Jobs at UGM

Ministry Support Workers (Women and Families) Auxiliary, On-call

About Union Gospel Mission

Demonstrating the love of Christ, Union Gospel Mission feeds hope and changes lives through a faith-based continuum of care.  Our comprehensive range of life-changing programs and services include: outreach, meals, chaplaincy, drop-ins, emergency shelter, family services, alcohol and drug recovery, aftercare, employment and education services, and housing.  The heart of UGM is to demonstrate God’s transforming love, ease the burden of the most vulnerable, rebuild the lives of the broken, and offer dignity to those who feel cast aside.  With locations throughout Metro Vancouver and the city of Mission, Union Gospel Mission is ideally positioned to help those who need it most.

This position is an exciting opportunity to be involved in a dynamic team, and be a part of a transformational organization in one of Canada’s poorest neighbourhoods.  We are seeking out those who can thrive in a collaborative and compassionate environment.  If you are yearning for an opportunity to grow with an organization that makes a difference by helping hundreds of people each and every day, UGM has a career that fits you. UGM is a proud member of the Canadian Council of Christian Charities.  To learn more about UGM, visit ugm.ca.

Job Summary

UGM’s Women and Families Centre is seeking to add to the auxiliary on-call list several women who are able to work in a variety of roles, including within our Sanctuary Stabilization Program and our teen / youth programs.  These Ministry Support Workers must be mature, dependable, and able to provide Christ-centred spiritual care to guests and residents.  In the Sanctuary, this role calls for the care of single women, new mothers, and newborns, who are living in our facility by forming loving and nurturing relationships with them as part of their journey toward recovery. Shifts in the Sanctuary will involve overnights; availability for these shifts is critical.  In the teen / youth programs, this role assists with the planning, developing, implementation, and leading of the programming, including fieldtrips, seasonal activities, and special events.  For a copy of the full job description, please visit our website.

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

These are auxiliary, on-call positions.  For a copy of the full job description, click on the "Download Job Description" button on the left panel of this page.

Skill Set

These are ministry positions and a personal knowledge and experience of the saving work of Jesus Christ is a prerequisite. Strong interpersonal skills and basic computer skills are required, along with the ability to work within a team dynamic.  Related work or volunteer experience is an asset.  In order to be successful in this position, you must be able to set healthy boundaries with demanding individuals and deal with people in crisis in an appropriate manner.  A valid Class 5 Driver’s Licence is an asset.

Due to the fragile nature of the clients we serve, and the sensitivities associated with previous violence and abuse, only female applicants will be considered for these positions.

These positions will have unsupervised access to vulnerable adults or children.  Therefore, the successful candidates must provide a current criminal record check that includes a vulnerable sector search as a condition of employment.

These positions require the incumbents to drive a UGM vehicle.  Therefore, successful candidates must submit a current driver’s abstract.

Individuals considering employment with Union Gospel Mission must be legally entitled to work in Canada, able to demonstrate compatibility with our Core Values, and agree with our Statement of Faith.  We are a diverse community, and we welcome applications from all qualified individuals. We are especially, but not only, interested in applications from Aboriginal women.

How to Apply

To submit your cover letter and résumé by January 1, 2019, click on the "Apply for this position" button on the left panel of this page or below.  We will contact you with the status of your application within three weeks of the closing date.  In your cover letter, please indicate how you learned of this opportunity.  If you have questions about this posting, please contact Corrina Stasich, HR Advisor, at 604-215-5430.