Facility Maintenance Worker

Posted on: April 24, 2023
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Since 1987, Phoenix has been dedicated to supporting youth and contributing to a vibrant community. Phoenix’s ten locations in Halifax, N.S. provide a continuum of care for youth aged 11-24 and their families. Our team of caring professionals recognizes that each person who comes to us has individual needs as well as strengths. People are the leaders in their own lives; Phoenix is a leader in supporting them.

A staff group that represents the diversity of the people and communities we serve is of the utmost importance. Phoenix is committed to reducing barriers to employment and career growth that have traditionally impacted members from the following groups, African Nova Scotians, Indigenous People, and Other Racially Visible Persons, Members of the 2SLGBTQIA+ Community, and Persons with Disabilities. If you are a member of one of these equity-seeking groups, you are encouraged to self-identify in your cover letter or your resume. We would also appreciate if you would share your pronouns in your cover letter or your resume.

JOB SUMMARY: The Facility Maintenance Worker will be responsible for repairs and preventative maintenance of equipment at several Phoenix facilities located in the Halifax peninsula. Weekly duties could include projects such as drywall repair, painting, carpentry work, minor plumbing repairs, and seasonal outside work such as lawn care and some shovelling. The Facility Maintenance Worker is required to have a reliable vehicle for travel to each location and pick up materials and supplies as required.

Reports to: Facilities Manager

Compensation: $41,600 - $49,920 per year ($25 - $30 per hour). Comprehensive Group Medical Insurance Plan, Employee and Family Assistance Program, RRSP Contributions, Paid Vacation & Sick Time, Generous Paid Holiday Schedule, Travel Allowance

Hours of Work: 32 Hours / Week (4 Days / Week with Negotiated Schedule)

Locations: Several locations within the Halifax Peninsula. Settings include offices, community resource centres, and residential programs. Travel between locations is required.

Screening Requirements: Due to the sensitive nature of our work with youth, this position is subject to a satisfactory criminal records check including a vulnerable sector search and child abuse register check.

• Basic Drywall / Plaster Repair & Painting
• Furniture Assembly & Relocation
• Basic Carpentry Repairs & Installation
• Basic Plumbing Repairs
• Lawn & Garden Care / Maintenance
• Preventative Maintenance Checks on Key Facility Assets
• Other Duties as Required / Assigned by Facilities Manager

• Maintain tools and equipment in clean, safe, working order.
• Respond to emergency situations to help ensure staff and facility safety.
• Adhere to all safety requirements and wear protective gear as required.
• Work in accordance with Phoenix’s Employee Policies.
• Work collaboratively with Operations Team to best meet the needs of the agency.
• Support Phoenix’s commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion through learning
opportunities, critical self-reflection, and professional development.


• Minimum of 3-5 years of relevant work experience.

• Certification and/or experience working in one of the trades (carpentry, plumbing, electrical) would be considered an asset.

• WHIMIS Certification (or willing to obtain within 3 months of hire) • Strong verbal and written communication skills including via email and text.

• The ability to lift and/or move up to 100 pounds.

• Valid driver’s licence and reliable vehicle

As Phoenix continues to provide in-person programs and services during the COVID-19 pandemic, we have an obligation to maintain a safe environment for our staff, volunteers, student placements, and the youth and families, and community members we work with. Phoenix firmly believes a vaccinated population is a vital part of keeping us, our youth, families, and communities protected from COVID-19 and developing, fast-moving variants. Please be aware that Phoenix Youth Programs require all employees, volunteers, and student placements working at any of Phoenix locations to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19, (subject to specific exemptions regarding health or human rights issues).

TO APPLY: *Note that interviews may take place during the posting period.
Please forward a resume and a cover letter (in Word or as a PDF document) with pertinent information about your qualifications by 11:59 pm (ADT), Monday, June 12, 2023, to:

careers@phoenixyouth.ca with the subject line “Facility Maintenance Worker.”