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Position Title: Housekeeper - Part-time Contract
Department: Operations
Posting Start Date: 2/27/2018
Posting Cut-Off Date: 3/9/2018

Housekeeper – Part-time Contract 3 Months

Starting ASAP
Working hours: Various including Days/Evenings/Weekends and Holidays
Possibility working up to 35 hours per week periodically

As Canada’s largest agency serving at-risk, homeless and trafficked youth, Covenant House Toronto changes lives by providing the widest range of services and support to as many as 250 youth a day. A national leader, we educate and advocate for change by influencing public policy and delivering prevention and awareness programs. More than a place to stay, we provide 24/7 crisis shelter and transitional housing on-site and in the community, along with comprehensive services including education, counselling, health care, employment assistance, job training and aftercare. To do all this, we rely on donors for more than 80 percent of our $27-million annual operating budget. Our doors are open to youth 16 to 24 regardless of race, religion, sexual orientation, gender identity or the circumstances that have brought them to our doors. Since opening our doors in 1982, Covenant House has served more than 95,000 young people.

The successful candidate will be responsible for direct implementation of the Covenant House philosophy, mission statement, principles and policies.

You will also be responsible for general cleaning:

• Washrooms – scrubbing showers, sinks, toilets and floors
• Bedrooms – cleaning windowsills, mirrors, counter tops, blinds, walls, floors, baseboards, emptying garbage cans.
• Offices – emptying garbage cans, dusting desks, shelves, computers, phones, tables.
• Common areas – emptying garbage cans and recycling, dusting tables, shelves, windowsills, phones, ledges, cleaning floors.
• Intake kitchen, lunch room, laundry rooms, storage areas, cleaning coffee machines and pots, sinks, counter tops, tables, microwaves, window sills, baseboards, emptying garbage cans, refilling paper towel and soap dispensers .
• Watering plants in all common areas, polishing woodwork, sweeping and mopping stairs, filling out work orders, reporting any repairs to be done, completing daily routine charts and attending team meetings.


Applicants should have a Grade 10 education and/or ability to read, write and communicate clearly with others, along with a general knowledge of housekeeping techniques, chemicals, cleaning machines. You must also be able to maintain and follow routines, lift 25 lbs, climb flights of 10-20 stairs, and push a cart on wheels. You should have a working knowledge of WHMIS, computer knowledge, ability to use email and using internet explorer.

Interested candidates should submit their resume along with a cover letter to by March 9, 2018.

We thank all applicants however, only those candidates selected for an interview will be contacted.

As an employer, Covenant House is committed to building an organization that reflects the diversity of our clients and the communities we serve. We encourage applications from qualified individuals who represent diverse communities. Covenant House is committed to providing accommodations for individuals with disabilities, upon request.