CAW - Residence Supervisor - Housekeepers

Revision Date: October 2001
Classification: Residence Supervisor - Housekeepers
Unit: C.A.W.
Hay Point Range: N/A


Under general supervision, the Residence Supervisor - Housekeepers performs a variety of cleaning tasks associated with general indoor upkeep of the residences and supervision of full and part time housekeepers. In addition it requires the maintenance, cleaning and provision of linen and cloth items. He/she distributes work, including work arising from seasonal housecleaning or special occupancy schedules, and works under the general supervision of the Household Manager or Supervisor.


  • Provides general supervision to full and part time housekeepers.
  • Supervises distribution of work for regular, seasonal and special occupancy schedules.
  • Exchanges soiled linen for clean linen from Residence students on a scheduled weekly basis.
  • Prewashes stained linen, arranges for pick up, receives and stores clean linen and maintains adequate stock of linen and related supplies.
  • With House Manager's approval, requests towels or other items from Supplier on contract as required, cleans during use and returns when finished.
  • Provides linen and supplies to cleaning staff as required.
  • Is required to clean rooms in residences as occupancy changes occur.
  • May clean lounges and kitchenettes, including vacuuming furniture and carpets.
  • Ensures all beds are stripped prior to Spring and Fall occupancy and removes all bedding from all rooms once a year.
  • Sews new and repairs existing covers and linens.
  • Prewashes and repairs mattress covers and blankets, sends for cleaning and returns to use once each year.
  • Occasionally meets with sales persons as requested by House Manager to advise on supply purchases.
  • Performs other related duties in other locations during vacation periods, on special occasions, or as assigned.


The minimum qualifications necessary for acceptable (satisfactory) job performance are:

Level of Formal Education

  • Education to an acceptable level.


  • Acceptable related experience including two years of directly related experience.

Skills and Abilities

  • Ability to communicate well with others.
  • Ability to supervise and co-ordinate work of subordinates.
  • Ability to get along well with staff and students.
  • Ability to maintain general records on linen sent and received.
  • Demonstrated sewing and mending ability.

Physical Requirements

  • Capable of performing the duties as assigned.

This class specification is intended to illustrate the characteristics of this classification level and should not be interpreted as a description of any one individual position within this classification level.

"In accordance with the University's Health and Safety Policy, and in support of the Workplace Safety and Health Act, Physical Plant is committed to providing a safe and healthy working environment for all staff and students. 

Physical Plant will instruct all employees to complete an Orientation Workshop, normally during the first day on the job, and the Health and Safety Orientation Module, normally during the probation period.  Employees will also be instructed to complete various workshops, such as Asbestos Awareness, etc. during the first year of employment depending upon an individual's classification."

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