Housekeeper (Temporary) - Inuvik, NWT

$33.25/hour + $5.50/hour Northern Allowance - Housekeeper
Ref: 93 Date Posted: Wednesday 30 Nov 2022
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We have a great opportunity available for someone who wants to make a positive impact on the lives of our clients by keeping their living environment clean and organized.   

About Shift 

Just a quick ocean drive from Halifax, and nestled on the shores of St. Margaret’s Bay, you will find our head office: an oasis of innovation and fun. Shift. We are experience makers. As operators of some of Canada’s most northern care facilities, we are a company built around helping people discover their greatness.

About this Position

The housekeeper is responsible for performing a wide variety of general cleaning activities within the homes, ensuring that the environment is neat, clean, and pleasant for clients and staff. This position reports to the Program Manager. While not a comprehensive list, primary duties will include:

  • Follow daily, weekly, and monthly cleaning schedule.
  • Clean and sanitize common areas of house as well as resident rooms.
  • Vacuum and sweep floors, carpets, and rugs.
  • Make beds and changes linens.
  • Empty and clean garbage and wastebaskets.
  • Wash windows and mirrors.
  • Perform regular laundry duties.
  • Perform emergency housekeeping on an as needed basis.
  • Operate various mechanized cleaning equipment, such as vacuums, polishers, etc.
  • Ensure all cleaning supplies and equipment are stored safely when not in use.
  • Other duties as assigned.

Your Skills & Abilities

  • Demonstrated customer service skills.
  • Above average empathic listening and communication skills.
  • Excellent attention to detail, able to pay close attention to the small details to ensure quality of work.
  • Comfort working in an environment with adults requiring complex care.
  • The ability to ensure client confidentiality and maintain a non-judgmental attitude when approached by clients.
  • Knowledge of Inuvialuit and Gwich’in culture is an asset
  • An understanding of the intergenerational and gendered impacts of residential schooling.
  • Ability to participate as a member of a multidisciplinary, integrated team environment.
  • High level of organization and time management skills.
  • A self-starter, able to follow directions and work with little supervision.
  • Willingness to perform routine, repetitive tasks on a continuous basis.

Your Qualifications

  • High School Diploma preferred.
  • Experience with housekeeping/cleaning preferred.
  • Any satisfactory combination of education, training, experience, or abilities in a related field.
  • Successful candidates are responsible for providing a clear criminal record check, vulnerable sector screening, up to date immunization record including proof of full Covid-19 vaccination, as well as clear tuberculosis skin test.

Employment Specifics & Compensation

  • Located in Inuvik, NWT
  • Monday – Friday, daytime hours
  • 40 hours per week
  • $33.25/hour + $5.50/hour Northern Allowance
  • Temporary until early January 2023

More About Us

Shift is a specialized care agency, founded in 2011. Our team manages complex care facilities for adults and youth in some of Canada’s most remote locations. With a focus on helping people discover their greatness, we blend cultural and on-the-land opportunities with experiential learning and trauma-informed care.