Youth Summer Job – Maintenance Worker

Full Time Maintenance Worker

Our Place Society (OPS) is an organization with progressive Christian values and principles. We work as a team to create a nurturing atmosphere of home and family, where all are welcomed. A team approach is critical to living out our mission and values and to directing our work.

The maintenance worker will perform regular scheduled maintenance and required repairs to Our Place – New Road facility, grounds and equipment. To assist with custodial duties, as required.

This position is funded by the Canada Summer Jobs plan for youth and the applicant must meet the following criteria:

  • is between 19 and 30 years of age (inclusive at the start of employment);
  • is a Canadian Citizen, permanent resident, or person on whom refugee protection has been conferred under the Immigration and Refugee Protection Act; and
  • is legally entitled to work according to the relevant provincial/territorial legislation and regulations.

Details of the Position:

  • Compensation: $17.00 per hour
  • Hours of Work: 35 hours per week
  • Shifts: To Be Determined
  • Duration of Position: 8 weeks each
  • Positions Available: 2
  • Start Date: 1 from June – July  |  1 from Aug – Sept


Under the Direction of Facilities Manager:

  • Conduct regular maintenance and repair to structural, mechanical and electrical systems not requiring a ticketed tradesman, under the supervision of Maintenance Lead.
  • Painting, grounds and garden work.
  • Assist custodial team as required.
  • Maintains a professional yet compassionate relationship with family members.
  • Works cooperatively with other staff and to work alone responsibly.
  • Performs other related duties as required.

Education, Skills and Abilities

  • Previous experience and/or present educational path in related area and experience working with the homeless and First Nation is an asset.
  • Knowledge of building systems and safe operation of basic hand & power tools.
  • Willing to work a variety of shifts
  • Ability to lift 40 lbs.
  • Willing and able to work comfortably in a team environment.
  • Good communication and organizational skills.
  • Experience working with marginalized populations an asset.
  • Act in a professional manner at all times.
  • Be adaptable and be comfortable working in a hectic environment that serves the marginalized population of Victoria.

How To Apply

Qualified candidates are invited to submit a covering letter and resume detailing their related background, experience and qualifications by Monday May 31, 2021 4:30 p.m. careers@ourplacesociety.com or to Our Place Society, Attention: Joslin Martin, HR Generalist 919 Pandora Avenue, Victoria, B.C. V8V 3P4. Please quote “Youth Summer Jobs – Maintenance Worker” in the subject line.

Please note: All applications must have a cover letter to be considered.

Our Place Society is an equal opportunity employer. We value the diversity of the communities we serve, and are committed to engaging and developing a diverse and inclusive workforce. Our Place Society welcomes applications from First Nation, Inuit, Métis, New Canadian, differently-abled, and LGBTQ2S communities