The ASK Wellness Society would like to acknowledge that our programs and facilities operate on Secwepemcúl'ecw, Nłeʔkepmx Tmíxʷ, and Syilx tmixʷ traditional and unceded territories.
July 29, 2022

General Maintenance Worker

Job Title: General Maintenance Worker
City: Kamloops
Reports To: Coordinator of Property Maintenance and Cleaning
Term:
Permanent Full-Time
Hours:
Monday through Friday 8:30am to 4:30pm with ½ hour paid break.
             May be required to work evenings and hours to fluctuate seasonally.

Wage Range: $22.06 to $25.69 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 homelessness/at risk of homelessness and support those who may use substances, mental health challenges, harm reduction, health education and ultimately 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: As a General Maintenance Worker you will work alongside the ASK Wellness Society Property Services Department to complete repairs related to buildings and grounds in one or more areas such as repairs, electrical, plumbing, painting and groundskeeping.  Service delivery is based on a client centered, trauma informed and non-judgmental perspective.

Typical Duties Include:

General Maintenance Worker Responsibilities

  • Establishes, monitors, and carries out preventative maintenance procedures and schedules for buildings, equipment and grounds. Ensures building and equipment meet all safety, security and fire regulations and policies.
  • Make recommendations for major repairs and purchases to Director of Resources and Property Management.
  • Perform carpentry, electrical, painting, mechanical and plumbing maintenance and repairs such as repairing furniture, constructing shelves, installing switches, replacing plugs and other basic appliance repairs, applying paint and other finishes, repairing drywall, disassembling and

reassembling equipment, replacing sinks and toilet.

  • Monitor work performed by contractors, prepares estimates of labour and material costs to submit to Director of Resources and Property Management.
  • Collect and removes garbage and recyclable materials and ensures the safe disposal of hazardous waste.
  • Clean external areas such as entranceways, sidewalks and parking lots using manual and power brooms, rakes, shovels and other equipment to remove dirt, leaves, snow and other refuse.
  • Perform minor gardening and lawn maintenance tasks such as mowing, weeding, pruning and watering.
  • Transport equipment, furniture and supplies manually and/or using aides such as dollies and cart.
  • Operate a motor vehicle  to pick up and move goods and supplies.
  • Transport equipment, furniture and supplies manually and/or using aides such as dollies and cart.
  • Operate a motor vehicle to pick up and move goods and supplies.
  • Arrange furniture for special events.
  • Represent the maintenance department at Society Safety Meetings when requested.

Administrative Responsibilities

  • Complete and maintain related records such as maintenance logs and security incident reports.
  • Maintain files and statistics as per accreditation standards.
  • 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

  • Grade 12, plus related vocational training such as a building maintenance course an asset.
  • One (1) year recent related experience or an equivalent combination of education, training and experience required.
  • Knowledge of mental health/addiction and homelessness an asset.
  • Ability to adapt in time sensitive situations.
  • Understands and maintains professional boundaries.
  • 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.
  • Mental Health First Aid, ASIST, and Trauma Informed Practice an asset

How to apply: Please submit your application with a detailed cover letter and resume with the reference “General Maintenance Worker-Kamloops” to  careers@askwellness.ca. This position will remain open until the successful candidate has been found. You may also apply directly apply online at https://askwellness.ca/careers/ 

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.

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