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Management fails to provide leadership. Shelter Workers are uneducated and insecure, tho well meaning. This agency does little than enable clients to exist in mediocrity. Clients go from shelter to shelter, rarely does any of them conquer their homelessness situation. Great place for drug users. Like living with mom, who cooks and cleans for you. Seriously lacking the number of Case Workers required, therefore overburdening the couple they do have, resulting in mediocre service provided to clients. The pay is much lower than fair for this industry. Salvation Army these days is NOTHING like the original ministry, unfortunately.

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Paid every week. Some feel good moments.

Cons

Cheques are often short. Horrible management.
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Do not work here

Worst employer I have ever had. Pay is low, training and management is poor. People are divisive and cruel at times. Workers hardly care for those they serve while the people that do care are the officers charged with running locations. These people are elitist. There is a hierarchy that cannot be touched, as officers are above reproach. Only their supervisors can give them any guidance or correction and they are hardly ever in touch with these people.If you want to do good, there are plenty of better agencies that pay better and have a better structure.

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helping those in need

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long hours - expected volunteer hours, poor management, poor leadership, poor emphasis on workers and staff, divisive crew members and congregation. Fundamentally flawed in many ways
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Emotionally tough but rewarding job

I love my job but I wish the wages were comparable to other shelters wages in Chilliwack. The people I work with are awesome and so is management. This is a very emotionally tough but rewarding job.
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enjoyable

i enjoy working here. The staff are great, everyone communicates. hours are questionable but a great place to work . I have seen lots of people come and go. Its sad how many homeless there are and people with addictions that are not getting or wanting the help
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Salvation Army cares about there employees'

The employer really show their compassion, patience, and training skills and listen to their employees. I enjoyed attending their Devotions before beginning to work. I see room for advancement from employee to a managerial position.

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Hours are great work start
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very human experiences every day

serving breakfast and chatting with clientele discussing possibilities and days events with clientele problem solving, finding answers, defusing frustration from escalating verbalizing options of clients and finding avenues for them to follow. filing, telephone calls, data entry, interviewing and assessing situations and conditions of people in the moment calling appropriate agencies, looking up on line for information in-taking whilst being unprejudiced, non- judgmental or indifferent showing a compassionate and empathetic attitude, both with body language and voice tones ensuring safety and cleanliness was upheld, both by staff as well as clientele being honest and straightforward

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enjoyed the daily challanges, with working amoungst the homeless

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found that after almost 6 years, i was becoming detached and a bit sceptic of others...
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Volunteering for the Christmas Hamper at Salvation army was such a great experiance, i felt like I was really helping. Picking out toys and clothings for the children was a really great time.
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Love greeting/talking with the public

Christmas Kettle Campaign Love greeting/ talking to the public Putting a smile on their face Saying kind words to the public brightens up their day

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Brighten up a persons day with kind words, seeing them smile

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Straight forward sorting and packing job

Labeled donated toys with stickers for different age groups. Placed toys on tables, in order of age. Arranged special hamper bags for specific families in need. This was a straight forward task, with minimal effort. My favorite part was bringing happiness to families who are in need.

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Hapiness to others
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