Previous housekeeping experience, preferably in a retirement home.
Ability to speak read and write English. Must be able to follow oral and written directions and to do simple arithmetic calculations.
Ability to do extensive standing, walking, squatting, kneeling and moving of light objects.
Maturity and good physical and mental health
Ability to co-operate with others as members of care team
Must be able to communicate in English (written, verbal, reading)
Maintain a clean, safe environment in the community.
Work as a member of a team with all other community personnel.
Be knowledgeable of and practice home’s fire and safety programs.
Follow cleaning schedule (daily, weekly, monthly, etc.) as outlines for the department
Clean and sanitize residents’ bathroom and all washrooms in the home, including all fixtures, tiles, floors, vanity and mirrors. Replenishes Bathroom supplies
Must have the ability to handle cleaning product safety and properly clean assigned areas, furnishings, and fixtures according to established Housekeeping Procedures
Empties, cleans and relines wastebaskets. Removes waste and disposes of waste in trash bins.
Assists in terminal cleaning duties according to established procedures, Resident’s room when a Resident has been discharged or transferred and prepares room for new occupant.
Water and care for plants in the home.
Receives and puts away cleaning supplies delivered to the Residence. Clean and restock housekeeping cart.
Report malfunctions in equipment and repairs needed to Maintenance Department through the Maintenance Book.
Clean, dust and vacuum residents’ bedrooms and public areas of the home, i.e., lounges, corridors and elevators.
Notify Building Support Coordinator, when housecleaning supplies are low.
Removes curtains for cleaning and re-hang curtains, drapes, etc. when they are cleaned
Is aware of Resident’s rights to privacy and endeavours to respect and promote it
Attends in-services that are job-related in order to better serve the needs of the Residents and participates in Fire Drills
Attends Staff meetings as required to know changes in the community
Performs other related duties as requested by the manager
Reports unusual Resident behaviour or illness to the RPN in charge or person most in charge.
Must be able to deal with exposure to dust during performance of duties and work safely with cleaning compounds
Lifting alone, maximum 40 lbs. (5-25 lbs. usual) as a major job function. Lifting, with assistance, maximum 160 lbs. (100-120 lbs. usual ) as a major job function
Pushing/pulling using wheeled equipment such as carts, trolleys, maximum 100 lbs. (20-50 Lbs. Usual) as a major job function
Stretching/reaching on a regular frequency throughout the shift, as a minor job function.
Walking with possibility some upstairs walking, up to 3 hrs. Maximum (1-2 hrs. Usual) as a major job function
Standing for lengths of time, up to 3 hrs. Maximum (1-2 hrs. usual) as a major job function
Bending/stooping on a regular frequency throughout the shift, as a major job function
Crouching/kneeling for short periods of time as a minor job function
Carries and transports objects of various sizes, to a maximum of 25 lbs. (5-15 lbs. Usual) as a major job function
You must pass a Vulnerable sector back ground check.
You must be able to work with Dogs and Cats and other animals, allergies or other needs cannot be accommodated.
Due to our high level of residents with dementia; your tattoos and piercings must either remained covered by clothing or are discrete. Any other external body decoration, including hair, must not be frightening to a frail senior with dementia.
You must be legally allowed to work in Canada.
You must be in good physical health as this job requires lifting, sitting, standing and walking.
Must be able to read and write in English to a minimum High School Level.