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Housekeeping Cleaner

Requisition ID: 307347 

Position Number: 20022988

Posting End Date: Open Until Filled

City: Winnipeg

Site: Deer Lodge Centre

Work Location: Deer Lodge Centre

Department / Unit: Housekeeping 

Job Stream: Clinical Support 

Union: PSAC

Anticipated Start Date: 01/24/2022 

FTE: Casual 

Anticipated Shift: Days;Evenings;Weekends 

Daily Hours Worked: 7.75

Annual Base Hours: 2015

Salary: $15.516, $15.982, $16.461, $16.955, $17.464, $17.988


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Position Overview

Directly accountable to the Supervisor of Housekeeping Services, the Housekeeping Cleaner performs the following general function of Cleaner on the day and evening shifts. This position is charged with the cleanliness of the Centre and do various activities such as: high dusting, damp dusting and cleaning, dust mopping, wet and damp mopping, vacuuming and carpet cleaning, floor stripping and refinishing, waste handling and hauling and furniture moving for all building systems and building fixtures. Performs all duties in accordance with established health and safety regulations/guidelines, policies and procedures (e.g. utilizing personal, protective equipment as per safe work procedures). Notifies their Manager or their designates (i.e. supervisors) of all occurrences, injuries, illnesses or safety and health concerns which are likely to harm themselves, their co-workers, or any others who enter the premises.


  • A minimum of one year previous experience as a housekeeping cleaner in an institutional, commercial or healthcare facility is preferred.
  • Satisfactory employment record required.

Education (Degree/Diploma/Certificate)

  • Completion of Grade X education, Manitoba standards or equivalent.


  • Not Applicable

Qualifications and Skills

  • Must be capable of safely operating manual, battery and electrical driven housekeeping equipment.
  • Must have the ability to communicate effectively in oral and written English, and comprehend written and verbal instructions in English.
  • Ability to make simple mathematical calculations for dilutions of cleaning solutions and other job related calculations is required.
  • Must demonstrate good interpersonal and communication skills.
  • Must be able to work as a team member in a multi-disciplinary environment.
  • Demonstrates knowledge and support of:
    • The vision, values, goals, and objectives of the Winnipeg Regional Health Authority and the Deer Lodge Centre.
    • The Deer Lodge Centre's Mission Statement, Residents Bill of Rights and Code of Conduct.
    • Personal Health Information Act, Protection of Persons in Care Act, Workplace Hazardous Material Information System (WHMIS), Principles of Routine Practices (Universal Precautions) and other legislated acts.
  • Knowledge of institutional or commercial cleaning methods.
  • Knowledge of Housekeeping Policies and Procedures.
  • Knowledge of patient/staff relationships in a Geriatric Institution.
  • Knowledge of hard and resilient floor maintenance methods.
  • Knowledge of carpet maintenance methods.
  • Knowledge of manual, battery and electrical driven housekeeping equipment.
  • Ability to learn and apply proper body mechanics, being able to bend, stoop, kneel, stretch over and under furnishings and the building fixtures.
  • Ability to work from and climb stepladders.
  • Ability to tolerate cleaning chemicals.
  • Ability to use and store cleaning chemicals as per policy and procedure.
  • Ability to work as a team member with other housekeepers, nursing and related disciplines.
  • Ability to cope with offensive odours and clean of gross soiling (feces, blood, body fluids, etc.)
  • Ability to regard each patient/resident as an individual.
  • Ability to understand and respect the right of the patient/resident to privacy.
  • Ability to keep resident's/patient's matters strictly confidential and exercise courtesy and cooperation towards residents, patients, families, visitors, coworkers and other staff members.
  • Ability to recognize daily work routines by observing and judging cleaning requirements.
  • Ability to work with little supervision, planning the working day effectively.
  • Ability to maintain positive working relationships.

Physical Requirements

  • Ability to perform mental and physical aspects of the position is required.
  • May be required to work extended hours.
  • May involve exposure to disease, radiation, toxic materials, noise, allergens, blood, feces, body fluids, etc.
  • May encounter aggressive and/or patients/residents/staff/visitors.


The Collective Agreement this position is covered under, is identified by the Union noted above.  As a result of The Health Sector Bargaining Unit Review Act, the bargaining agent for this position may differ from the Union identified.  In the event you have any questions, please contact your site Human Resources Department.


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.


Direct care workers are required to either be vaccinated for Covid-19 or to participate in on-going regular Covid-19 testing pursuant to Orders made under The Public Health Act C.C.S.M. c.P210.  Successful applicants will be notified at the time of offer of the applicability of this requirement for this position.

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