Hospice Care Ottawa is a community-based charitable organization providing high quality end-of-life care for terminally ill people living in Ottawa. Services aim to provide residents and their loved ones with an experience in palliative and end-of-life care which is supportive and peaceful, surrounded by caring that reflects as closely as possible to a comfortable home environment. The HCO programs include day hospice, home support, family services and residential hospice services. Hospice Care Ottawa relies on and values the contribution of over 700 volunteers who contribute to every aspect of our programs. Hospice Care Ottawa is looking for people to work in a supportive integrated environment who are committed to providing the highest quality palliative and end-of-life care.
Hospice Care Ottawa has an opening in our facility department for a CASUAL Housekeeper.
This position is in a palliative and community service hospice at the May Court Hospice located in Ottawa South. Casual employees are not guaranteed hours but our policy of service requires that you pick up at least two shifts per month if available. The hours of work would be a 7.5 paid shift from 8:00 AM - 4:00 PM on weekdays, weekends and holidays. This is a unionized position.
The job includes, but is not limited to hospice building cleanliness and residence area full room cleaning inclusive of infection control in: residence suites, residence suite washrooms, kitchens, public washrooms, common areas, main halls, closets etc. This work includes sweeping, mopping, washing all surfaces, window cleaning, vacuuming, dusting, garbage removal, scrubbing, and the ability to see what needs to be done next. Full room resets are performed in tight timelines to prepare for the next resident.
Some exterior minor care may be an assigned duty in winter, for example salting entrances and some walkways.
Qualifications & Background:
1. A strong sense of dedication to the mission, vision and values of Hospice Care Ottawa
2. Ability and willingness to participate in ongoing education in hospice cleaning practices
3. Experience in commercial or institutional housekeeping
4. Ability to stand for long periods of time, crouch, kneel, climb ladders, reach over their head and reach to the floor, operate a walk-behind snow blower (or be willing to learn), lift up to 40 lbs
5. Current certificate or the ability to pass required WHMIS and Ladder Training within Hospice Care Ottawa timelines
6. Ability to work in a palliative care environment
7. Ability to work around clients and families in a community setting
8. Ability to work as part of a team
9. Awareness of Occupational Health & Safety
10. Knowledge of cleaning chemicals
11. Awareness of accessibility principles and fire safety
12. Bilingualism an asset.
As a condition of employment, the successful candidate must provide a cleared Vulnerable Sector Check prior to starting employment.
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