Position Indeterminate Full-Time Building Services Worker
Type of Posting Internal/External Deadline Applications accepted on an ongoing basis
Hours & Days of Work Shifts: 7:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. / 3:30 p.m. to 12:00 a.m. / 11:30 p.m. to 8:00 a.m.

Days: Monday to Friday / Friday & Saturday/ Saturday & Sunday

Program & Location Hotel Canada – Supportive Housing Program
Compensation $19.16 per hour based on experience, plus a generous leave, benefits and pension package
Type Union – BC Government Employee’s Union (BCGEU)


About Us:

Atira Property Management Inc. is a mid-sized licensed property management company known for its inclusionary hiring practices and for being wholly-owned by Atira Women’s Resource Society, an award-winning not-for-profit organization. We offer a challenging and rewarding work environment where a job is more than just a pay cheque. We offer our staff the opportunity to work alongside a remarkable group of professionals and activists working to make the world a more just place, one tenant, one home, one job at a time.


The Opportunity:

Reporting to the Program Manager, the Building Services Worker, is responsible for washing and cleaning floors and carpets, cleaning bathrooms, kitchens and room doors in common areas, cleaning stairwells, disposing of refuge, cleaning windows, dusting and polishing furniture and fixtures. The Building Services Worker is regularly exposed to and in direct contact with dust, dirt, fumes, cleaning and other chemicals, germs and human waste. The Building Services Worker maintains the cleanliness of the grounds, may be required to clean vacant rooms; and reports any damage and/or problems in the building to the Building Manager.


About You:

You embrace Atira’s mission, vision, values and philosophy. You have a well-developed understanding of and commitment to anti-oppression work and intersectionality. You are familiar with colonialism especially as it applies in Canada and you understand the impact of the residential school system. You are committed to working with people who are struggling with substance use and or mental wellness and understand and are comfortable working within a harm reduction environment. Lived expertise is an asset, as is living in the community in which you work. Atira strives to hire staff who reflect the people we serve.


You Also Have:


  • Proven initiative, judgement, decision-making and problem-saving capabilities.
  • Proven ability to develop and maintain rapport with tenants, your co-workers and other stakeholders.


  • Demonstrated ability to organize and carry out work with independence
  • Physical ability to perform the duties and carry out heavy cleaning duties



Additional Requisites/Assets:


  • WHMIS certificate is required.
  • A valid First Aid is an asset.


  • Non-Violent Crisis Intervention Certificate is an asset
  • All positions are subject to a criminal records review

Application Process:

Expressions of interest, including an updated resume and a cover letter describing how you meet or exceed the above-noted qualifications, must be received by email at [email protected] or by fax at 604.439.8804. Candidates who lack the basic experience and qualifications set out in the posting will not be considered. Only short-listed applicants will be contacted.