Laundry Worker

Laundry Worker

Job Title: Laundry Worker Competition #: 056-2024
Department: Support Services Status/Position Type Permanent Part-Time
Compensation: Start: $16.60/HR

Year 1: $16.60/HR

Unionized: Yes
Ministry Unit: London, Centre of Hope Address: 281 Wellington Street
For External Applicants Only

Attention:  Hala Nayel – Senior Human Relations Advisor

Mailing Address:  281 Wellington St, London, ON   N6B 2L4

Fax: 519-661-0245

 Please, no phone calls. 

Flexibility in scheduling is required.  The work schedule is determined in consultation with your supervisor and may vary according to requirements of responsibility.  Applicable shifts include a ½ hour paid meal break. The operational hours of this facility are 24/7.Shift:

  • Saturday and Sunday, 7:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. (#056-2024)

Interested applicants must respond in writing with a cover letter and resume.

We thank all applicants, however, only those candidates to be interviewed will be contacted.

Mission, VISION and Values:
The Salvation Army is an international Christian church. Its message is based on the Bible; its ministry is motivated by love for God and the needs of humanity. 

Mission Statement

The Salvation Army exists to share the love of Jesus Christ, meet human needs and be a transforming influence in the communities of our world.

 Vision Statement

We are an innovative partner, mobilized to share hope wherever there is hardship, building communities that are just and know the love of Jesus.

 Core Values:

Hope: We give hope through the power of the gospel of Jesus Christ.
Service: We reach out to support others without discrimination.
Dignity: We respect and value each other, recognizing everyone’s worth.
Stewardship: We responsibly manage the resources entrusted to us.

Job Description:
Position Purpose summary: The Salvation Army London Centre of Hope Housekeeper/Laundry Worker is responsible for the day-to-day activities of the laundry service. As The Salvation Army exists to share the love of Jesus Christ, meet human needs and be a transforming influence in the communities of our world, every position contributes to the spiritual and social services mission of The Salvation Army, ensuring that their work and interactions with clients and coworkers are done in a manner befitting Christian standards, attitudes, principles and goals.

1. General:
• To complete all duties in accordance with the Standards and Policies & Procedures of The Salvation Army London Centre of Hope
• Participate in regular staff meetings to review operational effectiveness, changes in policies and procedures, and in-service training
• As required and as applicable, make suggestions that will improve efficiency, working conditions or procedures to the Support Services Manager

• Ensure all duties assigned to shifts are completed in accordance with the task description
• Collect all dirty linen from all service areas and clean as required
• Provide all service areas with clean linen on a daily basis
• Responsible for shipping/receiving of linens
• Ensure all equipment is cleaned and maintained on a regular basis
• Monitor in-house linen inventory and report concerns to Support Services Manager
• Promptly report any damage to property or equipment to the Support Services Manager. Adhere to all applicable safety rules. Operate equipment properly and safely. In general, perform all     work duties in a safe manner in terms of personal and public safety (e.g. use wet floor caution signs where required).
• Responsible for cleaning duties as assigned by the Support Services Manager
• To promote the mission, policies and objectives of The Salvation Army
• To maintain confidentiality in all matters pertaining to clientele and coworkers of The Salvation Army London Centre of Hope
• Participate as an active and responsible team member in all work groups through which position responsibilities are achieved
• To treat the property of The Salvation Army with due care and caution
• Represent the organization in a professional manner, acting in the best interest of the employer at all times
• Participate in ongoing professional development and training.

2. Health and Safety
• Work in compliance with OH&S Act and Regulations and abide by The Salvation Army’s health and safety policies and procedures.
• Work closely with security, identifying any safety and security needs
• Responsible to work in compliance with the Ontario Health & Safety Acts and Regulations
• Responsible to use personal protective equipment and clothing as directed by the employer
• Responsible to report workplace hazards and dangers
• Responsible to work in a manner as required by the employer and use the prescribed safety equipment
• Responsible to report workplace injuries or illness Perform other position related duties as required.

Education, Qualifications and Certifications:
• Minimum Secondary School Diploma
• Professional level of cleaning methods and procedures including proper hygienic procedures
• At least two years-experience in janitorial/maintenance related field
• Non-Violent Crisis Intervention training preferred
• WHMIS Training

Experience and Skilled Knowledge Requirements
• Capable of operating mechanized cleaning and maintenance equipment
• Ability to lift up to 20 lbs.

Skills and Capabilities:
• Excellent organizational skills, ability to follow detailed instructions
• Ability to undergo applicable screening and background checks successfully that are satisfactory to The Salvation Army, in its sole discretion (i.e., The Salvation Army Abuse Registry) and provide an original copy of a Background Check with vulnerable sector screening.
• Ability and willingness to develop an understanding and support for the mission and purpose of The Salvation Army in Canada and its implications as related to position responsibilities.

Normal location of work is at: 281 Wellington Street, London, ON N6B 2L4 and outreach locations.

The Salvation Army offers accommodation for applicants with disabilities in its recruitment process.  If you are contacted to participate in an interview or screening process, please advise us if you require accommodation.


We thank all applicants, however, only those candidates to be interviewed will be contacted.


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Transforming Lives

The Salvation Army and King’s University College Partnership Continues to Transform Lives

With the success of an innovative partnership between The Salvation Army London Centre of Hope and King’s University College of Social Work, a free counselling service has expanded, bringing compassionate care to the most vulnerable in the City of London.

Opening the life-changing counselling service to anyone in need in the community is in direct response to the significant demand for the support, while helping remove barriers linked to months-long wait times and the inability to pay for private counselling sessions that are often only for a limited period.

Since January 2023, students in the Master of Social Work (MSW) and Bachelor of Social Work (BSW) programs at King’s University College have been working with residents at The Salvation Army London Centre of Hope three days a week. Through the expansion of services, students at the King’s Community Support Centre, located within the Centre of Hope, are meeting with the broader community, and providing practical counselling support to individuals and families impacted by homelessness, substance use recovery, mental health, and other life traumas.

“The need for one-on-one counselling among individuals struggling with homelessness is great, and we’re committed in journeying with them,” says London Centre of Hope Program Director Sarah Collins.

The partnership is part of the larger health and homelessness initiative that brought a number of organizations together, including The Salvation Army London Centre of Hope, to address the root causes leading to homelessness. In London, it’s estimated that nearly 2,000 individuals are homeless.

“This program provides immediate access to social services support. We can see people right away and work to help them overcome the struggles they are facing. The waitlist and cost for service are barriers to access, and this program offers free, longer-term care to work through underlying issues that allow clients to remain housed,” says M.K. Arundel, Coordinator of Field Education at King’s School of Social Work.

Watch this YouTube video to learn more about this valuable partnership between The Salvation Army and King’s College:

New Partnership

Three Fires Group Inc. is working collaboratively with The Salvation Army London Centre of Hope in developing a mentorship partnership where expertise will be shared to establish life-changing affordable housing on the First Nation territory.

Over the next three years, 1,200 affordable and attainable homes will be developed across eight municipalities in Southern Ontario, creating a safe and supportive environment for those in need.

“We are grateful to be journeying with Three Fires Group in their transformative approach in developing affordable housing that will have far-reaching positive outcomes for the First Nation territory and its people.” – Jon DeActis, Executive Director, The Salvation Army London Centre of Hope.

City of London, Ontario – Municipal Government, The Salvation Army Centre of Hope – London