Janitor - Casual

Vancouver, BC PRN $21.63/hour

A neighborhood where every person's worth is celebrated and all people thrive.

OUR MISSION We seek a just society, nurturing spirits through ministry, housing, advocacy and community services.


  • Acceptance: We practice a presence of acceptance – caring for people no matter who they are, no matter where they are on life’s journey, no matter their race, gender identity/expression, or who they love. We meet people where they are and offer help when asked.
  • Discernment: We develop and grow our skill at using critical thinking and judgement in our interactions with the community we serve. We know that behaviour is in itself communication, and sometimes rules cannot be one-size-fits-all. And that the world does need rules. We use the same skills to plan how the organization should respond to the neighbourhood we serve.
  • Empathy: We practice empathy – truly seeing and hearing the experience of those around us. Empathy communicates to those we serve: “You are not alone.”
  • Accountability: We show up and we go the extra mile. We deal with our own issues and we take ownership and responsibility for our work and its impact.
  • Social Justice: We aspire to a sustainable and equitable society.

Each job within the First United Church Community Ministry Society should in some way promote our accomplishment of this vision and mission.

This position’s objective is to keep the all church areas clean and tidy including the offices, washrooms of the Church, outside stairs, driveway and sidewalk. 


  • Clean building floors by sweeping, mopping, scrubbing or vacuuming
  • Gather and empty trash
  • Service, clean and supply restrooms
  • Clean windows inside and outside (where accessible), glass, and mirrors using soapy water or other cleaners, sponges and squeegees
  • Dust furniture, walls, ceilings and equipment.
  • Fix toilets that are running or plugged
  • Clean ventilation system intake and output grills
  • Mix water and detergents or acids in containers to prepare cleaning solutions, according to specifications and WHMIS requirements
  • Follow procedures for the use of chemical cleaners and power equipment in order to prevent damage to floors and fixtures
  • Strip, seal, finish, and polish floors
  • Clean and restore building interiors damaged by vandalism including painting as required
  • Monitor building security and safety by locking doors, garbage bins, etc as required and alerting Shelter staff when assistance is needed
  • Move heavy furniture, equipment and supplies either manually or by using vehicles
  • Notify management concerning the need for major repairs or additions to building operating systems
  • Remove snow from sidewalks, driveways and outside the loading dock using snow shovels and spread snow melting chemicals
  • Complete requisitions for supplies and equipment needed for cleaning and maintenance duties and submit to the Operations Manager
  • Perform preventative maintenance inside and outside the building upon request of the Operations Manager
  • Set up, arrange and remove decorations, tables, chairs, ladders and scaffolding to prepare rooms for events such as meeting, dinners, etc.
  • Maintain overall building appearance including watering plants, changing light bulbs, ensuring signage is free from graffiti, etc.
  • Ensure cleanliness of bunk beds by cleaning with disinfectant and spraying insecticides for bed bugs using proper WHMIS practices.
  • Maintain bunk beds to ensure the safety of employees and Shelter Residents by ensuring safety railing and screws are fastened correctly
  • Ensure laundry is completed daily.
  • Other duties, as required.


Supervisory/Management Responsibility

Financial Responsibility

Latitude The incumbent works fairly independently. If clarification is required, it is expected that the incumbent will request further direction from the Operations Manager.


  • Regular communication is maintained with all levels of staff and management.
  • Communication is also maintained with management and co-workers as work is assigned and completed, and information exchanged on an ongoing basis.


  • Ability to maintain a calm, welcoming, empathetic and professional demeanor with vulnerable and/or marginalized individuals.
  • Ability to avoid engaging in incidents with staff, Community Members and volunteers.
  • Good physical condition with ability to lift up to 25 kilograms. • Ability to read and understand chemical labels.
  • Ability to work different shifts and to maintain a good attendance and on time record.
  • A driver’s license that is valid for the past ten (10) years is a plus.
  • Good command of written and verbal English


  • Grade 12
  • Janitorial training an asset, WHMIS


  • Experience in a non-profit related environment, e.g. shelter, group home, recovery house, low-income housing

We encourage applications from members of groups that have been marginalized on any grounds enumerated under the B.C. Human Rights Code, including sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, racialization, disability, political belief, religion, marital or family status, age, and/or status as a First Nation, Metis, Inuit, or Indigenous person.

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