Job Posting 100904

Maintenance Worker
M'akola Housing Society
Vancouver Island & Coastal areas
closes in 34 days (Fri, 28 Jun)
full time - temporary / contract  •  $27.10 per hour

Maintenance Worker – Full-time, temporary
M’akola Housing Society
Duncan, BC – Ts-i-ts-uwatul Lelum

M’akola Housing Society (MHS) is an Indigenous affordable housing provider committed to supporting vibrant, diverse communities in British Columbia. We strive to create a welcoming and supportive environment where all team members take personal accountability for their work, have a passion for excellence, and are encouraged to achieve their full potential. Ts-i-ts-uwatul Lelum is an Assisted Living facility, where we provide recreation, meals, and a variety of services and supports to the Indigenous Elders, seniors, and people with disabilities residing in the facility.

Position Summary

Under the supervision of the Assisted Living Manager, the Maintenance Worker is responsible for the overall maintenance of the Ts’i’ts’uwatul Lelum Assisted Living building and grounds. The successful candidate will be responsible for carrying out preventive and routine maintenance duties according to schedules, and may be on-call for maintenance needs that occur outside hours of work. Due to the residents living in this facility, the successful candidate must be vaccinated against Covid-19.

This is a fulltime, temporary position for a one (1) year term with the possibility of extension. The schedule is 37.5 hours per week, Monday to Friday from 8:00 am to 4:00 pm, based out of the Assisted Living facility at 5755 Allenby Rd in Duncan. This position pays $27.10 per hour.

Required Knowledge and Skills

  • Proven ability to operate maintenance tools and equipment and conduct maintenance tasks with limited direction
  • Ability to communicate in a clear and effective manner
  • Ability to deal effectively, tactfully and patiently with Elders, seniors and people living with disabilities
  • Demonstrate sound judgment and knowledge on how to respond effectively and calmly in crisis situations
  • Ability to work independently, yet contribute and co-operate in a team environment
  • Ability to lift up to 50lbs regularly and 100lbs occasionally
  • Proven ability to be reliable and punctual
  • Capable of being socially sensitive to Indigenous issues and concerns
  • Ability to take direction and follow procedures


  • Grade 12 education or equivalent
  • Minimum 2 years maintenance experience
  • Completion of a maintenance training program is preferred but not required
  • Experience working with Elders, seniors and persons with disabilities in congregate/assisted living setting is an asset
  • Experience working in and with Indigenous communities is an asset
  • Possess a valid Class 5 Driver’s License and a clean Driver’s Abstract
  • First Aid – Level 1 (paid for by M’akola)
  • WHMIS certificate (paid for by M’akola)
  • Food Safe – Level 1 (paid for by M’akola)
  • Clear Criminal Record Check required upon selection
  • Vaccinated against the Covid-19 virus

Come visit us! M'akola also accepts in-person applications. Please visit our Assisted Living facility near you with your resume and let us know what position you would like to apply to!

We welcome applications from all backgrounds and hire employees of all cultures including Indigenous and non-Indigenous. Our Indigenous employees have diverse backgrounds including status, non-status, Metis, and Inuit. Preference will be given to applicants of Indigenous ancestry (please self-identify) as per Section 41 of the BC Human Rights Code. If you have any questions regarding this position or applying for the position, please contact us at: or 778-402-9263. We want to support all applicants during this process.

MHS is an equal opportunity employer that is committed to an inclusive and barrier-free recruitment and selection processes. Please advise us if you require accommodation if we contact you for an employment opportunity. We deeply appreciate and thank all that apply but only applicants that are selected for this opportunity will be contacted.


Closing Date: Until filled.

Only those selected for interviews will be contacted. 

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