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Maintenance Support

Odawa Native Friendship Centre

August 14, 2023

Maintenance Support
Deadline for applications:
Until position is filled

The Shawenjeagamik Drop-In Centre (“Shawenjeagamik”) houses the Reaching Home program operating under the umbrella of the Odawa Native Friendship Centre, located at 510 Rideau Street, Ottawa. The purpose of this program is to deliver services to the Indigenous homeless and at-risk of Indigenous homelessness people in Ottawa.

Reporting directly to the Shawenjeagamik Manager, the Maintenance Support position is responsible for all basic cleaning in and around the facility or office building at 510 Rideau Street. This can entail dusting, mopping, sweeping, vacuuming, and cleaning smudges off windows and doors. Ensuring restrooms are cleaned, sanitized, and restocked. Sanitize regularly and ensure all COVID-19 safety protocols are adhered to, as well as overall cleanliness. This position may also be required to provide support on the Bannock Bus Outreach van, and to the Odawa Native Friendship located at 815 St. Laurent Blvd, as needed.


1) High school diploma.
2) Must have excellent interpersonal skills.
3) Must have the ability to meet daily deadlines in a timely manner with minimal supervision. 4) Must have or be willing to receive a Criminal Vulnerable Sector check.
5) Candidate may be asked to work flexible hours, this may include evening and weekends. 6) Knowledge of cleaning chemicals and supplies.
7) Familiarity with Material Safety Data Sheets.


1) Knowledge of homelessness issues.
2) Strong knowledge of COVID-19 safety precautions and practices.
3) Ensure the drop-in centre is clean and sanitized regularly throughout the day.
4) Intervene as required to de-escalate conflicts and crises by helping to resolve disputes in a calm,

solution focused way, if required.
5) Ability to handle high levels of stress and ability to adapt to changing circumstances.
6) Remove all garbage from the building and dispose of in appropriate trash bins.
7) Clean, stock and supply designated facility areas (dusting, sweeping, vacuuming, mopping, cleaning

ceiling vents, restroom cleaning, etc.).
8) Perform and document routine inspection and maintenance activities. 9) Carry out heavy cleansing tasks and special projects.
10) Notify supervisor of occurring deficiencies or needs for repairs.
11) Make adjustments and minor repairs.
12) Stock and maintain supply rooms.
13) Cooperate with the rest of the staff.
14) Use hazardous cleaning chemicals safely.

15) Must complete the Health & Safety Awareness for Ontario training course.
16) Must complete the Safe Food Handling training course.
17) Must complete the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act and Integrated Accessibility

Standards Regulation course.
18) Follow all health and safety regulations.


• Flexibility and adaptability are necessary in our fast-paced organization.
• Working conditions are normal for an office environment.
• Work seven (7) hours per day with some overtime when required, from 7:30 am to 3:00 pm, with a 1⁄2

    hr lunch.
• Evening and weekend work when necessary.


To be determined based on experience and education.

If you are interested and meet the above criteria and are fully vaccinated, please send your:

1) Cover Letter AND 

2) Résumé

telling us why you think you’d be a great addition to the ONFC to:

Indigenous (First Nations, Inuit and Métis) candidates will be given priority, please self-identify.

The Odawa Native Friendship Centre is committed to accommodating people with disabilities. If you require an accommodation, we will work with you to meet your needs. We thank all applicants for their interest, however, only those selected for an interview will be contacted.

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