Housekeeping Aide (FT, 1st shift)

Birchaven Village

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 Birchaven Village policy and procedure, Birchaven Village ethical statement and resident rights.


  • 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.


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.


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 resident?s 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: Update water temperature log, communication book, work list, and write maintenance and floor care slips as needed.

Duty 8: Check unlocked doors and windows for general security purposes.

Duty 9: Displays service excellence and standards of behavior as evidenced by practicing the mission, vision, and values of the organization to promote resident satisfaction.

Duty 10: Complies with organizational policies, procedures, and practices to ensure quality job performance and regulatory compliance.

Duty 11: Perform all other duties as assigned by supervisor.

This position is classified at risk for possible occupational exposure to blood borne pathogens (HBV, HIV etc.) *BVHS

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