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Part-time Environmental Services Aide

at Grand River Hospital in Kitchener



Union: UNIFOR Service

Location: Kitchener

Work Type: Part-time

Interested Candidates must be in enrolled or have completed the CHHA EVS Frontline program.  Assistance may be available to assist with the cost of this course. 


Wage: $21.4832/hour (as outlined in the Collective Agreement)

Scheduling Requirements: For PT positions, a minimum of 22.5 hours of availability per week is required, along with every other weekend of availability. Including your current availability with your application is greatly appreciated. 

At Grand River Hospital we are building a world class health care system supporting healthier lives for the communities we serve. We value people above all else and the experiences of our patients and their families, our team members, and our partners are at the very top of our agenda.


Through our values of: CARE - TRUST AND BE TRUSTWORTHY - COURAGE TO START, HEART TO FINISH - WELCOME ONE TO WELCOME ALL we leverage the collective talents and strengths of our GRH team, our community, and our partners to innovate and accelerate the transformation of health care delivery.



We currently have a number of opportunities for Environmental Services Aides to join our teams.


The Environmental Services Aide contributes to providing a safe and clean environment for Grand River Hospital’s patients, staff, and visitors. 



Duties include mopping, vacuuming, equipment cleaning, changing drapes, collecting laundry and garbage, floor care, wall washing, vent and ceiling cleaning, and other housekeeping duties as required. Cleaning areas include clinical and non-clinical space: patient rooms, common areas, meeting rooms, washrooms, staff areas, and other specialty areas as required.


Other information:


  • Previous experience in a janitorial/housekeeping position is an asset, but not required
  • Must be able to multi-task and perform duties efficiently under limited supervision
  • Ability to operate machinery – buffers, floor scrubbers, etc.
  • Good interpersonal and communication skills 
  • Ability to understand and follow written and verbal instructions
  • Ability to push, pull and lift heavy equipment
  • Ability to climb ladders
  • Must be able to provide direct supervisor work reference
  • Satisfactory Criminal Record Check required

At Grand River Hospital we support our Team members with:


  • A thorough onboarding and orientation program
  • Ongoing training and development opportunities
  • Access to our Ongoing Education Fund
  • Career mentorship
  • Wellness Programs
  • Employee Referral Program




As part of our commitment to the health and safety of our patients, staff and community from COVID-19, subject to any accommodation required by applicable human rights legislation, Grand River Hospital requires that all staff have received all required doses of a COVID-19 vaccine approved by Health Canada.

Please include a resume with your application in order to ensure that your qualifications are appropriately considered in the hiring process. 

Grand River Hospital is committed to fair and equitable employment and in our recruitment and selection practices. We strongly believe in inclusion and diversity within our organization, and welcome all applicants including, but not limited to: racialized communities, all religions and ethnicities, persons with disabilities, LGBTQ2S+ persons, Indigenous people, and all others who may contribute to the further diversification of our Hospital community. We are committed to providing and fostering a respectful workplace for all employees, free from violence and harassment. Grand River Hospital is a proud member of the Canadian Centre for Diversity and Inclusion (CCDI). 

Upon individual request, the hospital will endeavour to remove any barrier to the hiring process to accommodate candidates, including those with disabilities. Should any applicant require accommodation through the application, interview or selection processes, please contact Human Resources in advance for assistance. 

How to Apply:

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Submit your resume by email: EmploymentOntario@regionofwaterloo.ca  Please add “GRH EVS” to the subject line as we have multiple employers and job postings.




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Published at 31-07-2023
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