Day/Night Custodian | YMCA of Simcoe/Muskoka
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Day/Night Custodian

JOB TITLE: Day/Night Custodian
DEPARTMENT: Maintenance
PLACEMENT: Part-time/seasonal June1-Sept 5, 2017

The YMCA of Simcoe/Muskoka currently serves over 125,000 people in Simcoe County and the Districts of Muskoka and Parry Sound in Central Ontario. The YMCA is one of the largest charities within our service area, providing over $1.1 million annually of support and access to our programs and services.

With a staff complement of 1200+ full and part-time staff, combined with over 1,000 volunteers and donors, and an operating budget of $39 million, the YMCA of Simcoe/Muskoka serves over 30,000 annual members and participants through its eight membership centres in Barrie, Collingwood, Gravenhurst, Innisfil, Midland, Orillia, Parry Sound, and Wasaga Beach; 3,000 Child Care families across a number of communities; registers 5,000 day campers in addition to 1000 overnight campers at YMCA Camp Kitchikewana on Beausoleil Island; over 15,000 people through leadership development, outdoor education and family programs at YMCA Geneva Park; and counsels over 20,000 people in several community development programs.

As our Mission Statement affirms, “My Y is dedicated to the growth of all persons in spirit, mind and body, and to their sense of belonging to each other and the global community.” Our Vision for the future is “My Y inspires people to reach their full potential.”

Ensure that all meeting rooms and conference areas are cleaned and set up for incoming groups. Does audio/visual set ups and assists other general custodial duties including minor maintenance as required.

The following duties are typical for this position. Incumbents may not perform all of the listed duties and/or may be required to perform additional or different duties from those set forth below to address business needs and changing business practices.

  • Demonstrate strong support and commitment to the mission and core values of the YMCA of Simcoe/Muskoka and the YMCA in Canada.
  • Demonstrate strong support and commitment to serving the membership, facility users and all program participants of the YMCA of Simcoe/Muskoka.
  • Ensures Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) is worn and is CSA approved )job specific: employee supplies (green patch safety boots/greenpatch safety shoes & rubber boots) company supplies (protective eyewear, ear plugs, ear muffs, fall arrest harnesses & breathing apparatus
  • Must be able to lift 75 pounds.
  • Cleans and sets up meeting rooms ready for incoming groups as per instructions from the Conference Department.
  • Operates cleaning equipment such as vacuums, & carpet cleaner. Keep custodial cupboards and night staff closets stocked with a good supply of paper stock and cleaning supplies. 
  • Will be trained to install, operate and maintain audiovisual equipment (as required).
  • Tends to guest requests as required
  • Tops up heating/cooling ballast in the Centennial Centre
  • Maintains clean areas such as meeting rooms, washrooms, office areas, shower rooms, public areas, staff areas, lobbies and windows
  • Will work on program areas such as cleaning and set ups as required.
  • Informs the Night Custodian shift of any deficiencies or follow ups that are required for the evening in the absence of custodial/housekeeping manager or custodial supervisor
  • Adherence to all provincial and federal legislation relevant to job description.
  • Undertakes other reasonable tasks in support of YMCA Geneva Park, which the General Manager may assign from time to time.

The following generally describes the knowledge and ability required to enter the job and/or be learned within a short period of time in order to successfully perform the assigned duties.

  • Secondary Education
  • Previous cleaning experience
  • Proven Customer Service Experience
  • Certificates: Fall arrest, Scaffolding, Ladder and Propane Exchange
  • First Aid and CPR Certification & AED
  • Child Protection orientation
  • AODA training
  • Health & Safety Awareness training
  • Bill 168 (Violence & Harassment in the Workplace) training
  • Mandated training is required before or shortly after commencement of work
  • Clear Police Reference Check and Vulnerable Sector Screening
  • Must be able to work flexible hours based on client needs

Commitment to Organization Vision and Values: Demonstrates and promotes a personal understanding of and appreciation for the mission, vision, strategic outcomes and values of the YMCA. Articulates the uniqueness and holistic nature of the YMCA philosophy, mission and vision. Seeks opportunities to fulfil the philosophy of the Association inside and outside of immediate job responsibilities.

Volunteer Stewardship: Understands the important role volunteers play in our Association. Contributes to a welcoming and supportive environment for all volunteers, and demonstrates appreciation for their commitment.

Communication/Listening– Communicates in a thorough and timely manner and supports information sharing and goal achievement. Writes succinctly and clearly. Gets ideas across in writing effectively.

Concern for Health and Safety– Acknowledges and understands how to manage and educate others of risk and harm reduction. Acts promptly on all risk, health and safety concerns. Demonstrates a knowledge of required protocols and ensures their implementation.

Diversity– Appreciates that people with different opinions, backgrounds and characteristics bring a richness to the challenge or situation at hand. Demonstrates respect for people of diverse backgrounds. Promotes fairness and respect of all individuals.

Integrity- Demonstrates responsible behavior at all times and maintains high ethical standards. Keeps confidences. Complies with both the letter and the spirit of the law. Does not blame others for his / her mistakes.

Philanthropy- Demonstrates an understanding and appreciation of the role of Philanthropy in achieving the YMCA’s mission.

Self-Management– Works independently within prescribed parameters, can discern the relevance of issues and communicate them effectively to their supervisor. Works independently with minimal supervision and is disciplined in setting priorities and outcomes. Identifies and assesses difficult situations and can discern the level of guidance and resources required to resolve them.

Service Orientation– Deliberately identifies and creates opportunities to enhance each and every person’s YMCA experience. Recognizes a service problem and acts on it quickly. Takes initiative to expand and enhance the service opportunity.

Leadership-Takes decisive action when required. Takes appropriate risks when required.

Problem Solving-Responds quickly to problems which threaten YMCA quality and service.


  • Keep a positive reputation throughout the industry
  • Keep customer service level to 8.0 or higher
  • Assure new employees receive orientation

The conditions herein are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential job functions.

  • Environment: works indoors
  • Physical: Must be able to lift 75lbs, bending, standing, walking, and stretching continuously through shift, Push/Pull Machinery (floor cleaners, Mops, Brooms etc.)

Qualified candidates who wish to be considered are invited to send a resume and cover letter to:

Kurtis Skilliter
Supervisor , Custodial
YMCA of Simcoe/Muskoka
Fax: (705) 325-9633

Applications will remain open until June 15, 2017

We wish to express our appreciation to all applicants for their interest in this position; however only candidates selected for an interview will be contacted.

Please be advised that all offers of employment are contingent upon the successful completion of a Police Records Check and Vulnerable Sector Screening.

The YMCA of Simcoe/Muskoka is committed to fair and accessible employment practices. Our goal is a diverse, inclusive workforce that reflects the communities we serve. Individuals needing employment accommodation in the hiring process or job postings in an alternative format may contact the Human Resources department.