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2021 Summer Student – Caretaking/Maintenance

York Region District School Board

This is a Contract position in Toronto, ON posted May 18, 2021.

Position: 2021 Summer Student Caretaker Work Location: Plant Department Age: 16 (and returning to secondary/post-secondary school in September 2021) Salary Rate: $13.40/hour plus 4% vacation pay (students under 18 years and have not completed the Secondary School Graduation Diploma) $14.25/hour plus 4% vacation pay (students 18 years and over or students who have completed the Secondary School Graduation Diploma) Application Deadline: June 30, 2021 We are now accepting applications for the 2021 Summer Student Caretaker positions.

College/University students could start as early as May 2021 and High School students could start as early as July 2021.

York Region District School Board caretakers provide well-maintained, clean and safe environments in all of our schools and administrative locations.

Within our Board, the profession of caretaking encompasses not only the cleaning of our facilities, but mechanical checks and minor maintenance of boilers, air handling units, building automation systems, building hardware, chillers and fire systems.

Summer Student Caretakers work a 40-hour work week and start and finish times vary depending on the school location.

Shadowing the role of our full-time caretakers, students are required to assist in the summer clean-up of our schools, including such tasks as cleaning furniture and classrooms, resurfacing floors, grounds maintenance and moving furniture.

All successful candidates will be required to provide and wear steel-toed footwear.

Locations: To be determine
– various locations across York Region.

Please Note: Locations are assigned based upon need and availability and can be within any of York Region’s geographic areas: Georgina; East Gwillimbury; Newmarket; Aurora; Richmond Hill; Stouffville; Markham; King and Vaughan.

Major Responsibilities: A position in Caretaking Services with the York Region District School Board can encompass a wide variety of physical duties and responsibilities.

Listed below, in no specific order, is a sampling of the types of tasks you will be required to perform as a Caretaker.

Cleaning and sanitizing washrooms.

Removing garbage from classrooms, lunchrooms, shops and washrooms.


Sweeping, dry mopping, wet mopping or vacuuming floors.

Cleaning or removing spots from carpets.

Washing tables, desks, shelving, cupboards, etc.

Cleaning blackboards and whiteboards.

Performing outside maintenance including grass cutting, garden clean-up and litter pick-up.

In doing such tasks, you will be: required to use chemicals and be aware of the safety requirements in the handling of such chemicals; exposed to dust; required to lift and carry books, boxes and other heavy materials; and, helping to make a clean and healthy working and learning environment for students and staff.

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 of 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.

All applications will be screened based on the required education, experience and qualifications as noted in the posting and job description and as reflected in the application.

Only those candidates meeting these criteria will be eligible to participate in the selection process and only qualified candidates will be contacted.

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.

Please note: if you are 18 years of age or under at the time of hire you will not be required to obtain a Police Vulnerable Sector Check.