Housekeeper cook • Toronto, Ontario • Live-out, Full-time

 

Toronto couple in the Annex area of the city is seeking a Housekeeper Cook. The position is full-time and live-out. The position pays well and offers a schedule of Monday to Friday, 9am to 5pm, although a degree of flexibility is required.

 

This is an opportunity with good employers who treat staff well. Applicants should have experience in the areas of nutritious home cooking, housekeeping, laundry, ironing and wardrobe management.

 

The family is ideally looking at a January 2021 start date, although they are flexible.

PLEASE NOTE: The position is only open to individuals who hold current status to legally work in Canada. Sponsorship will not be considered. 

RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • General housekeeping, laundry, ironing and wardrobe management

  • Careful and safe cleaning and maintenance of the home using as many green products as possible

  • Cooking including weekday dinner prep (so it can be re-heated) as well as lunch prep (salad and/or sandwich) and able to respond to dietary restrictions like no red meat​​​

  • Changing bed linen on a weekly basis

  • Ironing includes bed linen (master bedroom) and Mr. and Mrs. clothing

  • Using clothing steamer for garments

  • Drop off and pick up of dry-cleaning. Maintenance of an in/out dry-cleaning list.

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

  • Errands and grocery shopping

  • Special occasion shopping to include Christmas, birthdays, etc.

  • Wardrobe management and organization to include seasonal clothing rotation

  • Cleaning of small outdoor terrace area to include covering furniture in the event of rain

  • Watering of indoor and outdoor plants (both potted and planted)

  • Maintaining front entrance area to include sweeping of debris and snow removal

  • Taking the family vehicle in for cleaning/detailing and maintenance (if candidate drives)

  • Answering the telephone and taking accurate messages

  • Report any household problems, malfunctioning items to the Principals as soon as possible. Open communication is key.

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

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

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

  • Detailing of the home prior to leaving

  • Potentially daytime dog walking (if family gets a dog)

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

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

 

SKILLS & APTITUDES:

  • A minimum of 5 years’ housekeeping experience in a professional home

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

  • A comfortable home cook who knows their way around the kitchen, can follow recipes, and follow favourite nutritious family recipes

  • Good laundry, hand-washing, and ironing skills

  • Driving is an asset

  • 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

  • No travel required

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

  • This is a non-smoking residence

  • Must be willing to sign a confidentiality agreement

  • Must be legally qualified to work in Canada

 

Applicants must hold current status to legally work in Canada.

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