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Lucia Llano

Lucia Llano,
Administrative Assistant, Student Recruiting
416-483-4325, ext. 1220
studentrecruiting@bss.on.ca

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Careers at The Bishop Strachan School

Everything we do at BSS is in support of girls’ learning. We empower our students to become confident and compassionate women, tomorrow’s transformational leaders. This happens because our faculty and staff are the very best at what they do, and are inspired to contribute in meaningful ways to our Culture of Powerful Learning.

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The Bishop Strachan School (BSS) is a truly unique organization that stands apart as a leader in education, and particularly in education for girls. BSS is a year round, day and boarding school located in mid-town Toronto. A beautiful setting and an extraordinary staff and faculty, round out the many opportunities for growth in this environment. As the Facilities Staff Member, you will work with highly experienced colleagues in a professional and creative team environment. Excellence is the defining attribute of BSS. We are seeking exceptionally skilled and experienced candidates to fill the position of:

Facilities Security Staff Member

Reports to: Director of Facilities Operations

Liaises with: Facilities Staff and Administrative Specialists

Summary of Position

The Facilities Security Staff Member is responsible for providing front-line security services in order to maintain a safe and secure environment for all students, staff, boarders, families, visitors and service providers to BSS after school hours and to ensure the safety of the building. As such, it is expected that the Facilities Security Staff Member will meet, greet and direct all arrivals in a friendly, professional and efficient manner ensuring the school’s security procedures are appropriately handled and will complete patrols as scheduled. The Facilities Security Staff Member works in a procedural, consensus-building manner with faculty, students, parents, and staff in keeping with the school’s vision, philosophy and strategic plan.

Specific Accountabilities

  • Provides professional and friendly customer service and direction to members of the BSS community and the public
  • Tracks and monitors visitors and assigns appropriate security documentation
  • Monitors the school’s weekly room booking calendar to understand school and external group events
  • Answers main phone lines
  • Assists with traffic flow during school dismissal periods throughout the year
  • Monitors the main lobbies, entrances and other areas of the school through rounds and by utilizing the closed circuit television (CCTV) and access control system
  • Establishes routine interior and exterior patrols during shift
  • Performs regular audit of CCTV system to ensure all cameras are recording and reports any defective cameras to Facilities team
  • Maintains written reports and records through security documentation reports
  • Continually strives to improve security measures within the school
  • Creates and maintains accurate school security policies and procedures
  • Adheres to all security policies and procedures
  • Works collaboratively with the Facilities team to respond to emergencies (i.e. fire alarms, water leaks, power failures, etc.) and with the Administrative Specialists Team to ensure proper protocols are adhered to
  • Follows effective and appropriate Health and Safety practices
  • Participates in regular Professional Learning and contributes to the department’s body of knowledge
  • Other related duties as assigned

Skills, Experience and Attributes

  • Strong customer-service focus
  • Excellent interpersonal skills, both in person and over the phone
  • Demonstrated professionalism including reliability
  • Proven ability to be vigilant with respect to security issues
  • Ability to observe accurately, recall faces, names, descriptive characteristics and facts of incidents and locations
  • Working knowledge of current effective security measures
  • Working knowledge of fire prevention, fire control, evacuation and lockdown procedures
  • Valid Ontario Security Guard License is an asset
  • Proven ability to exercise good judgment
  • Ability to use computer software and computer technology at an intermediate level
  • Effective team-player who also has the ability to work independently
  • Good written and verbal communication skills
  • Proven ability to take initiative
  • Sense of humour

Terms and Conditions

This position works in a dynamic, collaborative work environment and will be covering the afternoon shift. It offers an attractive compensation package including dental, extended health, and pension benefits.

Interested applicants should forward a cover letter and resume to Human Resources at The Bishop Strachan School by email to careers@bss.on.ca indicating Facilities Security Staff Member in the subject line by Friday, July 10.

We thank all candidates in advance. We will, however, contact only those selected for an interview. We believe that diversity in our school fosters a rich, inclusive and creative environment. We are actively engaged in building a more diverse school and encourage all qualified applicants to apply.

