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

Province: Vancouver, British Columbia
Position: Support Worker, Sanctuary (Permanent & Temporary, Full-Time)
Deadline: August 16, 2022
Posted: August 3, 2022

Job Description / Duties

The Opportunity
Are you adaptable and collaborative, desiring to help wherever and whenever needed? Are you client-centered and service-oriented in your interactions with others? Do you have strong interpersonal skills and enjoy building positive relationships with marginalized women in the Downtown Eastside? If yes, then read on! In this position you will be 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; 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 a ministry position, you will have opportunity to pray and provide spiritual support to residents. If you have a strong relationship with Jesus, related work or volunteer experience, can successfully set healthy boundaries with demanding individuals, and possess a class 5 driver’s license, this might be a great opportunity for 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.
There is a permanent, full-time position and a temporary (year-and-a-half), full-time position available. Both work a rotating shift pattern of four-on and four-off. The first two shifts in the rotation are 7am-7pm, and the last two shifts are from 7pm-7am. The starting wage for these positions is $22.32 per hour. Hours worked between 10pm – 6am include a $2/hour shift premium. 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 August 16, 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, and 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.