The John Howard Society of North Island - Courtenay, BC (30+ days ago)

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Key Duties and Responsibilities

Cleans, washes, and disinfects building areas such as walls, windows, ceilings, floors, carpets, air vents, furniture, mattresses, blinds, and washrooms by methods such as dusting, polishing, vacuuming, sweeping, wet mopping, shampooing, waxing, and buffing using various manual and power cleaning equipment. Cleans, dusts, and wipes down various appliances and accessories.

When directed by a supervisor, assists residents to clean and tidy occupied units and to change and make beds.

Collects and disposes of garbage and recyclable materials and maintains clean garbage areas. Performs spot clean-ups as required.

Secures the building by arming alarms and locking doors and windows.

Reports any non-routine maintenance needs to the supervisor. Performs minor maintenance such as changing light bulbs, unplugging sinks and toilets, and replacing tap washers.

Launders and mends linens.

Cleans units in preparation for a new occupant.

Assists in preparation of meals and/or snacks. Maintains food inventory.

Transports equipment, furniture, and supplies manually and/or using aides such as
dollies and carts.

Performs other related duties as required.


The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skills, and/or ability
required to perform each essential duty satisfactorily.

Education and Experience

Grade 10.

One (1) month recent related experience

Other Skills and Abilities

Ensure all duties are carried out in accordance with current Occupational Health and
Safety Regulations contained within the Workers Compensation Act.

Have the ability to form a mutually respectful partnership with housing residents.

Have the ability to accept the differences he or she will find among residents.

Accept individuals’ rights to self-determination and individuality, and must not
discriminate on the basis of race, ethnicity, language, religion, marital status, gender,
sexual orientation, age, abilities, socio-economic status, political affiliations, or national

Have the ability to work respectfully in partnership with other team members.

Other Job Requirements

Two completed, acceptable criminal record checks, one from the Criminal Records Review
and one from the RCMP.

The Housekeeper will follow the Code of Ethics and the Mission Statement of The John
Howard Society of North Island. The Housekeeper will also abide by the relevant rules and
regulations set out by BC Housing.

Please see additional information on our website.

Closing: September 30, 2020 with a possibility of extension until a suitable candidate can be found.

Part-time hours: 22 per week

Job Types: Part-time, Permanent

Salary: From $16.64 per hour


  • Casual Dress
  • Dental Care
  • Disability Insurance
  • Employee Assistance Program
  • Extended Health Care
  • Life Insurance
  • On-site Parking
  • Vision Care

COVID-19 considerations:
We provide masks, gloves and sanitizer to individuals working in our facility. We follow provincial health protocol.

Work remotely:

  • No