About Union Gospel Mission
Demonstrating the love of Christ, Union Gospel Mission (UGM) is determined to transform communities by overcoming poverty, homelessness, and addiction – one life at a time. UGM is a non-profit urban relief organization that has been reaching out to the hungry, hurting and homeless for 70 years, sharing and practically demonstrating God’s transforming love. With nine locations throughout Metro Vancouver and the City of Mission, we offer a comprehensive range of life-changing programs and services for men, women, and children. Providing counseling, education, safe housing, and alcohol and drug recovery, we ease the suffering of the most vulnerable, support broken people in rebuilding their lives and offer dignity to those who feel cast aside.
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. For more information, visit ugm.ca.
Reporting a Shift Supervisor – Outreach Worker, Ministry Support Workers are responsible for assisting the Outreach Team in ministering to marginalized men and women living in the neighbourhood of the Hastings Facility. The job may include making referrals for housing, clothing, shelter and recovery and performing a wide variety of other duties as dictated by the needs of the individuals we serve. The work will be based out of the Hastings Facility, but from time to time, you may be assigned to other UGM locations. You will often deal with clients in crisis situations, brought about by diverse problems. There will be staff nearby to assist as required.
UGM is seeking several auxiliary, on-call Ministry Support Workers for our Vancouver (Hastings) facility to cover a variety of shifts. At this time we are only accepting applications for male candidates who are available for overnight (any day of the week) and weekend shifts (day and overnights). For a copy of the full job description, visit our website.
This is a ministry position and a personal knowledge and experience of the saving work of Jesus Christ is a prerequisite. Strong interpersonal skills and related work or volunteer experience is a requirement. Competency in using the Microsoft Office suite is essential. Some related post-secondary education is preferred. 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. The ability to function independently and frequently under pressure, while managing multiple concurrent tasks, is an ongoing expectation of this position. This position requires the incumbent to drive UGM vehicles, and therefore, a valid class 5 BC Driver’s License and a current driver’s abstract are required 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.
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 individuals.
How to Apply
Come join a great organization! We provide competitive salary and benefits, and support for professional development. We welcome your cover letter and résumé at ugm.ca/jobs by February 5, 2019. 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 ext.334.