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Shower Ministry Operator

Union Gospel Mission Position Description

POSITION TITLE: Shower Ministry Operator
REPORTS TO: Homeless Services Director
LOCATION: Three Portland locations: 3 NW Third Ave, 9715 SE Powell Blvd, 12505 NE Halsey St
STATUS: Part-time, non-exempt, 1-2 days per week, Fridays, Saturdays, Mondays
WAGE: $17.00 per hour, 8-16 hours per week

Union Gospel Mission has a 90-year history of helping people experiencing homelessness in Portland. Our purpose is feeding the hungry, restoring the addict and loving our neighbor. Our highest values are to connect and coach people experiencing homelessness to abundant life in Christ through direct life essential assistance and a path to sustainable work, housing, and a God-honoring life in partnership with churches and other organizations. This is a part-time position. The position will work 6-8 hour shifts one to two days per week, providing showers to people experiencing homelessness, in collaboration with volunteers.

• Tow the shower trailer to the locations mentioned above. Requires backing up and parking the shower trailer on the street at times.
• Refer guests to Homeless Services Director and Coordinator who express a desire to enter LifeChange recovery and/or other services.
• Manage shower check-in list (20 minutes per person, calling on individuals who are next in line).
• Speak with compassion and respect to all guests; remind guests of guidelines that need to be followed in order to keep shower privileges.
• Set up and tear down shower trailer (connect/disconnect pipe to clean out, connect/disconnect hose to water supply)
• Distribute towels; clean out shower stalls after each use; monitor shower pump; inform Homeless Services Coordinator of any maintenance issues.
• Oversee volunteers.

• Committed Christ-follower.
• Champion for compassionate short and long-term spiritual, physical and emotional care.
• Valid driver’s license - experience towing trailers.
• Warm yet professional demeanor.
• De-escalation skills.
• Comfortable working with a wide diversity of stakeholders including volunteers and the LifeChange recovery community.
• Able to deal with tense interactions with skill and diplomacy.
• Experience maintaining equipment.
• Able to quickly problem-solve; creative, and a self-starter.
• Proven ability to collaborate with a team.
• Involvement in Christ-centered direct ministry relief and development work.
• Exposure and involvement with a wide variety of Christ followers.

• A criminal history and background check are required and must be successfully completed
• Ability to effectively handle multiple tasks as assigned
• Ability to lift at least 50 lbs. unassisted
• Ability to walk up and down steps
• A personal relationship with Jesus Christ as Savior and a testimony of continued growth in faith.
• Spiritual maturity as defined by traditional Biblical Standards and growing in it through the regular practice of the spiritual disciplines.
• Maintain an exemplary Christian life and example.
• Possess and demonstrate excellent integrity.

Character: Strong commitment to the vision and values of Union Gospel Mission, have a passion for the gospel, and a desire to serve the homeless, broken, and addicted. Must be a follower of Jesus Christ and actively involved in a local Christian church. Must adhere to UGM’s statement of faith and standards of conduct.

As a faith-based non-profit, UGM seeks individuals who align with our understanding of biblical and moral teaching as expressed in the UGM Statement of Faith:

We believe:
• The Bible is the Word of God
• There is one God, eternally existing as Father, Son, and Holy Spirit
• Jesus Christ was born of a virgin, lived a sinless life, died on the cross, rose from the dead, and will come again in power and glory
• People are saved by grace through faith in Jesus, and that faith is expressed by confession and repentance
• The Holy Spirit empowers believers to know and worship God

Please send resume and cover letter to Shannon Davidson at

Union Gospel Mission
3 NW 3rd Avenue, Portland, OR 97209

Time:  Part-Time
Salary:  Hourly
Category:  Other

4/19/2023 1:37:35 PM

Job Contact:
Shannon Davidson
(503) 274-4483

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3 NW Third Ave.
Portland, OR 97209-3919

(503) 274-4483

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