Outreach Worker, Children and Camp
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 & drug recovery, aftercare, employment & 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 to 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 Manager, Women & Families Outreach, this position has a split responsibility in two areas within the Children and Youth programming: Children’s Outreach and Camp Partnership. This individual is responsible for assisting the Youth & Camp Outreach Worker in providing a strong administration skill set for completion of UGM and camp applications for local summer camps. This individual also assists the other Children & Youth Outreach Workers with planning and implementing various children’s outreach programs and seasonal events (i.e. Spring into Summer Retreat, Summer Day Camps and Christmas Hampers). As a spiritual leader, this individual will be a role model & mentor to the children, provide support to the families and strive to enhance client care & services that are consistent with UGM’s core values.
At times, you will come into contact with clients in crisis situations, brought about by diverse problems. There will be Outreach Workers and 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.
We are looking for a Christian individual who is passionate about providing exciting and educational after-school care for children, as well as supporting families by being directly involved in administrative assistance for local summer camp registration. 2-3 years of experience with elementary-aged kids and youth in a recreational and / or educational setting is required. To be successful in this role, the candidate will have the proven ability to effectively deal with challenging behaviours and to implement classroom management, as well as experience working in a multi-ethic and socially diverse context. Cantonese and / or Mandarin fluency would be an asset, alongside experience with Aboriginal clients. Strong administrative skills with a high degree of attention to detail is essential; database experience is an asset. A valid class 5 driver’s license is also required, with the ability and willingness to obtain a class 4 license.
This position will have unsupervised access to vulnerable adults or children. Therefore, as a condition of employment, the successful candidate must provide a current criminal record check that includes a vulnerable sector search.
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 individuals.
How to Apply
Come join a great organization! We provide competitive salary and benefits, including an RRSP matching program and support for professional development. We welcome your cover letter and résumé at https://www.ugm.ca/job-positions/outreach-worker-children-camp-permanent-full-time/ by March 3, 2019. Within three weeks of the closing date, we will contact you with the status of your application. If you have questions about this posting, please contact Corrina Stasich, Human Resources Advisor, at 604 215 5430 ext. 334.