Causal Cleaner, Facilities (Taggart Family Y Location)

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Position: Causal Cleaner, Facilities (Taggart Family Y Location)
Location: Taggart Family Y, 180 Argyle Ave, Ottawa
Type: Casual, preferred start date January 16, 2023
Preferred start date: Monday, Jan 23, 2023
Closing date: Tuesday, Jan 31, 2023


As one of the largest charitable community service organizations in Canada, the YMCA of the National Capital Region responds to critical social needs in the community and works to provide lasting solutions. Serving thousands of people across our region annually, we are a leader and valued partner in creating a vibrant and healthy community where everyone belongs and can reach their full potential. This position requires a commitment to the Y mission and core values of responsibility, honesty, caring, respect, and inclusion, which form the foundation of all Y programs and services.

Working for the Y

Are you looking to use your skills and unique gifts to make a real difference in your community? The YMCA of the National Capital Region is a great workplace committed to diversity, equity, and inclusion, where different backgrounds, experiences, and identities are appreciated and celebrated. The YMCA provides hundreds of employees with meaningful jobs and the opportunity to make a difference in the lives of individuals and the health of our communities. We recognize the contributions of our staff through innovative practices, great benefits, and growth opportunities. Whether you are starting out in your career or a seasoned professional, you will find many exciting opportunities to achieve your personal and career goals. Some of the benefits of working for the Y include:

What we offer

At the Y, you will be part of a vibrant and diverse network of people whose shared vision is to change lives and make our communities home to the healthiest children, teens, adults, and families.

Our competitive wage and benefit package include:

  • Free Y membership.
  • Discounted Y program fees (including health & fitness programs, child care, and camps)
  • Access to an Employee Assistance Program
  • Extended Maternity leave benefits to all our staff for up to 6 more months after the year of leave.

What you offer?

The Taggart Cleaner position must ensure a clean and safe YMCA environment that maintains Y standards and meets member expectations at all times.

The successful candidate will demonstrate a personal commitment to and understanding of the Y’s mission, vision, and values.

Some of the tasks of this position include:

  • Create a strong presence and provide a welcoming environment
  • Be a contributing team member and share in the overall responsibilities of the day-to-day operations
  • Provide hands-on services in the area of cleaning
  • Ensure prescribed cleaning procedures and sequences are followed
  • Ensure that proper cleaning products and tools are used according to directions

What qualifications and abilities are we looking for?

At the YMCA of the National Capital Region, we strive to ensure our employees are a fit based on their strengths, interests, and future goals.

The successful candidate will have the following:

  • Ability to work in English, and some French would be an asset
  • One-year cleaning experience, (fitness facility would be an asset)
  • Knowledge of cleaning products, materials, equipment, and techniques.
  • Experience working in a fast-paced environment
  • Create a strong presence and provide a welcoming environment
  • Must be able to lift items weighing up to 50 lbs.

Additional Requirements:

  • Applicants must already have a valid permit to work in Canada.
  • Criminal Reference Check for the Vulnerable Sector, not more than 6 months old is required 
  • As a condition of employment, in accordance with the COVID-19 Vaccination Requirement Policy for Staff and Volunteers, you are required to provide proof that you are fully vaccinated against COVID-19 or have a valid exemption.
  • Annually all staff must complete the mandatory training for Protecting Children, Youth, and Vulnerable Persons and submit the certificate of completion.

Core Competencies:

  • Commitment to Y Vision and Values: Demonstrates and promotes a personal understanding of an appreciation for the mission, vision, values, and strategic outcomes of the YMCA.
  • Concern for Health & Safety: Acknowledges and understands how to manage and educate others on risk and harm reduction.
  • Quality Focus: Ensures that success criteria for self are set, reviewed, and surpassed regularly to provide excellent service delivery.
  • Teamwork: The ability to work effectively with others to achieve optimal collective results.

About diversity and inclusiveness at the Y: 

Inclusiveness is a part of our core values and we are committed to ensuring the diversity of the people and communities we serve as well as our staff. We welcome candidates from racialized groups, invisible minorities, Indigenous People, women, persons with disabilities, and persons who identify as 2SLGBTQ+.

 How to apply?

All internal applicants must inform their supervisor of their intention to apply for the position.  Internal applicants can apply only after completing the probationary period of their current job unless approved by People and Culture.

Applications must be submitted to the YMCA of the National Capital Region, and all cover letters should be addressed to Charles Offord. Please send applications to Facilities Coordinator, Charles Offord (

Thank you for your interest. Only those selected for an interview will be contacted.

The YMCA of the National Capital Region is committed to being an Equal Opportunity Employer.

Please advise in advance if you require any accommodation during this process. We believe all people have the right to live free from discrimination or harassment of any kind.

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