Housekeeper – Peel Shelter Dundas – Part-time Weekends

The Salvation Army
January 8, 2021
Mississauga, ON, Canada
Job Type
$16.69 - $17.03 as per Collective Agreement
Competition #
2021: 23 8am – 4pm 2021: 24 4pm -12pm
Interested applicants must respond in writing to
E-mail: Please no phone calls.
Closing date
January 14, 2021


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.

Part-time, temporary, up to one year. 16 hrs per week: 2 positions


Position Purpose summary:

The purpose of the expectation task list is to identify and clarify what management expects from the incumbent.  The following expectations and tasks will be part of the annual performance appraisals; your merit increase will be based on the level of performance in each of the following areas.


Expectations may change year to year and both parties should use the annual performance appraisal to determine realistic and equitable goals and outcomes for the upcoming performance year.



  • Ensures the general upkeep of facility such as, residents rooms, cleaning floors, washrooms, windows, dusting, collects and disposes of garbage, vacuums
  • Checks, cleans, move, arranges and dusts furniture as required
  • Restocks washroom supplies and distributes received material as required
  • Spot washes accessible walls
  • Changes linens (i.e., bedding), following hazardous materials procedures
  • Ensure that the Peel Shelter and Housing Services is kept in a high standard of cleanliness
  • Read and initial Communication Log as part of a team effort to provide quality service to clients
  • Ensure that the ‘units’ are thoroughly cleaned upon discharge of clients. This will include but not limited to:
    • Move all furniture, sweep and mop all floors
    • Clean and defrost refrigerator
    • Disinfect beds, mattresses, window sills, storage areas
    • Remove all food items from family units
    • Replace all linens
  • Unit Checks
  • Ensure that all hallways are swept and mopped twice a week and all stairwells are kept clean and clear of ‘storage’ items
  • Complete laundry when necessary
  • Ensure that laundry machines are kept clean and replenish laundry soap supply
  • Ensure that outside garbage area is kept clean and tidy and that recycling containers are used as directed.
  • Ensure that staff washrooms are cleaned twice a week
  • Ensure that all donations are sorted and store where appropriate
  • Report and record all maintenance repairs in the Maintenance Request Binder
  • Ensure that exterior front entrance is kept clean
  • Ensure that seasonal plants are watered on a regular basis
  • Ensure that housekeeping supply requirements are reported to supervisor on a timely basis
  • Follow through with proper Fire Procedures and Safety and Security Procedures according to policy
  • Performs other duties as assigned



  • The performance of the job requires operating industrial cleaning equipment and tools, moping and sweeping, bending/twisting/lifting, occasional ladder work and fine motor skills
  • The incumbent is required to lift more than 20 pounds



  • The successful job applicant will have completed a High School Diploma or equivalent
  • Possess good health; physical stamina and have the ability to perform necessary tasks
  • Knowledge in the use of cleaning supplies and equipment and storage of products
  • Ability to function within a Christian perspective
  • Knowledge and understanding of Crisis Intervention
  • Ability to exercise caring authority, supportive and non-judgmental approach in working with residents
  • Ability and maturity to work independently and under minimum supervision
  • Possess good organizational skills
  • Minimum one year experience
  • Fluent in English
  • Valid WHMIS and First Aid and CPR certification
  • Ability to work with minimal supervision


Successful candidate will be required to provide upon hiring:

  • A clear vulnerable sector screening
  • A clean driver abstract


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