Housekeeper-Personal Assistant

  • Reference: #C1430
  • Midtown Toronto, Toronto, ON, Canada
  • Posted 1 month ago
  • Full Time

Housekeeper/Personal Assistant

Reference #C1430

Job Location

Toronto, Ontario, Canada

Job Responsibilities of the Housekeeper/Personal Assistant

  • Responsible for the daily cleaning and maintaining the general appearance of the whole residence.
  • Managing all aspects of the residence’s operation and activity calendar.
  • Care of fine furnishings, finishes and delicate surfaces including care of arts, antiques, silver, marble, etc.
  • Managing dry cleaning pick-up and delivery.
  • Washing, steaming and linen care, including washing delicate fabrics.
  • Making beds and ironing sheets.
  • Closet organization, under strict direction, always maintaining personal effects properly.
  • Packing, unpacking and transport of suitcases.
  • Meals planning and preparation for the whole family, often eating separately.
  • Snacks and light meals preparation.
  • Dishes, pots and pans cleaning.
  • Trash and recycling management.
  • Remove snow from the front door steps and access to the garage.
  • Daily/frequent chauffeur duties.
  • Planning and participating in activities with the children.
  • Driving the children, as needed.
  • Answering the doorbell, greeting of guests and visitors.
  • Provide high quality services in a professional, courteous and accommodating manner to the principal, guests, staff and outside service providers.
  • Supervise trades, vendors, and contractors.
  • Booking restaurants, hotels, etc. and helping plan family vacations, etc.
  • Help with private and social events.
  • General errand running, including grocery shopping and dry cleaning.
  • Handling general requests as needed.

Job Requirements

  • Minimum of three (3) years similar work experience.
  • Experience in hands-on household work and knowledge of all areas of property cleaning and organizing.
  • Flexibility to work outside of strict job description parameters.
  • Flexibility in the working hours, according to the employer’s needs.
  • Capacity to work long hours during peak season.
  • Basic computer literacy.
  • Thinking creatively about how to provide highest quality of service.
  • Flexibility to handle last minute changes.
  • Must have a sense of initiative.
  • Can work under minimal direction.
  • Have good organizational skills and attention to details.
  • Have a strong work ethic and communication skill.
  • Ability to anticipate the needs of the employer.
  • Ability to multitasking and work under pressure.
  • Strong problem-solving skills.
  • Be professional, polished, discreet, and always maintain confidentiality.
  • Be physically fit and able to reach and lift medium weight objects (e.g. 30lbs to 50lbs).
  • Must have a valid driver’s license and a good driving record.
  • Must have a current legal working status in Canada.
  • Must like children.
  • Must like dogs.
  • Smoke-free environment.

Job Salary

Competitive salary.

Job Additional Information

  • 2 weeks paid vacation.
  • Live-out.
  • Work days: Monday to Friday (flexibility required).
  • Work hours: Varied must be flexible and work according to the family’s busy schedule, some long days, others shorter.
  • Car provided for work duties, commuting and personal use within reason.
  • Group insurance plan/benefit provided.

Job Starting Date

As soon as possible.

Job Contact Information

Charles Berry, Branch Manager
Phone: 416.907.9618 ext. 224 | Toll-free: 1.866.201.8336
Fax: 647.484.0214

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* This job description may change without notice.