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Position: Grounds and Maintenance Worker
Organization: Canuck Place Children's Hospice
Location: Vancouver, BC - Vancouver Hospice, with potential occasional work at Abbotsford Hospice

Reporting to: Manager, Facilities
Job status: Permanent, part-time 0.8 FTE (60 hours bi-weekly, which equates to four days per week: Friday-Saturday, Monday and either Sunday or Tuesdays)
Anticipated Start Date: June 2021

Canuck Place Children’s Hospice (CPCH) is British Columbia’s recognized pediatric palliative care provider. For over two decades, through the many programs and services we provide, we have made a significant difference in the lives of children with life-threatening illnesses and the families who love them. Be part of a talented and innovative team that takes pride in supporting and providing the highest quality pediatric palliative care.


Aside from being surrounded by a friendly, inclusive, dedicated team, Canuck Place offers employees up to 16 days’ vacation (pro-rated to their full-time equivalency), an 100% employer-paid benefits package, Municipal Pension Plan (MPP), a Health Spending account that provides up to $400 annually to provide additional coverage for health and wellness activities/services, informative lunch n’ learns, as well as various learning opportunities. Canuck Place Children’s Hospice also has a ‘Care For the Caregiver’ committee who provides ongoing, creative activities to connect us with one another as a reminder that it’s ‘this’ moment that really counts.


Reporting to the Facilities Manager this position works year round maintaining our grounds and performing gardening and handy man type duties in a variety of areas related to the grounds, buildings and equipment. Prioritizes and performs preventative maintenance and repairs on assigned equipment and helps co-ordinates repairs by third party contractors. Seeking a collaborative personality with effective written and spoken communication and strong emotional intelligence. These core competencies are essential for the right candidate.


  • Supporting our garden volunteers on weekends, ensuring adequate supplies, equipment and materials are available for a crew of up to 10 volunteers who are directed by our Master Gardeners.
  • Ability to offer guidance, direction and support to volunteers including corporate volunteer groups working in the gardens and on other exterior projects. Able to prioritize tasks and assignments for volunteers to utilize their time most productively.
  • Lawn Care, leaf collection, occasional pressure washing and general grounds maintenance.
  • Applying paint and other finishes by brush, roller, and/or spray. Removing and replacing ceiling tile, floor tiles, linoleum and carpet. Installing thresholds, baseboard and cove molding.
  • Minor electrical, plumbing, mechanical and carpentry repairs.
  • Monthly inspections for Occupational Health and Safety (OH&S) to identify potential safety concerns, perform monthly generator test, ensure fuel is topped up.
  • Possibly scrubbing hard surface floors, buffing and waxing.
  • Assume other related responsibilities, as assigned.


  • High school diploma, supplemented with related experience or an equivalent combination of education, training, and experience.
  • General handyman skills would be an asset, and the ability to perform a variety of repairs would be beneficial, however we will provide guidance and ongoing training to the right enthusiastic candidate.
  • Valid BC Driver’s License.


What you bring to the role:

  • Collaborative, positive, enthusiastic and a willingness to learn new skills
  • Effective verbal and written English communication skills.
  • Demonstrated ability to operate relevant equipment required for the position.
  • Physical ability to carry out the duties of the position.
  • Ability to interact with individuals at all levels.
  • Strong organizational skills and the ability to prioritize workload.
  • Familiar with the safe use of hand tools and small power tools.
  • Flexibility around change in priorities and schedules.

You have:

  • Exceptional emotional intelligence to be able to work in a multi-disciplinary setting, and when required, interact appropriately with coworkers, our patients and their families.
  • High integrity; creativity; balance, good judgment and objectivity. Inquisitive, enthusiastic, reliable and willing to learn.
  • Good time management skills – able to self direct work with minimal supervision.
  • Able to thrive and effectively manage priorities in a changing environment.

Note: Flexibility is necessary. This position requires weekend work and possible travel to our Abbotsford location.

Canuck Place Children’s Hospice hires on the basis of merit and is strongly committed to equality and diversity within its community and to a welcoming and inclusive workplace. We especially welcome applications from Indigenous persons, visible minority group members, persons with disabilities, people of all sexual orientations and genders, and others with the skills and knowledge to productively engage with diverse communities.


Please submit your cover letter and your resume at by June 9th 2021. We recognize the importance of a diversified workforce, and we encourage First Nations, Inuit and Metis candidates, members of visible minorities and persons with disabilities to apply.

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We thank all applicants for their interest; however, only those candidates who have been short-listed will be contacted.


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Current status: Open/apply now.   Date posted: May 26 2021    ID: 60025