Job description: The employee performs the under listed functions if employed.

  • 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 (Disinfects) 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:

  • Experience in following infection control protocols and procedures.
  • Experience in using floor maintenance machines, cleaning equipment, materials and solutions.
  • 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 support the Toronto Public Service values to ensure a culture that champions equity, diversity and respectful workplaces.
  • Excellent teamwork, customer service and problem solving skills.



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