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Company Name:
Trinity Place Foundation of Alberta
Approximate Salary:
Not Specified
Calgary, Alberta
Development and Housing
Position type:
Experience level:
2 - 5 years
Education level:
High School or equivalent

Independent Living Skills Cleaner


At Trinity Place Foundation of Alberta (TPFA) we are managers and developers of independent living facilities for Calgary’s growing seniors’ population. While some of our facilities incorporate a mix of market value and affordable housing units, the majority of seniors we serve are low-income. Some of our population includes previously marginalized individuals whose quality of life can benefit greatly from additional social supports. For each of our residents our goal is to enhance their quality of life as they age in place. To achieve this goal each of our staff members are directed by an organizational philosophy to provide our seniors with “More than housing”.

Trinity Place is innovative in our approach to offering additional support services to our residents. As a not-for-profit organization we often employ our creativity and collaborative partnerships to initiate innovative supports for our residents. All of our staff are watchful of the changing the needs of individual residents as they age and we address issues as they are identified with the goal supporting overall health and wellbeing, while reducing isolation and vulnerability. Trinity Place has received awards for innovation and community leadership from organizations such as Calgary Family Services and the Calgary Chamber of Voluntary Organizations.


Independent Living Skills – Cleaner: 3 Month Contract

The Independent Living Skills (ILS) Cleaner works as part of a team that works with individuals who face housing challenges, many of whom with hording and general living skills challenges. In an innovative program started in 2014, TPFA provides services to such individuals and the ILS Cleaner plays a vital role in helping them maintain independence.


Key Responsibilities:

Reporting to the ILS Worker, the ILS Cleaner:

  • Be a role model; demonstrate leadership and direction with all other employees, and residents.
  • Assist Residents with housekeeping, such as window cleaning, carpet cleaning, scrubbing floors and bathtubs, wall washing, laundry assistance, bed changing, etc.
  • Assist residents as required with Preparation for Insect spraying (Bed Bugs, cockroaches).
  • Work together with ILS team to solve more difficult tenant issues such as hoarding.
  • Assistance with furniture removal from suite, cleaning up client’s suite after move outs etc.
  • Setting up appointments with tenants and staff and reporting in a timely manner.
  • Have knowledge of and take courses on WHIMIS when required by management body.
  • Attend and participate in Team meetings.
  • Report to ILS and TRC any noticeable substantial change in tenant’s behaviors, conditions concerns with a particular client.
  • Assist with cleaning of Common areas when not working with residents. Always making work with Residents a priority.
  • Be self-motivated, thereby using your own initiative to find tasks to do within your responsibilities when all other assigned tasks and priorities are completed



  • Minimum of a High school Diploma
  • Completion of a WHIMIS training an asset
  • Advanced First Aid Certification an asset


Minimum of 2 to 3 years of employment as a cleaner. Experience working or volunteer with seniors or individuals affected by diminished capacity, hoarding or other difficult living environments an asset.

Skills and Abilities:

  • Demonstrated understanding, patience and sensitivity when relating to clients and families.
  • Highly developed inter-personal and communication skills
  • Emotional intelligence skills including self-awareness, optimism, adaptability, resilience and empathy

All applicants must be legally eligible to work in Canada.

This position is for a 3-Month Contract term with the possibility of extension.

Applications including cover letter and resume can be sent to: [email protected], no later than May 31st, 2017.