Employment Type:  Full-Time, Permanent

Work Hours:  35 hours per week

Salary:  $49,329 per annum (L5), plus comprehensive benefits

Location: 389 Church Street Toronto, Ontario M5B 2E5

Internal Application Deadline:      Monday, November 6, 2022

External Application Deadline:     Wednesday, November 8, 2022


YWCA Toronto strives to uphold anti-discrimination practices and anti-oppression principles to ensure that the rights of all individuals are respected and protected. We work to promote a climate that is welcoming of all women and individuals who identify as trans, intersex, non-binary, agender, and/or Two-Spirit.  We encourage applications from women and gender diverse people from all races, ethnic origins, religions, abilities and sexual orientations.

The Head Caretaker is responsible for preventive maintenance of building systems, general upkeep and minor repairs for all areas of 389 Church Street including the residential and administrative offices.


YWCA Toronto Church St. facility includes 120 units of permanent housing.  The integrated model creates a safe, inclusive and supportive community for tenants and is designated for women and gender diverse people who are: chronically homeless or at risk of homelessness; women and gender diverse people following transitions from provincially -funded institutions and service systems such as hospitals or prisons; and homeless Indigenous women/two-spirit people. As part of Housing Support program at the YWCA, the program goals include housing stabilization, harm reduction, health promotion and increased access to primary health care and acute mental health services.


·        Conducts inspections of all site mechanical, electrical & HVAC systems and related equipment on a daily/weekly basis and completes appropriate record logs in order to ensure equipment is maintained in good working order;

·        Implements preventive maintenance procedures for the building and building equipment as scheduled in the computerized management software (CMMS) and at other times, as needed;

·        Responsible for general upkeep and repairs to all areas of the building and building equipment including minor carpentry, electrical, plumbing, and painting;

·        Performs minor plumbing work: change washers, clear blockages, change taps, flushometers and cartridges;

·        Records work orders & preventive maintenance in the computerized maintenance management software (CMMS);

·        Knowledgeable about locations of mechanical systems in the building including shut-off valves, fuse boxes, thermostats, gas and water meters, fire alarm systems, boilers and hot water heaters;

·        Performs or arranges for cleaning, painting and repair of vacant apartment units including removal of garbage, vacuums unit, washes floors, cleans windows and coverings, cleans interior and exterior of cupboards, cleans bathrooms including all components, cleans appliances, cleans all vents.


·        Community College Diploma with technical training in electrical, plumbing or building maintenance;

·        3-5 years’ experience in the field in general maintenance and minor repairs such as plumbing and carpentry (Cases for Equivalency will be considered);

·        3-5 years’ experience in physical plant operations, HVAC, plumbing, electrical, fire alarms and other related equipment and systems;

·        Ability to read and interpret mechanical/electrical blueprints;

·        Proficiency with computers including email, Internet, Word and Excel and ability to operate computerized building automation systems;

·        Experience using a computerized maintenance management software;

·        Ability to lift 25 kilograms; physically capable of extended periods of physical exertion, including frequent periods of standing, bending or lifting;

·        Knowledge of cleaning products and their safe use;

·        Ability to work independently;

·        Experience operating buffers, steam cleaners, power washing machinery, wet and dry vacuums, floor strippers and other equipment such as snow blowers, garbage machinery;

·        WHMIS Certificate;

·        Experience working in a residential setting;

·        Ability to interact in a respectful and professional manner with a diverse community of women and young women within a housing environment.

Vaccination Policy: In accordance with YWCA Toronto’s COVID-19 Vaccination Policy, all YWCA Toronto employees, students and volunteers are strongly encouraged to obtain all COVID-19 vaccinations and booster doses as recommended by Toronto Public Health.


Please submit your cover letter and résumé to: Allan Wing, Facility Manager at propertyjobs@ywcatoronto.org. Please quote JOB ID number PROP973 and your name in the subject line.

Please note: A vulnerable sector police reference check is required by the successful candidate prior to hiring. YWCA Toronto is a unionized workplace. Staff are represented by CUPE Local 2189. This position is within the Bargaining Unit. Please indicate on your cover letter and email subject line if you are an internal candidate.  For internal applicants, this position is secondable.

YWCA Toronto promotes the principles of anti-oppression and adheres to the tenets of the Ontario Human Rights Code. We encourage applications from women and gender diverse people of all races, ethnic origins, religions, abilities and sexual orientations.

YWCA Toronto provides accommodation during all parts of the hiring process, upon request, to applicants with disabilities. If contacted, please advise us if you require any accommodation. While we thank all candidates for their interest, only those selected for an interview will be contacted.

YWCA Toronto is a Scent-Sensitive Workplace.

Posting Date: October 26, 2023


$49,329 per annum (L5), plus comprehensive benefits

How to Apply

Please submit your cover letter and résumé to: Allan Wing, Facility Manager at propertyjobs@ywcatoronto.org. Please quote JOB ID number PROP973 and your name in the subject line.

About YWCA Toronto

YWCA Toronto is an association by, for and about women, girls and gender diverse people. Our programs promote equality, economic security and lives free from violence. We offer a range of housing options, employment and training programs, community support programs, girls’ programs and family programs. We also engage in systemic advocacy.