Permanent FT Facilities Operations Coordinator, the Budzey

POSITION TITLE: Facilities Operations Coordinator
PROGRAM:  the Budzey
UNION: BCGEU
SALARY: $27.24-$29.42/hour (BCGEU grid 35)
TYPE: Permanent, Full-Time, 1.0 FTE
SCHEDULE: Monday-Friday 8:00am-4:00pm, includes a 30-minute unpaid meal break
START DATE: As soon as possible

Gender is a bona fide occupational requirement: women (trans, cis), gender diverse, and Two-Spirit staff only please.

To apply please include your resume, with a cover letter describing your suitability for this position, in an email with the subject line of “job2021.357” to: Renee Bergeron, Operations Manager, at rbergeron@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

‘Person of all Trades’ wanted!

Raincity Housing and Support Society is searching for a hands-on Facility Maintenance Coordinator to support a large Women’s Housing Program building in the DTES. A. Successful applicant will possess a broad range of skills including basic plumbing, electrical, wall repair, and painting. Troubleshooting building systems and supervising a janitorial team are also part of the role. The Coordinator works in a diverse and busy environment ensuring that the building is kept in great shape. A successful applicant will bring great interpersonal and organizational skills, and a keen sense of social justice to the work. The position requires understanding and supporting the mission and values of RainCity Housing and the models / methods of supporting the clients including Housing First and Harm Reduction.

A driver’s license is required. Gender is a bona fide occupational requirement: women (trans, cis), gender diverse, and Two-Spirit staff only please.

Reports to: Maintenance Manager. Works closely with: Program manager and staff.

PROGRAM SUMMARY

The Budzey provides housing for women and women-led families. There are 147 units in total: 106 studio apartments for single women and 41 one, two and three bedrooms apartments for women – led families. It is estimated that there will be up to 220 people living in this building – with up to 55 children. The building will also have the Administration offices for RainCity Housing. This is a large building – 10 stories – with complex building services.

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 and Building Manager (Residential) Certificate

· 2 years related experience

· Knowledge of WHMIS principles and safety protocols, WHMIS certification preferred

· Or an equivalent combination of education, training, and experience

· First Aid/CPR training and Valid BC Driver’s License

Key Skills and Abilities

· Ability to operate related equipment

· Strong interpersonal and communication skills; including sensitivity to diverse backgrounds.

· Ability to work with a variety of tenants. Demonstrates understanding of oppression and marginalization as related to homeless individuals.

· Able to complete a variety of computer-based paperwork and administration duties. Computer literate in Windows, MS Word, Excel and Outlook.

· Able to enforce RainCity Housing and tenancy requirements in a sensitive manner, in consultation with Support Workers

· Physical ability to carry out the work including: perform heavy cleaning duties and able to use a dolly to move heavy items such as kitchen appliances

· Ability and experience doing small repairs such as repairing holes in drywall, installation of toilets and other plumbing fixtures

· Basic understanding of HVAC systems, wiring and electricity, conventional and electronic lock systems

· Ability to communicate effectively both verbally and in writing.

· Ability to plan, organize and manage their work day so that work is completed in a timely manner despite interruptions

· Ability to identify an emergency and respond appropriately

· Must wear steel toed footwear when appropriate, and other safety equipment when needed such as eye and head protection.