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YWCA Toronto- Caretaker

YWCA Toronto


Property Services - 1st Stop Woodlawn


YWCA Toronto transforms lives. As the city’s largest multi-service women’s organization, we help women and gender diverse people escape violence, move out of poverty and access safe, affordable housing.

We work tenaciously to break down barriers that hold women and gender diverse people back from achieving equality

Internal and External Job Posting

Employment Type:                                       Full-Time, Permanent

Work Hours:                                                 35 hours per week

Salary:                                                            $42,219 annually (L2), plus comprehensive benefits

Location:                                                       80 Woodlawn Avenue East, Toronto, Ontario M4T 1C1

Internal Application Deadline:                    Friday, July 19, 2024

External Application Deadline:                   Monday, July 22, 2024


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 orientations.

The Caretaker is responsible for the general upkeep, minor repairs and ongoing maintenance and of 1st Stop Woodlawn and Bongard House.


YWCA Toronto is dedicated to improving the lives of women, girls and gender diverse people. Our programs promote equality, economic security and lives free from violence. We help women, youth and gender diverse people flee violence, secure housing, find jobs, establish their voices, enhance skills and develop confidence. We offer a range of housing options, employment and training programs, community support programs, girls’ programs and family programs. We also engage in systemic advocacy.


  • Responsible for general upkeep and minor repairs and to all areas of building and building equipment including, minor carpentry, electrical, plumbing, and painting;
  • Responsible for unit roll overs including cleaning, painting and repairs;
  • Maintains cleaning and other building equipment and tools are in good working order and reports necessary repairs to manager;
  • Checks the fire panel, testing the fire pump, emergency generator and all egress doors;
  • Ensures the refrigeration units, food-handling units and cooling water supply are at the correct temperature and pressure on a daily basis;
  • Moves equipment, supplies and furniture as required;
  • Janitorial duties including some cleaning and disposal of refuse, litter, recycling, and garbage;
  • Maintains inventory of maintenance equipment and supplies;
  • Monitors all parking areas and roadways to ensure fire routes are clear and accessible;
  • Ensures appropriate safety supplies, equipment, tools and materials are on site and are used as appropriately;
  • Performs all tasks within WHMIS and WSIB requirements and participates in health and safety training as required
  • Ensures the adherence to all building codes and by laws;
  • Ensures that the health and safety guidelines are followed in accordance with the policies and procedures of YWCA Toronto.


  • A generalized education at the high school level with technical training in electrical, plumbing or building maintenance (Cases for Equivalency will be considered);
  • 3-5 years’ experience in the field;
  • Ability to lift 25 kilograms; physically capable of extended periods of physical exertion, including frequent periods of standing, bending or lifting;
  • Knowledge of repair methods and repair technology, including carpentry, drywall, and minor plumbing;
  • Knowledge of cleaning products and their use;
  • Experience operating buffers, steam cleaners, power washing machinery, wet and dry vacuums, floor strippers and other equipment such as snow blowers, garbage machinery;
  • Basic computer skills for Dayforce entries, keeping inventory records, and use of internet and email;
  • Experience using a computerized maintenance management software;
  • WHMIS certificate;
  • Completion of the Toronto shelter standards training;
  • Experience working in a residential setting;
  • Ability to interact in a respectful and professional manner with women, girls and gender diverse people within shelter and housing environments;
  • A valid Ontario driver's license and access to a motor vehicle is an asset.

Vaccination Policy: - In accordance with YWCA Toronto’s COVID-19 Vaccination Policy, all YWCA Toronto employees, students and volunteers are strongly encouraged to obtain all COVID-19 vaccinations and booster doses as recommended by Toronto Public Health.


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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 not 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: July 10, 2024