Job Posting 87141

Building Custodian
Atira Women's Resource Society
Vancouver & Lower Mainland
Downtown Eastside, Vancouver
closed 2 days ago (Fri, 30 Sep)
part time  •  $21.63/hr.

Competition Number: VR-22254-RB
Type: Internal & External – Part-Time (Indeterminate)
Hours of Work: 16 hours per week; Days (Saturday and Sunday; 9:00 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.)
Compensation: $21.63/hr.
Program & Location: Rice Block Support Recovery Housing for Women – Downtown Eastside, Vancouver


About Us:
Atira Women's Resource Society is an award-winning nonprofit organization known for its inclusionary hiring practices and where a job is more than a pay cheque. We offer the opportunity to work alongside an inspiring group of women working to make the world a more just place, one woman, one child, one home, one job at a time.

The Opportunity:
Reporting to the Program Manager, the Building Custodian, is responsible for 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. The Building Custodian is regularly exposed to and in direct contact with dust, dirt, fumes, cleaning and other chemicals, germs and human waste. The Building Custodian maintains the cleanliness of the grounds, may be required to clean vacant rooms; and reports any damage and/or problems in the building to the Program Manager.


About You:
You are a feminist, passionate about the work of ending violence against women and children. You embrace Atira’s mission, vision, values and philosophy. You have a well-developed understanding of and commitment to anti-oppression work and intersectionality. You are familiar with colonialism especially as it applies in Canada and you understand the impact of the residential school system. You are committed to working with women who are struggling with substance use and or mental wellness and understand and are comfortable working within a harm reduction environment. You support women who choose abstinence, but understand abstinence is just one option for women struggling with substance use. Your definition of woman includes transgender, two spirit and intersex women, and transfeminine individuals. You are sex worker positive. You have significant experience as a front-line support worker working with women affected by violence/abuse, combined with relevant education and or skill-based training. Lived experience is an asset, as is living in the community in which you work. Atira strives to hire staff who reflect the women we serve.

Resumes from qualified First Nations, Métis and or Inuit women are encouraged, as are resumes from Black women, women of colour, trans women, women who are disabled and women from other equity seeking groups. Fluency in a language(s) other than English is an asset.

You Also Have:

• Proven initiative, judgment, decision-making and problem-solving capabilities
• Proven ability to develop and maintain rapport with women, children, your co-workers and other stakeholders
• Demonstrated ability to organize and carry out work with independence
• Physical ability to perform the duties of the position and carry out heavy cleaning duties

Additional Requisites/Assets:

• WHIMIS certificate is required
• A valid First Aid Certificate is required
• Covid-19 & Annual Flu vaccinations are required, unless with validated exemption

• Non-Violent Crisis Intervention Certificate is an asset
• All positions are subject to a criminal records review

You question actions inconsistent with our values and you treat everyone with fairness and respect independent of their status or disagreement with you. You expect great things from yourself and your co-workers. You inspire others with your passion for women’s anti-violence work and your eagerness for excellence. You contribute to an environment where women can flourish and grow and you seek what is best for women, rather than what’s best for you or your team. You challenge the status quo to improve quality and sustainability and you take smart risks and make tough decisions without agonizing.


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