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Outreach Worker, Children & Youth (Permanent, Full-Time) - Union Gospel Mission

Province: Vancouver, British Columbia
Position: Outreach Worker, Children & Youth (Permanent, Full-Time)
Deadline: July 2, 2022
Posted: June 20, 2022

Job Description / Duties

The Opportunity
Do you have a passion for walking alongside vulnerable children and youth, providing a trauma-informed and culturally sensitive care, support, and spiritual guidance? Do you enjoy planning and organizing events, and then jumping in to participate in the fun? Do you find it easy to be flexible and adaptable, and also to build rapport and trust with others quickly? If yes, we are looking for a creative and team-oriented person to be a role model and mentor to children and youth, providing support to them and their families.
You will be directly executing child-centered and age-appropriate programming for elementary-aged children and youth as they grow and mature, including outreach support to their families. You will work with a team to plan, develop, and implement well-rounded, faith-based children and youth programming that focus on the whole child/youth, as well as organize fieldtrips, seasonal activities, and special events throughout the year. If you have a personal knowledge and experience with Jesus Christ, at least 1 one-year of supervisory experience in children care or with elementary-aged children and/or youth, and have a valid class 5 driver’s license, then this might be a great opportunity for you—and us too! Cantonese and/or Mandarin fluency is an asset.
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.

Qualifications / Required Skills

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.

Additional Information

How to Apply
To submit your cover letter and résumé by July 2, 2022, please visit If you have questions about this posting, please contact Stacey Reyes, Director of 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.

Contact Information

Stacey Reyes, Director of 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 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.