Caretaker – Department: Building Services $24.80/hr

  • Staffing Services (Light Industrial)
  • Toronto
  • 13-07-2024
  • $19.50 - / Weekly
  • Full Time

Job Description

Caretaker  – Department:  Building Services     $19.50/hr

Front Line Health Care offers support to agencies, organizations and institutions that work with children, adolescents, adults, and seniors who are experiencing behavioural, social, emotional, and psychiatric difficulties.

We provide a professional and individualized approach to a Client-Centered Support system, reinforcing safety of the individual while contributing to specific client needs in their environment.

At Front Line Health Care, we offer a smarter way to staff selection.  Our clients rely on us to provide qualified, reliable, and caring professionals to implement a high level of service to clients and patients that require unique care. Please see the job description below, if interested reply to further discuss this position.

Position: DSW – Development Support Worker

Group homes: Toronto, North York, Scarborough, Etobicoke

Rate of Pay:  $19.50/hr

Start Date:  ASAP

Hours of Work:  All shifts – Day, Afternoon and Evening Shifts – Weekday, Weekends, Statutory holidays


The Caretaker is responsible for, at specified properties, for:

•       Cleaning, janitorial, grounds, snow removal, refuse removal and minor repairs.

•       Ensuring that the quality and timeliness of assigned work meets the required standards and guidelines.

•       Establishing and maintaining effective working relationships with our clients staff, tenants, and/or member agencies.

•      Assisting with Building Services Manager in the identification and resolution of site specific issues.


The Caretaker works as part of a team reporting to the Building Services Manager. The Caretaker completes assigned work orders on a day-to-day basis. It requires an individual who:

•       Has good verbal, written and literacy skills so that they can interact effectively with our clients staff, tenants and others.

•       Has skills and knowledge in cleaning, janitorial, snow removal, grounds work and handyman services.

•       Has experience in safely operating machinery such as buffers, steam cleaners, power washing machinery, wet and dry vacuums, floor strippers, etc.

•       Will continue to improve their professional knowledge.

•       Will provide reliable and accurate information to ensure that the Maintenance Co-ordinate and Manager of Building Services are kept up-to-date.


A.    Duties

•       Daily and cyclical cleaning of lobbies, corridors, stairwells, site offices, public washrooms, elevator cabs, meeting and common rooms, mechanical and storage rooms, caretakers closets, garages, with tasks including:

o    Washing of all walls, doors, door frames, glass and partitions, windows, laundry appliances, fridges and stoves, and ashtrays.

o    Maintenance of floor surfaces by sweeping and damp moping, vacuuming carpet, steam cleaning carpet, stripping and polishing flooring.

o    Spot cleaning all surfaces due to spills, finger marks, vandalism, etc.

o    Cleaning lint traps and exhaust fans in laundry rooms.

o    Sweeping cement flooring in stairwells, mechanical rooms and storage areas.

o    Cleaning sinks and toilets in public washrooms.

o    Clean fresh air vents, fire hose cabinets, elevator tracks.

o    Visually inspect all common areas of the grounds and building on a daily basis to ensure these areas are tidy and free of debris and vandalism and that all equipment is working.

o    Clean litter and debris as required.

•       Monitor all parking areas and roadways to ensure fire and travel routes are clear. Check for illegal parking.

•       Maintain an inventory of cleaning supplies and inform supervisor when stock needs to be reordered. Maintain cleaning equipment in working order and report repairs as required. Ensure that appropriate safety supplies, equipment and materials are on site and that tasks are performed within WHMIS, WSIB and Front Line Health Care requirements.

•       Clear snow and ice from parking areas, roadways, walkways, stairwells and entry ways as required. Sand/salt these areas as required.

•       Collect and dispose of refuse, litter, recycling, abandoned furniture and garbage. Maintain clear and deodorize garbage disposal equipment, garbage/disposal rooms, compactors and report faulty equipment. Prepare for regular refuse and recycling pickup.

•       Maintain an inventory of lighting stock and replace burnt out lights as required. Report stock replacement requirements to the Manager of Building Services for reordering.

•       Maintain grounds including litter removal, watering and cutting grass, maintaining shrubs and gardens. Ensure playgrounds are maintained in a neat and tidy condition and equipment is in safe operating condition.

•       Provide access for appropriate trades people, government inspectors and representatives to common areas and units in accordance with our clients and Front Line Health Care policy.

