Support Services Attendant

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Job Title:
Support Services Attendant
Job Category:
Housekeeping & Laundry
Job Type:
Permanent Full Time
Date Posted:
May 3, 2024
Closing Date:
June 30, 2024
Work Location:
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Job Description

Kiknu, meaning “our home” in Mi’kmaq, will be Nova Scotia’s first long term care home on a First Nation community. A residents-first approach to care and service will ensure Kiknu is supporting independence, promoting dignity and placing value on the choices for how elders want to live their lives.

Shannex will act as the operating partner alongside the First Nations community of Eskasoni in the operation of this new home. Together, we will ensure the community delivers exceptional service and care while honouring Mi’kmaw culture, values and traditions.

We are searching for an Support Services Attendant to join our Kiknu team based in Eskasoni, Nova Scotia.  

Meaningful Benefits

You will be surrounded by supportive and talented team members who will make Kiknu a great place to live, work and visit. And at the end of every day, you will know you’ve made a measured difference in the lives of elders. Additional benefits include:

• Comprehensive health, vision, and dental benefits plan (eligible immediately upon hire for part-time 0.5 FTE and greater & full-time staff) including an Employee and Family Assistance Program
• Life, travel, and other insurances
• Access to virtual healthcare 24/7 for FREE through the group health benefit plan
• Defined Contribution Registered Pension Plan (8.7% Kiknu matching)
• Vacation accrual (begins immediately) and travel insurance
• Free onsite parking
• Access to thousands of perks vendors and discounts through our WorkPerks program, including excellent discounts for apparel, restaurants, technology, fitness, travel, and tickets to some of your favorite sports and entertainment events
• Access to continuing education and training through Shannex’s Centre of Excellence
• Opportunities to be part of sector innovation and continuous improvement initiatives
• Recognition and Rewards for service excellence and safety

About the Opportunity

  • Dusts, cleans and polishes furniture, counters, shelving, walls, and window/door ledges.
  • Cleans sinks, toilets and bath facilities.
  • Fills and replenishes supplies in resident rooms, nursing units, and rest rooms.
  • Empties and cleans trash receptacles and places trash in compactor and/or trash pickup area.
  • Sorts laundry into appropriate piles based on the type of laundry (linens, mops, personal clothing)
  • Operates washing machine using proper washing formulas.
  • Operates dryer and extractor; loads clean, wet laundry into the machine, sets dials so the laundry is dried or damp-dried appropriately and unloads the machine.
  • Sorts clean laundry into appropriate baskets or racks; counts linen needed for each area as per linen quota and puts on cart; notes name tags on resident clothing and puts on correct rack.
  • Picks up soiled laundry and delivers clean laundry to resident areas within the facility using laundry carts.
  • Checks laundry for tears, holes, missing buttons, etc. and forwards clothing needing repair to the seamstress.

About You

  • High School/ GED completion
  • Minimum of one (1) year experience in commercial housekeeping and/or laundry preferred
  • Ability to learn and work in fast paced environment
  • Ability to work a schedule of flexible hours/ shifts inclusive of days, weekends and holidays

About Us

A new long term care home for elders located on the Eskasoni Forst Nation. Kiknu envisions being a trailblazing Indigenous long term care home, fostering cultural revitalization, holistic care, and community empowerment. We strive to create a loving environment where Indigenous elders and residents thrive, embracing their heritage, respected for their wisdom, cared for with dignity and surrounded by love.

Shannex is a  trusted provider of senior accommodations, services and care in Nova Scotia, New Brunswick, and Ontario.

If you’re ready to join our team, apply today!

All applications are kept in strict confidentiality.

Only those selected for an interview will be contacted.