Casual Caretaker

Halton District School Board - Burlington, ON (30+ days ago)

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Casual Caretakers

Hourly Rate: $19.06/hour plus 4% vacation pay
Location: Halton Region which includes Burlington, Acton, Georgetown, Milton and Oakville
Work Schedule: 12 months/year, 8 hours/day (Monday-Friday) Afternoon Shift

The Halton District School Board (HDSB) invites applications for the role of Casual Caretaker/Custodian. Our Caretakers contribute to the well-being of our students and staff by ensuring our schools and administrative offices are clean, well maintained and pleasant places to learn and work. New Caretaking staff usually work 40 hours per week. New team members are provided with training on the technical aspects of the position and are mentored by Area Supervisors and staff. Employees work afternoon shifts (after the school day ends) and have the opportunity to work day shifts during March Break, Professional Development Days and during the summer months. Once our casual caretaker successfully completes the six (6) month probationary period their rate of pay increases to $21.77/hour. Casual Caretakers who have mastered the position will be placed in a permanent position with a full benefit package which includes paid vacation, pension, dental and medical benefits.

Qualifications/Requirements include one or more of the following: completion of a High School Diploma or an equivalent combination of experience and education are required; customer service driven; collaborative team players; creative problem solvers; quick learners, effective communicators (English speakers with basic English writing skills) and safety conscious. A valid driver’s license is required and a reliable vehicle as you will be required to work in various sites within the region of Halton; Physically fit to allow you to lift on average 20 lbs on occasion 50 lbs; bending; walking; standing; climbing ladders and stairs; Commercial or Industrial cleaning experience an asset.

Prior to being accepted for this position, applicants will be required to demonstrate to the School Board that they have the physical capabilities to perform the essential physical duties of the job. Potential employment candidates must agree to complete a Post Offer Screen performed via a Service Provider contracted by the School Board. The Post Offer Screen may include the following:

  • Disclose pertinent medical history
  • Perform a musculoskeletal screen with a Regulated Health Professional
  • Perform strength and endurance testing including:
  • Low lifting (floor to waist)
  • Mid lifting (waist to shoulder)
  • High lifting (above shoulder)
  • Carrying
  • Pushing
  • Pulling
  • Hand grip (bilateral)
  • Pinch grip (bilateral)
  • Forward reach
  • Overhead reach
  • Walking
  • Stooping
  • Crouching
  • Kneeling
  • Resting blood pressure
All job offers will be conditional on the candidate passing all components of this test. Results of testing will not be disclosed during the Post Offer Screen. The Board is notified whether the applicant is declared "Fit" or "Not Fit" only, no detailed results are given to the Board.

Offers of employment are conditional on the provision of a Criminal Background Check with Vulnerable Sector Screening (dated within six months).

To apply for this position, please visit and register as an applicant at The Job Category for this position on Apply to Education is “ECE, EA/TA, ERW, Clerical, Custodian, etc.” and the Job Code number is 2870175. Please note that there is no cost to apply to this position. Only applications submitted via Apply to Education are considered. If you require assistance with Apply to Education, please call 1-877-900-5627.

We thank all candidates for their interest in opportunities with the HDSB, only those selected for an interview will be contacted. We ask you to please not contact the Board to check on your application.

We believe that every person has a right to equitable treatment and freedom from discrimination.

The Halton District School Board recognizes the intents contained in the Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms and the Ontario Human Rights Code.

Upon request, we will make reasonable interview and employment accommodations during the selection process, based on any of the human rights protected grounds.

Student Safety:
Ensuring the safety of our students is essential. For this reason, external applicants hired to the HDSB must provide an original copy of an acceptable criminal background check with vulnerable sector screening.

The HDSB is committed to providing a respectful and healthy work environment.