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.
January 12, 2023

General Maintenance Worker, Penticton, Permanent Part Time

City: Penticton
Reports To: Coordinator of Supportive Housing and Coordinator of Property Maintenance and Cleaning
Permanent Part-Time (18.5 hours per week) with casual/on-call opportunities
Scheduled to be determined
             May be required to work evenings and hours to fluctuate seasonally.

Wage Range: $23.16 to $26.97 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 and Penticton Team 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:

  • 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 Coordinator of Supportive Housing and Coordinator of Property Maintenance and Cleaning.
  • 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.
  • Complete tasks such as but not limited to applying paint and other finishes, repairing drywall, disassembling, and reassembling, replacing sinks and toilets.
  • Monitor work performed by contractors, prepares estimates of labour and material costs to submit to the Coordinator of Supportive Housing in collaboration with the Coordinator of Property Maintenance and Cleaning.
  • 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.
  • Complete and maintain related records such as online work order requests, mileage and critical incident reports.
  • 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.
  • Ensure compliance with all Society supportive standards, policies, and procedures.
  • Represent the maintenance department at Society Safety Meetings when requested.
  • 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.

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 “Penticton General Maintenance” to or apply directly online at no later than February 15, 2023 at noon with interviews to follow.

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