Jobs at UGM

Ministry Support Worker, Thrift Store (Permanent Full-Time)

The Opportunity

Who knew that working in a thrift store could create life changing opportunities for others?  Well, that’s precisely what this role involves.  You would use your outreach and retail skills to connect with customers, build relationships, create safety in the store and provide connections for our customers who are looking for support services to meet the needs in their lives.  And yes, this would involve retail responsibilities (don’t you just love Thrift store finds!) as well as making connections and creating safety for all our customers through trauma informed care and great interpersonal skill.

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

The start wage for this position is $19.50 per hour.

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 and flexible work arrangements. 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.

How to Apply

To submit your cover letter and résumé by October 19, 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 Janet Pel, Senior HR Advisor, at 604 215 5431.  We welcome applications from all qualified individuals.