Full Time Housekeeper
Odyssey House - Grande Prairie, AB

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GRANDE PRAIRIE WOMEN’S RESIDENCE ASSOCIATION

JOB POSITION TITLE: HOUSEKEEPER

CLASSIFICATION: FULL TIME POSITION

QUALIFICATIONS: Education:
Minimum High School Certificate;
Food Safe Certificate;
WHMIS

Abilities:
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.

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

SUPERVISED BY: Program Manager

SUPERVISES: N/A

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.

RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • 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.

STAFF RELATIONSHIPS AND STAFF DEVELOPMENT:

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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