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Job #050 Housekeeper for Couple in Downtown Toronto

Toronto, Ontario • Part-time • Based on experience

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Young Couple seeks an experienced part-time, live-out Housekeeper for their Yorkville area home.

Schedule: Monday to Friday, half days amounting to 25 to 30 hours per week.


Duties & Responsibilities:

  • General housekeeping of an approximately 2,000 square foot home

  • Laundry and ironing

  • Using clothing steamer for garments

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

  • Preparing nutritious dinners for the family to heat up when they arrive home from work. There are many grocery markets within walking distance. There is also a barbecue that can be used.

  • Taking care (walking, feeding) of a loving and loveable family dog. There is a gated dog park within walking distance of the home. The dog can be let off the leash within the dog park.

  • Occasional assistance with entertaining and greeting people is an asset

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

  • Errands and grocery shopping

  • Wardrobe management and organization

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

  • Watering of outdoor plants (both potted and planted)

  • Maintaining front entrance area

  • 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

  • Seasonal projects

  • Deep cleaning projects

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


Skills & Attributes:

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

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

  • Experience with dogs. Must be an animal lover and capable of managing an energetic but well-trained young dog.

  • Good laundry, hand-washing, and ironing skills

  • Driving is an asset

  • 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

  • The ideal candidate would be able to “hit the ground running” due to their experience in housekeeping

  • Must have good listening skills

  • Good command of English

  • Ability to speak French is a definite asset

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

  • There is no travel required

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

  • Must be willing to sign a confidentiality agreement

  • Must be legally qualified to work in Canada

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