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Cornerstone Shelter Worker - Union Gospel Mission

Sep 15, 2019
Various Locations, British Columbia

The Opportunity

Do you have strong interpersonal skills, function well independently, while managing multiple concurrent tasks?  Our Shelter Workers will be responsible for the intake of and care for men entering the UGM Shelter by ensuring they have a safe and clean place to find direction, assistance and sleep.  The job may include making referrals for housing, clothing, other shelter, recovery and a wide variety of other sundry duties as dictated by the needs of the individuals we serve.  The successful candidate will have at least 1-2 years of related work or volunteer experience, and is able to set boundaries with demanding individuals, and deal with people in crisis in an appropriate manner.  Basic English skills and basic computer skills are necessary to be successful in this role. 

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 (October 2019 – April 30, 2020), part-time (66.5 hours bi-weekly) overnight position, which will work under an Averaging Agreement for a two-week rotation of 9.5 hour shifts.  For a copy of the full job description, please visit our website.  

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, an extensive benefits plan, generous vacation and sick leave, and an RRSP matching program. 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
  • provide a current criminal record check that includes a vulnerable sector search

How to Apply

To submit your cover letter and résumé by September 15, 2019, visit

We welcome applications from all qualified individuals, and are especially—but not only—interested in applications from Aboriginal individuals.

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