Beacon Community Services

Beacon Community Services is a community-based, non-profit, social, employment, health, recreation, housing and volunteer services agency, offering a wide range of programs and services to thousands of clients in the Capital Regional District. Since 1974, we have been promoting independence with dignity, respect and compassion.

  • Better at Home Housekeeper

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    • Job Description:

      Position Title: Housekeeper, Better at Home
      Position Number: 2018-159
      Department: Volunteer Services
      Work Site: Saanich Peninsula (must have transportation)
      Days/Hours of Work: 2-8 hours a day, varies each week
      Wage: $22 per hour plus 8.6% in lieu of benefits
      Status: casual
      Posting Period: Until filled
      Start Date: As soon as possible
      Union: Exempt

      JOB SUMMARY:
      Beacon Community Services operates the Better at Home program for Saanich and the Saanich Peninsula. The goal of the Better at Home program is to provide non-medical services to support seniors living in their own homes for as long as possible. The Housekeeper is an integral part of the Better at Home team providing light housekeeping services to seniors. The Housekeeper will report to the Better at Home Coordinator.

      DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
      • Provide light housekeeping services to seniors who are living independently in their own homes.
      • Services may include:
      o Vacuuming and mopping floors
      o Kitchen floors, counters, sink
      o Bathroom sinks, tubs, showers, counters, toilets, floors
      o Making beds or changing bed linens
      o Laundry
      o Cleaning windows
      o Cleaning out refrigerator
      o Dusting
      • Visits are 1-2 hours.
      • Follow schedule as provided by Better at Home Coordinator.
      • Call clients the day before appointment.
      • Follow check in and check out protocol.
      • General knowledge of Beacon Community Services.
      • All other duties as required.

      QUALIFICATIONS/REQUIREMENTS:
      • Experience working with the Seniors
      • Experience cleaning homes
      • Physically able to perform all of the cleaning tasks listed
      • Use of a reliable vehicle
      • WHMIS Certification (to be renewed every 2 years)
      • Clear Police Criminal Record Check

      KNOWLEDGE/SKILLS:
      • Familiarity with housekeeping
      • General knowledge of Beacon Community Services.
      • Ability to establish and maintain effective relationships with the general public, co-workers and volunteers
      • Ability to work independently
      • Promote a positive team environment.
      • Ability to work independently and within a team environment
      • Ability to express ideas effectively, both verbally and in writing.

      WE LIVE SAFETY!
      The safety of our clients, staff and volunteers is a priority of Beacon Community Services. We promote healthy and safe working conditions in all of our operations. We are committed to continuously improving safety and it is essential to this position. We further support safety through the active participation and co-operation of management, supervisors, workers and joint occupational health and safety committees.

      APPLICATIONS:
      All interested applicants can Apply Now! quoting the position number 2018-159. Please note only those applicants who are selected to continue in the recruitment process will be contacted.

    • Wage/Salary: $22/hr
    • Start date: 21/01/2019
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  • Food Service Worker - Server

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      Beacon Community Services is an award-winning and Accredited not-for-profit that helps people and improves lives through a range of programs and services. We offer a competitive salary and a rewarding, stimulating work environment.
      At the SHOAL Activity Centre, we utilize a multi-dimensional approach in the provision of community services by combining recreation, volunteer services and food services. The Centre also houses residents in Assisted Living and Independent Living units. Under the direction of the Director of SHOAL Centre, the Food Service Worker joins the hospitality team performing a variety of food service duties and assists cooking staff as needed.

    • Wage/Salary: $18.23 per hour plus 9.6% in lieu of benefits
    • Start date: 01/09/2019
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  • Assistant Manager, Thrift Shops

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      JOB SUMMARY:
      Beacon Community Services is an award-winning and accredited not-for-profit that helps people and improves lives through a range of programs and services. We offer a competitive salary and a rewarding, stimulating work environment.

      Beacon Community Services Thrift Shops operate throughout the CRD. Each location serves individuals in the community by providing quality items at affordable prices. Our Thrift Shops are a success due to our team of dedicated volunteers and staff. The Assistant Manager is responsible for the overall operation of the Thrift Shop in the absence of the Manager.

      DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
      • Ensuring that the thrift shops are a safe environment for staff, volunteers and customers by following the Beacon Community Services’ Health and Safety Program and Policy and Procedures.
      • Opening and closing of stores, daily cash reports, bank deposits, and maintaining an extra float.
      • Inputting daily cash reports into the computer as directed by the Manager.
      • Assisting in the recruitment and training of new volunteers.
      • Overall volunteer support in running shops and ensuring volunteers know they are a vital part of the success of the organization. Welcome, engage, and thank the volunteers every shift.
      • Arrange, schedule, accept, and screen donation pickups and furniture deliveries as needed using posted information and criteria following donation safety guidelines.
      • Consistently monitors retail layout and display with frequent walks throughout the shop daily to maintain organization and cleanliness, colour blocking, regularly updating floor displays to attract customers to the shop.
      • Providing a high level of customer service through sales assistance, answering and returning phone calls, helping to load items into vehicles for customers as needed, and informing customers of our policies and procedures.
      • Maintaining clean shops with daily trash and recycling removal, floors swept and shelves dusted, change rooms empty and the floor and front counter are clear at the end of the day.
      • Using a communication book as a tool to convey current, relevant information to the managers working alternate shifts, communicate feedback or ideas to the Thrift Shop Manager.
      • Ensuring other staff members and volunteers are aware of any policy changes or shop issues.
      • Be familiar with Thrift Shop operations in all locations with ability to convey general knowledge of Beacon Community Services.
      • Performs other related duties as assigned.

      QUALIFICATIONS:
      • Experience working with the Public or in a Community Service Sector
      • Retail knowledge and management experience an asset
      • Experience working within a Thrift Shop environment
      • WHMIS Certification (to be renewed bi-annually)
      • Clear Police Criminal Record Check

      KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES:
      • Familiarity with the operations of a Thrift Shop
      • General knowledge of Beacon Community Services
      • Ability to establish and maintain effective relationships with the general public, co-workers and volunteers
      • Promote a positive team environment
      • Ability to work independently and within a team environment
      • Ability to motivate, inspire, provide support to volunteers
      • Ability to express ideas effectively, both verbally and in writing
      • Ability to keep their cool under sometimes stressful conditions
      • Ability to prioritize tasks and multi-task

    • Wage/Salary: $16.00 per hour, plus 8.6% in lieu of benefits
    • Start date: 21/10/2019
    • Downloads: 2019-95-Assistant-Manager-Casual-September-26-until-filled.pdf
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