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Job #056 Housekeeper/Administrative Assistant for Toronto Couple

Toronto, Canada • Full-time • $50,000 gross per year and vehicle

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Experienced live-out Housekeeper required by couple in the Annex area of Toronto. The position also has an Administrative role. This is available immediately for the right person. 


This position is full-time and live-out. A vehicle will be provided for household purposes.


Position Title: Full-Time, Live-Out Housekeeper/Administrative Assistant


Location: Toronto (Annex area), Ontario - varies between residence and office


Schedule: Monday to Friday, flexibility with time (i.e. 9am to 5pm when in office or 11am to 7pm when in residence)


Duties & Responsibilities:
  • General housekeeping

  • Careful and safe cleaning and maintenance of the home using surface-safe products

  • Employing a top to bottom, right to left cleaning methodology while paying attention to ceiling areas and removing cobwebs

  • Vacuuming, safe mopping and drying of floor surfaces

  • Laundry, ironing and folding. Checking all labels prior to laundering.

  • Changing bed linen on a weekly basis. Ironing of bed linen.

  • Regular cleaning of dryer lint traps

  • Replacing bathroom towels and bath mats on a daily basis

  • Preparing nutritious dinners for the Principals

  • Preparing breakfast items for following day

  • Occasional assistance with entertaining and greeting people

  • Inventory management to include toiletries, cleaning products, fresh and dry grocery items

  • Errands and grocery shopping

  • Prior to grocery shopping, weekly deep-cleaning of refrigerator and reorganization

  • Cleaning of microwave interior and exterior

  • Weekly cleaning of small kitchen appliances

  • Wardrobe management and organization to include seasonal clothing rotation

  • Management and organization of storage areas

  • Answering the telephone and taking accurate messages

  • Report any household problems, malfunctioning items to the Principals as soon as possible

  • Directing and supervising trades and vendors, while being mindful of security

  • Receiving packages and deliveries and placing them in designated area

  • Management of garbage and recycling. Keeping garbage area clean.

  • Check for spots, stains, scratches and marks on furniture, floors, countertops, etc. Report to Principals.

  • Check for burned out lightbulbs and replace

  • Special and deep-cleaning projects

  • Detailing of the home prior to leaving

  • Making sure that the home is locked and the security alarm is on prior to leaving

  • Working in office in an Administrative Support capacity

  • This is a dynamic job description and will change as the family grows and evolves


Skills and Aptitudes:
  • A minimum of 5 years’ housekeeping experience in a professional home

  • Experience working as an Administrative Assistant

  • Experience in the care and maintenance of fine surfaces, furniture and artwork

  • Good laundry, hand-washing, and ironing skills

  • Driving is an asset (vehicle will be provided for household purposes)

  • Should be a comfortable home cook who knows their way around the kitchen, can follow recipes, and follow favourite family recipes

  • Must be able to work both independently and follow check lists

  • Must be punctual and dependable

  • Show initiative and be energetic 

  • Must be an organized worker with an eye for detail

  • Should have a happy and positive attitude

  • Must have good listening skills

  • Good command of English (written and spoken)

  • Ability to communicate with Principals via telephone, text, and/or email is a must

  • The ideal candidate is intelligent and not afraid to ask questions

  • Familiarity with Microsoft Office programs

  • Experience managing filing systems

  • Basic bookkeeping skills

  • This is a non-smoking residence

  • Must be willing to sign a confidentiality agreement 

  • Must be legally qualified to work in Canada

Other: This is a non-smoking position


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