Permanent FT Custodians, Foxglove (Surrey)

POSITION TITLE: Custodian
PROGRAM: Foxglove (Surrey)
UNION: BCGEU
SALARY: $19.39/hour to start
TYPE: Permanent Full-Time, 1.0 FTE
START DATE: October 1, 2021

We are currently hiring 2 Custodians at Foxglove. Each schedule has a different competition number:
# job2021.174: Monday-Friday, 8:00am-4:00pm, includes a 30 minute unpaid meal break
# job2021.175: Saturday-Wednesday, 8:00am-4:00pm, includes a 30 minute unpaid meal break

To apply please include your resume, with a cover letter describing your suitability for this position, in an email with the subject line indicating which of the specific competition #’s you are applying for, to: Sherri Matt, Operations Manager, at smatt@raincityhousing.org

ABOUT US

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.

DIVERSITY

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.

POSITION SUMMARY

The Custodian performs basic janitorial, maintenance and repair duties for the Program facility such as unplugging sinks and toilets, filling small holes in walls / ceilings, touching up paint, checking oil and fluid levels, and replacing tap washers, light bulbs, fluorescent tubes, and door handles. Also cleans external areas and cleans, washes, and disinfects building areas. Assists program staff with preparing rooms for new tenants, including pest control. Performs basic security duties such as patrolling buildings and grounds.  Also interacts with and takes direction from the Operations Manager or designate as needed.

There are also casual Custodian opportunities at Foxglove, and both casual and regular Custodian opportunities at other RainCity programs.

PROGRAM SUMMARY

Opening August 2021, Foxglove is RainCity’s first housing project in Surrey. Located at 9810 Foxglove Drive in Surrey, BC, Foxglove will provide 100 units of single room occupancy (SRO) housing (76 transitional housing units and 24 assisted living units) to low-income individuals 19 years of age or older who live in the community, have a history of homelessness and who need additional support services to maintain housing. The project also includes an additional 30 shelter beds as low-barrier housing for individuals in the immediate community who may be actively using substances and or experiencing mental health challenges. The supported housing and shelter programs will be staffed by a combination of support workers, including an Indigenous Cultural Support Worker and a Peer Services Support Worker. The Assisted Living floor will also be staffed by a (RN/RPN) nursing position working alongside a team of support workers. The support workers oversee the front desk, assist with program area upkeep, managing guests and providing community supports. The building also has cook, custodial, home support and facilities management staff. The building will be operated with a minimum of three staff on duty 24 hours a day, 365 days a year, with core operating funding provided by BC Housing and Fraser Health Authority

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
  • Certificate in First Aid
  • Building Service Worker Certificate
  • Recent, related experience of 1 year
  • Or an equivalent combination of education, training, and experience

Key Skills and Abilities – for supporting people receiving our services

  • Ability to communicate effectively, both verbally and in writing
  • Physical ability to carry out the duties of the position
  • Ability to operate related equipment
  • Ability to organize work
  • Ability to establish and maintain collaborative relationships with tenants
  • Ability to work independently and with minimal supervision
  • Ability to collaborate with staff team and external services
  • Ability to constructively resolve conflict with co-workers, management and external services
  • Demonstrates understanding of oppression and marginalization as related to homeless individuals.