Support Worker, Sanctuary (Permanent, Part-Time) - Union Gospel Mission

Oct 05, 2020
Vancouver, British Columbia
Summer, Internship, Work While Studying, Co-op

The Opportunity

Are you adaptable, client-centered, collaborative, and service-oriented? Do you have strong interpersonal skills and enjoy building positive relationships with marginalized women in the Downtown Eastside? 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.

This position is 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, as well as performing a wide variety of other duties. These 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 this is a ministry position, a personal knowledge and experience of the saving work of Jesus Christ is a prerequisite.

You will frequently deal with clients in crisis situations, brought about by diverse problems.  There will be other staff nearby to assist as required.  T

This is a permanent, part-time position, working a rotating shift pattern of four-on and four-off.  The first two working shifts in the rotation are 7am-3:30pm, and last two shifts are from 3:30pm-12am.  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 ugm.ca/careers. 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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