Casual Maintenance Workers, Various Sites

POSITION TITLE: Casual Maintenance Worker
PROGRAM: Various Sites. All casuals are expected to work at multiple locations
SALARY:  $22.82  to start (BCGEU, grid 18)
TYPE: Casual
SCHEDULE: Weekdays 8am-4pm; includes 30 minute unpaid meal break
START DATE: As soon as possible

Pursuant to the Provincial Health Officer’s Order, the incumbent of this position is required to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19. We will only consider applicants who are fully vaccinated, or who have received an exemption from the Provincial Health Office. Proof of either must be provided in advance of any offer of employment being made.

To apply please include your resume, with a cover letter describing your suitability for this position, in an email with the subject line of “job2021.018” to: George Simpson, Director of Facilities, at

Raincity Housing and Support Society is hiring Maintenance workers for our Facilities Department. Successful applicants will possess a broad range of skills including basic plumbing, electrical, wall repair, and painting. A driver’s license is required. You will work in a diverse and dynamic team environment helping maintain our low barrier housing stock. Successful applicants will bring great interpersonal skills and a keen sense of social justice to the work. A solid ability to work around active substance use and acute mental health situations is a must. We are looking for Casual workers with good availability who want to make a direct and positive impact in the lives of our clients and tenants, primarily in Vancouver’s Downtown Eastside.

We thank all applicants for their interest, however only shortlisted applicants will be contacted.


RainCity Housing is an organization that makes a difference in people’s lives. With a goal of providing a home for everyone, RainCity’s programs sustain relationships, strengthen communities and make change for people experiencing homelessness and mental health, trauma and substance use issues. We invite you to be a part of the change.


RainCity Housing serves a diverse group of people and we need a staff group that reflects the diversity. People of diverse backgrounds and cultures are encouraged to apply.


Performs maintenance duties as assigned to assist in maintaining a clean and safe environment in and around all RainCity Housing facilities. Works with the operations staff, program staff, volunteers, clients/tenants and contracted trades people. Performs maintenance and repairs related to buildings, grounds, and equipment, in areas such as electrical, plumbing, painting, carpentry and grounds keeping.  Work is performed at all RainCity Housing  buildings.

Includes materials management duties such as meeting with site supervisors and staff to determine materiel and supply requirements, contacting suppliers to order supplies and negotiate prices or to investigate and resolve problems or discrepancies. Monitors janitorial staff, contracted cleaning services and trades people.

Qualifications: many forms of education and experience are valued,  including volunteering and  lived experience of mental illness / addiction/ homelessness;

Minimum  education and experience includes:

  • Grade 12
  • Recent, relevant experience of two years
  • Completion of a purchasing course
  • Completion of a building maintenance course
  • Or an equivalent combination of education, training, and experience
  • First Aid certificate
  • Valid Driver’s License

Key Skills and Abilities

  • establish and maintain collaborative relationships with tenants/clients
  • Ability to communicate effectively, both verbally and in writing
  • Ability to work with support staff, supervisors and program mamagers
  • Physical ability to carry out the work
  • Ability to operate related equipment
  • Ability to plan, organize and prioritize