Job #078 Experienced Housekeeper for Bridle Path Residence

Toronto • Ontario • Full-time • Competitive Salary (based on experience) • Live out

 This is a large semi-formal residence consisting of Mr. and Mrs. with no children. The position is Monday to Friday, although occasional weekend work may be required from time to time. If that occurs, the employee has the option of either receiving additional pay or a day off in lieu. The daily start time is 8:30am. The position is full-time and live-out. The employer has a reputation for retaining staff on a longterm basis. The position is only open to those who hold current status to legally work in Canada. Sponsorship is not being considered.

 

Position Title: Live-out Housekeeper

Location: Bridle Path Area of Toronto

Note: This position is only open to individuals who currently hold status to legally work in Canada. No sponsorship will be considered.

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Live-out Housekeeper Responsibilities:
  • Day to day cleaning and maintenance of the family home

  • Daily cleaning of the master bedroom, master bathroom, and kitchen

  • The remainder of the home is cleaned on a floor-by-floor rotating basis. The idea is to keep housekeeping at a manageable level.

  • Laundry and ironing. The majority of laundry is sent out for dry-cleaning. The person will keep a log to track what leaves the residence against what is returned. They will follow up should anything go missing.

  • Bed linen is changed twice per week. It is ironed.

  • Comfortable Home Cook who is prepared to be taught favourite family recipes

  • Setting of the dinner table

  • Seasonal deep cleaning of the residence

  • Wardrobe management

  • Letting out the family dog (an Akita) and being mindful of weather that is either too hot or too cold

  • Management of trash and recycling

  • Pay attention to anything going wrong within the residence - i.e. leaks, mechanical failures, etc. Bring these to the attention of Mr. or Mrs.

  • Vendor management. Letting authorized vendors into the residence and accompanying them to the work area. Being aware of the vendor and making sure that they are not entering rooms they should not be in.

  • Answering the telephone and taking accurate messages

  • Answering the door while being mindful of security

  • This position will include weekend work from time to time. The employee will be compensated either financially or with time off in lieu.

  • Anything else that may be required from time to time

 
Skills and Aptitudes:
  • Applicants should have a pleasant, happy personality

  • They should be easy going and able to work in a self-directed manner

  • They should be highly trustworthy and willing to have a police check done

  • Should have a minimum of 5-years’ experience in professional Housekeeping and an eye for detail when cleaning

  • Should have knowledge and experience of cleaning and maintaining fine surfaces

  • Should be experienced in the laundry room

  • Should be a comfortable Home Cook who is willing to learn new recipes

  • Good communication skills. Have the confidence to ask intelligent questions when unsure of something.

  • If they are not able to complete a task, they should make sure to let Mrs. know

  • Good work discipline

  • The ability to work independently or with direction

  • Must be dog-friendly

  • This is a non-smoking home

  • This is a strict vegetarian household. No meat, chicken, fish, eggs or any kind of meat bi-product is allowed in the house either for the family’s or housekeeper’s consumption.

  • Must hold the necessary qualifications to legally work in Canada

  • Must be willing to sign a confidentiality agreement 

  • Must be dog-friendly

  • This is a non-smoking home

  • This is a strict vegetarian household. No meat, chicken, fish, eggs or any kind of meat bi-product is allowed in the house either for the family’s or housekeeper’s consumption.

  • Must hold the necessary qualifications to legally work in Canada

  • Must be willing to sign a confidentiality agreement 

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