Full Time Housekeeper
Odyssey House - Grande Prairie, AB

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Minimum High School Certificate;
Food Safe Certificate;

Strong organization skills;
Self motivated;
Ability to work with minimal supervision;
Knowledge of AB Health Standards for residential facilities;
Good communication skills;
Strong interpersonal skills;
Ability to work on your feet for long periods and lift up to 25 lbs.

Standard First Aid;
CPR Certificate;
Criminal Record Check;
Child Welfare Check.

SUPERVISED BY: Program Manager


SUMMARY OF POSITION: The Housekeeper ensures the Emergency Shelter is in compliance with AB Health Standards and is responsible for providing a clean and tidy environment for staff, residents and volunteers of the Grande Prairie Women’s Residence Association. In addition, the Housekeeper is responsible for managing clothing donations made to the shelter.


  • Sweep/vacuum and mop the following areas of the shelter daily:

o NW and SE stairwells;
o Top floor of the shelter excluding client bedrooms only;
o Program Manager office;
o Supply closet;
o Phone room;
o Administration wing including all offices, bathroom, and staff room;
o Basement including all offices, bathrooms, programming space, maintenance rooms and donation room;

  • Clean and disinfect the following areas daily ensuring the room is tidy and organized:

o staff bathroom, residential bathroom on the main floor, and both basement bathrooms;
o staff room, including countertops and sink;
o All door handles;
o CIW rooms including desks, phones, computers, and filing cabinets;
o Window ledges;
o Phone room;
o Communal living areas including living room and kitchenette;

  • Clean and disinfect the following areas weekly ensuring room is tidy and organized:

o Spiritual room including tables, bookshelves and equipment;
o Group room, including tables, bookshelves, equipment and filing cabinets;
o Client and CIW laundry rooms;
o Client bathrooms ensuring dirt build up is removed from baseboards and base of toilet/tub;
o Staff room fridge and common residential fridge

  • Thoroughly wash walls monthly and spot wash as required;
  • Wash windows are required;
  • Scrub baseboards throughout shelter once per month to remove dirt build up;
  • Vacuum elevator once per week;
  • Manage clothing donations for the shelter ensuring only an emergency supply of a variety of seasonal items are kept in stalk;
  • Keep clothing donation room organized and tidy;
  • Assist Household Coordinator with snow removal;
  • Take out garbage from all areas of the shelter daily;
  • Refer clients to Crisis Intervention Workers as needed.


a. To participate fully and consistently in staff development activities by:

i. Full involvement in scheduled supervision and staff development meetings;
ii. Making consistent effort to remain up-to-date with current knowledge and skills in pertinent areas;
iii. Completing assigned projects on schedule
iv. Participating as an effective team member with Shelter resource persons, volunteers, staff members and Board members; and
v. While on shift, orientating, setting an example for and supervising in-house volunteers.

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