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 13, 2023

Live In Caretaker (Tina Baptiste Suites)

City: Kamloops
Program and Site Location:
Tina Baptiste Suites (239 3rd Ave)
Reports To: Manager of Seniors Housing
Term
Permanent Part-Time (10 hours per week)
Monthly Stipend: 1463.94 in accordance with the BC Provincial Residential Caretaker Framework
Monthly Rent:
$510.00 (includes Heat, Hot Water, and shared cable in a common space)

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: Under the direction of Manager of Seniors Housing, the Live-in Caretaker will be responsible for the overall cleanliness of Tina Baptiste Suites (TBS) in and around the property and provide on-site monitoring and reporting. You will assist the ASK Wellness Society Team to manage the day-to-day operation of a residential apartment building with the goal of having clean, quiet maintained building with a happy community and residents. The Live-In Caretaker is not compensated for mileage or time that occurs and is inclusive of the monthly stipend. Service delivery is based on a client centered, non-judgmental perspective.

Specific Responsibilities Guidelines: 

  • Contribute to the protection of Program Participants from abuse and/or when they are in distress. 
  • Maintain positive and professional boundaries with all tenants and Program Participants. 
  • Monitor and report any concerns regarding the suites to the Manager of Seniors Housing and/or the Emergency After Hours On-Call Worker.
  • Refer tenants and Program Participants to the Manager of Seniors Housing when any questions arise regarding the suite (i.e. visitors, maintenance, pets etc.). 
  • In the event of an emergency call 911, followed by the Emergency After Hours On-Call Worker.
  • Work with the Manager of Seniors Housing and the Property Services Department when making decisions around the general maintenance of the building and/or suites.
  • Monitor the buildings alarm system and either contact the necessary authorities in the case of an emergency or deactivate the alarms (smoke alarms, fire alarms, etc.) in the case of a false alarm.
  • Complete minor maintenance tasks (changing batteries in smoke alarms, changing light bulbs, etc.) when necessary.
  • Monitor and move along community members who are loitering in and around the property and back parking lot.
  • Ensure compliance with all Society supportive standards, policies, and procedures.
  • When required complete written reports, case notes and Critical Incident reports.  
  • Other duties which may or may not be outlined in this job description.
  • Provide 10 hours per week of cleaning services to the building- see specifics below.

Daily

  • Inside of building is checked and walked with spot cleans done where required with emphasis on the lobby, tenant entrance, side entrances, laundry room(s) and any amenity rooms.
  • Any garbage inside or outside of the building is picked up when you see it.
  • Check garbage dumpsters that they are not overflowing and arrange for extra pickups if required.
  • Remove any non-recyclables from exterior bins.
  • Common area is kept neat and tidy.

Weekly

  • All common areas of building including hallways, public washroom, lobbies, laundry, and amenity rooms are vacuumed, dusted, and cleaned.
  • Exterior of building is walked with all garbage picked up and bagged.
  • Sanitize washers and change lint trap on dryer.
  • All glass entrance doors are cleaned inside and outside (front door should be cleaned as required).
  • Boiler, electrical and storage rooms are checked with any garbage or disallowed items removed.
  • Clean and sweep around garbage and recycling bins.

Monthly

  • Sweep or mop boiler and storage room floors, dust off heating equipment and pipes.
  • Wipe down suite entry doors or as required (encourage tenants to do on their own but suite doors must be kept clean and in good shape).
  • Ordering cleaning supplies or as required through the Manager of Seniors Housing (We encourage you to do this monthly and plan accordingly for commonly used items).

Every 6 months

  • Laundry machines are pulled out and cleaned behind (check dryer vents for blockages).

Qualifications and Requirements

  • Experience with mental health, addiction, and homelessness issues.
  • Basic knowledge of building layout and property management an asset.
  • Flexibility to be on call and respond to emergencies and work irregular hours if necessary and on short notice.
  • Understands and maintains professional boundaries.
  • Must pass an acceptable criminal record check for the vulnerable sector.
  • Readiness to complete in-house online training within the first month of employment.
  • As Tenants are allowed to have pets, it is noted that this is a pet friendly environment.

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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