Environmental Services Custodian

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Job Title: Environmental Services Custodian
Job Number:  J1118-0203
Job Code:  09C046
Job Category:  Custodial/Maintenance
Department:  Residential Long Term Care
Bargaining Unit:  CUPE
Job Type:  Part Time
Employment Type:  Replacement
Number of Positions:  0
Hours of Work:  Up to 75 hrs/2 wks
Salary:  $20.96 - $25.36/Hour
Date Posted:  November 13, 2018
Closing Date:  January 13, 2019

Opening Statement

Kingston’s vision of being a smart, livable 21st century city is fast becoming reality. History and innovation thrive in our dynamic city located along the beautiful shores of Lake Ontario, an easy drive from Toronto, Ottawa and Montreal, in the heart of eastern Ontario. With a stable and diversified economy that includes global corporations, innovative startups and all levels of government, Kingston’s high quality of life offers access to world-class education and research institutions, advanced healthcare facilities, affordable living and vibrant entertainment and tourism activities.

Position Summary

*** Note: Pay Range is based on 2018 Rates of Pay ***

The Environmental Services Custodian ensures that all areas of the Home are kept clean, emphasizing infection control practices at all times.


Clean residents’ rooms as assigned, ensuring the highest standards of cleanliness are met at all times;

Clean and sanitize/disinfect resident and public bathrooms thoroughly;

Clean hallways, offices, dining room, serving area, washrooms and tub room, and all assigned areas of the facility, removing soiled furniture for cleaning;

Daily delivery of incontinent supplies to each floor;

Room preparation for new residents, including stripping and waxing the floor, moving furniture, etc.;

Conference room set ups;

Ensure full compliance with Ministry of Health and Long Term Care Act & Regulations, as well as all current infection control procedures;

Use initiative to identify cleaning needs and cleaning improvement opportunities;

Actively promote and follow safe work practices and ensure accident prevention and health and safety responsibilities are fully met by self and others.

Qualifications, Competencies

Grade 12 diploma or equivalent education;

Three (3) months of related work experience with preference given to experience in a health care setting;

Proof of recent screening for Tuberculosis (TB);

Proof of immunity to communicable diseases;

Must be able to obtain and maintain a satisfactory CPIC (Criminal Record Check, including Vulnerable Sector) at own expense;

Must demonstrate corporate competencies: Customer Focus, Results Orientation, Integrity, and Teamwork.

Skills, Abilities, Work Demands

Able to meet the essential duties of the job, such as pushing carts, climbing ladders, moving furniture, and operating cleaning equipment;

Demonstrated ability to interact with seniors in a caring and respectful manner;

Able to maintain confidentiality;

Commitment to promoting and following safe work practices. Ability to consistently focus on health and safety challenges in dealing with exposure to body wastes/fluids, chemicals/cleaning substances, dust/dirt and noise;

Able to work independently and as an effective team member in a cooperative manner with all members of staff, families, residents, volunteers and outside agencies;

Demonstrated communication, organizational, prioritization and time management skills as required to complete cleaning routines;

Committed to ongoing learning and development.

Closing Statement

Please apply to Career Opportunities at: www.cityofkingston.ca/Careers Your resumé must clearly demonstrate how you meet the requirements of the position. Please upload to your profile, any educational Degrees, Diplomas and/or Certificates that are relevant and required for the position you are applying to. We thank all of those who apply, however, only those selected for further consideration will be contacted. The City of Kingston is committed to fostering a positive and progressive workforce reflecting the citizens we serve. We provide equitable treatment and accommodation to ensure barrier-free employment in accordance with the Ontario Human Rights Code and Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act. You can request for accommodation related to the protected grounds at any stage of the City's hiring process, i.e., application, assessment and placement. If you are an individual with a disability and you need accommodation in applying for this position, please email us at HRCity@cityofkingston.ca, quoting the Job Number and the Job Title. If you are invited to participate in the assessment process, we ask that you provide your accommodation needs in advance at that time. Please be advised that you may be requested to provide medical/other documentation to Human Resources to ensure that appropriate accommodation is provided to you. Information collected will be handled in accordance with the Municipal Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act.

Personal information, as defined by the Municipal Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act (MFIPPA), including (but not limited to) the applicant’s name, contact information, resume and other documents submitted, etc., is collected and will be used in accordance with MFIPPA and all other relevant privacy legislation. The personal information submitted by applicants is collected through a website hosted by Njoyn on behalf of the Corporation of the City of Kingston (the “City”) and will be used by City staff to maintain a inventory of potential candidates and for use in considering applicants for an identified employment opportunity. Questions regarding the collection, used, disclosure, and disposal of the personal information collected shall be directed to: candidate.njoynhelp@cgi.com

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