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YWCA Toronto- Head Caretaker/Building Operator- Church Street

YWCA Toronto

Head Caretaker/Building Operator- Church Street

YWCA Toronto transforms lives. As the city’s largest multi-service women’s organization, we help women escape violence,
move out of poverty and access safe, affordable housing. We work tenaciously to break down barriers that hold women
back from achieving equality.

Internal and External Job Posting
Head Caretaker/Building Operator - Church Street
Property Services

Employment Type: Full-Time, Permanent
Work Hours: 35 hours per week, Monday to Friday, Rotating on-call duties (including
evenings and weekends)
Salary: $47,878 annually, plus comprehensive benefits
Location: 389 Church Street Toronto, Ontario M5B 2E5
Internal Application Deadline: Thursday, November 26, 2020
External Application Deadline: Monday, November 30th, 2020

YWCA Toronto strives to uphold anti-discrimination practices and anti-oppression principles to ensure that the
rights of all individuals are respected and protected. We work to promote a climate that is welcoming of all
women and individuals who identify as trans, intersex, non-binary, agender, and/or Two-Spirit. We encourage
applications from women and gender diverse people from all races, ethnic origins, religions, abilities and sexual

The Head Caretaker/Building Operator is responsible for preventive maintenance of building systems, general
upkeep and minor repairs for all areas of 389 Church Street including the residential and administrative

YWCA Toronto Church Street facility includes 120 units of permanent housing. The integrated model creates
a safe, inclusive and supportive community for tenants and is designated for women and gender diverse
people who are: chronically homeless or at risk of homelessness; women and gender diverse people following
transitions from provincially -funded institutions and service systems such as hospitals or prisons; and
homeless Indigenous women/two-spirit people. As part of Housing Support program at the YWCA, the
program goals include housing stabilization, harm reduction, health promotion and increased access to
primary health care and acute mental health services.

• Uses information from the Building Automation System to troubleshoot building issues and address where
appropriate or refer to Manager;
• Conducts inspections of all site mechanical, electrical & HVAC systems and related equipment on a
daily/weekly basis and completes appropriate record logs in order to ensure equipment is maintained in
good working order;
• Implements preventive maintenance procedures for the building and building equipment as scheduled in
the computerized management software (CMMS) and at other times, as needed;
• Responsible for general upkeep and repairs to all areas of the building and building equipment including
minor carpentry, electrical, plumbing, and painting;
• Performs minor plumbing work: change washers, clear blockages, change taps, flushometers and
• Knowledgeable about locations of mechanical systems in the building including shut-off valves, fuse boxes,
thermostats, gas and water meters, fire alarm systems, boilers and hot water heaters;
• Performs or arranges for cleaning, painting and repair of vacant apartment units including removal of
garbage, vacuums unit, washes floors, cleans windows and coverings, cleans interior and exterior of
cupboards, cleans bathrooms including all components, cleans appliances, cleans all vents.

• Community College Diploma with technical training in electrical, plumbing or building maintenance;
• 3-5 years’ experience in the field in general maintenance and minor repairs such as plumbing and
• 3-5 years’ experience in physical plant operations, HVAC, plumbing, electrical, fire alarms and other
related equipment and systems;
• Ability to read and interpret mechanical/electrical blueprints;
• Proficiency with computers including email, Internet, Word, Excel, and ability to operate computerized
building automation systems;
• Experience using a computerized maintenance management software;
• Ability to lift 25 kilograms; physically capable of extended periods of physical exertion, including frequent
periods of standing, bending or lifting;
• Knowledge of cleaning products and their safe use;
• Ability to work independently;
• Experience operating buffers, steam cleaners, power washing machinery, wet and dry vacuums, floor
strippers and other equipment such as snow blowers, garbage machinery;
• WHMIS Certificate;
• Experience working in a residential setting;
• Ability to interact in a respectful and professional manner with a diverse community of women and young
women within a housing environment.

Please submit your cover letter and résumé to: Susan Aharan, Facility Manager at Please quote JOB ID number PROP0346 and your name in the subject line.

Please note: A vulnerable sector police reference check is required by the successful candidate prior to hiring.
YWCA Toronto is a unionized workplace. Staff are represented by CUPE Local 2189. This position is within the
Bargaining Unit. Please indicate on your cover letter, if you are an internal candidate. For internal
applicants, this position is secondable.

YWCA Toronto promotes the principles of anti-oppression and adheres to the tenets of the Ontario Human Rights
Code. We encourage applications from women and gender diverse people of all races, ethnic origins, religions,
abilities and sexual orientations.

YWCA Toronto provides accommodation during all parts of the hiring process, upon request, to applicants with
disabilities. If contacted, please advise us if you require any accommodation. While we thank all candidates for
their interest, only those selected for an interview will be contacted.

YWCA Toronto is a Scent-Sensitive Workplace.

Posting date: November 17, 2020