The Housekeeper provides general housekeeping services to all Women and Children’s program common areas, resident rooms, vacated rooms and second stage transitional housing suites.
The incumbent is responsible for preparing the dining room prior to meals and ensuring kitchens and food service areas are appropriately cleaned after meals.
EDUCATION / PREVIOUS WORK EXPERIENCE :
High school diploma (Grade 12 equivalent) is required
One year recent related housekeeping experience within a residential support setting is required
Food Safe Certificate is required
WHMIS training is required
Building Service Worker Certificate is required
Mandt training is desirable
Gender is a bona fide occupational requirement : self-identifying women only applicants please.
We are particularly interested in receiving applications from women who reflect the diversity of the women who access our services : Indigenous and Racialized Women strongly encouraged to apply.
ABILITIES / SKILLS :
Ability to communicate effectively in English, both written and verbally
Demonstration of advanced interpersonal skills specific to the role
Awareness of appropriate client interaction standards and program confidentiality requirements
Ability to work under minimal supervision and act with a high degree of independent judgement, organizing work appropriately
Proven ability to work with a high degree of compassion, understanding and sensitivity
Ability to provide and receive constructive feedback
Proven ability to work in a stressful and changing work environment
Ability to work and empathize with people who may have experienced abuse, poverty, grief and loss, oppression, violence, mental health challenges, addictions issues or may be living with HIV / AIDS and other life-
limiting or life-threatening conditions
Physical ability to carry out the duties of the position, experience operating related equipment and ability to effectively use industrial grade cleaning products