Jobs at UGM

Sanctuary Counsellor (Permanent, Full-Time)

The Opportunity

Are you passionate about walking alongside women residents in a client-centred, strength-based fashion, with trauma-informed care to empower residents to take responsibility for their recovery? Do you seek to model the love and care of Christ, exhibiting grace and truth to nurture a community environment that fosters healing and growth? Do you possess a unique combination of excellent interpersonal skills and an ability to analyze situations and information critically and accurately?

As a Sanctuary Counsellor, you will screen, assess, instruct, coach, and counsel Sanctuary residents. You will also lead group session that foster effective learning and consistent with Biblical principles. You will have a Masters degree in Counselling or a Social Work degree from a recognized, fully accredited university, as well as RCC and CCAC certification.  If you have experience with counselling clients who experience various barriers, including poverty and trauma, and have excellent knowledge of alcohol & drug and mental health disorders, then this position may be the perfect fit!

You will frequently deal with clients in crisis situations, brought about by diverse problems.  There will be other staff nearby to assist as required.

This is a permanent full-time (37.5 hours per week) position. For a copy of the full job description, click on the "Download Job Description" button on the left panel of this page.

Who We Are

Demonstrating the love of Christ, UGM feeds hope and changes lives through a faith-based continuum of care. We are a proud member of the Canadian Council of Christian Charities and have earned the Best Christian Workplace award again in 2021. We provide competitive salaries, generous vacation and sick leave, an RRSP matching program, as well as the potential for educational assistance. In addition our extensive benefits plan is fully employer-paid and includes extended dental and medical, as well as $4,500 per year in pooled para-medical expenses. A focus on employee resilience, support for professional development, engagement in meaningful work, and a fun and caring environment are all part of being a member of the UGM team.  If you are someone who desires to learn and grow, has a passion to serve and make a difference, and connects with others with both humility and humour, then you will be a great fit at UGM.

What You’ll Need

If you are considering employment with UGM, you must:

  • be legally entitled to work in Canada
  • be able to demonstrate compatibility with our Core Values
  • agree with our Statement of Faith
  • be willing to provide, as a condition of employment, a current criminal record check, with vulnerable sector search, if you are the successful candidate.
  • possess a valid, unrestricted driver’s license and submit a current driver’s abstract.

How to Apply

To submit your cover letter and résumé by August 3, 2021 click on the "Apply for this position" button on the left panel of this page or below. If you have questions about this posting, please contact Corrina Darko, Human Resources Advisor, at 604 215 5430.  We welcome applications from all qualified individuals, and are especially—but not only—interested in applications from Indigenous individuals. Due to the fragile nature of the clients we serve, only female applicants will be considered for this position.