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Job Number:  38102
Building Custodian, Sisele Housing for Women Who are Older
Job Posted: Wednesday, 13 September 2017
Closing Date: Wednesday, 20 September 2017
(63 days ago)
Atira Women's Resource Society
Region: Vancouver & Lower Mainland Type: Part time
Location: Vancouver Salary: Leading in Non Profit Sector


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Building Custodian, Sisele Housing for Women Who are Older


Sundays and Mondays, 8:00 a.m. to 1:00.pm.


By noon on Wednesday, September 20th, 2017


An exciting opportunity exists for a Building Custodian at Sisele, a program 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.



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. We are particularly interested in applications from women who reflect the women who access our services and the women who reflect the diverse population of the Lower Mainland.


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;




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. Completion of a recognized Building Services Worker Certificate is required



Additional Requisites:

  • WHIMIS certificate is required
  • Ability to fulfill the physical demands of the job
  • All positions are subject to a criminal records review
How to Apply:
Please mention you saw this posting on WorkInNonProfits.ca.
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.
Contact Details:
Manroop Johal
Atira Women's Resource Society
101 East Cordova
Vancouver, BC, V6A 1K7

Tel: 6043311407
www:   www.atira.bc.ca

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