Housekeeping Attendant (FV)

Forestview Retirement Residence
Posted 2 months ago

Housekeeping Attendant



Advent Health Care is a not-for-profit, charitable organization affiliated with the Seventh-day Adventist Church and is led by a volunteer board of directors.  Advent Health Care currently serves the needs of the community with the operation of Valleyview Residence, a 174-bed long-term care home and Forestview Retirement Residence, an a 128-suite independent and assisted-living residence.


Under the direction of the Environmental Services Manager, the Housekeeping Attendant is responsible for performing housekeeping tasks in an efficient manner, with due consideration for the needs and comfort of the residents. Some laundry and dietary tasks may be required.


  • Minimum grade 12 education. 
  • Must be able to follow oral and written instructions in the English language. 
  • Needs visual acuity to ensure cleaning tasks are performed to standards.
  • Must be physically able to perform the duties and withstand long periods of standing. 
  • Experience in a long-term care or retirement residence setting in a housekeeping department will be given preference.
  • Must have current police check (vss).
  • Must be willing to get a TB.
  • Must be able to work independently.
  • Must have excellent people skills.
  • Must have excellent attendance and be punctual.


  • Participates in, and contributes to, the Continuous Quality Improvement (CQI) program.
  • Performs daily and weekly cleaning and vacuuming of resident suites as required in accordance with established procedures, schedules and job routines.
  • Cleans all offices, staff room, common areas, resident laundry rooms, washrooms, hallways and stairwells according to established policies, procedures and schedules.
  • Replenishes paper supplies and hand soap as required.
  • Provides general assistance to residents as required. 
  • Ensures all carpet areas are stain free.
  • Maintains a safe, clean, and organized environment.
  • Completes audits as assigned.
  • Performs additional cleaning as required, in accordance with established procedures and schedules. Washes walls, ceilings, lights, vents, fans, appliances, insides and tops of windows, door frames and all wall hangings.
  • Picks up and disposes of garbage from waste containers daily.
  • Ensures housekeeping room, closets, equipment and carts are kept in a clean, safe and sanitary condition.
  • Assists with setting up residents’ continental breakfast as required.
  • Participates in applicable staff meetings and in-service training within the residence.
  • Performs laundry duties as necessary.
  • Maintains effective communication, both written and verbal with co-workers. 
  • Uses the appropriate lines of communication with supervisory staff.
  • Performs other duties as assigned by the environmental services manager.
  • Have knowledge of facility fire, safety, and infection control procedures.
  • Complies with all corporate policies and procedures.
  • Completes all required mandatory training/education.
  • Complies with the Occupational Health and Safety Act, Workplace Safety and Insurance Act, and Workplace Hazardous Material Information System.  This includes recognizing health and safety hazards, reporting incidents, fulfilling responsibilities under the applicable legislation, as well as participating in in-services and fire drills.

REPORTS TO:         Environmental Services Manager

Interested Candidates should email their resumes to: 

Bob Honest,

Application Deadline:  Position open until filled

We thank all applicants for their interest. Only those selected for an interview will be contacted.

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