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Housekeeping Assistant-6 positions available

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This position is included in the Nunavut Employees Union
$52,475 per annum, 37.5 hour/week
Northern Allowance: 
$15,016 per annum
No staff housing available
Closing Date: 
01 June 2018

This is a Highly Sensitive Position and a satisfactory Criminal Record Check, along with a clear Vulnerable Sector Check is required.

This employment opportunity is open to all applicants.

Reporting to the Housekeeping Supervisor, the Housekeeping Assistant is responsible for providing cleaning service to all departments located within the facility and is a key member of the Health Care Team.

The incumbent takes the lead in maintaining the cleanliness of the hospital and understanding policies and procedures around mixing and usage of chemicals. The incumbent will also be required to co-ordinate daily/weekly housekeeping services with nursing services.

An in-depth knowledge of using cleaning equipment safely and effectively is required for this position. The incumbent must also be able to understand and implement Workplace Hazardous Material Information System policies and procedures (W.H.M.I.S) and be able to interpret Hospital/Departmental policies and procedures and implement them.

The knowledge, skills, and abilities required for this job are usually obtained with a minimum Grade 8, or equivalent.

The Official Languages of Nunavut are Inuktitut (Inuinnaqtun), English and French.

Proficiency in Inuktitut language is an asset.

Equivalencies that consist of an acceptable combination of education, experience, knowledge, skills and abilities may be considered.

Knowledge of Inuit language, communities, culture, land and Inuit Qaujimajatuqangit is an asset.

An eligibility list may be created for future vacancies

  • The Government of Nunavut is committed to creating a more representative workforce so it can better understand and serve the needs of Nunavummiut. Priority will be given to Nunavut Land Claims Beneficiaries. 
  • Candidates must clearly identify their eligibility in order to receive priority consideration under the Nunavut Priority Hiring Policy. 
  • Employment in some positions requires an acceptable criminal record check. Possession of a criminal record will not necessarily disqualify candidates from further consideration. 
  • Job descriptions may be obtained by fax, email or on the website. 
  • Only those candidates selected for an interview will be contacted.
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