RENFREW COUNTY CATHOLIC DISTRICT SCHOOL BOARD
LEAD HAND CARETAKER
LOCATION: Bishop Smith Catholic High School
STATUS: Permanent 1.0 FTE
HOURS: 8.0 hrs/day (40 hrs/week)
DATE REQUIRED: Immediately
SALARY: $19.03/hour + Benefits
UNION AFFILIATION: CUPE; Local 1202
This full-time position is with an Equal Opportunity Employer on a calendar year basis and offers a wide range
of assignments in a smoke-free environment. The Board operates 2 administration buildings and 20 facilities in
14 communities covering 7851 square kilometers for the welfare of 4,580 pupils. For more information visit our
web site at: http://www.rccdsb.edu.on.ca
RESPONSIBILITIES: Reporting to the Manager of Plant Services, the incumbent is responsible for the daily
coordination and monitoring of work assignments and ensuring that cleaning standards are met. This includes
and is not limited to special cleaning projects, March break cleanup, summer cleanup, Christmas cleanup and
after renovations cleanup.
OTHER DUTIES INCLUDE:
Ensure safe work practices and procedures are being followed, including ensuring that proper protective
equipment is worn and maintained. Report infractions by staff to the Plant Services Officer(s).
Co-operate with the Principal or Designate to ensure a safe and clean work environment for staff and
students by performing caretaking and assisting the Principal or Designate with site emergencies, i.e.
Heating, repairs, electrical, water piping. If required place work order in EBASE system to arrange for
contractors or Plant Staff to repair any maintenance type issues. i.e. Water pipes, electrical, heating etc.
Communicate effectively with the Manager of Plant Services, Plant Services Officer(s), and Human
Resources as needed relating to staffing equipment, supply issues and any other necessary items.
Orientate new caretakers when required and ensure that all caretakers have the necessary training to
perform all jobs effectively and efficiently.
Maintain inventory of materials related to cleaning and maintenance, including preparing requisitions,
receiving and storage of materials.
Perform duties related to each record, prepare and maintain accurate records as required, including
monthly fire system checks, monthly emergency lighting checks, monthly fire extinguisher checks,
sand/salting records, daily or weekly water flushing records, weekly eye wash system checks, sprinkler
checks, work order requests, P.O. requests and all other ministry regulated reports/records.
Perform duties related to work orders for broken chairs, desks, equipment and various hazards or
anything in need of attention or repair. If required place work order in EBASE system to arrange for
attention or repair. Report or discuss with Plant Services Officer(s) as needed.
Maintain and upkeep all custodial equipment. If required place work order in EBASE system to arrange
for attention or repair. Report or discuss with Plant Services Officer(s) as needed.
Responsible for daily checking and reporting information regarding absenteeism whether due to injury,
illness, vacation and communicating such illness, injury, vacation or other to the Plant Services
Department as required. Prepare and submit bi-weekly overtime sheets for CUS or other overtime and
monthly attendance to the Plant Service(s) officer.
Responsible for arranging overtime Coverage for Community Use of Schools, groups for after hours,
weekends and holidays.
Ensure walkways and parking areas are properly sanded, salted, shoveled or plowed. If required shovel,
salt or sand. Record daily even if sanding or salting is not required. Records should include salting
and/or sanding for Community Use of Schools on weekends and after school hours.
Program, monitor, adjust heating, cooling, lighting as to achieve comfort for building users and
Frequently check all plumbing throughout the school for leaks and operation.
Ensure that the heating, cooling, ventilation, water and septic systems are operating properly on a daily
Ensure compliance with WHMIS regulations and that chemicals are used, labelled and stored safely in
accordance with the Material Safety Data Sheet.
Coordinate and cooperate with board maintenance staff and contractors as needed.
Attend the school for fire, security or other after hour’s events.
Assist external groups using the school facilities, including opening/locking doors, and reporting any
concerns to the Principal, Plant Services Officer(s) i.e. Damages, smoking, fire regulations.
Assist the Principal or Designate to carry out fire drills or lockdown drills if requested.
Conduct regular weekly meetings with caretakers and attend other meetings as required by the Plant
Services Officer(s) and communicate any additional items to the caretaker whose section it affects as
Check each classroom daily.
Perform, arrange and organize replacement of lights and other duties in partnership with other
Carry out effective cleaning procedures of all interior and exterior parts of the building structure,
furniture and equipment i.e. doors, floors, walls, windows, ceilings/ light fixtures, stairways,
Perform the following other duties in designated sections as outlined by Plant Services Officer(s),
Principal, or Designate
o Scrubbing, washing, polishing
o Mopping wet and dry
o Floor waxing and stripping
o Spray buffing
o Lifting, climbing
Ability to climb ladders to a maximum of 10 feet
o Remove recycling
o Respond to any pages throughout the day
o Sand, salt, shovel
o Garbage removal
o Furniture moving
o Perform designated section as outlined by Plant Services Officer(s)
Proven record of working successfully in a team environment
Assist in planning team building functions such as training, staff lunches, and any other activity
requested by the Plant Services Officer(s)
Other duties as assigned by the Principal or Designate, Manager of Plant Services or Plant Services
QUALIFICATIONS: This position demands that the successful candidate have:
Successful completion of an Ontario Secondary School Diploma
A minimum of three years job experience as a caretaker or other related job experience in maintenance,
cleaning, or construction.
Excellent Knowledge of HVAC systems, basic electricity, basic plumbing, yard maintenance, cleaning
procedures and techniques, fire extinguishers, security systems.
Ability to perform required physical tasks, including climbing ladders, pushing, pulling, lifting and
carrying moderate and heavy loads, including janitorial equipment, furniture, materials/supplies, pails of
water/wax and bags of garbage.
A sound knowledge of building code (if necessary), fire code and safety regulations, practices and
procedures such as WHMIS, use of personal protective equipment, lifting techniques, materials
handling, including working from ladders.
Demonstrated ability to plan, co-ordinate and monitor work assignments of caretaking/cleaning staff
and recognize departmental priorities with minimal supervision.
Strong interpersonal skills with ability to function effectively with supervisors, plant staff, teachers,
students, contractors and colleagues.
Proven ability to write text, including writing requisitions for supplies, and writing reports regarding
occurrences at the job site; and the ability to read and understand manufactures literature and the
installation and maintenance scheduling of equipment/preventative maintenance, WHMIS information,
Material Safety Data Sheets and safety training course material; as well as possessing mathematical
skills for conducting measurements and calculating various technical requirements.
Basic working knowledge of a computerized environment, including data entry in various software
programs, internet and e-mail.
Ability to work independently and experience working in a team atmosphere.
PLEASE APPLY THROUGH www.applytoeducation.com
No later than 12:00 noon on August 18, 2017
Applications sent directly to the schools or to Human Resources will NOT be considered
It is imperative that all NEW applicants to the Board submit an ORIGINAL current, satisfactory Vulnerable Screening
Criminal Background Check prior to commencement of employment.
We thank all candidates for their interest; however, only those selected for an interview will be contacted
RCCDSB– Is committed to barrier-free selection processes and therefore if contacted for this position, you should advise the HR
Department in a timely fashion of the accommodation measures required to enable you to be assessed in a fair and equitable