Housekeeping & Laundry Aid

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Housekeeping & Laundry Aid
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Housekeeping & Laundry
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Permanent Full Time
Work Location:
The Stratford
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Job Description


If you take pride in being compassionate, honest, professional, and safe, consider an exciting and rewarding career at Shannex. Our communities offer more than a place to work – they welcome and celebrate Great People who inspire meaningful connections while Leading the Way to Better Living™. 
Through a new, innovative partnership with Nova Scotia Health (NSH), we are opening the first transitional care center in our province, in West Bedford. Shannex is the operating partner for the transitional care centre on behalf of Nova Scotia Health. you will have an opportunity to work in a facility with a purpose and design dedicated to providing care to NSH patients in central zone, who no longer require hospital care, but need services before they can safely return home/community.

We are searching for a Housekeeper to join our Transitional Care Centre team based in Bedford, Nova Scotia. 

A Housekeeper in the Transitional Care Centre performs housekeeping, laundry and basic maintenance functions in all areas of the facility.    

Meaningful Benefits 
You will be surrounded by supportive and talented team members who make our communities great places to live, work and visit. As an established and respected organization in the healthcare sector, Shannex offers opportunities for growth, development and advancement. And at the end of every day, you will know you’ve made a measured difference in the lives of our patients.

Additional benefits include:
-    Approximate Hourly Wage: $18.48
-    Comprehensive health and dental benefits plan (eligible immediately upon hire for part-time & full-time staff) including an Employee and Family Assistance Program 
-    RRSP Program (5% employer match) or pension plan for full time and part time employees
-    Vacation accrual begins immediately and travel insurance
-    Access to virtual healthcare 24/7 for FREE through Consult Plus 
-    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
-    Sweeps, dusts, and wet mops floors. 
-    Dusts, cleans, and polishes furniture, counters, shelving, walls, window/door ledges and casings as described in the job routine. 
-    Cleans sinks, toilets and bath facilities using prescribed cleaning solutions. 
-    Ensures garbage and recycling are disposed of in proper location, garbage in garbage, cardboard with cardboard, etc. 
-    Buffs and auto scrubs floors using floor machines and cleaning solutions in accordance with established procedures. 
-    Fills and replenishes supplies in patient rooms, nursing units, and rest rooms as required. 
-    Empties and cleans trash receptacles and places trash in compactor and/or trash pick-up area. 
-    Assembles, moves, delivers, sets up and picks up furniture, supplies and equipment as required and in accordance with prescribed work schedules. 
-   Promotes a safety culture by continuously working safely including but not limited to identifying and reporting hazards, following safe work practices and procedures, wearing personal protective equipment, supporting others to work safely, and completing safety education. 
-    Ensures patient safety by following and applying all standard operational procedures, safe work practices and training provided. 

About You
-    1 year of environmental services experience
-    High School diploma or equivalent education  
-    Previous experience working in housekeeping and/or laundry and working in a long-term care environment
-    Demonstrated experience working and communicating with internal and external customers to meet their needs in a polite, courteous, and cooperative manner
-    High level of initiative, effort, and commitment towards completing assignments efficiently; Ability to work well with minimal supervision
-    Demonstrated responsible behavior and attention to detail
-    Responds appropriately to supervision. Follows policies and cooperates with supervisors.? 
-    Expresses information to individuals or groups effectively. Listens to others and responds appropriately
-    Asset: First Aid and CPR certification  

About Us
It all began in 1988 when our Founder, Joseph Shannon, purchased a single nursing home in his hometown of Sydney, Cape Breton. For more than three decades, Shannex has grown as a trusted provider of senior accommodations, services and care in Nova Scotia, New Brunswick, and Ontario. Our industry-leading services are inspired by patients and delivered by Parkland Retirement Living and Lifestyle Residences, Shannex Enhanced Care, Faubourg du Mascaret, Milestone Communities, Care at Home team members and Transitional Care who create an exceptional patient experience and a positive, fulfilling work environment where every voice matters.
If you’re ready to join the Shannex team of Great People, apply today!
Great People is a core value at Shannex based on the belief that our team members are the spirit and foundation of the organization.  Shannex believes equity, diversity, inclusion and belonging is about creating a culture that embraces the uniqueness of individuals, where every person is treated fairly and where racism and discrimination are not tolerated. At Shannex, every team member belongs.
All applications are kept in strict confidentiality.
Only those selected for an interview will be contacted.