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Housekeeping Aide (Casual)

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Part Time
St. Lawrence Place - 181 Ontario Street, Kingston, ON K7L 5M1
Date Posted:
Jun 27, 2024
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Cogir Senior Living manages retirement residences across the country. We offer a range of senior living options including independent living, assisted living and memory care.

For over 25 years, we have dedicated every day to the happiness of retirees.

Human Focus – Creativity - Excellence

We’re seeking individuals with a purpose and passion for life and who are looking for meaningful work that will make a real difference. Join our team today!

The Housekeeping Aide is responsible for the cleaning and sanitization of all resident's apartment and common areas.

Key Responsibilities

  • To clean areas according to assigned schedules using appropriate cleaning and sanitation methods and procedures;
  • To clean Resident's apartments and common areas, including furniture, kitchen and washroom fixtures, walls, ceilings, lights, vents and windows;
  • To operate floor care machines and steam cleaning equipment;
  • To strip, scrub, spray, and buff all carpet and non-carpet floor surfaces;
  • To pick up garbage and transport to designated areas;
  • To adhere to established residence policies and procedures, including safety rules and safe working practices;
  • To prepare documentation as required according to residence policy;
  • To be aware of the Resident Rights & Responsibilities and endeavor to respect and promote it;
  • To attend in-service training as required in order to better serve the needs of the residents;
  • To attend staff meetings as required to be aware of changes in Residence that have taken place;
  • To participate in the Quality Improvement Program;
  • To work in a position of trust with vulnerable adults (residents);
  • To uphold and promote the organization's values and philosophy relating particularly to ethics, morality, and integrity;
  • To complete other duties as assigned.


  • Good oral and written English communication skills
  • Ability to provide feedback on a day-to-day basis
  • Knowledge and experience with standard institutional cleaning techniques
  • Previous experience in commercial / residential/ Healthcare cleaning and laundry procedures is desirable
  • Ability to work with minimal supervision
  • Ability to meet the physical requirements of the job
  • Proficiency in a second language is an asset
  • Must provide a complete and current (within six months) Vulnerable Sector Check (including a Criminal Background Check) or be willing to obtain one.

Cogir is committed to ensuring that all employment practices are inclusive. As an organization we are committed to providing and arranging accommodation for candidates upon request. 

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