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

Province: Vancouver, British Columbia
Position: Support Worker, Sanctuary (Permanent, Full-Time)
Deadline: August 21, 2022
Posted: August 3, 2022

Job Description / Duties

The Opportunity
Do you enjoy being flexible and service-oriented, assisting others in different and unique ways? Are you excited by the possibility of providing strength-based and trauma-informed support to individual tenants and families? Are you able to build rapport easily with others and passionate about fostering a climate of inclusion, grace, and forgiveness? If so, this might be a great fit! In this position you will assist in ensuring a safe hygienic, and supportive environment for tenants as they navigate living independently. This involves assisting with referrals, childminding, attending appointments, program activities, and assistance with daily routines. You will also have opportunities to use your excellent communication and teamwork skills to help organize and participate in program activities, offering ideas and resources when appropriate. If you have a vibrant and growing relationship with Jesus, a diploma or certificate in human sciences, 2 years of related experience in abstinence-based housing, and a class 5 driver’s license, we want to hear from you!
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. This position will be a part of a team within a 24-hour facility, with a weekly schedule of 1-9pm on Tuesdays, Wednesdays, and Thursdays, and 8am-4pm on Fridays and Saturdays. The starting wage for these positions is $22.32 per hour. For a copy of the full job description, please visit our website.

Qualifications / Required Skills

What You’ll Need
If you are considering applying for this position, 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.

Additional Information

How to Apply
To submit your cover letter and résumé by August 21, 2022, visit If you have questions about this posting, please contact Corrina Darko, Manager, People & Culture, at 604 215 5430. We welcome applications from all qualified individuals, and are especially-but not only- interested in applications from Indigenous, First Nations & Métis individuals. Due to the fragile nature of the clients we serve, only female applicants will be considered for this position.

Salary: 22.32

Contact Information

Corrina Darko, Manager, People & Culture, at 604 215 5430

Employer Profile

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 2021. 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 paramedical 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.