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Career Opportunity at COSTI

Career Opportunity at COSTI

Housekeeper Apply Now


This is a fulltime union position scheduled to work 35 hours per week. **
(Monday to Friday from 7:00a.m. to 3:00 p.m.)


  • Cleans and maintains the Centre and grounds as per safety and health regulations.
  • Assists in teaching clients how to use the equipment and cleaning products such as washer/dryer, cleaning products, such as washer and dryer, sweep, mop, cleaning products washrooms and bathing facilities.
  • Sweeps and washes floors in the hallway, offices, dining area, stairs ways, basement, outside balconies, front entrance etc.
  • Clean and disinfects windows, glass, metal surfaces, appliances, steam table, refrigerator, dryers, washing machines, ashtrays, garbage dispensers, washroom and shower facilities.
  • Cleans and disinfects all rooms, offices, classroom and their fixtures.
  • Assist on the preparation of rooms for new arrivals.
  • Cleans and disinfects kitchen, countertops, serving areas, dining room after every meal and snacks.
  • Assists the cooks in the preparation of food, keep stock for the serving area up to date and refill sugar, rice and utensil containers.
  • Assists the kitchen staff with preparing beverages, serving meals and snacks, preparing the dining area and cleaning after each meal.
  • Assist the kitchen staff on placing delivery items away.
  • Prepares hot and cold beverages, heats and serve each meal.
  • Prepares and Cleans up after each meal and snacks.
  • Empties and dispenses garbage in offices, rooms, kitchen/dining room, washrooms in appropriate disposal units.
  • Maintain front yard clean, sweep and wash front yard, organize, garbage bins, wash them and place them back on garbage day and keep waste area nice and tidy.
  • Enforce house rules and teaches and assists the residents how to use facility equipment; microwave, toaster, hot water tower, washer/dryer machine, how to use toilets, showers and cleaning products.
  • Replaces and replenishes soap containers, light bulbs, mattress covers and notifies the center Manager of any needed repairs.
  • Carries cleaning supplies, linens, mattresses and equipment weighing up to 50lbs.
  • Performs other duties as required: answers telephones, sets up rooms; rearranges furniture; distribute donations, etc.




  • A minimum of three (3) years’ experience in housekeeping in large residential institutions.
  • Must have a WHMIS certificate.
  • Must be able to carry 50lbs.
  • Must have a Safe Food handling Certificate
  • Sensitivity and awareness of working with refugee population.
  • Ability to work independently and as part of a team.
  • Ability to speak one of the following languages is an asset: Dari, Farsi, Arabic, Spanish, Amharic, French, Russian, Somali, Tagalog and Tigrinya.
  • Required to provide a valid Vulnerable Sector Screening (VSS) Police check. The VSS must have been completed within past 6 months.
  • Must be fully vaccinated against COVID-19



Duration of Position:

Start July 2, 2022

Starting Salary Range:

$37, 501 to $40, 358 per annum + Benefits

Posting Date:


Closing Date:



Priority consideration will be given to those on Notice of Recall.

If you are interested, please quote Reference #138-22
and send your resume with a covering letter to:

Qualified candidates are invited to submit their resumes and cover letters as one file, quoting reference # 138-22 to the below link:

"We thank all applicants for their interest in COSTI. However, only candidates selected for an interview will be contacted. No telephone calls please."

COSTI encourages applications from individuals reflecting the diversity of our community. COSTI is committed to fair and accessible employment practices and when requested, will make reasonable effort to accommodate people with disabilities during the recruitment and assessment processes when filling positions.