Merrickville Part Time 24 hrs/wk

Merrick Preparatory School - Job Details

Posted: Feb 07, 2020
Expires: Mar 07, 2020

If you are looking for a fun and enjoyable work environment in a high school setting, with teens 
from around the world in a beautiful historic building in Merrickville, then this job is for you!  
Merrick Preparatory School is looking for a part-time, 24 hours per week, Housekeeper to provide 
janitorial services keeping the school clean and hygienically safe.

Under the supervision of the Headmaster, the Housekeeper provides exemplary cleaning services, 
maintaining the inside and outside of all buildings in a clean, safe and hospitable manner.  The 
Housekeeper keeps the bathrooms, floors, windows, surfaces, furnishings, facilities, equipment and 
building clean, tidy and a general outstanding appearance.

The following outlines the primary tasks of the Housekeeper.  This is not an exhaustive list and 
other duties may be required in order to keep the facility clean, safe and looking at its best.
1.   Clean, wash, dust all tables, desks, walls, doors, baseboards, chair rails, windows (inside 
and out), counter tops, cabinets, white boards in the buildings. This includes but is not limited 
to classrooms, hallways, bathrooms, dining area, snack bar, dorm rooms, main foyer, stairwells, 
common spaces, workspaces, storage spaces, recreational spaces.
2.   Clean, sweep, vacuum, mop, wash and polish all floors in all buildings and all rooms.
3.   Clean, wash and disinfect facilities, including but not limited to sinks, toilets, showers, 
door handles, desks.
4.   Resupply hand soap in common bathrooms, toilet paper in dorm room bathrooms, and hand 
sanitizer in all dispensers.
5.   Maintain inventory of supplies and inform Head of Kitchen to re-order when in need of 
re-supply.  These include, but are not limited to, toilet paper, paper towel, hand soap, hand 
sanitizer, cleaning supplies, materials and chemicals, laundry soap and any other materials 
required for the job.
6.   Ensure all cleaning supplies are safely used and stored, according to proper Material Safety 
Data Sheet standards and best practice. Never leave doors to supplies, chemicals and cleaners 
unlocked or unsupervised.  Ensure Material Safety Data Sheets are produced for each cleaning 
7.   Clean spills, broken glass, garbage and other debris or related matter that may be located in 
any room in any building.
8.   Take note of any damage to the buildings, equipment, rooms and report to maintenance.  Record 
in maintenance binder.
9.   Steam-clean carpets as required.  Front hallway and high traffic areas twice per semester 
(four times per year, or more as required), all other areas 1-2 times per year based on need.
10. Perform weekly laundry service for student bedding for summer camp only in July.
11. Empty trash cans in dorm rooms and offices.
12. Clean trash cans as required.
13. Clean dorm bathroom “product bins” as required.
14. Additional related duties may be assigned.

1.   Secondary school diploma (required).
2.   WHMIS Training and Certification (required- can acquire once hired).
3.   Occupational Health and Safety Training and Certification (required – can acquire once hired).
4.   Vulnerable Sector – Police Record Check (required – can acquire once hired).

Cleaning and laundry experience.  Experience working with standard cleaning equipment and related 
chemicals and supplies.  Experience and comfort working around teens and in a school community 

Cleaning knowledge and skills. Understanding of good hygiene and sterilization to prevent spread of 
germs and illness.  Good interpersonal skills. Comfort and skills working with teenagers from 
around the world.  Sensitively to different cultures and discreet mannerisms with sensitivity to 
teenagers, different cultures and utmost respect to differences.

Established in 2012, Merrick Preparatory School is an international day and boarding school with a 
maximum enrolment of 60 boarding students and 20 day students. We enroll students into one of three 
streams: i) grade 9, 10, 11 and 12 credits towards the Ontario Secondary School Diploma (OSSD); ii) 
English as a Second Language (ESL) Foundation Program, and; iii) University Qualification Year 
(UQY). Our average class size is 10 students and our graduates maintain a 100% university placement 
rate to their first-choice university. In addition, we offer recreational co-curricular activities 
and ‘boutique’ residential living with queen size beds and en suite bathrooms. Located in a 
heritage building in Merrickville, Ontario, honoured as Canada’s most beautiful village, we are 45 
minutes from Ottawa and are adjacent to the Rideau River and Canal system, a UNESCO World Heritage 

Only those requested to attend an interview will be contacted. Start Date: As soon as possible
Compensation: Minimum wage.  We provide breakfast and lunch.
Please Submit your resume and cover letter to Kevin Farrell:

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