Healthy Homes Worker - PT Temp - #106-2018 - Centre of Hope - Salvation Army London

Job Details

Position Type

Contract - Part Time

Job Categories


Date Posted


Application Deadline: 

Thursday, December 20, 2018

Position Description

Job Title:

Healthy Homes Worker

Competition #:




Position Type:

PT Temp

Salary Range:

Start: $15.75/hr

Year 1: $17.58/hr




The Centre of Hope



Applications Accepted By




                     Please no phone calls.


The Centre Of Hope

281 Wellington Street

London, Ontario

N6B 2L4

Job Description


The Healthy Homes Worker at The Salvation Army Centre of Hope Community and Family Services Department is a dynamic individual responsible for the planning, organization and facilitation of weekly Healthy Homes recreational and skill building programs. These programs provide opportunities to engage people in our community in an inclusive environment where they make friends, build on their existing skills, reduce social isolation and increase access to healthy food.



  • Reports and is accountable to the Community and Family Services Manager
  • Provides support and assistance to Healthy Homes Program volunteers and students




  • To complete all duties in accordance with the Standards and Policies & Procedures of The Salvation Army London Centre of Hope
  • Participate in regular staff meetings to review operational effectiveness, changes in policies and procedures, and in-service training
  • Responsible to ensure that reports (statistics, expense/income tracking, incident reports, etc.) are completed and submitted to the Program Services Manager
  • Design, deliver and evaluate healthy homes programs in consultation with the Program Services Manager
  • Participate in the development of policies, procedures and best practices guidelines/manuals related to Healthy Homes programs
  • Ensure ongoing compliance with the Canada Food Guide; Public Health and Safe Food Handling practices
  • Facilitate volunteer and student involvement


Service Delivery

  • Provide ongoing educational and interactive workshops on healthy lifestyle choices, skill development and increased community and social engagement in collaboration with community partners
  • Develop community kitchen programs designed to bring people together to learn, cook and share nutritious, culturally diverse and inexpensive meals 
  • Plan and facilitate workshops pertaining to the Community Teaching Garden; ensuring that any food harvested from the garden is stored appropriately and used/distributed while it is still fresh
  • Work with participants to determine interests and needs and develop a program model for leisure and recreational opportunities to meet these interests and encourage participation
  • Actively participate alongside program participants in recreational and leisure activities
  • Provide support, information and appropriate referrals to program participants


Community and Organizational

  • Develop and implement outreach strategies to promote Healthy Homes Programs
  • Identify strategic partnership opportunities and build positive relationships with community agencies and other stakeholders to ensure program success
  • Participate in community projects and events
  • Assist in the development and presentation/distribution of promotional and informational materials


Health and Safety

  • Adhere to fire and health and safety standards pertaining to Community and Family Services and other areas of the centre
  • Responsible to work in compliance with the Ontario Health & Safety Acts and Regulations
  • Responsible to use personal protective equipment and clothing as directed by the employer
  • Responsible to report workplace hazards and dangers
  • Responsible to work in a manner as required by the employer and use the prescribed safety equipment
  • Responsible to report workplace injuries or illness
  • Ensures that all procedures, rules, and guidelines for the safety and security of participants are enforced.
  • Ensure all volunteers and participants adhere to proper standards of hygiene and safe handling of foods while performing duties.
  • Advise the Manager of equipment and programming needs.


Organizational Responsibilities:

  • To promote the mission, policies and objectives of The Salvation Army
  • Develop/have an understanding of the Mission of The Salvation Army in Canada and its implications as related to position responsibilities and support the Mission in all aspects of work, including the manner in which responsibilities are fulfilled
  • To maintain confidentiality in all matters pertaining to clientele and coworkers of The Salvation Army London Centre of Hope
  • To represent the organization in a professional manner, acting in the best interest of the employer at all times
  • To network with other Salvation Army programs and other community agencies
  • To treat the property of The Salvation Army with due care and caution
  • Participate in ongoing professional development and training



  • Completion of a minimum 2 year post-secondary diploma/degree in Recreation and Leisure or Food and Nutrition an alternative combination of related education and experience will be considered
  • Safe Food Handling Certificate is required
  • Two years’ experience in a related field is preferred
  • Experience developing programs and community partnerships
  • Dynamic facilitation skills with presentation experience
  • Experience working with a diverse population, including individuals experiencing poor mental health, addictions and persons from diverse cultural backgrounds
  • Knowledge, interest in and an ability to participate in recreational and leisure programs
  • Extensive knowledge of London community agencies and supports
  • Demonstrated ability to develop and maintain successful working relationships with participants, colleagues (including volunteers and students) and community partners
  • Ability to work independently with minimal supervision
  • Demonstrated ability to use sound judgment when making decisions
  • Computer skills specifically MS Office Programs
  • Valid CPR and First Aid Certificate and Crisis Intervention Training
  • Valid G Driver’s License is required; access to a personal vehicle and proof of valid insurance is an asset
  • Understanding of the mission and purpose of The Salvation Army


Conditions of Employment:

  • Schedule will vary according to requirements of responsibilities – some weekend and evening work may be required and a willingness to adjust the weekly work schedule in order to better service the clients is required.


Provide an original copy of a Background Check with vulnerable sector screening that is satisfactory to The Salvation Army, in its sole discretion, is required.  The screening is secured either through the National Canadian Policy Information Centre (CPIC) or through a local police detachment.

May require screening through The Salvation Army Abuse Registry.

Support for and an understanding of the mission and purpose of The Salvation Army in Canada.


HOURS PER WEEK: 14 Current normal hours of work – 14 hours per week –Tuesday 10am-3pm, Wednesday 10am-2pm and Thursday 10am-3pm


Normal location of work is at 281 Wellington Street, London, ON N6B 2L4; however, this position will require travel, and work, at various locations throughout the City of London.


Interested applicants must respond in writing with a cover letter and resume


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



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. THIS IS A UNIONIZED ENVIRONMENT.

Internal Applicants, please advise Department Heads of your intentions prior to submitting your application.



How to Apply

Contact Name: 

Jennifer Perez

How to Apply: 

  • resume

Application Deadline: 

Thursday, December 20, 2018
281 Wellington Street
London N6B 2L4

Contact Name

Jennifer Perez


TAP (formerly known as The ARTS Project) is at the centre of creativity in London, supporting emerging and developing theatre, visual and...
TAP Centre for Creativity
London Children's Museum
London Children's Museum