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Cleaner Heavy Duty

Job Information
DateApril 13, 2017
TypeFull Time
CompanyCity of Toronto
Salary$22.75 - $24.92 - Per Hour
LocationCity of Toronto
CategoryBusiness / Management
ClientCity of Toronto
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Cleaner Heavy Duty

Job Classification TitleCLEANER HEAVY DUTY
Job ID #2269806 X
DivisionLong-Term Care Homes & Services
SectionBuilding Services
Work LocationTo Be Determined
Job StreamBuildings/Facility Operations
Job TypePart-time, Part-Time
Salary/Rate$22.75 – $24.92 / Hour
Hours of Work (bi-weekly)80.00
Shift InformationVarious Shifts – Days, Afternoons, Nights, and Weekends
AffiliationL79 PT LTCH&S
Number of Positions Open20 +
Posting Date12-Apr-2017
Closing Date28-Apr-2017

Job Description

Toronto is Canada’s largest city, the fourth largest in North America, and home to a diverse population of about 2.8 million people. Consistently ranked one of the world’s most livable cities, we are a global centre for business, finance, arts and culture. Join the award-winning Toronto Public Service as a Cleaner Heavy Duty within our Long-Term Care Homes and Services Division.

NOTE TO CURRENT CITY OF TORONTO LOCAL 79 PART-TIME EMPLOYEES:  If you are a current City of Toronto Local 79 part-time employee, you must indicate that you are a “Current Part-time employee” in the “Custom Information” section of your on-line application form, and provide your “Employee Number” in order to be considered for this job opportunity.

Major Responsibilities:

  • Sweeps, dusts, damp mops, washes, scrubs, strips and finishes all washable floor surfaces.
  • Dispenses cleaning solutions and uses equipment such as mops, disinfecting tools, buffers, floor scrubbing and carpet cleaning machines.
  • Vacuums, spot cleans and shampoos carpeted areas and furniture using required equipment.
  • Cleans, washes and disinfects all washroom facilities such as toilets, sinks, bathtubs, showers etc. and restocks supplies as required.
  • Cleans, dusts and disinfects all rooms and furnishings in the facility such as stairs, stairwells, railings, assistive devices, wheelchairs, dining room chairs, radiators, light fixtures, vents, walls, windows, doors, air vents, elevators and their tracks, laundry and garbage chutes, push plates and kick plates and all touch surfaces.
  • Cleans accidents and spills.
  • Polishes stainless steel, wood, brass, etc.
  • Defrosts, cleans and disinfects refrigerators.
  • Damp dusts pictures, wall mounts, wall hangings, light fixtures and mirrors.
  • Performs damp dusting at a high level.
  • Dry dusts all tiled areas.
  • Carbolizes (Adds carbolic acid) to beds, bed rails and floor mats, mattresses, night tables, wardrobes, dressers, etc.
  • Collects and removes garbage, trash and bio-hazardous medical waste.
  • Empties bins, checks for infestation and reports to Supervisor.
  • Washes garbage bins and garbage storage areas.
  • Prepares garbage bins for pick up.
  • Checks privacy curtains and drapes for cleanliness, missing hooks, missing rollers and repairs as needed.
  • Removes and rehangs curtains.
  • Vacuums ceiling tiles, air vents and wipes ceiling frames.
  • Sorts and loads soiled linen bags onto carts.
  • Sets up, moves and takes down furniture, tables, chairs etc. for functions.
  • Monitors and secures facility.
  • Reports repairs required on maintenance requisitions, maintenance performed, vandalism, etc. to supervisor, as required.
  • Records hot water temperature readings, conducts audits and completes documentation.
  • Performs minor maintenance duties such as changing light bulbs, unplugging toilets and drains and securing door hinges.
  • Assists in monthly cleaning of the main kitchen and cleaning of servery daily.
  • Cleans and stores equipment and machinery used.
  • Shovels snow and salts walkways and parking lots, including minor landscaping.
  • Loads and unloads supplies and replenishes as required.
  • Stocks and maintains cleaning cart.
  • Performs storekeeping duties.
  • Delivers clean linen to units.

Key Qualifications:

Your application must describe your qualifications as they relate to:

  1. Experience in following infection control protocols and procedures.
  2. Experience in using floor maintenance machines, cleaning equipment, materials and solutions.
  3. Experience in performing various cleaning, housekeeping and maintenance activities in an institutionalized environment.

You must also have:

  • Knowledge of the Occupational Health and Safety Act and the provisions that apply to this work.
  • Knowledge of Ministry of Health and Long-Term Care Guidelines.
  • Ability to lift, push, pull, heavy items as well as climb ladders.
  • Excellent interpersonal skills with the ability to maintain cooperative working relationships with staff, residents and families.
  • Ability and willingness to work weekends, holidays and shifts as assigned as well as work in multiple locations.
  • Ability to follow verbal and written instructions, prepare and maintain written records and use communication equipment such as telephones.
  • Ability and willingness to transport residents from their room to the dining area.
  • Ability to demonstrate a high level of Accountability, Adaptability and Change, Continuous Improvement and Innovation, Customer Service Focus, Teamwork, and Toronto Public Service Commitment.

Additional Information:

  • Hours of Work can be up to 80 hours bi-weekly, however, Hours of Work will be decided based on operational needs.
  • The Salary/Rate reflects the 2015 rates.

Please note:

  • As a condition of employment with the Long-Term Care Homes & Services Division, selected candidates will be required to provide a satisfactory Police Reference Check (PRC) with vulnerable sector screening, tuberculosis screening and proof of immunization in accordance with the Long-Term Care Homes Act (O.Reg.79/10).
  • All applicants are encouraged to provide a valid email address for communication purposes. Applicants may receive written correspondence regarding this job posting directly to the email address provided on their resume or to the one used to set-up their Candidate Profile if applying on TalentFlow. As an applicant, it is your responsibility to ensure that you check your email regularly.

We thank all applicants and advise that only those selected for further consideration will be contacted.

The City of Toronto is committed to fostering a positive and progressive workforce that is representative of the citizens we serve. We will provide equitable treatment and accommodation to ensure barrier-free employment.  In accordance with the Ontario Human Rights Code, Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act and the City of Toronto’s Accommodation Policy, a request for accommodation will be accepted as part of the City’s hiring process.

If you are invited to participate in an assessment process, kindly provide your accommodation needs in advance. Please be advised that you may be requested to provide medical/other documentation to Human Resources to ensure that appropriate accommodation is provided to you throughout the hiring process.

If you are an individual with a disability and you need assistance or an accommodation during the application process, please email us at, quoting the job ID # and the job classification title.


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