Temporary, Part-Time, Custodian – Coquitlam Shelter and Transitional Housing

PROGRAM: Coquitlam Shelter and Transitional Housing
SALARY: $19.39-$21.45 (BCGEU, Grid 3)​
TYPE: Part-time​, 0.8 FTE

TERM: Temporary until June 30, 2023 or until return of the incumbent
SCHEDULE: Thursday-Sundays 8:00am-4:00pm, includes a 30 minute unpaid meal break​
START DATE: As soon as possible

To apply please include your resume, with a cover letter describing your suitability for this position, in an email with the subject line of “job2023.059” to: Sherri Matt, Operations Manager  at smatt@raincityhousing.org


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.


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.


The 3030 Shelter and Transitional Housing Team provides a range of supports, advocacy, cultural knowledge and
community involvement to tenants of 3030 – low income people who also might be coping with the realities of homelessness,
substance use, and physical and mental health concerns. This new purpose-built building will provide 30 units of transitional housing,
30 emergency shelter rooms and during extreme weather conditions an additional 30 shelter beds in dormitory rooms.
This is our first major building located outside of the Vancouver area; applicant familiarity with the services in the Tri-Cities area will be
an asset. The Shelter Support Worker will work with the Qualified applicants will have demonstrated skills in developing a team and
launching new projects. Please refer to our website for updates and a history of the project.


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.