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Job Number:  29576
Building Custodian, Vancouver Programs (Relief/On-Call)
Job Posted: Monday, 12 September 2016
Closing Date: Saturday, 31 December 2016
(19 days ago)
Atira Women's Resource Society
Region: Vancouver & Lower Mainland Type: Casual
Location: Vancouver Salary: Leading in non profit sector

Type:

Internal & External Posting

Position:

Building Custodian, Vancouver Programs

Hours:

Relief/On-call

Deadline:

Open until filled

 

An exciting opportunity exists for a Building Services worker at our Vancouver programs of Atira Women's Resource Society. We offer a challenging and rewarding work environment for women passionate about the work of ending violence against women and children. Understanding the dynamics of violence against women and children and the intersectionality of oppressions within a feminist framework and being able to apply this understanding in your day-to-day practice is mandatory.

 

Qualifications:

Completion of a recognized Building Services Worker certificate program is required for this position. Maintenance skills and experience is an asset. Experience working with women affected by violence/ abuse and who may also be struggling with substance use, mental and spiritual wellness, poverty and homelessness; Must have a well-developed analysis of the impact/legacy of colonization and assimilation and the resulting impact on First Nations, Métis and Inuit women; must be open to working with women who are struggling with substance use and/or mental & spiritual wellness; must understand and be at ease working within a harm reduction framework.

 

Primary Accountabilities:

Performs cleaning duties such as: washing and cleaning floors and carpets; cleaning bathrooms, kitchens and room doors in common areas; cleaning stairwells; disposing of refuge; cleaning windows; dusting and polishing furniture and fixtures; maintaining the cleanliness of the grounds. Reports any damage and/or problems in the building to the Program Manager.  May be asked to clean vacant rooms.

 

Skills & Abilities:


Ability to work under pressure while managing multiple concurrent issues, ability to manage stress (self care), ability to be respectful of residents; ability to work in cooperation with co-workers, ability to give & receive constructive criticism, ability to make decisions in times of crisis, ability to work independently. Demonstrated ability to organize and carry out work with independence; ability to work cooperatively and effectively under general supervision; ability to work effectively with program staff and residents; ability to operate heavy industrial grade cleaning equipment.

 

Education:

This position requires the physical ability necessary to carry out heavy cleaning responsibilities. The building services worker is regularly exposed to and in direct contact with dust, dirt, fumes, cleaning and other chemicals, germs and human waste.

 

Additional Requisites:

  • WHIMIS certificate is required
  • Ability to fulfill the physical demands of the job
  • All positions are subject to a criminal records review

 

Application Process

Expressions of interest, including an updated resume and a cover letter describing how you meet or exceed the above-noted qualifications, must be received by email at or dropped off to 101 East Cordova before the deadline noted above; Resumes without a cover letter will not be considered. Candidates who lack the basic experience and qualifications as set out in the posting will not be considered. Please go to atira.bc.ca/careers for a current list of postings.

How to Apply:
Please mention you saw this posting on WorkInNonProfits.ca.
Expressions of interest, including an updated resume and a cover letter describing how you meet or exceed the above-noted qualifications, must be received by email at or dropped off to 101 East Cordova before the deadline noted above; Resumes without a cover letter will not be considered. Candidates who lack the basic experience and qualifications as set out in the posting will not be considered. Please go to atira.bc.ca/careers for a current list of postings.
Contact Details:
Manroop Johal
Atira Women's Resource Society
101 East Cordova
Vancouver, BC, V6A 1K7

Tel: 6043311407
E-mail:
www:   www.atira.bc.ca


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