Custodian – Grace Haven

The Salvation Army
mai 20, 2020
Hamilton, ON, Canada
Job Type
$17.75 per hour
Competition #
Interested applicants must respond in writing to
Email: [email protected] Attention: Major June Newbury Mailing Address: Grace Haven 138 Herkimer Street, Hamilton, ON L8P 2H1 Attention: Major June Newbury, Executive Director Please, no phone calls.
Closing date
June 02, 2020


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.

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The Salvation Army Canada and Bermuda has four core values:

Hope: We give hope through the power of the gospel of Jesus Christ.
Service: We reach out to support others without discrimination.
Dignity: We respect and value each other, recognizing everyone’s worth.
Stewardship: We responsibly manage the resources entrusted to us.

This is a permanent, full-time position based on 25 hours per week. The work schedule is determined in consultation with your supervisor and may vary according to requirements of responsibility. Normal hours of operation and shifts are Monday to Friday 10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. and includes a ½ hour unpaid meal break where applicable. Normal location of work is at Grace Haven 138 Herkimer Street, Hamilton, ON L8P 2H1  

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.


  • Ensure the weekly upkeep of the facility i.e. empty all garbage receptacles, put garbage out for designated garbage day and return recycling and composite bins when emptied, 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 (change light bulbs), 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.


  • Completion of Elementary School.
  • 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, organizing/planning, interpersonal relationships, self-motivated and disciplined.
  • Be able to lift/move more than 30 pounds as required.
  • Provide an original copy of a Background Check 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.
  • Support for and an understanding of the mission and purpose of The Salvation Army in Canada.
  • NOTE: Alternative combinations of education and experience may be considered.

If there is a competition number associated with this posting, please include within the subject line of your email, fax or regular mail correspondence.

The Salvation Army will accommodate candidates as required under applicable Human Rights Legislation. If you require a disability related accommodation during this process, please inform us of your requirements.

In accordance with The Salvation Army policy and legislated requirements, employment is conditional upon the verification of credentials and completion of a background check.

This posting is open to external and internal candidates alike. If you are an internal applicant, please advise your Department Head of your intentions prior to submitting your application.

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