Jobs at UGM

Support Worker, Sanctuary (Permanent Full-Time & Auxiliary Full Time)

The Opportunity

Are you adaptable and collaborative, desiring to help wherever and whenever needed? Are you client-centered and service-oriented in your interactions with others? Do you have strong interpersonal skills and enjoy building positive relationships with marginalized women in the Downtown Eastside? If yes, then read on!

In this position you will be responsible for assisting in the care of women, with or without babies, who enter the Sanctuary Stabilization Program by ensuring they have a safe and clean place to find direction and assistance. You may be making referrals for housing, clothing, shelter and recovery, which could include: organizing and participating in program activities with residents; driving and accompanying residents to appointments and/or meetings; and providing care for infants when asked. As a ministry position, your personal knowledge and experience of the saving work of Jesus Christ will be an opportunity to pray and provide spiritual support to residents. If you have related work or volunteer experience, can successfully set healthy boundaries with demanding individuals and those in crisis, and possess a class 5 driver’s license, this might be a great opportunity for you. You will frequently deal with clients in crisis situations, brought about by diverse problems.  There will be other staff nearby to assist as required.

There are two full-time positions (one permanent, one auxiliary). The full-time positions work a rotating shift pattern of four-on and four-off. The first two shifts in the rotation are 7am-7pm, and the last two shifts are from 7pm-7am. The part-time position works the same rotating shift pattern, with the first two working shifts from 7am-3:30pm and last two shifts from 3:30pm-12am. The starting wage for these positions is $19.50 per hour.  Hours worked between 10pm – 6am include a $2/hour shift premium. 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 October 31, 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, Manager, HR & Payroll, 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.