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Environmental Services Worker (ESW)

The Opportunity: Part Time Temporary Environmental Services Worker (ESW) (0.5 FTE or 37.5 hours bi-weekly)

Posting Date: May 31, 2024

Under the supervision of the Building Services Manager, the Environmental Service Worker provides the residents with a clean, safe environment, and assists in keeping the building neat and tidy, to provide a “home-like” environment. The Environmental Service Worker provides quality housekeeping that meets the standards set out in the policies and procedures.

Who we are: Carefor is Eastern Ontario’s largest home care and community support services not-for-profit with over 1,600 employees operating in Eastern Counties, Ottawa, and Pembroke-Renfrew County. Please visit for more information.
Job Description
  • What You Will Do:
    • Maintain a clean, safe, home – like environment
    • Clean, dust and scrub or vacuum resident’s rooms and bathroom according to the schedule, ensuring all rooms are cleaned weekly
    • Change resident beds, wash and iron personal clothing and linens on assigned units
    • Clean, dust and scrub or vacuum assigned public areas and lounges
    • Check bathtub rooms and showers daily and clean if needed
    • Collect garbage from rooms, lounges and other areas and deposit in the designated area
    • Clean rooms when vacated by resident and prepare room for incoming resident
    • Clean outdoor patio area and furniture
    • Water and care for plants in the facility common areas and assist residents to care for their personal plants if necessary
    • Keep housekeeping room clean and tidy and order supplies according to the appropriate procedures
    • Follow infection control policies and procedures for housekeeping
    • Assist or take residents to and from the main dining room as required
    • Provide refreshments, deliver trays to room if assigned
    • Functions and reports in compliance with the Occupational Health and Safety legislation, regulations, and Carefor policies and procedures
    • Reports the absence of or defect in any equipment or protective device of which he/she is aware and which may endanger him/herself or another worker
    • Reports any violations of the Health and Safety Act or the regulations, or the existence of any hazard
    • Ensures all workplace incidents are reported in a timely manner in accordance with legislation, and Carefor policies and procedures for workplace injuries and incidents
    • Performing other duties/tasks as assigned by manager
  • Qualifications
    • Completion of Grade 10 or equivalent is preferred
    • WHMIS certification
  • Experience
    • Experience in household management
    • Experience working with elderly
    • Experience in customer service
    • Experience as a janitor, or in housekeeping is considered an asset
    • Experience working in nursing home or similar environment is considered an asset
  • Skills
    •  Ability to understand oral and written directions
    • Ability and available to work a variety of shifts days, evening, and weekends
    • Effective communication skills (verbal, written)
    • Ability to work independently and as part of a team
    • Dependable, trustworthy, compassionate with good work habits
    • Ability to lift up to 50lbs
    • Ability to bend, sit, stand, kneel for short periods of time
    • Knowledge of Occupational Health and Safety as relates to job
  • What we have to offer you

    Union Position:               Liuna

    Anticipated Start Date: As soon as possible

    Hours per Pay Period:    37.5 hours bi-weekly or 0.5 FTE

    Starting Rate:                  $16.57 per hour

    Schedule:                          See Master Schedule below

    Week 1 of Master

    Thurs (D)

    Week 2 of Master

    Mon (D) Fri (D) Sat (D) Sun (D)

About us:

Carefor is Eastern Ontario’s largest home care and community support services not-for-profit with over 1,600 employees operating in Eastern Counties, Ottawa, and Pembroke-Renfrew County. Formerly the Victorian Order of Nurses, Carefor has been providing service in Ottawa for over 123 years.

Carefor will only provide employment to those who can provide proof of being fully vaccinated against COVID-19, subject to Human Rights exemption.

Carefor is committed to providing an inclusive, barrier-free recruitment and selection process. Please let us know in your application if you require accommodations at any stage of the recruitment process. All requests for accommodation will be considered in a fair and objective manner that will ensure applicants are treated with respect and dignity.

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