Shift Supervisor, Sanctuary (Permanent, Full-Time) - Union Gospel Mission

Oct 05, 2020
Vancouver, British Columbia
Entry Level, Early Career

The Opportunity

Are you a mature Christian who models Christ in word and deed? Are you passionate about walking alongside women and their infant children, as well as caring and providing leadership to those who do the same? Do you have strong teamwork and interpersonal skills to build positive relationships with marginalized women and lead activities for them? If so, the Sanctuary Shift Supervisor might be a great fit for you. In this position you will need leadership and organizational skills to make referrals and advocate for the residents, and plan and lead activities.  You will also use your strong interpersonal skills to assist the residents with their physical, mental, and emotional needs within UGM and community at large. Additionally, you will use your excellent communication skills to take an active role in defusing and de-escalating aggressive situations.

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 a permanent full-time position.  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, 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 August 19, 2020, visit If you have questions about this posting, please contact Corrina Darko, Human Resources Advisor, at 604 215 5430 ext 334.  

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

Due to the fragile nature of the clients we serve, only female applicants will be considered for this position.

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