Outreach Worker, Fraser Valley Mobile Mission—Union Gospel Mission

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 and drug recovery, aftercare, employment and 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 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.

Job Summary

Reporting to the Manager, Mission Ministries, this position involves ministering to the hungry, hurting and homeless men and women living outdoors in alleys, under bridges, parks and homeless camps throughout the Fraser Valley through the resource of the Mobile Mission vehicle.  This position will assist in the delivery of basic needs (food, warm clothing, shelter or referral) on the street and build rapport with these individuals who have yet to access our continuum of care.  They will also assist the Manager of Mission Ministries in liaising with community service providers, city stakeholders to better support people experiencing poverty, homelessness, and addiction in the Fraser Valley and Metro Vancouver areas.  They will also strive to work alongside churches and Strategic Volunteers in regards to the Mobile Mission or ministry that intersects with both with a ministry approach that is consistent with Union Gospel Mission’s Vision and Core values.  The weekly schedule for this position is Tuesday to Saturday; 1-9pm.

 

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

This is a permanent, full-time position, working a weekly schedule of Tuesday to Saturday; 1-9pm.  For a copy of the full job description, please visit our website.

Skill Set

We are looking for a mature individual who possesses a deep and vibrant Christian faith, and has a passion and commitment for the care of those marginalized in the Fraser Valley.  The ideal candidate will have three or more years of experience in related Outreach work. An excellent knowledge of the issues of poverty, homelessness, and addiction within the Fraser Valley/metro Vancouver, as well as familiarly with the services available in the area, are both essential.  Strong interpersonal skills in order to work alongside volunteers and church leaders, as well as marginalized individuals, is critical for success in this role.  Experience working in a multi-ethnic and socially diverse community would be an asset. Related post-secondary education is preferred.  We are excited to bring onboard someone who is compassionate, self-motivated, and a strong spiritual leader.

This position may have unsupervised access to vulnerable adults or children.  Therefore, the successful candidate must provide a current criminal record check that includes a vulnerable sector search as a condition of employment.

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 clear 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.

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 ugm.ca/jobs by February 12, 2019.  We will contact you with the status of your application within three weeks of the closing date.  If you have questions about this posting, please contact Corrina Stasich, Human Resources Advisor, at 604 215 5430.