The Salvation Army is an international Christian church. Its message is based on the Bible; its ministry is motivated by love for God and the needs of humanity.
The Salvation Army exists to share the love of Jesus Christ, meet human needs and be a transforming influence in the communities of our world.
The Salvation Army Canada and Bermuda has four core values:
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.
Position Purpose Summary:
To assist singles and families with history of chronic homelessness due to poor money management knowledge and skills. Moneywise Caseworkers will provide support in acquiring money management skills through financial literacy, budget coaching and establishing an individualized service financial plan while providing advocacy and referrals to appropriate social services available in the community.
Accept external, internal and self-referrals for those who require money management support and complete an intake process to determine if Moneywise trusteeship fits clients’ service needs
Complete an individual goal-setting meeting with each client and develop a customized service plan focusing on financial goals, teaching financial literacy and graduation
Support the client in attaining financial independence through ongoing budget coaching
Educate clients, based on their needs, of appropriate services available to them in the community as well as at the Ottawa Booth Centre
Advocate and negotiate with creditors and/or other community service providers for repayment plans or program support as required for each client
Ensure all bills and repayments are processed according to monthly budget plan
Complete ongoing review of each client’s financial status to determine financial independence
Prepare and participate in weekly client allowance distribution
Program Development and Review
Assist with analyzing operational data to evaluate program effectiveness
When necessary, participate in developing program revisions
Network with community partners, including other Salvation Army units, who are referral agencies and/or sources of assistance for clients
Develop and present presentations to inform community partners of details of the program
Develop workshops design for clients focusing on financial literacy, community service integration and basic life skills
Participate in committees and outreach opportunities focused on financial literacy and services
Work with accounting support staff to ensure accurate client trustee records
Maintain complete, accurate and up to date documentation in case files, including all case notes, documentations and correspondences
Obtain appropriate documentation and signed release forms as required under the Privacy Act legislations (latest revision)
Maintain accurate and up to date statistics;
Prepare operational reports as requested by management
FINANCIAL AND MATERIALS MANAGEMENT:
Disbursement of clients weekly, biweekly or monthly cash allowance
Responsible for ensuring clients outstanding and ongoing bill payments are made according to their individual budget service plan
Completed relevant community college/university education in social services, financial/accounting services or related disciplines
Experience and Skilled Knowledge Requirements:
Familiar with various social income and benefit providers such as OW, ODSP, OTB, GST, CPP, OAS, CCTB and work-related salary
Minimum two years’ experience working with basic financial, money-handling, and/or reconciliation of money transactions
Minimum two years’ experience working with a disadvantaged clientele
Experience with identifying and assessing needs and developing service plans
Experience in setting up and administering trusteeships, including budget preparation, budget coaching, negotiation, and monitoring
Skills and Capabilities:
Strong negotiating and advocating skill
Strong writing skills for documentation and correspondence
Strong computer skills including a working knowledge of Microsoft Office, specifically Word, Excel and PowerPoint
Bilingualism (English and French) is an asset
Valid “G” driver’s license
Successful candidate will be required to provide upon hiring:
A current clear vulnerable sector screening
A clean drivers abstract
Participate in our online Armatus Abuse Training and Health and Safety training required upon hiring, as well as updated annually
HOURS: Monday to Friday 8:00am – 4:30pm
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.
Internal Applicants, please advise your managing supervisor of your intentions prior to submitting your application.
If there is a competition number associated with this posting, please include within the subject line of your email, fax or regular mail correspondence.
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.
In accordance with The Salvation Army policy and legislated requirements, employment is conditional upon the verification of credentials and completion of a background check.
This posting is open to external and internal candidates alike. If you are an internal applicant, please advise your Department Head of your intentions prior to submitting your application.