Toronto City Council recently gave the green light to establish the Toronto Seniors Housing Corporation (TSHC) on May 5, 2021. The primary objective of TSHC is to provide safe and well-maintained homes for senior citizens, ensuring improved living conditions and experiences. The corporation aims to support senior tenants in novel ways to help them age with dignity and comfort.
Starting June 1, 2022, all 83 seniors’ buildings owned by Toronto Community Housing Corporation (TCHC) will be managed by TSHC. The new corporation will continue to prioritize meeting the needs of senior tenants by implementing the Integrated Service Model.
While TCHC will remain the owner of the buildings and be responsible for significant capital, TSHC will be leasing the properties and be accountable for minor capital and maintenance. Additionally, TSHC will engage in agreements for shared services with TCHC where appropriate. The corporation’s primary focus will be tenant-facing health and social support issues.
Kindly note that Toronto Seniors Housing Corporation offers this job opportunity, not Toronto Community Housing.
Toronto Seniors Housing presents an excellent opportunity for individuals seeking to make a positive difference in the lives of senior citizens. The organization offers a chance to build a fulfilling career while contributing to the safety and dignity of seniors in Toronto. Additionally, Toronto Seniors Housing provides the following benefits to its employees:
- A competitive benefits package
- A defined benefit pension plan with 100% employee matching
- Three weeks of paid vacation and four personal days
- Employee assistance plan
- Fitness membership discount
- Annual tuition reimbursement
It is worth noting that an eligibility list will be established from this recruitment process, which will be used to fill any future Cleaner positions that may arise.
As a Cleaner, you will report to the Community Housing Supervisor responsible for cleaning and maintenance duties in designated work areas by policies, procedures, relevant legislation, and Toronto Seniors Housing standards. In collaboration with your team members, you will provide exceptional customer service to tenants.
The duties assigned to you will involve the following:
- Assisting regional staff with overall building cleaning to ensure a safe environment for tenants, staff, and the general public
- Cleaning and maintaining the exterior grounds and common internal areas of your designated work locations
- Cleaning vacant units
- Responding to inquiries from tenants, staff, and the public regarding Toronto Seniors Housing policies and directing them to the appropriate personnel in a courteous manner
- Operating a variety of cleaning, maintenance, and communication equipment
- Collaborating with your team members and responding to emergencies in your designated work location in line with Toronto Community Housing policies, procedures, guidelines, and relevant legislation
- Adhering to all safety guidelines as per the Ontario Occupational Health & Safety Act and using safety equipment and protective clothing as required
- Attending meetings and training sessions
- Being available to work night and weekend shifts as required
- Performing other related duties as assigned
For applicants to the position, a thorough understanding of the challenges seniors in Toronto face regarding their housing and aging in place is essential. The candidate must also have experience operating janitorial equipment and working in cleaning or janitorial positions.
It would be an advantage if the applicant could operate manual and power tools and equipment, possess a sufficient command of the English language, and carry out instructions effectively, both orally and in writing.
Moreover, the candidate must deliver respectful service to tenants, staff, and visitors in a multicultural environment while working safely and responsibly.
They should also have a working knowledge of the Occupational Health and Safety Act, including WHMIS, and be physically capable of performing heavy lifting and working outdoors, as required. Experience in building maintenance and repair is a valuable asset.
Salary: Starting at $20.93 per hour
Type of Employment: Full-time
The company offers a pension plan for its employees, which is an excellent benefit to consider for the future.
The candidate must be available on weekends to fit the company’s work schedule.
The work location for this position is a single site, as indicated in the job advertisement.
How to Apply
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