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Bed Bug Pest Control Technician/General Labourer

Kamloops, British Columbia
Reports To
Bed Bug Pest Control Technician Team Lead
Term
Casual/On-Call
Wage Range
$19.00 to $22.00 commensurate with experience.
Vacation
Permanent Full-Time/Temporary Full-Time (over three months) who work more than 30 hours per week are eligible for three weeks paid vacation in the first year and they may be taken after a successful probationary period. In the second year, this entitlement increases to four weeks. In the fifth year, the entitlement increases to five weeks. Each year after five years the entitlement is five weeks plus one day for every subsequent year to a maximum of six weeks. Unless otherwise negotiated. Permanent Part-Time/Temporary Part-Time employees (22.5 hours per week and over on contracts more than three months) vacation entitlements accrue each payroll according to Employment Standards Act BC (as amended). Casual/On-Call/Permanent Part-Time/Temporary Part-Time employees (under 22.5 hours per week or on contracts less than three months) vacation entitlements are paid out each payroll according to Employment Standards Act BC (as amended).
Benefits
Permanent Full-Time employees are eligible for full health benefits (minimum 30 hours per week). Temporary Full-Time employees for a term longer than three months are eligible for full health benefits (minimum 30 hours per week). These hours can be fulfilled through a variety of permanent positions. Part-Time Employees are eligible to take part in our Health Care Spending Account which provides a tax-free partial reimbursement for eligible healthcare expenses up to the bi-annual maximum for Permanent Part-Time, Temporary Part-Time and Caretakers through a third-party administrator. All employees have access to the Yearly Physical Activity Bonus, two additional ASK Statutory Holidays, Annual Retreats, Trainings, and ASK Staff Social Events.
What is Casual/On-Call?
Casual/On-Call means there are no guaranteed hours and work requirements may vary to a maximum of 37.5hours per week. Casual/On-Call is a great way for you to get to know us and for us to get to know you. It is also a gateway for future permanent positions within the Society. There are no rules with respect to declining shifts that do not work with your schedule that may result in removal from the casual/on-call list.
Who is the ASK Wellness Society?
The ASK Wellness Society is a not-for-profit organization that supports individuals within the BC Region with opportunities and the resources to change their current situation. It’s about reaching out to those people who are homeless and battling addictions, helping them find housing and medical care, addressing their addictions, stabilizing mental health issues and, ultimately, providing them with the skills to re-enter the work force. The ASK Wellness Society administers an unconditional sense of hope to those who are convinced they are incapable of ever achieving a stable and meaningful life.
Purpose and Function
To provide exceptional bed bug pest control service quality for residential and commercial units throughout the Kamloops and Merritt communities. Protect people and enhance lives by providing solutions which ensure public health and protect the environment through energy efficient and sustainable pest control services. Service delivery is based on a client centered, non-judgmental perspective.
Specific Responsibilities Guidelines:
• Assess suite (set traps to confirm bugs) and coordinate with exterminator for site spray;
• Prepare units for treatment which could include but not limited to: moving or lifting furniture, removing items, wrapping furniture, loading and/or unloading trucks with items for treatment or disposal;
• Provide pre-treatment guidance to clients and all personnel and participate in pre-treatment activities when requested;
• Loading and unloading the truck with furnishings and personal items;
• Operate truck and ensure quality control for heating process to ensure proper processing;
• Ensure return of furniture and personals to suite;
• Ensure respect and dignity of all clients and their situation;
• When necessary, be trained to be the first to respond to an overdose situation with on-the-spot overdose response and support and prepared to work calmly and together with your team, paramedics and police in crisis situations;
• Ensure compliance with all Society supportive standards, policies and procedures;
• Other duties which may or may not be outlined in this job description.
Qualifications and Suitability:
• Experience with mental health/addictions and homelessness issues an asset;
• Experience driving a 5-ton truck preferred;
• Must be willing to work in units with live bed bugs present in positive and confident manner;
• Ability to work as a team member in a case management setting involving multi-agency supports;
• Understands and maintains clientele/worker boundaries;
• Strong working knowledge of community resources an asset;
• Excellent communication, writing, documentation and organizational skills;
• Must pass criminal record check for vulnerable sector and reference screening;
• If driving the bed bug truck, must possess a valid driver’s license and acceptable drivers abstract;
• In-house Violence Prevention Training provided;
• As clients are allowed to have pets, it is noted that this is a pet friendly environment.
The ASK Wellness Society is dedicated to promoting diversity/multiculturalism with inclusion as one of our Core Values.
We are fully focused on equality and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, national origin, genetics, disability or age.

Closing Date
Position will remain open until two candidates are chosen
Send cover letter and resume to
Careers@askwellness.ca
Please Reference Position
Bed Bug Pest Control Technician
Attention
Human Resources
Note
This description may be amended at any time in response to operational and funding requirements and may include other duties not outlined here.
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Contact:
Darlene A. Webb
Coordinator of Population Health and Second Stage Housing
250 214 5948
The ASK Wellness Society is working towards providing and improving the available resources for 2sLGBTQ+ individuals in our communities by implementing 2sLGBTQ+ outlets at our sites and through advocating for 2sLGBTQ+ rights and respect. We welcome all and any members of the 2sLGBTQ+ community to access our resources.
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