Housekeeper / Janitor

The Salvation Army Belkin House
April 11, 2019
Vancouver, Canada
Job Type
Competition #
Casual - #1511 / Full Time - #1510 / Temp Full Time - #1509
Interested applicants must respond in writing to
Closing date
April 27, 2019


The Salvation Army is an international Christian church. Its message is based on the Bible; its ministry is motivated by love for God and the needs of humanity.

Mission Statement

The Salvation Army exists to share the love of Jesus Christ, meet human needs and be a transforming influence in the communities of our world.

Core Values

The Salvation Army Canada and Bermuda has four core values:

Hope: We give hope through the power of the gospel of Jesus Christ.

Service: We reach out to support others without discrimination.

Dignity: We respect and value each other, recognizing everyone’s worth.

Stewardship: We responsibly manage the resources entrusted to us.

Employment Terms:

Casual - on call, please quote Job #1511

Full Time  - 30 hours per week; please quote Job #1510

Temp Full Time - 37.5 hours per week; please quote Job #1509


  • Ensures the general upkeep of the facility such as cleaning floors, washrooms, windows, including residential rooms, common areas, classrooms, lobby areas and other common areas as may be     assigned such as dining room, kitchen, laundry rooms, multi-purpose room and staff work areas           and offices.
  • Performs sweeping, dusting, collects and disposes of garbage, vacuums
  • Checks, cleans, moves, arranges and dusts furniture as required
  • Ensures the general upkeep of external property such as balcony areas, keeping sidewalks clear of snow and ice, cleaning main floors, outside windows, picking up litter, sweeping sidewalks, gardening/watering and pruning shrubs, raking
  • Participates in ensuring building security, checks doors and windows to ensure they are locked and secure
  • Reports health and safety related concerns and repair issues (e.g. furniture and fixtures) that affect or may affect the workplace and residential environment for Staff and Residents.
  • Restocks washroom supplies and hand hygiene units
  • Spot washes accessible walls, strips and waxes floors and shampoos carpet
  • Some work areas may participate in dorm room, office and/or classroom furniture moving
  • The performance of the job requires frequently operating industrial cleaning equipment and tools, mopping/sweeping, bending/twisting/lifting, shoveling snow etc.
  • Frequent lifting of items such as garbage, laundry and other work space related items- not normally to exceed 25 lbs. (note: for weights exceeding 25 lbs. – proper manpower and equipment will be    supplied and utilized)
  • The performance of the job requires moderate to high attention when using motorized equipment, handling hazardous chemicals, and using non-motorized equipment and general cleaning.
  • Performs other duties as assigned


  • Must have up to three months of prior related experience, including previous cleaning experience and familiarity with cleaning supplies and procedures
  • Building Service Worker (B.S.W.) Certification an asset
  • WHMIS certificate and working knowledge of universal precautions
  • Strong written and oral communication skills
  • Strong interpersonal behavioral skills
  • Must be agile and physically fit
  • Successful obtainment of Enhanced Reliability Status Security Clearance
  • Successful obtainment of clearance through The Salvation Army Child Abuse Registry
  • Successful obtainment of clearance through the Criminal Record Check under the Criminal Records Review Program

If there is a competition number associated with this posting, please include within the subject line of your email, fax or regular mail correspondence.

The Salvation Army will accommodate candidates as required under applicable Human Rights Legislation. If you require a disability related accommodation during this process, please inform us of your requirements.

In accordance with The Salvation Army policy and legislated requirements, employment is conditional upon the verification of credentials and completion of a background check.

Internal Applicants: Please advise Department Heads of your intentions prior to submitting your application.

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