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Housekeeping Aide (Independence House, PRN)

PURPOSE OF THIS POSITION The primary purpose of your job position is to perform daily housekeeping tasks needed to maintain the...

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Job Description


The primary purpose of your job position is to perform daily housekeeping tasks needed to maintain the facility in a clean, orderly, and attractive condition in accordance with Independence House policy and procedure, Independence House ethical statement and resident rights, subject to the employee handbook, and as directed by the Supervisor of Housekeeping/Laundry.


Every effort has been made to make this job description as complete as possible. However, it in no way states or implies that these are the only duties you will be required to perform. The omission of specific statements of duties does not exclude them from the position if the work is similar, related or a logical assignment.


You are delegated the authority, responsibility, and accountability necessary to carry out your assigned duties.


During the performance process, please assess the level at which the staff member achieves the job accountabilities. Please use the ‘Comments’ section to document specific examples of performance issues, staff member’s strengths and/or shortcomings, areas of suggested performance improvement and other comments as appropriate to further the staff member’s growth and development.

Duty 1: Follow safety precautions, including the use of personal protective equipment, when performing tasks, using equipment and supplies.

Duty 2: Keep work areas free of hazardous objects such as protruding mop/broom handles, unnecessary equipment, supplies, etc. Using the wet floor signs when needed.

Duty 3: Disinfect assigned areas with special solutions to prevent spread of disease.

Duty 4: To assure premises, equipment, and facility are clean, orderly and attractive at all times.

Duty 5: To help answer call lights and let appropriate staff members know the residents needs.

Duty 6: Replenish supplies of soap, towels and other dispensable items. At the end of the shift, return unused supplies to the utility room. Clean cart and equipment; leave soiled cleaning cloths and mops in the designated areas.

Duty 7: Perform all other duties as assigned by supervisor.

Duty 8: Displays service excellence and standards of behavior as evidenced by practicing the mission, vision, and values of the organization to promoteApply here:

Job Requirements


* Must possess, as a minimum, a 10th grade education, or up to one month related experience or training; or equivalent combination of education and experience.

* Ability to read and comprehend simple instructions, short correspondence, and memos. Ability to print and speak simple sentences.

* Ability to apply commonsense understanding to carry out detailed but uninvolved written or oral instructions. Ability to deal with problems involving a few concrete variables in standardized situations.

* Must be able to relate to and work with ill, disabled, elderly, emotionally upset, and at times hostile people within the facility.

* Positive service-oriented interpersonal and communication skills required.


This position requires a full range of body motions with intermittent walking, lifting, bending, squatting, kneeling, twisting, and standing. The associate will be required to walk for up to one hour a day, sit for four to six hours a day and stand for one hour a day. The individual must be able to lift twenty to fifty pounds and reach work above the shoulders. The individual must have good eye-hand coordination and fine finger dexterity for simple grasping tasks. The individual must have excellent verbal communication skills to perform daily tasks. The associate must have corrected vision and hearing in the normal range. The individual must be able to operate a motor vehicle for business travel and community involvement.

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