Employment Opportunities

Custodian

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Working for the Salvation Army has many benefits


For more than 130 years, The Salvation Army has had the privilege of serving vulnerable people in communities across Canada. Last year, we helped over 1.8 million people. The Salvation Army not only provides the necessities of life such as food, clothing and shelter, but our programs address needs such as language barriers, loneliness, unemployment and family challenges. Our services continually adapt to meet emerging needs.

Custodian

  • Apply
    Interested Applicants must respond in writing to:
  • Major Paul Rideout, paul_rideout@can.salvationarmy.org

We thank and acknowledge all applicants and will pro-actively contact those selected for interviews.

RESPONSIBILITIES:

Ensure the weekly upkeep of the facility i.e. empty all garbage receptacles, put garbage out for designated garbage day, vacuum all carpeted areas, sweep all tiled areas, wash floors and baseboards in tiled areas, clean all windows and ledges etc. using a ladder where/when needed, dust all offices and furnishings, and replace light bulbs as necessary.

Table & Chair cleaning and ‘set-up’ and take down for various programs/activities, as necessary.

Clean and polish sinks, toilets and counter tops, mirrors and fixtures.

Monitor and maintain stock of regularly used items, i.e. mops, brooms, lights, supplies etc., and order/purchases as required.

Perform a number of minor repairs and duties in a variety of trade areas such as electrical, carpentry, plumbing and painting, reports safety concerns and major repair issues.

Identify/report to supervisor any repairs that may require an external service provider.

Maintain security and organization of custodian room contents

Maintain the security of property at all times

Ensure the general upkeep of external property such as mowing lawn, keeping sidewalks and entrances clear of snow and ice, including salting, litter pick up and up keep of storage shed.

Check doors and windows to ensure building security.

Restock washrooms supplies and distributes received material as required.

Spot wash accessible walls, strip and wax floors, spot cleaning, and shampoo carpets as required.

Perform other position related duties as required.

QUALIFICATIONS:

A minimum of three (3) months prior related experience, including general familiarity with cleaning and maintenance procedures

Effective stock taking/ordering skills

Effective skills in oral/written communication, listening, organization and planning, time management, interpersonal relationships and social interaction.

Self-motivated and disciplined

Be able to lift/move more than 20 pounds as required.

Provide an original copy of a Criminal Background Check with vulnerable sector screening that is satisfactory to The Salvation Army, in its sole discretion, is required.  The screening is secured either through the national Canadian Police Information Centre (CPIC) or through a local police detachment

Screening through The Salvation Army Abuse Registry.

An understanding of the mission and purpose of The Salvation Army in Canada

NOTE: Alternative combinations of education and experience may be considered

This is a part time position based on 20 hours per week 

Schedule may vary according to requirements of responsibilities; flexibility is required; may include afternoon and evening shifts, Monday through Saturday and includes a ½ hour unpaid meal break where applicable.

The supervisor will set the work schedule in consultation with the incumbent and may include shifts between the hours of 1:00 p.m. and 9:00 p.m.

Normal Hours of Work:  Monday through Friday, 1:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m.

Interested applicants must respond in writing

We thank all applicants, however, only those candidates to be interviewed will be contacted.

PLEASE NO PHONE CALLS

The Salvation Army exists to share the love of Jesus Christ, meet human needs and be a transforming influence in the communities of our world. Each position contributes to the mission of The Salvation Army.