Closing Date: 
May 26 2017


To implement Building Service Worker and Retail Skills Employment Training Programs working directly with student participants and potential employers to find suitable work practicum placements and long term employment.

The incumbent reports directly to the Executive Director of the New Hope Community Centre.


The incumbent is responsible for the following range of job duties:

  • Take lead role in implementing the employment training programs
  • Network with and provide information sessions to potential referral agencies and potential employers regarding Building Service Worker and Retail Skills program
  • Provide supportive counselling to assist individuals in employment areas
  • Prepares annual program proposal
  • Prepares budget and activity pertaining to financial reports
  • Collaborates with other community based agencies, government representatives and health authority
  • Conduct initial intake and assessment of clients referred as participants to Building Service Worker program and Retail Skills program
  • Determine eligibility and suitability of the clients for the program obtaining employment history, educational backgrounds and career goals
  • Liaison with College of North Atlantic instructors and Administration
  • Identify client barriers
  • Clarify job description to clients
  • Address any special needs participant for possible classroom accommodations if applicable
  • Network and refer client participants as needed to other resources
  • Collect and post labour market information for client participants regarding job openings, skill requirements and other occupational information
  • Assist client participants with securing employment upon completion of 12 weeks program
  • Maintain confidentiality
  • Supply statistic information when needed
  • Promote programs
  • Sits on Advisory Committee – CCEPP
  • Seeks out work placements for students
  • Liaison with Government at both funding and frontline level
  • Act as a conduit for students requiring support from other departments within New Hope Community Centre
  • Liaison with Employers
  • Carries out professional development to ensure program is improving
  • Takes lead and responsibility for meals, classes, anything that pertains to students
  • Log use of personal vehicle for work related purposes
  • Perform other related duties as needed


The successful candidate must:

  • Have the ability to work within a faith-based setting and uphold the mission, vision and values of The Salvation Army
  • Possess undergraduate degree in social work, counseling, business or related field from recognized university
  • Have knowledge of the local labour market and how to obtain job related information
  • Be able to maintain confidentiality
  • Have the ability to motivate and inspire others
  • Have the ability to communicate well both verbally and in writing
  • Have the ability to organize, plan and network
  • Have excellent computer skills and knowledge and use of Microsoft Word, PowerPoint, Excel
  • Have three years of related work experience

GRADE:                       Grade 12

SALARY:                    $45,000 annually

TERM:                         Full-time; 70 hours bi-weekly

Interested applicants must respond in writing by Friday, May 26, 2017 to:

Major Hedley Bungay

Executive Director

New Hope Community Centre

25 Buchanan Street

St. John’s, NL  A1C 0A4

Email: Hedley_Bungay@can.salvationarmy.org

Fax #709-739-0288


We thank all applicants, however, only those candidates to be interviewed will be contacted.