Full Time (35 hours per week), Monday to Friday
YWCA Housing Department, Metro Vancouver
Posting Period
Open until filled
Job Description

The YWCA Metro Vancouver has 13 housing sites providing safe, affordable housing to women who are single mothers and their children, in various locations across Metro Vancouver. 


The role of the Painter is to oversee all aspects of: 

  • Building Maintenance:
    • Daily building inspections, both inside and out for safety, security, and property damage.
    • General clean-up of the property, including garbage clean-up.
    • Cleaning and maintaining storage and workshop areas within the building, in conformance with safety standards.
    • Purchase, receive, move, and store supplies and equipment.
    • Find a balance between careful, accurate and fast painting of interiors of units and of common areas as directed, ensuring that drop cloths are used to protect carpets and flooring.
    • Paint exterior fences and patio furniture as needed/directed
    • Ensure work areas are clean upon completion of work
    • Inspect regularly for graffiti and paint over it as needed/directed
  • Administration
    • Using Arcori to keep daily, weekly, monthly and quarterly logs of repairs, maintenance and inspections.
    • Using Safetyline to check in regularly during the work day
    • Using ADP Workforce now to record hours
    • Responding to daily emails on Outlook
    • Using Zoom or Microsoft Teams to attend meetings
    • Posting notices and delivering correspondence as directed by the Property Manager or Assets Clerk.
    • Facilitating access and helping to coordinate contractors and vendors on site, as directed by the Property Manager or Assets Clerk

Skills & Qualifications:

  • Functional English written and verbal communications
  • Strong organization skills
  • Ability to work autonomously
  • Fast, accurate  painting skills are a necessity
  • Willingness to do some cleaning.
  • Ability to lift 20 kg
  • Ability to climb ladders up to 3 metres in height
  • General ability to use a mobile phone and computer for emails
  • Willingness to learn and use Arcori, Safetyline, ADP Workforce now, Outlook, Zoom and Microsoft Teams
  • Travel throughout Metro Vancouver will be required
  • A valid clear criminal record check (including working with vulnerable populations) is required.
  • Successful applicants are required to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19, exemption requests must be supported by valid, legal documents.

About the YWCA


This year, YWCA Metro Vancouver marks 125 years of serving our community. We recognize that Canada was founded through colonialist and racist policies, and the YWCA was established and operated during this time. We also recognize that these legacies exist in our present time and are committed to actively decolonizing our policies, programs and practices. Our vision: We boldly envision a just and equitable world for women, families and allies. Our mission: We advance gender equity alongside women, families, Two-Spirit and gender diverse people through advocacy and integrated services that help support personal, collective and economic wellbeing.

This is an exciting time for the YWCA. Join us and be part of a passionate, dedicated and impactful team!

How to Apply

Consider joining our committed team of staff and being part of an inclusive and rewarding workplace. Candidates are invited to send cover letters and resumes to:

Jeannine O’Hara, Associate Director, Housing

Position will remain open until filled

YWCA Metro Vancouver is committed to ensuring that the application and interview processes are accessible to all applicants; if you require accommodations in submitting your application, or have other questions, please contact the hiring manager as listed.  All employment will be decided on the basis of qualifications, transferrable skills, lived experience, and business need. We thank all who apply, but only applicants selected for an interview will be contacted. For more information about this and other YWCA Metro Vancouver career opportunities, please visit