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Housekeeping Aide (Casual)

Requisition ID: 316802 

Posting End Date: July 8, 2022

City: Winnipeg

Site: Golden Links Lodge Personal Care Home

Work Location:

Department / Unit: Housekeeping 

Job Stream: Non-Clinical 

Union: CUPE

Anticipated Start Date: ASAP

FTE: 0 

Daily Hours Worked: 7.75

 

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POSITION CLASSIFICATION

Housekeeping

 

SELECTION PROCESS

Screening: Candidates will be pre-screened based on education and experience. Eligible candidates will be interviewed.

English Proficiency Test: Candidates will be submitted to an English language test (Writing, Reading, Listening, and Speaking).

References: At least three (3) professional references will be required, and references will be checked prior to hiring.

 

ACCOUNTABILITY RELATIONSHIP

Manager of Housekeeping/Maintenance & Social Work

 

POSITION SUMMARY

Under the direction of the Manager of Housekeeping/Maintenance & Social Work, the Housekeeping Aide is responsible for the cleaning of the facility.  Ensures all safety and other requirements are maintained, including Manitoba Health Standards for Personal Care Homes:

  • Works within the framework of the Golden Links Lodge’s Mission, Vision and Values, and in accordance with its policies and procedures.
  • Respects Residents Rights at all times.

 

QUALIFICATIONS

1) Education and Experience

  • Successful completion of Grade 10 education is required.
  • One (1) year current Housekeeping experience in a Long Term Care setting (or commercial cleaning experience with similar responsibilities) preferred.
  • Knowledge of WHMIS applicable to Housekeeping and knowledge of departmental cleaning products required.
  • Demonstrated knowledge of the safe operation of cleaning equipment used at Golden Links Lodge preferred.

2) Other

  • Ability to speak, read, write and comprehend fluent English is required.
  • Able to carry out duties in a professional manner, working under minimum or no supervision, and in compliance with confidentiality requirements of GLL and its Residents.
  • Effective interpersonal skills required.
  • Good physical and mental health to meet the requirements of the position, including the ability to climb ladders and work from same.
  • Effective problem-solving skills.
  • Clean, neat appearance, in accordance with GLL dress code.
  • All hires require a Criminal Record and Adult Abuse Registry check.
  • Understands and respects Residents’ rights and privacy.
  • Presents a courteous, cooperative and professional manner to both Residents and Staff while performing duties.
  • Good organizational skills, with ability to adapt to changing needs and requirements.
  • Promotes a homelike atmosphere within Golden Links Lodge.

 

RESPONSIBILITIES AND DUTIES

1) Housekeeping

  • Able to carry out duties in a professional manner, demonstrating good safety habits, teamwork and a cooperative attitude, in compliance with confidentiality requirements of Golden Links Lodge and its Residents.
  • Performs daily cleaning duties throughout the facility according to established routines and  procedures.
  • Performs specialized cleaning duties when necessary to facilitate Resident admissions and transfers or similar occurrences according to established routines and procedures.
  • Performs cleaning duties for specialized equipment and areas, such as but not limited to, kitchen ventilation hoods, kitchen floors according to established routines and procedures.
  • Empties waste receptacles, and washes same. Garbage from soiled utility rooms and other assigned areas will be taken to the garbage room.
  • Disposes of garbage from the garbage room to the outside garbage bin daily, at the beginning and end of their shift, or as required.
  • Reports concerns to the Manager of Support Services related to the facility such as general safety, faulty mechanical equipment, electrical, structural or any other related concerns which are discovered during the course of daily duties.
  • Participates in Fire Safety Programs and other educational, training and activity programs as assigned.
  • Maintains janitorial closets, cleaning carts and all housekeeping equipment in a clean, safe and organized manner according to established routines, procedures and practice.
  • Assists in Resident Activity Programs such as, but not limited to, Barbeques, teas, garage sale, Christmas events etc.
  • Shifts may be adjusted with suitable notice, in order to facilitate work on special projects, routines or occasions.
  • Required to move furniture to facilitate proper cleaning.
  • Required to wash interior and exterior windows as assigned.

 

  1. Laundry
  • Required to move Floor Linen Carts to and from the basement for filling and washing according to established routines and procedures.
  • Replenish Floor Linen Carts as required.
  • Ensures that Selkirk Linen Carts are rotated under the Laundry Chute to prevent jams in the chute, as required.
  • Brings the soiled personal laundry bags from the 1st and 2nd floors at the beginning and end of the shift as required.

 

  • Required to perform daily laundry duties in the facility which include but are not limited to: collection, weighing, recording, sorting, washing, drying, folding, hanging up, minor repairs, and touch up ironing of Resident clothing according to established routines and procedures.
  • Required to operate commercial washers and dryers.
  • Required to apply clothing labels to Resident clothing using a heat seal machine. 
  1. Resident Care
  • May be required to provide the following assistance to Residents:
  • Responds to call lights and obtains assistance for Residents as required.
  • Assists Residents with activities of daily living that may include:
    • Serving and clean-up of meals and nourishments
    • Transporting
    • Intervenes as required to ensure safety of Residents.

 

SUPERVISION RECEIVED

  • Required to work with a minimum of supervision after initial direction.
  • Receives direction verbally and/ or through established routines and schedules, policies, and procedures.

 

MACHINES AND EQUIPMENT

  • The Housekeeper/ Laundry Aide is knowledgeable regarding the safe use of and maintenance of cleaning carts, vacuums, floor polishers, carpet cleaner, auto scrubber, mop systems, window washing wands, washers, dryers, heat sealer (clothing labeling) and other related equipment for both housekeeping and laundry purposes.

 

OTHER

  • Provides regular communication with the Lead Hand – Housekeeping and Laundry, Manager of Support Services and co-workers as it relates to daily departmental activities, projects and long-term goals of the Department.
  • Demonstrates respect for Residents, their family members/ visitors and belongings required at all times.
  • Works as part of the Golden Links Lodge interdisciplinary team.
  • Performs other duties as assigned.

This position requires a current satisfactory Criminal Records Check (including Vulnerable Sector Search), Child Abuse Registry Check and Adult Abuse Registry Check as conditions of employment. The successful candidate will be responsible for any service charges incurred. A security check is considered current if it was obtained no more than six (6) months prior to the start of employment.

 

Please note that an employee is not permitted to hold two or more positions across the WRHA legal entity that combine to equal more than 1.0 EFT. The WRHA legal entity includes Churchill Health Centre, Deer Lodge Centre, Grace Hospital, Middlechurch Home of Winnipeg, Pan Am Clinic, River Park Gardens, Victoria General Hospital, WRHA corporate programs, and WRHA community health services.

 

Interviewed candidates may be called upon to participate in a skills assessment.

 

Any application received after the closing time will not be included in the competition.

 

We welcome applications from people with disabilities.  Accommodations are available upon request during the assessment and selection process.


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