•       Thoroughly clean vacated units at point of turnover prior to occupancy including:

o    Removal of litter and garbage, vacuum unit, wash kitchen and bathroom floors, strip/wax floors, clean window coverings, clean appliances and fixtures, clean interior and exterior of cupboards, caulk bathtub, spot clean or steam clean carpet, replace burnt out lights, clean windows, minor repairs to walls and ceilings, painting and clean all vents.

•       Check mechanical rooms daily for equipment failure. Ensure that appropriate mechanical logs are maintained by contractors. Report mechanical failure to supervisor. Maintain equipment logs required by our client. Maintain parking areas and underground garages so that they are suitable for parking including removing debris, washing floor surfaces and removing oil stains.

•       Check fire monitoring panel daily and perform monthly fire test. Perform weekly generator test. Perform appropriate entries in fire logs. Participate in all emergency procedures and drills.

•       Ensure tenant safety in all operations and participate in training and education on safety as directed by our client.

•       As required, deal with and report all vandalism, disturbances and emergencies to appropriate client staff as soon as possible.

•       Perform minor repairs including locks and passage sets, equipment, doors and closures, taps, toilets, sinks and hardware, walls, windows and screens and minor repairs in units.

•       Perform painting of units and common areas as required.

•       Make sure that appropriate cleaning supplies, equipment and materials are on site and inform Manager of Building Services when stock needs to be reordered.

•       Maintain cleaning equipment in working order and report repairs as required.

•       Ensure that tasks are performed within WHMIS, WSIB, OHSA and Front Line Health Care Health and Safety policy.

•       Wear appropriate protective equipment when performing all duties.

•       Identify and make recommendations for the improvement of the Caretaker program.

B.   Administrative Duties

•       Assist in the accurate and timely recording of information in inspection reports, logs, work orders, inventory, etc.

•       Wear our client badge at all times when on site.

•       Complete reports and advise of any incidents immediately.

•       Document any significant problems, events, changes to services, problems, etc.

•       Enter electronic time and attendance records by the required date.

•       Prepare and submit travel and expense sheets on a monthly basis.

•       Keep the Manager of Building Services up-to-date on problems, as applicable.


•       Work as a team member with other client staff to ensure that the program operates efficiently and effectively so that the organizational mission to provide, promote and support quality affordable housing primarily for consumer survivors, as well as people with special needs is realized.

•       Participate in internal committees and/or activities related to the organization.

•       Participate in regular supervisory sessions with the Manager of Building Services.

•       Perform other duties as required by Manager of Building Services and the Executive Director.

•       Identifies and make recommendations for improvement of the department and offers solutions to problems.

•       Ensures anti-racism objectives and community development policies of the organization are achieved within the program.

Working Conditions:

•       Work within a flexible schedule as some evening and weekend work is required. An automobile in good working order and valid driver’s license is required. Travel is required. After hours emergency and pager response is required.

•       Exposure to household pests, and some smoking environments.

Professional Development:

•       Attend internal staff meetings.

•       Attend and participate in workshops/seminars related to the position.

•       Keep up to date on issues and information related to the position and the agency.


•       Grade 12 education.


•       At least two years experience in all aspects of professional cleaning and general repairs.

Skills and Qualifications:

•       Knowledge of cleaning products and their appropriate application.

•       Experience operating cleaning machinery such as buffers, steam cleaners, power washing machinery, wet and dry vacuums, floor strippers, etc.

•       Experience in lock changes and repairs, operation of snow blowers and garbage machinery.

•       Experience in light plumbing and electrical repairs including replacing outlets.

•       Perform repairs due to wear and tear and vandalism

•       Ability to lift 25 kilograms

•       Ability to work independently

•       Sensitivity to working with tenants in supported housing.


At Front Line Work Force Inc., we offer Competitive Pay, Weekly Pays, Weekly Paid Vacation Pay, Direct Deposit. If you are interested in any of the above position, please bring in your Resume, Photo ID & SIN card, Valid CPI, CPR/First Aid Certificate, Vulnerable Sector and DSW Certificate and Pharmacology Certificate at time of application. We will be accepting applications Monday to Friday between 9am-3pm.FRONT LINE WORK FORCE INC 2077 Dundas St East Unit 202 Mississauga Ontario L4X1M2 (2 sets of lights west of Hwy 427, across the street from Leon’s)