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Ita Wegman Association of BC (Operating as "Glenora Farm")

Glenora Farm Maintenance Manager


The Ita Wegman Association of BC for Curative Education and Social Therapy (Glenora Farm) is an intentional community based on an organic farm located in the rural community of Glenora in the Cowichan Valley on Vancouver Island. Through the modalities of cooperative agriculture, inclusive arts and culture, and integrated home supports, Glenora Farm provides life-enriching day programs and empowering residential care for adults with developmental disabilities (Companions).


It is our common endeavor to create an environment in which those who are in need of special care, and those who provide it, can relate to each other as individuals rather than as professionals and clients. Thus we make room for creativity and personal fulfillment in the context of each person’s privacy and spiritual freedom. In the way we live together, in the way we care for the land and in the things we create, we intend to uphold the ideals of Camphill, in which each contributes what they are able to, and receives in turn what they need.


The Maintenance Manager is responsible for overseeing the repairs and maintenance efforts of Glenora Farm in order to ensure the health, safety, and wellbeing of Companions and Coworkers. The Maintenance Manager ensures that the quality of Glenora Farm remains high, and manages activities for the upkeep of residential buildings, property, utility buildings, equipment, and workshop areas.

The Maintenance Manager ensures equipment and facilities are in good repair and they oversee the full range of custodial and maintenance activities. They resolve problems as they arise either directly or with the support of additionalCoworking team members. The Maintenance Manager is compliant with mandated reporting both internally and externally, and is in compliance with Island Health, CLBC and CARF. The Maintenance Manager serves in various groups and committees to stay aware of current activities and needs, including Joint Health and Safety Committee and Land Group.


Maintenance Schedules: develop maintenance schedules and enforce them among maintenance Coworkers, communicate schedule needs/disruptions with Coworkers (Residential Care Workers, Administration and Workshop Leaders). Works in collaboration with the Business Administrator and Facility Manager.

Coordination and delegation: coordinate maintenance Coworker efforts to ensure Glenora Farm residential buildings, property, utility buildings, equipment, workshop areas, and facilities are kept in good repair. Identify areas for improvement and assign workers to take care of issues. Delegate tasks to meet maintenance schedules.

Project completion: collaborate with the leadership teams on project planning. Communicate plans for upper level improvements to maintenance Coworkers.

Build quotes on larger maintenance projects and engage contractors on projects as needed.

Events: manage the set up and take down of various events.

Maintenance: perform troubleshooting to solve all repair issues. Respond to emergency maintenance calls.


Report Management: the Maintenance Manager is expected to complete relevant reporting as required, accurately and in a timely manner. Works in collaboration with the Administrative Development Coordinator to complete an annual report summary.


Supervision: the Maintenance Manager supervises the Maintenance Worker to ensure health and safety regulations are understood and adhered to.


Meeting participation: the Maintenance Manager serves in various groups and committees to stay aware of current activities and needs. The Maintenance Manager attends the Joint Health and Safety, and Land Group meetings. The Maintenance Manager will attend other meetings upon request.


Communication: communicates appropriately, respectfully and effectively with Companions, Coworkers and all other stakeholders. Advanced interpersonal communication skills, emotional intelligence, and the ability to foster and maintain positive relationships.

Time and Task Management: uses time effectively in order to accomplish workload while prioritizing tasks as needed. Takes ownership and responsibility for the quality of Glenora Farm.

Reviews, understands, and follows all Glenora Farm policies and procedures, as well as professional standards and regulations.

Organization: assess situations to determine the importance, urgency and risks, set priorities, develop a work schedule, monitor progress towards goals, and track details, data, information and activities. Is motivated and independent initiative.

Teamwork: works respectfully, cooperatively and effectively with others to reach a common goal. Observes and understands team needs and dynamics and is able to problem solve with Coworking team members in a timely, respectful and proactive manner.

Leadership: maintains a professional and positive disposition even in challenging situations.

Ability to seek new opportunities, identify gaps and contribute to Glenora Farm’s growth.

Knowledge and the ability to model all Glenora Farm health and safety practices.

Positively influence others to achieve results that are in the best interest of Glenora Farm.

Problem solving: assess problem situations to identify causes, gather and process relevant information, generate possible solutions, and make recommendations and/or resolve the problem.

Feedback: accepts feedback as a means of improving one’s performance and to learn new and different methods and tools. Provides collaborative, proactive solutions and suggestions to the leadership team. Ability to take responsibility, perform reliably and receive critical feedback / instruction.


A combination of education and experience in the following areas is preferred:

  • Previous training and experience in a Camphill Community is beneficial
  • Experience working with adults and/or seniors with intellectual, developmental, and physical diversity, brain injury, and age-related illnesses
  • Experience in maintenance
  • Management experience
  • Understanding of ethical behaviour and business practices
  • Demonstrate basic computer literacy, basic proficiency with Word, Microsoft Office, Xcel, email and internet
  • Ability to create a maintenance schedule
  • Ability to troubleshoot
  • Knowledge of structure or grounds to be maintained
  • Knowledge of maintenance procedures
  • Knowledge of systems to be maintained (e.g. Electrical, roofing, plumbing, water filtration, etc)
  • Ability to lift heavy loads
  • Physical agility and manual dexterity
  • Valid Occupational First Aid Level One
  • A valid Class 5 driver’s license and access to reliable transportation
  • Class 4 unrestricted commercial driver’s license
  • National Safety Code Drivers Abstract
  • Proof of double C19 Vaccination – Condition of Employment
  • A Clearance Letter for Criminal Record Check specific to ‘vulnerable persons’ is required for this position (provided in-house upon hire).
  • Current TB test (immunization documentation)


Glenora Farm acknowledges the importance of healthy lifestyles and workplace wellness. It is the expectation that all Coworkers will maintain their psychological, physical, spiritual, and intellectual health and function as role models to others at the Farm.

Job Type: Full-time

Salary: From $25.00 per hour


  • Casual dress
  • Company events
  • Dental care
  • Disability insurance
  • Discounted or free food
  • Extended health care
  • On-site parking
  • Vision care

Flexible Language Requirement:

  • French not required


  • Monday to Friday

Ability to commute/relocate:

  • Duncan, BC V9L 6S9: reliably commute or plan to relocate before starting work (required)

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