The Caseworker will be expected to work as part of the NWT Resource Centre’s Community Services team to provide employment assistance services, as well as other personal and family assistance services, to enable individuals to become independent and self-sufficient. The job is a full time, permanent position.
Dedaline:28 July 2020
Employment Assistance Services
• Perform individual assessment with clients to determine their current education, skills and strengths, and set personal and work goals
• Developing literacy and numeracy skills
• Working with clients and community partners to build basic literacy and computer skills.
• Strengthening number/budgeting skills
• Development of workplace essential skills to help clients become more job-aware/job-ready:
• Work with clients to answer questions like ‘What is Work?’ ‘What may be required of me?’ ‘What are the different cultural aspects of the workplace in Canada?’
• Dealing with workplace conflict and knowing your rights as a worker
• Connecting clients with needed educational development programs including upgrading and/or job skills development including Student Financial Assistance through ECE/GNWT where deemed appropriate through clients’ initial needs assessment
• Connecting clients to potential online employment training courses
• Provision of employment readiness programs and basic career development including:
• Working with community partners to provide career advice, resume building and cover letters writing workshops; review of job applications
• Working with employers to provide presentations on training for potential employees (i.e. what is the employer looking for?)
• Practicing interview skills and dressing for the interview
• Learning how to budget/manage money after you receive your pay cheque and throughout the life of your career
• Provide transportation to work sites on an as needed basis via bus passes or taxi vouchers when clients are not eligible for other community resources or funding (i.e. Access for All with City of Yellowknife)
• Client Case Management
Assist the Shelter Caseworker by providing services to presenting client needs including: Court support; liaising with other community services agencies; Health Care referrals or support; Literacy; Immigration; Identification; Income Tax; Resumes; Housing; Community advocacy.
• Food Security Programs
Provide assistance to emergency food hamper program as needed
• Statistical generation for Employment assistance Services and Community Services as required (Link2Feed).
• Ensure all supplies for community services programs are available.
• Other duties as assigned by the ED or Community Services Supervisor.
Volunteer Program Coordination
• Volunteer program development, recruitment, taking applications and training volunteers in the community services programs and special events of the NWT Resource Centre.
• Fine Options: Provide volunteer opportunities and maintain proper documentation of completed hours
• Student Community Hours: Providing students with volunteer opportunities and proper documentation of completed hours
• Foot Washing Program: Provide direction and support for the Foot washing program
Registered and Casual Volunteers:
• Provide direction in needed volunteer services
• Post-Secondary Diploma or Degree with focus on social work or the social sciences
• One to three years’ experience in social services field
• Other post-secondary education will be considered
• Ability to work within a team environment
• Computer literacy
• First Aid
• Verbal Judo and/or NVCI
• Suicide Intervention
• Mental Health First Aid
• Clear Criminal Record Check
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, however, only those candidates to be interviewed will be contacted.
Mission and Values Statement
The Salvation Army is an international Christian church and charitable movement, active in over 130 countries worldwide. Its message is based on the Bible; its ministry is motivated by love for God and the needs of humanity. The Mission of The Salvation Army is to share the love of Jesus Christ, meet human needs, and be a transforming influence in the communities of our world. This is expressed in spiritual ministry, and also by a wide variety of social services, which are extended without discrimination.
There are four core values that guide all aspects of the Salvation Army in the Canada and Bermuda Territory.
Hope: We give hope through the power of the gospel of Jesus Christ.
Service: We reach out to support others without discrimination.
Dignity: We respect and value each other, recognizing everyone’s worth.
Stewardship: We responsibly manage the resources entrusted to us.
For more than 150 years, The Salvation Army has been serving and meeting the needs of people who are experiencing life challenges that leave them vulnerable and marginalized. Its powerful mission and core values are what attract people to join the organization to further its worth.