Permanent PT Maintenance Worker, Foxglove (Surrey)

POSITION TITLE: Maintenance Worker
PROGRAM: Foxglove (Surrey)
SALARY:  $22.82/hour to start
TYPE: Permanent Part-Time, 0.6 FTE
SCHEDULE: Wednesday-Friday, 9:00am-5:00pm, includes a 30 minute unpaid meal break
START DATE: October 1, 2021

To apply please include your resume, with a cover letter describing your suitability for this position, in an email with the subject line of “job2021.173” to: Sherri Matt, Operations Manager, at


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.

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


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


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 managers
  • Physical ability to carry out the work
  • Ability to operate related equipment
  • Ability to plan, organize and prioritize