The Ontario Ministry of Education has issued an order to close all publicly funded schools effective immediately with an anticipated return date of April 5, 2020 to interrupt the spread of the COVID-19 pandemic. At this time, all hiring processes have been cancelled and will be rescheduled after the shutdown. Please monitor your email, as you may receive a rescheduled date and invitation after April 5, 2020. There will be no new job postings posted during the shutdown period. The only jobs that will remain posted on the Careers page are the “ongoing” postings (these include positions in the identified high needs areas that are posted all year) and summer positions/opportunities. Any postings that were closing during the weeks of March 14, 2020 - April 5, 2020 were cancelled and will be re-posted after April 5, 2020. If you applied for a posting prior to the shutdown, please be patient as we will be communicating with everyone via email once board offices re-open.
Work Location: Various School Locations
Salary: $22.31 - $23.29
Application Deadline: June 30, 2020
Thank you for your interest in a career as a Caretaker with the York Region District School Board. This application is for Caretaker opportunities for the 2019/2020 school year. Please Note: This application is for term opportunities as they arise throughout the year.
Term Positions: This is a position that is full time hours (40 hours per week) and has a defined contract end date (in excess of 30 working days)
This position is responsible for a wide variety of physical duties and responsibilities.
- Cleaning washrooms/classrooms/hallways/offices
- Removing garbage from classrooms, lunchrooms, shops and washrooms
- Performing checks and/or minor maintenance of building mechanical systems
- Writing and reviewing daily maintenance logs and outlined expectations
- Sweeping, dry mopping, wet mopping or vacuuming floors
- Dusting and/or washing tables, desks, shelving, cupboards, etc.
- Cleaning up spills of vomit, blood and small amounts of chemical
- Clearing walkways and entrance ways of snow and ice
- Performing interior and exterior security checks
- Performing outside maintenance including grass cutting and garden clean-up
In doing such tasks you will be:
- required to participate in pre- and post-employment training;
- required to use chemicals and be aware of the safety requirements in the handling of such chemicals;
- exposed to dust;
- physically active;
- required to lift and carry books, boxes and other heavy materials;
- required to work a variety of shifts ranging from early morning to late evening;
- at times working at heights of up to 24 feet using a personal platform lift; and,
- expected to do all of this, both alone and as part of a team, to provide quality service in a child-focused environment.
Education, Experience, and Qualifications:
- Grade 12 Diploma (S.S.G.D.) or an equivalency program/certificate (GED)
- In the application process, you will be prompted to provide at least three (3) professional, supervisory references (including full name, position title, work location/organization, and email address) in the job posting screening section of the online application. We do not contact references prior to practicum/interview.
- For your information, a list of YRDSB Schools is provided.
Equity, Diversity and Inclusion Statement
The York Region District School Board (YRDSB) believes in giving each and every applicant an equal opportunity to succeed on their own merit and we strive to hire staff that reflect and support the diverse perspectives, experiences and needs of our students and our communities. We remain committed to upholding the values of equity, diversity, and inclusion in our living, learning and work environments. We know that diversity underpins excellence, and that we all share responsibility for creating an equitable, diverse and inclusive Board-community. Therefore, in pursuit of our values, we seek members who will work respectfully and constructively with differences and across the organizational hierarchy in actualizing the Board’s priorities, goals and principles outlined in the Director’s Action Plan.
We actively encourage applications from members of groups with historical and/or current barriers to equity, including, but not limited to:
- First Nations, Métis and Inuit peoples, and all other Indigenous peoples;
- members of groups that commonly experience discrimination due to race, ancestry, colour, religion and/or spiritual beliefs, or place of origin;
- persons with visible and/or invisible (physical and/or mental) disabilities;
- persons who identify as women; and
- persons of marginalized sexual orientations, gender identities, and gender expressions.
At YRDSB, we recognize that many of these identities intersect and therefore, equity, diversity and inclusion can be complex. We value and respect the contributions that each person brings to enriching the Board and are committed to ensuring full and equal participation for all in communities that we serve.
Accessibility and Accommodation Statement
We also recognize our duty to accommodate and foster a culture of inclusion. Consistent with the principles of dignity, individualization and inclusion, we will make any appropriate accommodation based on any of the protected grounds in the Human Rights Code to support candidate participation in the hiring process. When contacted, candidates will be provided with an overview of the various elements of the hiring process, such as skills assessments, written practicum, presentation, interview, etc. We will provide accommodations during the hiring process. If an accommodation is required, please inform the Recruitment and Retention Team in advance of any part of the process. All information received relating to a candidate’s required accommodation will be addressed confidentially by the Recruitment and Retention Team.
As a condition of employment, successful candidates will be required to submit a current original Police Vulnerable Sector Check from the police jurisdiction in which they reside prior to commencing employment with the Board. Police Vulnerable Sector Check documents are only valid if issued within the last six months. Candidates are not advised to obtain this document prior to an offer of employment.
On-line applications are collected centrally at the Education Centre - Aurora and are monitored by Human Resource Services. Only candidates selected to participate in our selection process will be contacted. All other applicants are thanked for their interest.