Job Posting 73318

Pacifica Housing
Vancouver Island & Coastal areas
Pacifica Seniors Lodge (Nanaimo, BC)
closes in 3 days (Fri, 30 Jul)
on-call / relief / casual  •  $20.00/hour

Position Title: Server/Housekeeper                                       

Location: Nanaimo, BC

Reports to:  Manager of Pacifica Seniors Lodge                        

Compensation: $20.00/hour

How to apply: Please apply directly through our career center. Applications will continue to be accepted until position is filled.

Organizational Focus:

Pacifica Housing Advisory Association (Pacifica Housing) has been providing safe and affordable homes for almost 35 years and is one of the largest non-profit housing providers on Vancouver Island. As a charitable organization, Pacifica Housing's vision is to provide Equitable housing in pursuit of thriving communities. Our mission is to advance independence of individuals and families through equitable housing and supportive services.


Pacifica Housing is a rapidly growing organization dedicated to meeting the housing and support needs of our community. As such, we are committed to building up our fast-growing team with a culture that supports and drives our people and reinforces our team with caring, responsible innovators. Pacifica owns and/or operates 38 properties in addition to a number of programs. The annual budget is approximately $21M and the total staff complement is around 160 employees.


Pacifica is proud to be a Certified Living Wage Employer by The Living Wage for Families Campaign. A living wage is defined as the hourly amount a family needs to cover basic expenses and is calculated based on the cost of living for that region. Providing a Living Wage is beneficial to the economy, community and employees.


Key Responsibilities:

  1. Ensure routine cleaning duties are performed in a timely and confident manner.

  2. Housekeeping/Cleaning duties:
  • Cleaning of assigned rooms according to our standards
  • Make beds and launder linens
  • Wipe kitchen cupboards and drawers
  • Removal of garbage and recyclables
  • Clean and disinfect bathroom and fixtures
  • Perform heavy cleaning duties, such as cleaning floors (sweep and mop), light dusting of furniture and removing rubbish;
  • Clean windows, glass partitions, and mirrors, using soapy water or other cleaners, and sponges;
  • Laundry rooms, tidy and wipe down washer and dryer;
  • Keep units in clean and orderly condition;
  • Cleaning units upon turnover and according to the Society’s specifications; and
  • Maintaining cordial and cooperative relationships with Supportive Housing staff and with the tenants of Pacifica Housing.

  1. Server duties: 
  • Prepare dining room
  • Serve residents
  • Be able to answer any questions residents may have about the food;
  • Ensure all residents dietary restrictions and allergies are met; and
  • Clean up dining room, tables and wash dishes


4. Completing other duties as assigned.



  • WHIMS Certification is required
  • First Aid Certification is required
  • Food Safe Certification is required


  • Customer-oriented approach and patience.
  • Demonstrated experience in the food and serving industry.
  • Exceptional customer-service skills and effective in both verbal and written communication.
  • Proven ability to work under pressure during periods of high volume.


  • High school graduation.


Note:  An equivalent combination of education and experience may be considered.


Additional Criteria for Role:

  • Completion of a Criminal Record Check with the Vulnerable Sector is required before employment commences.
  • MUST be available for on call shifts, holiday coverage, sick days, stats etc.


Pacifica Housing advises all employees, contractors and volunteers of the risk of violence, injury and harm that is present in the execution of their duties. Pacifica Housing is committed to providing a safe and risk-free work place, however, we acknowledge the inherent risk in social housing and direct support work while in homes and in other support relationships.


Behavioural Competencies assigned to the position:

Core Competencies

Caring:  Basic

Creative:  Basic

Responsible:  Basic

Role Competencies

Teamwork:  Basic

Communication:  Basic

Self-Management:  Basic


Pacifica Housing is an equity employer and encourages applications from women, persons with disabilities, members of visible minorities, Indigenous people, people of all sexual orientations and gender identities. All qualified individuals who would contribute to the further diversification of our organization are encouraged to apply.

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