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HOUSEKEEPING AIDE (Casual) – Extendicare St. Catharines

Extendicare Canada Inc.

This is a Part-time position in Hamilton, ON posted April 30, 2021.

– Extendicare St.

Catharines Extendicare is a leading provider of care and services for seniors throughout Canada.

Through our network of over 115 operated senior care and living centres, as well as our home health care operations, we are committed to delivering care throughout the health care continuum to meet the needs of a growing seniors’ population in Canada.

Our qualified and highly trained workforce of 23,700 individuals are united by a dedication to quality care and by our vision of being the best provider of senior care and services in Canada.

Applications are invited for the casual position of Housekeeping Aide to work in Extendicare’s 152 bed facility located in St.

Catharines, Ontario.

Reports to the Environmental Manager, the Housekeeping cleaner maintains high standards of cleanliness and sanitation throughout the client’s home by cleaning and sanitizing rooms and furnishings in assigned work areas following established policies and procedures.

RESPONSIBILITIES Receives assignment from Environmental Manager.

Using specified cleaning/ disinfecting/sanitizing agents, and following specific procedures, work patterns, and routines, performs tasks such as: Vacuuming, sweeping, dry/wet mopping, scrubbing, sanitizing/disinfecting floors; spot cleaning walls, windows and doors between washing; dusting, emptying wastebaskets and rearranging furniture; removing waste; daily cleaning and disinfecting all resident homes; cleaning floors, fixtures and furnishings in rooms, kitchen, closets; garbage collection, removing and recycling; may also include heavy cleaning duties such as deep cleaning.

Ensures privacy of residents during performance of duties.

Adheres to established company policies and procedures regarding quality assurance, fire, and safety.

Performs outside work such as removal of light snow, sanding and salting as required.

Cooperates with other departments in such tasks as transferring residents, moving and storing supplies, furniture and equipment.

Participates in company meetings as assigned.

Attends in-service education programs.

QUALIFICATIONS: Knowledge and experience in the operation of all Housekeeping equipment including floor machines, buffers, mopping equipment, floor buckets etc.

Ability to assume full responsibility for the daily cleaning and disinfecting of resident rooms and bathroom including washing, buffing, carbolization, deep cleaning routines, removal of room and privacy curtains, stocking of supplies, high/low dusting.

Good knowledge of WHMIS, Environmental Cleaning Best Practices Educational Toolkit, Public Health Legislation, Ministry of Health regulations, Ontario Occupational Health and Safety Act and the Sanitation Code.

Able to read and write in English and follow directions routines and policies according to Extendicare and Ministry of Health Standards (including skills necessary for documentation purposes) Good knowledge of infection control practices and chain of transmission Willingness and ability to learn and implement new procedures Able to handle workload and scheduled assignments within timeframes Ability to plan and function scheduled work according to workload and resident / family needs Able to lift and manage heavy objects always using good body mechanics Ability to work effectively as a team member, maintains good working relationships with co-workers, residents and families.

Able to meet physical demands of the job including constant movement of upper body (mopping motions), standing, bending, lifting, pulling, pushing, climbing (including step ladders), work at low and high levels and follow company health and safety policies and procedures in relation to safe work practices, use of PPE, and following Infection Control practices etc.

Reliability in relation to attendance, punctuality, and job performance Must be neat, well groomed and wear safe working attire.

CLOSING DATE: May 5, 2021 Apply in writing to: Lynn Bowie Support Services Manager Extendicare St.