Jobs at UGM

Sanctuary Program Supervisor (Auxiliary, Full-Time)

The Opportunity

Are you a mature Christian leader who models Christ in word and deed? Are you passionate about further developing trauma-informed, non-judgmental, woman-centred programming to marginalized women in the Downtown Eastside? Do you have strong teamwork and leadership skills in order to lead a team of women providing direct resident care and support? Well that’s precisely what the Sanctuary Program Supervisor does.


In this position, you will oversee program staff working with the residents in the Sanctuary Program, which includes: intake, case management, social work, resident care and activity programming, and alumni aftercare.  You will also work closely with the Assistant Manager and Care Team Coordinator to ensure good team coordination and resident care overall.  You will also use your considerable knowledge and/or experience with Child Protection Services, including Child, Family, and Community Service Act, MCFD, and VACFSS, to work collaboratively with these—and other—social services, ensuring appropriate and constant wraparound resident care. If you have a strong relationship with Jesus Christ; 2-3 years of related work experience, including exceptional supervisory expertise; a degree in Social Work, Social Sciences, or Counselling; and a class 5 (a class 4 is even better) driver’s license this could be a great 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 an auxiliary (one-year), full-time 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 2019. We provide competitive salaries 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.
  • 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 June 16, 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, 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.