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Relief Cleaner

Department Syl Apps Youth Centre Treatment Date Posted 7/26/2019

Position Type Relief Reference No. 2019-2866

LocationGTA, Ontario, Canada

Kinark Child and Family Services is a leading child and youth service organization in Ontario which provides a wide range of evidence-based services that include individual, family and group counselling for children and youth with complex needs and their families.  Kinark’s three program streams include: Community-Based Child and Youth Mental Health, Autism and Forensic Mental Health/Youth Justice.

Syl Apps Youth Centre (Syl Apps) is a secure youth mental health facility in Oakville that can provide support for up to 48 youth at a time. Syl Apps operates three programs: (1) Secure treatment (mandated by the Child & Family Services Act—CFSA) (males and females) ; (2) Secure detention and custody (mandated by the Youth Criminal Justice Act—YCJA) (males and females); and (3) It is also the only facility in Ontario designated to accept youth by order of the Ontario Review Board. We are committed to providing a range of services and a high standard of care for young people and their families.


Join us in further developing Syl Apps as a Centre of Excellence.

Want to help children and youth with complex needs?

Come join our team!


Kinark: Helping children and youth with complex needs achieve better life outcomes.

We currently have several opportunities for:


Relief Cleaner

There is no guarantee of hours

Syl Apps Youth Centre – Oakville, ON

Pay Grid: $ 20.61 - $21.43 - $22.50


Reporting to the Facility Manager or designate, the incumbent will ensure the physical plant is cleaned to Health Department standards to provide a hygienic living environment.


Duties & Responsibilities:

    • Vacuum, sweep, mop, dust, scrub garbage collection and disposal.
    • Clean and disinfect washroom and fixtures.
    • Use machine to clean floors in the corridors and the main kitchen.
    • Care and maintenance of equipment.
    • Collect and sort recyclable material.
    • Collect and prepare bio-hazardous waste for disposal.
    • Assist with facility and room set up, take down and disinfecting.



    • Minimum High School Graduate
    • Two years’ custodial/janitorial experience preferred.
    • Experience in a secure residential setting would be considered an asset.
    • Must be able to meet the physical demands of the job.
    • Knowledge of standard cleaning procedures, chemicals, products, and equipment and safety.
    • Ability to work independently and in a team environment.
    • Satisfactory Criminal Record Check (including a Vulnerable Sector Screening) and Pre-Employment Medical.
    • Candidates with car would be given priority.


Interested applicants should submit their resumes via:

Kinark Child and Family Services values inclusivity and diversity in the workplace.  We encourage applicants from diverse backgrounds.  We are committed to providing accessible employment practices that are in compliance with the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act (‘AODA’).   If you require accommodation during any stage of the recruitment process, please notify Human Resources at  or (905) 474-9595.

While we thank all applicants, only those selected for an interview will be contacted. Any information obtained during the course of recruitment will be used for employment recruitment purposes only, and not for any other purpose.

If you are looking for an exciting opportunity and to build a career in an innovative and dynamic organization, submit your resume by clicking on Apply Now below.
We thank all applicants for their interest. However, only candidates selected for an interview will be contacted. Kinark Child and Family Services is an equal opportunity employer.