Program and Site Location: 24 Hour Supportive Housing, 3240 Skaha Lake Road
Reports To: Coordinator of Supportive Housing
Term Permanent Full-Time (37.5 hours per week)
Hours: Monday to Friday 8:00am to 4:00pm with ½ hour paid break
Wage Range: $19.23 up $22.40 based on education and related experience.
The ASK Wellness Society is an Accredited, not-for-profit organization. Through the generous support of funders, we assist those who are marginalized and at-risk to strengthen the communities we serve (Kamloops, Merritt, and Penticton). We provide housing and support to those who are facing or at risk of homelessness and support those who may use substances, or who require mental health supports, harm reduction, or health education. Ultimately, we aim to provide the skills to re-enter the workforce.
What We Offer:
- Competitive benefits including but not limited to dental, vision, physiotherapy, massage, and fertility upon eligibility
- Municipal Pension Plan upon eligibility
- On-site training and development opportunities such as Violence Prevention, Cultural Awareness and 2SLGBTQ+ training
- A culture of equality, inclusion, and diversity including paid cultural sensitivity days
- Accidental death insurance and Wellness plan benefit
- Vacation entitlements for Part-Time and Full-Time employees
Effective November 1, 2021, the Society requires all employees to be fully vaccinated (as defined by Health Canada). Full vaccination will be required before commencing employment with the Society unless a legal exemption is obtained.
Position Summary: Work in collaboration with the Skaha Team to maintain cleanliness of both office spaces and common areas. Building and suite clean-ups which may or may not include: windows and doors, wiping down and disinfecting all surfaces and desks, handles, filing cabinets, table tops, cupboards, countertops, mirrors, furniture, walls and baseboards, removal of trash, sweeping, vacuuming, mopping, cleaning of ovens, fridges and bathrooms. Service delivery is based on a client centered, non-judgmental perspective.
Typical Duties Include:
- Dust furniture, equipment, partitions, walls, etc.
- Clean and disinfect sinks, countertops, floors, toilet, tables, chairs, refrigerators, microwaves, etc. in restrooms, client rooms.
- Sweep, mop, vacuum and/or hand scrub floors using brooms, mops and vacuum cleaners.
- Empty trash cans and recyclables into disposal areas.
- Wipe down walls using wall mop, doors, wall hangings, and baseboards, etc.
- Clean windows, glass partitions, or mirrors, using soapy water or other cleaners, sponges, or squeegees.
- Maintaining and upkeep of all cleaning equipment, supplies and products.
- Ensuring safe and sanitary storage and care of products.
- Keeping all spaces neat and tidy.
- Reporting repairs and replacements when encountered on the job.
- When necessary, be trained 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 WorkSafe/Occupational Health and Safety Guidelines supportive standards, Society policies and procedures.
- Other duties which may or may not be outlined in this job description.
- Complete accurate and up to date communication/case notes.
- Complete move in/move out documentation as required by the Property Services Department.
- When requested, be a member of the Society’s Performance and Quality Improvement (PQI) team.
- Ensure compliance with all Society policies and procedures.
- Other duties which may or may not be outlined within this job description.
Qualifications and Requirements
- Prior cleaning/housekeeping experience an asset.
- Must be willing to work in units with bed bugs/hoarding/harm reduction present in positive and confident manner (training can be provided).
- Must have good time management skills within a fast-paced, high intensity work environment.
- Experience with mental health/addiction and homelessness issues an asset.
- Physical demands include walking and standing, climbing, bending, kneeling, push and pull objects, lift and move objects, repetitive bending and lifting/arm movements.
- Ability to work as a team member in a case management setting involving multi-agency supports
- Good communication, documentation, interpersonal and conflict management skills.
- Valid driver’s license, safe driving record and reliable/appropriate transportation with business use coverage.
- Must pass an acceptable criminal record check for the vulnerable sector.
- Occupational First Aid Level 1 required.
- Readiness to complete in-house online training within the first month of employment.
The ASK Wellness Society offers assistance from an Employment Advisor.
If you self-identify as Indigenous (First Nations, Métis, or Inuit) and/or would like assistance with the application process, job readiness, interview readiness or tips for resume and cover letter writing, we encourage you to contact us, and you will be redirected to our Employment Advisor.
The ASK Wellness Society is dedicated to promoting diversity/multiculturalism with inclusion as one of our Core Values. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, ethnicity, religion, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, national origin, disability, or age.
How to apply: As there are a variety of positions available within this location, please ensure you reference the specific position you are applying for. To apply, send your cover letter and resume with the reference “Skaha Cleaner” to firstname.lastname@example.org or apply directly online at https://askwellness.ca/careers/ no later than February 15, 2023 at noon with interviews to follow.