Custodian – Casual – Halton Lighthouse

The Salvation Army
January 12, 2021
Oakville, ON, Canada
Job Type
$17.69 per hour as per Collective Agreement
Competition #
Interested applicants must respond in writing to
Email: Attention: Helen VanDyk, Director of Environmental Services Fax: 905-339-2653 Mailing Address: Halton Lighthouse Shelter, 750 Redwood Square Oakville ON L6L6X7 Attention: Helen VanDyk, Director of Environmental Services Please, no phone calls.
Closing date
January 21, 2021


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This is a casual relief position with no guaranteed hours.  Flexibility in scheduling is required.  The work schedule is determined in consultation with your supervisor and may vary according to requirements of responsibility.  Applicable shifts include a ½ hour paid meal break.

Shifts: Varies

Operational hours of this facility are 24 hours

This is a unionized facility.

Interested applicants must respond in writing with a cover letter and resume.

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


  • Establishes and monitors preventative maintenance procedures for related equipment; recommends repairs and purchases as required.
  • Reports safety concerns and major repairs issue (e.g. furniture and fixtures).
  • Ensures the general upkeep of the facility such as cleaning floors, washrooms, windows, dusting, collects and disposes of garbage, vacuums.
  • Checks, cleans, moves, arranges and dusts furniture as required.
  • Ensures the general upkeep of external property such as keeping sidewalks clear of snow and ice, cleaning main floor outside windows, picking up litter, sweeping sidewalks, and watering.
  • Checks doors/windows to ensure building and resident security; provides access to the facility and secures the facility as needed.
  • Restocks washroom supplies and distributes received material as required.
  • Spot washes accessible walls, and shampoos carpets as required.
  • Monitor and maintain mixed cleaner bottles for custodial, front line and kitchen staff use. Ensure that all bottles contain WHMIS compliant labeling.
  • Keep a log of all building maintenance and repairs.
  • Maintain an accurate inventory of all supplies.
  • Refer all Resident inquiries to front desk staff or Case Worker.
  • Report to the supervisor safety concerns and major repair issues; new equipment that is required or broken equipment, which needs to be repaired or replaced.
  • Other duties as requested by the Director and/or supervisor.



  • The successful job applicant will have completed High School
  • More than three months but less than one year of prior related experience, including life skills and general familiarity with cleaning and maintenance procedures.
  • Must have valid WHMIS, First Aid and CPR certification.
  • Vaccination against Tuberculosis
  • Note: Alternative combinations of education and experience may be considered.

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