity and confidentiality
  • A current valid BC driver’s license and clean driving record
  • Computer and word processing ability
  • Possess valid Food Safe, CPR, First Aid and Non-Violent Crisis certification or willingness to obtain

Successful obtainment of clearance through the Criminal Record Check Criminal Record Check


  • Flexibility in hours is expected & work may include evenings and weekends

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

We thank all applicants, only those candidates to be interviewed will be contacted. No phone calls please.

INTERNAL APPLICANTS: please advise Department Heads of your intentions prior to submitting your application.