Housing Maintenance

Vancouver, BC Canada Full-time $21.63/hour


Position Title:                 Housing Maintenance
Department:                  First United Church Social Housing Society
Reports to:                     Building Operations Coordinator
Date:                               April 2022

Our Vision
A neighbourhood where every person’s worth is celebrated, and all people thrive.

Our Mission
We seek a just society by nurturing each person’s spirit through ministry, housing, advocacy and community services.

Our Core Values

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 at First United Church Community Ministry Society should in some way promote our vision and mission and all employees are expected to share our values at work.


The Housing Maintenance Worker is responsible, under the direction of the Building Operations Coordinator, for assisting with coordinating, and administering of maintenance at all First United Church Social Housing Society sites. Responsible for reviewing and reporting issues and ensuring all sites are in a reasonable state of repair. Understands that the primary focus of the role is on situations that could affect the health, safety and well-being of residents, staff, and the public.


·         Ensures facilities and equipment meet all safety, security, and fire regulations and policies.

·         Assists in establishing, monitoring, and carrying our plans and schedules for a preventative maintenance program of all facilities’ systems and equipment.

      Skilled work may include minor carpentry, electrical, painting, mechanical, plumbing and locksmithing.

      General maintenance activities may include tasks such as building shelving, moving furniture, unplugging toilets, painting, drywall repair, light bulb and filter replacement, smoke alarm checks, power washing, small drywall patching jobs, grounds clean-up, and other general repairs.

      Supervises outside maintenance contractors and ensures work is performed satisfactorily

      Keeps a record of jobs performed and submits information to Building Operations Coordinator for recordkeeping and data collection.

      Uses a computer, Microsoft Office Programs, Arcori and the Internet for work purposes such as e-mail, messages, documentation data or researching information.

      Under the direction of and in partnership with the Building Operations Coordinator conducts inspections and follows up with all required repairs in a timely fashion.

      Inspects, maintains logbooks, reports issues, and drives First United vehicles between sites for purposes of moving, delivering, picking up and dropping-off various materials and equipment.

      Attends regular staff meetings, and reports into the Building Operations Coordinator as required

      Provides support to building janitors and support and information to other staff as required.

      May relieve the Building Operations Coordinator when asked to do so



Supervisory/Management responsibility

Financial responsibility
Accountable to the Building Operations Coordinator

The incumbent works closely with the Building Operations Coordinator. If clarification is required, it is expected that the incumbent will request further direction/clarification from the Building Operations Coordinator.  


Regular communications are maintained with all vendors or subcontractors, staff, and residents.


·         Ability to maintain a calm, welcoming, empathetic, and professional demeanor at all times with staff and with vulnerable and/or marginalized individuals

·         Ability to avoid engaging in incidents with staff, Community Members, and volunteers; nonviolent crisis intervention training a strong asset

·         Demonstrated ability to safely use small hand tools and other tools and equipment required to carry out the tasks

·         Physical ability to carry out the duties of the position: good physical condition with ability to lift up to 25 kilograms

·         Ability to use computers and various work-related software to carry out work related activities. An intermediate understanding of Microsoft Office products is required.

·         Must have a valid BC driver’s licence and driving record that is reflective of a safe driving history. May be required to provide a copy of a driver’s abstract.

·         Must be able to pass a Criminal Record Check

·         Ability to communicate in English effectively, both verbally and in writing

·         Ability to work independently with a minimum of supervision

·         Ability to organize work

·         Ability to operate related equipment


·         Grade 12 or an equivalency of education.

·         Certificate of Apprenticeship or Trades Qualification certificate in a trade or trades (such as plumping, painting, HVAC, or carpentry) and/or equivalent combination of training and experience plus five (5) years related experience in a non-profit related support housing building(s) e.g., shelter, group home, recovery house and/or supported housing buildings


·         Occupational First Aid and CPR, Naloxone Administration Training, WHIMS, NVCI or non-violent communication, other workplace related training optional but would be a benefit



Exempt    Management    x Bargaining Unit

Job Classification: CSSEA Provincial Agreements JJEP Classification Grid 10

Wage Range:  $21.63 - $25.19 (based on union seniority)*

The above wages are effective August 1, 2021.

First United always encourages 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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