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Organization:    Ministry of Community Safety and Correctional Services
Division:    Toronto South Detention Centre
City:    Etobicoke
Job Term:    2 Permanent
Job Code:    41602 - Laundry Worker 2
Salary:    $20.35 - $21.86 Per Hour*
Posting Status:    Open
Job ID:    56940
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Bring your experience working in a laundry facility for an opportunity to work in Ontario's largest maximum security detention centres with an operational capacity of 1650 male inmates plus 320 in the Toronto Intermittent Centre.

What can I expect to do in this role?

What can I expect to do in this role?
In this role, you will:
• perform full laundry duties
• deliver laundry to all areas of the facility by collecting, transporting, loading and unloading carts and vehicles
• keep an inventory or record of cleaning products and chemicals as well as linen supplies
• maintain work area by cleaning and disinfecting laundry equipment, containers, laundry carts and reporting mechanical failures of equipment to supervisor
• work with offenders in the laundry area, instructing, evaluating and guiding them in their assigned responsibilities
• ensure safety and security of laundry helpers and security of laundry equipment, cleaning products, chemicals and work areas
• shift work and weekend work may be required

How do I qualify?

Technical and Safety Knowledge and Skills:
• you have demonstrated knowledge of laundry processes such as treatment of linens and clothing, use of cleaning products and chemicals and the operation of laundry equipment
• you have knowledge of Workplace Hazardous Material Information System (WHMIS), the Occupational Health and Safety Act (OSHA) and related procedures regarding the handling of soiled laundry and supervision of offenders in the laundry area
• you have the ability to obtain and apply knowledge of security practices and techniques to ensure custody and control of offender helpers and security of work area

Analytical Skills:
• you have the ability to sort clothing and bedding by type of fabric and colour and to determine appropriate wash cycle or temperature settings for different types of materials
• you can provide input into offender disciplinary and performance reports and to recognize security and workplace hazards so that corrective action can be prompt
• you can determine and maintain records of usage and ensuring adequate stock to meet established clothing and bedding quotas

Communication Skills:
• you can exchange facts and information and follow general instructions regarding laundry tasks
• you can identify and report mechanical failures of laundry equipment and record inventory and cleaning logs
• you can supervise and train offender helpers in laundry methods and procedures

Tact and Discretion:
• you have ability to maintain control of offender helpers, deal with behavioural issues and ensure adherence to institutional safety and security policies and procedures

Additional information:

  • 2 Permanent, 160 Horner Ave, Etobicoke, Toronto Region, Canadian Police Information Centre (CPIC) Screening Requirement
Compensation Group:   Ontario Public Service Employees Union
Schedule:   4.7
Category:   Maintenance and Trades
Posted on:   Tuesday, September 10, 2013
  • The successful candidate will be required to undergo a satisfactory criminal reference check prior to the commencement of employment.
  • T-CL-56940/13(2)
All external applicants (including former employees of the Ontario Public Service) applying to a competition in a ministry or Commission public body must disclose (either in the cover letter or resume) previous employment with the Ontario Public Service. Disclosure must include positions held, dates of employment and any active restrictions as applicable from being rehired by the Ontario Public Service. Active restrictions can include time and/or ministry-specific restrictions currently in force, and may preclude a former employee from being offered a position with the Ontario Public Service for a specific time period (e.g. one year), or from being offered a position with a specific ministry (either for a pre-determined time period or indefinitely). The circumstances around an employee's exit will be considered prior to an offer of employment.
Remember: The deadline to apply is Tuesday, September 24, 2013 11:59 pm EDT. Late applications will not be accepted.

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*Indicates the salary listed as per the OPSEU Collective Agreement.
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