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Job Posting Contract Position Live-in Caretaker

Nelson Community Services is seeking a live in caretaker (individual, couple, or small family) for Cicada Place, Youth Housing and Support for vulnerable Youth.

Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Perform general building maintenance and corrective interior and exterior minor repairs.
  • Maintain the safety and security of the building and property.
  • Provide custodial services for offices and maintain order, cleanliness, and appearance of common areas.
  • Carry out procedures related to fire safety and testing.
  • Conduct monthly site inspections of building and of apartment units at least once annually.
  • Prepare vacant units for occupancy.
  • Maintain a physical presence on nights, weekends, and holidays.  Respond to resident inquires, requests, and problems when on duty. Deal with emergencies and provide onsite security.  Enforce program rules related to safety/security consistent with Cicada Place policies and procedures and residential regulations.
  • Provide grounds keeping and maintenance of parking area, including snow and ice removal.  Sweep and maintain all sidewalks.
  • Dispose of all recycling and refuse in an approved and environmentally safe manner.
  •  Act as an independent Contractor.


  • Building maintenance/custodial experience
  • Ability to troubleshoot situations and determine solutions.
  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills
  • Proven organizational skills.
  • Experience working with vulnerable youth an asset.

Other Information:

  • A clear criminal records check required as is a valid BC Drivers’s License and reliable vehicle.
  • Must provide his/her own hand tools required for the performance of duties.
  • Compensation for the Live In Caretaker Position includes a two-bedroom apartment at Cicada Place. In addition, a Contract fee is paid in the amount of $477.00 on the 15th and 30th day of every month.

Please submit Letter of Interest and a current Resume to:

Joyce Dahms- Whiffen, Program Director at jdahms@servicesfyi.ca

Closes:  Thursday, November 30th at noon.