Operations Assistant

  • Initiative: Investing in Neighbourhoods 
  • Requisition ID: 715 
  • Job Location: Canada (CA) 
  • Additional Location Details: Front/Sherbourne 
  • Job Stream: Cleaning/Maintenance/Housekeeping  
  • Job Type: Contract, Part-Time 
  • Temporary Duration: Up to 12 Months 
  • Wage:  $16.00 per hour  
  • Number of Positions Open:
  • Posting End Date: 10/15/2021 
  • Travel Required: None 
  • Educational Requirements:Some High School 


Investing In Neighbourhoods - Eligibility Criteria:

To apply for job opportunities through the Investing in Neighbourhoods Program, interested candidates must be OW participants living in Toronto. Investing in Neighbourhoods job opportunities are in not for profit community organizations and enable OW participants to: increase their skill level, develop contacts with employers, and obtain references with the goal of securing permanent employment.


*At the time of this posting, this position is on-site.  The employer may change this arrangement in order to comply with Public Health Guidelines.

Job Description:

  • Perform general maintenance and repairs-Custodial services as assigned by management, including but not limited to supporting the daily cleaning and sanitizing of workplace as part of the COVID-19 hygiene plan-Work at heights to clean, replace/repair light fixture bulbs/tubes as required-Prepare/set-up rooms (including Audio/Visual equipment) for various events/activities and facilitate post-event cleaning
  • Assist with equipment set up including, phone network systems tasks such as moves, set-up, basic troubleshooting and general support
  • Prepare, paint and decorate interior and exterior surfaces as required-Assist in supporting the company's Education & Participation programming i.e. Summer Drama Camp and other events as requested by management-Assist in co-ordination with guest theatre companies and community rentals for all operational, technical and staffing requirements
  • Perform security-related duties including but not limited to: building lockup, key management and acting as Fire Warden
  • Perform all other duties within the Operations Assistant role as assigned or needed including assisting other departments as required-Be available for occasional evening and weekend work as required


COVID Requirements

  • In addition to the wearing of appropriate task related PPE, the Operations Assistant must also correctly use and wear provided fabric and/or non-surgical masks at all times in the workplace or as prescribed. Full face shields may also be worn, but in addition to a proper fitting face mask and not in place of a mask
  • Follow all provincial, municipal legislation and employer pandemic protocols, including but not limited to:
  • Daily COVID-19 Self-assessments; daily COVID-19 declarations; participating in YPT's Contact Tracking program-Maintaining 2m physical distancing from others; observing proper respiratory hygiene; maintain proper hand hygiene regimen
  • Immediate reporting of a positive COVID-19 test result to employer; staying home and self-isolating if symptomatic or as directed by public health/medical officials or by your employer.


Skills Required:

  • Demonstrates good communication skills
  • Works well with other but also able to work independently; self-motivated
  • Able to perform tasks that require a hands-on-approach
  • Comfortable working with tools
  • Demonstrates creative problem-solving skills, able to work under pressure
  • Able to work with and troubleshoot various types of technology from computers to audio-visual equipment
  • Comfortable performing physical activities such as lifting, carrying, pushing and pulling
  • Vulnerable Sector Police Check is required


How to Apply:

If you meet the qualifications above and are interested in applying to this position, please click "Apply now" to upload your resume and cover letter. We thank you for your interest; however only those Candidates selected for an interview will be contacted.  For further assistance, visit a local Toronto Employment & Social Services Location.


Notice of Collection Statement

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