• Housekeeping/Laundry Aide

    Location US-MI-Fairview
    Job ID
    Various Shifts, 5:00 AM - 1:30 PM, 6:00 AM - 2:30 PM, 2:30 PM - 11:00 PM
  • Overview

    Provide service excellence to the residents and staff by maintaining a clean, neat and safe environment


    * Indicates that this task is considered high risk for exposure to bio-hazardous materials.  Standard Precautions must be followed in all job duties.

    • Stock cart with cleaning equipment, supplies, and trash receptacle ensuring that all chemicals are labeled and supplies are replenished according to job assignment guidelines
    • Keep cleaning solutions changed according to job assignment
    • Follow cleaning schedule abiding by Standard Precautions, hazardous waste handling and cleaning agent use policies and procedures
    • Follow cleaning schedule as outlined for the department (subject to change)
    • Clean assigned areas, furnishings, and fixtures including furniture, floors, walls, sills, closets, and doors according to established housekeeping procedures
    • Floors:  Dry mops, wet mops, disinfect where and when necessary
    • Clean movable and stationary furnishings and fixtures:  Dust, spot clean or wash, disinfect when necessary, polish where required; this includes the cleaning of ledges, shelves, vents, etc.; empty, clean and reline wastebaskets; straighten or rearrange furniture as directed; inspect furnishings for wear and defects and report to Supervisor
    • Spot clean carpeting and rugs:  Vacuum, carpeting and rugs; has small rugs laundered
    • Wash and remake beds as scheduled
    • Straighten resident belongings and remove unwanted items as directed by the resident
    • *Clean resident toilets (inside and out), sinks (inside and out), mirrors and soap dispensers 
    • Dining Rooms: Wash tables, chairs, mop floor, and clear tables after meals when needed
    • Bathrooms (resident, private, public):  Clean and disinfect all fixtures, floors, and walls as directed; wash windows and mirrors; replenish bathroom supplies including, but not limited to, refill soap dispensers, towel dispensers and replenishes toilet paper
    • Clean walls, windows, and doors; spot clean between washings, wash, disinfect when necessary; walls and ceilings and ceiling fixtures are cleaned as scheduled
    • Clean all handrails, window ledges, and all horizontal surfaces daily or as required, removing dust, dirt, or greasy film, using disinfectants where necessary such as in patient care areas
    • Perform terminal cleaning duties according to established procedure in resident rooms when patient has been discharged or transferred, and prepare room for new occupant
    • Chang light bulbs, remove waste and dispose of waste and trash, water flowers in resident rooms and throughout Ministry Site
    • *Empty wastebaskets from both bathrooms and resident rooms, and common places as directed; replacing with clean plastic bag and one extra bag at the bottom of the wastebasket
    • Report observations concerning structural and equipment wear, defects and malfunctioning to Supervisor including inspecting for and reporting soiled curtains or drapes
    • Report supply and equipment needs to Supervisor for replenishing
    • Inspect hallway floors, walls, ceilings, waste containers and laundry containers and clean as needed
    • Defrost and clean refrigerators according to assignment schedule
    • Clean general common areas, dining, office, and employee areas according to assignment schedule
    • Assist with laundry duties as necessary
    • Perform emergency housekeeping where accidents occur
    • Maintain equipment used in performing duties

    Precautions must be followed in all job duties
    • *Pick up soiled linens/laundry and delivers clean linen to all required areas
    • *Sort soiled laundry from residents
    • *Wash soiled laundry according to laundry instructions on tag
    • Keep resident laundry together
    • Follow safe operation of laundry equipment – loading, unloading, etc.
    • Dry laundry according to instructions on item tag
    • Fold and/or press laundry, organizing to return to resident’s room
    • D• Clean laundry room and equipment; keep work area clean
    • Pick up soiled clothing protectors and delivering clean clothing protectors to all resident dining areas
    • Push/pull laundry carts
    • Maintain a neat, orderly work area; clean area of laundry room
    Other Duties
    • Perform tasks which are supportive in nature to the essential functions of the job, but which may be altered
    or redesigned depending upon individual circumstances
    • Participate in staff meetings and education programs designated for attendance
    • All other duties as assigned
    Working Conditions
    • Generally works in a temperature controlled building, occasionally taking residents outside
    • Moves intermittently during working hours, works in office as well as throughout the facility and
    community when transporting residents.
    • Is subject to odors, dust, disinfectants, other air contaminants, including body fluids, infection diseases and
    may be subject to hazardous chemicals, TB, Aids, and Hepatitis viruses
    • May be subject to hostile and emotionally upset individuals including residents, family members and
    • Push/pull/lift and operation of equipment
    • Uses detergents and other cleaning/laundry substances
    • May be necessary to use stepladder
    eliver all cleaned laundry as applicable

    Other Duties as assigned



    • High school diploma or equivalent preferred
    • Prior housekeeping experience is helpful, but not essential

    **Wellspring Lutheran Services, Housekeeping, Laundry, Skilled Nursing, Geriatric, Fairview**  


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