Permanent FT Facilities Operations Coordinator, Triage & Windchimes

POSITION TITLE: Facilities Operations Coordinator
PROGRAM: Triage & Windchimes
UNION: BCGEU
SALARY:  $27.24/hour to start
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

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 “job2021.343” 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 Facility Operations Co-ordinator is a hands-on position with responsibility for coordinating the administrative, maintenance, materials management and housekeeping facets.  This position performs building maintenance functions and inventory control, rent collection and tenant intake/exit. The Facility Operations Co-ordinator supervises janitorial staff and liaises with the Program manager and support staff.  The position may require some evening work. It 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.

PROGRAM SUMMARY

Windchimes – 27 units providing long-term housing for people living with mental health concerns. RainCity Housing staff provides supports.

The Triage Centre provides emergency housing and care for people living with mental health, substance use and other challenges. There are 28 shelter rooms. Clients are able to stay longer than at most shelters, which gives shelter staff time to help them access appropriate support services based on their individual needs and circumstances. Referrals are accepted from individuals themselves, hospitals, community service providers, health-care practitioners, employment assistance workers and other local shelters.

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.