Janitorial Cleaner

Full Time
Penticton, BC
Posted Today
Job description

Job Title: Janitorial Cleaner
City: Penticton
Program and Site Location: 24 Hour Supportive Housing, Burdock
Reports To: Coordinator of Supportive Housing, Burdock
Term Permanent Full-Time (37.5 hours per week)
Hours: Monday to Friday 8:30am to 4:30pm with ½ hour paid break
Wage Range: $18.66 to $21.77 based on education and related experience.

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

Position Summary: As a Janitorial Cleaner, you will work under the direction of the Coordinator of Supportive Housing (Burdock) to maintain the overall cleanliness within office spaces and assist with Program Participant suite cleanup when requested through a variety of locations within Penticton. Service delivery is based on a client centered, non-judgmental perspective.

Typical Duties Include:

Janitorial Cleaning Responsibilities

- Clean and disinfect sinks, countertops, desks, handles, filing cabinet and cupboards.
- Clean and disinfect floors, toilet, tables, chairs, and kitchen surfaces and appliances such as but not limited to refrigerators and microwaves.
- Clean and disinfect walls and baseboards.
- Sweep, mop, vacuum and/or hand scrub floors using brooms, mops, and vacuum cleaners.
- Empty trash cans and recyclables into disposal areas.
- Wipe down walls using wall mop, doors, wall hangings, and baseboards, etc.
- Clean windows, glass partitions, or mirrors, using soapy water or other cleaners, sponges, or squeegees.
- Maintaining and upkeep of all cleaning equipment, supplies and products.
- Assist with cleaning Program Participant suites to help with unit occupancy when requested.
- Ensuring safe and sanitary storage and care of products.
- Keeping all spaces neat and tidy.
- Reporting repairs and replacements when encountered on the job.
- Provide crisis intervention as required including overdose responses by ensuring immediate access to medical services and completing necessary incident reports when required.
- Ensure compliance with all WorkSafe/Occupational Health and Safety Guidelines supportive standards, Society policies and procedures.
- Other duties which may or may not be outlined in this job description.

Administrative Responsibilities

- When requested, be a member of the Society’s Performance and Quality Improvement (PQI) team.
- Ensure compliance with all Society policies and procedures.
- Other duties which may or may not be outlined within this job description.

Qualifications and Requirements

- Prior cleaning/housekeeping experience an asset.
- Must be willing to work in units with bed bugs/hoarding/harm reduction present in positive and confident manner (training can be provided).
- Must have good time management skills within a fast-paced, high intensity work environment.
- Experience with mental health/addiction and homelessness issues an asset.
- Physical demands include walking and standing, climbing, bending, kneeling, push and pull objects, lift, and move objects, repetitive bending and lifting/arm movements.
- Ability to work as a team member in a case management setting involving multi-agency supports
- Good communication, documentation, interpersonal and conflict management skills.
- Must pass an acceptable criminal record check for the vulnerable sector.
- Occupational First Aid Level 1 required.
- Readiness to complete in-house online training within the first month of employment.

How to apply: Please submit your application with a detailed cover letter and resume with the reference “Janitorial Cleaner-Burdock”. This position will remain open until the successful candidate is found. You may also apply directly online at https://askwellness.ca/careers/

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.

Note: This description may be amended at any time in response to operational and funding requirements and may include other duties not outlined here.

Job Types: Full-time, Permanent

Salary: $18.66-$21.77 per hour


  • Casual dress
  • Company events
  • Dental care
  • Disability insurance
  • Employee assistance program
  • Extended health care
  • Life insurance
  • Paid time off
  • Vision care
  • Wellness program

Flexible Language Requirement:

  • French not required


  • 8 hour shift
  • Day shift
  • No weekends

COVID-19 considerations:
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.

Ability to commute/relocate:

  • Penticton, BC: reliably commute or plan to relocate before starting work (required)


  • Cleaning: 1 year (preferred)


  • double COVID vaccination status (required)

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