Housekeeping Attendant



Requisition ID: 11097  
Department: Community & Social Services Dept.  
Service: Long Term Care Services  
Branch: LTC
Employment Type: Multiple casual positions
Work Hours: 41.5 hours per week (no guaranteed hours)
Affiliation: CUPE 503 Inside/Outside 
Salary Information: $25.600 - $29.953 per hour (2024 rates of pay)
Location: Various locations
City: Ottawa, ON 
Job Category: Community and Social Services; Long term Care 
Application Close: 31/12/2024


Hospitality Services is responsible for the planning, coordinated development, management and implementation of food, nutrition and environmental activities, programs, services and initiatives to the residents of a municipal long term care facility. 

You are responsible for performing housekeeping duties associated with the maintenance of a clean, comfortable, home-like and safe environment in the Long Term Care Home, with an emphasis on resident safety and engagement, in accordance with the Long Term Care Homes Act, 2007.


Completion of Grade 10 

Six months of experience in institutional cleaning


  • Disinfection procedures
  • Stripping and refinishing of floors
  • Preservation of surfaces
  • Shampooing of carpets and upholstery
  • The use of housekeeping equipment
  • Employee health and safety/WHMIS
  • Good understanding of safe body mechanics for lifting and bending
  • Knowledge of applicable health and safety legislation, including the rights and duties of workers


  • Work under pressure
  • Operate auto scrubber, floor buffer and carpet extractor
  • Understand and follow directions
  • Identify and report hazards in the workplace
  • Organize and prioritize work assignments
  • Dependable, reliable and professional
  • Flexibility with changes in work assignments
  • Work within a team environment
  • Cooperative, respectful and courteous with residents, visitors and co-workers
  • Physical and mental ability to perform assigned routines
  • Ability to either fully squat or kneel
  • Ability to stand and walk for prolonged periods
  • Capable of lifting and carrying 35 lbs
  • Good personal hygiene practices


  • Language Requirement: Various language requirements, locations may require English only, French only OR Bilingual competencies. Some positions require English oral, reading, and writing. Some positions required French oral, reading and writing.       
  • Police Record Check: The successful candidate will be required to complete a Vulnerable Sector Check with the Police Services detachment in their jurisdiction to the City of Ottawa’s satisfaction.; Note: Under the age of 18, requires a Criminal Record and Judicial Matters check in place of the Vulnerable Sector Check.; Police record checks completed by a third-party company will not be accepted.  
  • You may initially be paid 95% of your starting rate of pay, in accordance with the collective agreement.; May include some evening and weekend hours to meet training and/or programming requirements.; Must be able to work shifts, weekends and statutory holidays at a variety of locations.
  • Experience and formal training combined with demonstrated performance and ability may substitute for stipulated academic requirements. 
  • Please save a copy of the job poster. Once the closing date has passed, it will no longer be available. 


We wish to thank all applicants for their interest and effort in applying for this position. Only candidates selected for interviews will be contacted. 


The City of Ottawa promotes the principles of diversity and inclusion and adheres to the tenets of the Canadian Human Rights Act and the Ontario Human Rights Code. We encourage applications from members of Indigenous, Black and other racialized communities, persons with disabilities, women and non-binary persons, persons of all ethnic origins, religions, sexual orientations, classes, gender identities and expressions. 
Candidates are encouraged to self-identify as a member of one or more designated employment equity groups in the self-identification questionnaire.


The City of Ottawa provides accommodation during all parts of the hiring process, upon request, to applicants with disabilities. If contacted to proceed to the selection process, please advise us if you require any accommodation.


Accessible formats and communication supports are available upon request. Please contact the HR Service Centre at 613-580-2424, extension 47411.