The Bishop Strachan School (BSS) is a truly unique organization that stands apart as a leader in education, and particularly in education for girls. BSS is a year round, day and boarding school located in mid-town Toronto. A beautiful setting and an extraordinary staff and faculty, round out the many opportunities for growth in this environment. As the Facilities Staff Member, you will work with highly experienced colleagues in a professional and creative team environment. Excellence is the defining attribute of BSS. We are seeking exceptionally skilled and experienced candidates to fill the position of:

Facilities Staff Member

Reports to: Facilities Supervisor

Indirectly reports to: Director of Facilities Operations

Summary of Position

As a member of a team, the Facilities Staff Member is required to perform preventative and regular maintenance tasks, ensure the safe operations of equipment and maintain interior/exterior areas of the school building. The Facilities Staff Member works in a collegial manner with all constituents of The Bishop Strachan School in support of the school’s vision.

Specific Accountabilities

  • Performs general maintenance operations throughout the school, including: painting, plumbing, electrical, carpentry, pool and boiler maintenance functions
  • Completes facility repairs and minor renovations based on the needs developed by the automated maintenance program
  • Acts as the point person with general and maintenance contractors (e.g. elevators, roofing, windows) ensuring appropriate service and pricing
  • Performs preventative maintenance checks on a regular basis
  • Inspects the overall buildings and facilities for needed services and repairs
  • Investigates and responds to any breakdowns to office/school equipment/furniture or physical spaces and follows-up with the Facilities Co-ordinator or Facilities Supervisor to report status
  • Responds to work orders and preventative maintenance using iPad technology
  • Works with the Facilities Team to respond to emergencies (i.e. floods, fire alarms, power failures, etc.)
  • Assists with traffic flow during school arrival and dismissal throughout the school year
  • Provides general grounds-keeping support
  • Follows effective and appropriate Health and Safety practices
  • Delivers supplies and equipment to the appropriate departments or storage areas
  • Organizes garbage and recycling bins for pick up on scheduled days
  • Assists Housekeeping staff with the set up/disassembly of various rooms including furniture, AV equipment and storage for major events
  • Commits to the Staff Growth and Evaluation Process
  • Covers weekends once a month during the school year
  • Other duties as assigned.

Skills, Experience and Attributes

  • Ability to push, lift and carry up to 30 pounds

  • Solid knowledge of construction and renovations, basic tools and equipment, specifications, quality control, and safety practices

  • Strong understanding of and ability to perform daily building maintenance routines
  • Mechanical/electrical aptitude and troubleshooting skills
  • Electrical, plumbing, HVAC, carpentry, painting and pool experience
  • Ability to use computer software and computer technology at an intermediate level
  • Effective team-player who also has the ability to work independently
  • Strong interpersonal skills
  • Good written and verbal communication skills
  • Proven ability to take initiative
  • Enrollment in the Building Environmental Systems Operators certificate program, or a similar program at a community college is an asset
  • Flexibility and a sense of humour

Interested applicants should forward a cover letter and resume to Human Resources at The Bishop Strachan School by email to careers@bss.on.ca indicating Facilities Staff Member in the subject line.

We thank all candidates in advance. We will, however, contact only those selected for an interview. We believe that diversity in our school fosters a rich, inclusive and creative environment. We are actively engaged in building a more diverse school and encourage all qualified applicants to apply.

Thank you for your interest in a career at The Bishop Strachan School. There are currently no open positions. Please check back soon for new opportunities.

Working at BSS

At BSS you have the opportunity to immerse yourself in an unparalleled setting, with access to innovative tools, support and resources. If you enjoy a diverse and dynamic workplace, and share our commitment to high standards, we invite you to explore a career with BSS.

We thank all candidates in advance and will contact only those selected for an interview.

We believe that diversity in our school fosters an inclusive and creative environment, and we encourage all qualified applicants to apply.

The Bishop Strachan School is committed to providing accommodation for persons with disabilities. If you require accommodations, please contact Elisabeth Gsoels,Executive Assistant, Human Resources and Professional Growth at 416-483-4325, ext. 1163 or by email at EGsoels@bss.on.ca.

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