Careers at the HDSB

 

Custodian

Hourly Rate: $19.44/hour plus 4% vacation pay
Location: Halton Region which includes Burlington, Acton, Georgetown, Milton and Oakville
Work Schedule: 12 months/year, 8 hours/day (Monday-Friday) Afternoon Shift; 40 hours a week

The Halton District School Board (HDSB) invites applications for the role of Custodian.  Our Custodians contribute to the well-being of our students and staff by ensuring our schools and administrative offices are clean, well maintained and pleasant places to learn and work.  New Custodial staff usually work 40 hours per week.  New team members are provided with training on the technical aspects of the position and are mentored by Area Supervisors and staff.  Employees work afternoon shifts (after the school day ends) and have the opportunity to work day shifts during March Break, Professional Development Days and during the summer months.  Once our casual caretaker successfully completes the six (6) month probationary period their rate of pay increases to $22.20/hour.  Custodians who have mastered the position will be placed in a permanent position with a full benefit package which includes paid vacation, pension, dental and medical benefits.

Qualifications/Requirements include one or more of the following:  completion of a High School Diploma or an equivalent combination of experience and education are required; customer service driven; collaborative team players; creative problem solvers; quick learners, effective communicators (English speakers with basic English writing skills) and safety conscious.  A valid driver’s license is required and a reliable vehicle as you will be required to work in various sites within the region of Halton and will have to be able to attend two different work sites within the same shift; Physically fit to allow you to lift on average 20 lbs on occasion 50 lbs; bending; walking; standing; climbing ladders and stairs; Commercial or Industrial cleaning experience an asset.

Prior to being accepted for this position, applicants will be required to demonstrate to the School Board that they have the physical capabilities to perform the essential physical duties of the job.  Potential employment candidates must agree to complete a Post Offer Screen performed via a Service Provider contracted by the School Board. The Post Offer Screen may include the following:

• Disclose pertinent medical history
• Perform a musculoskeletal screen with a Regulated Health Professional
• Perform strength and endurance testing including:
• Low lifting (floor to waist)
• Mid lifting (waist to shoulder)
• High lifting (above shoulder)
• Carrying
• Pushing
• Pulling
• Hand grip (bilateral)
• Pinch grip (bilateral)
• Forward reach
• Overhead reach
• Walking
• Stooping
• Crouching
• Kneeling
• Resting blood pressure

All job offers will be conditional on the candidate passing all components of this test. Results of testing will not be disclosed during the Post Offer Screen.  The Board is notified whether the applicant is declared "Fit" or "Not Fit" only, no detailed results are given to the Board.

Offers of employment are conditional on the provision of a Criminal Background Check with Vulnerable Sector Screening (dated within six months).

To apply for this position, please visit and register as an applicant at https://hdsb.simplication.com/.  The Job Category for this position on Apply to Education is “ECE, EA/TA, ERW, Clerical, Custodian, etc.” and the Job Code number is 3230181. Please note that there is no cost to apply to this position.  Only applications submitted via Apply to Education are considered.  If you require assistance with Apply to Education, please call 1-877-900-5627.

We thank all candidates for their interest in opportunities with the HDSB, only those selected for an interview will be contacted.  We ask you to please not contact the Board to check on your application.


The Halton District School Board recognizes that, consistent with the United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples (UNDRIP), the Ontario Human Rights Code and the Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms, employment practices and procedures at all levels should reflect, demonstrate understanding of and respond to a diverse population. The Board is committed to providing a workplace environment that is fair and equitable to all.

We believe that having employees who reflect the diversity of our students and our municipalities makes us a stronger Board. 

Where the required skills, ability and qualifications of candidates are relatively equal, candidates who self-identify as a member of one or more under-represented groups will be selected.

In our efforts to ensure an inclusive, diverse and representative workforce, HDSB will:

Where the required skills, ability and qualifications of candidates are relatively equal, candidates who self-identify as a member of one or more under-represented groups will be selected.

Accommodation:  Upon request, we will provide reasonable accommodations for candidates who have temporary or permanent disability, or who otherwise require accommodations based on the protected grounds highlighted in the Ontario Human Rights Code in respect to the recruitment and selection process.
Wellness:
The HDSB is committed to providing a respectful and healthy work environment. 

Applicant Self Identification Questions:

As part of the recruitment and selection function, the HDSB will collect voluntary self identification data from applicants in accordance with the Ontario Human Rights Code, HDSB’s Teacher Hiring Practices Administrative Procedure, HDSB’s Employment Equity Policy and Ontario’s Anti Racism Data Standards:

 

Personal information on this form is collected under the authority of the Anti-Racism Act, 2017, S.O. 2017, c. 15, in compliance with the Municipal Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act, R.S.O. 1990, c. M.56.  In accordance with HDSB’s Employment Equity Policy, personal information collected on this form will aim to achieve an inclusive, diverse and representative workforce. It works to intentionally identify and remove barriers for equity-deserving communities at each stage of the hiring process. Encouraging diversity of the workforce in the school board is vital because the workforce should be reflective and representative of the community.

Although hiring policies must adhere to the qualification requirements set out in applicable Regulations (eg. Regulation 298, “Operation of Schools – General”) and any applicable collective agreement provisions, the Board recognizes the importance of the following when developing its selection and evaluation criteria: 


We encourage you to respond to our voluntary applicant self-identification questions. This data will inform our understanding of the diversity of our applicant pool as well as the progress of applicants throughout the hiring process.  This data will inform our goals, strategies and actions and our progress towards creating and sustaining an inclusive and equitable workforce. Any information that you provide in response to these questions will be referred to during the hiring process for this position, and will be shared with the hiring manager and/or committee members responsible for the hiring process.

The section includes questions from Ontario’s Anti-Racism Data Standards (Standards, 2017). The Standards were established to help identify and monitor systemic racism and racial disparities within the public sector. The Standards establish consistent, effective practices for producing reliable information to support evidence-based decision-making and public accountability to help eliminate systemic racism and promote racial equity (adapted from Ontario’s Anti-Racism Data Standards, 2017).

Questions about this collection may be directed to Marsha Sulewski, Supervisor of Staffing and Recruiting at sulewskim@hdsb.ca