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, visit ugm.ca.
Reporting to the Sanctuary Counsellor, this position will be responsible for 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. The job will include: making referrals for recovery and housing; planning and leading program activities; assisting the women with their physical, mental, emotional and spiritual needs within UGM and the community at large. In addition, this position involves ministering to these women by forming relationships, loving, praying, declaring the good news of Jesus Christ, and making disciples. The job will include shift work, weekends, and statutory holidays.
You will frequently deal with clients in crisis situations, brought about by diverse problems. There will be other Programs staff nearby to assist as required.
This is a permanent, full-time position. For a copy of the full job description, please visit our website.
The successful candidate will have 2 – 3 years of related experience in dealing with poverty and addiction issues, and have strong interpersonal and communication skills. The ability to work independently as well as lead a small team is critical to this role. Due to the requirement of providing spiritual guidance, a personal knowledge and experience of the saving work of Jesus Christ as well as proven spiritual maturity is necessary. This position works a rotating shift pattern of two days, two nights, and four days off, working each shift as 11.25 paid hours.
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 this position.
This position will have unsupervised access to vulnerable adults or children. Therefore, the successful candidate must provide a current criminal record check that includes a vulnerable sector search as a condition of employment.
This position requires the incumbent to drive a UGM vehicle. Therefore, the successful candidate must possess a valid, unrestricted driver’s license and 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
Come join a great organization! We provide competitive salary and benefits, including an RRSP matching program and flexible work arrangements, and support for professional development. We welcome your cover letter and résumé at ugm.ca/jobs by July 19, 2018. We will contact you with the status of your application within three weeks of the closing date. If you have questions about this posting, please contact Corrina Stasich, HR Advisor, at 604-215-5430.