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Housekeeper/Laundry Aide

Peoria, Illinois · Healthcare
SHC is accepting applications for Housekeeper/Laundry Aide. Currently looking for 1st  shift; full-time position available.
Candidates must be 18 years old and possess at a minimum, an eighth-grade education. One-year of housekeeping/laundry experience required.  Experience working in long-term care, behavioral health and/or geriatric health is preferred, but we are more than happy to train those who are interested in serving our special populations.
Job Summary

Qualified candidates require the ability to perform daily housekeeping/laundry tasks as assigned including, but not limited to, the following:
  • Clean/dust/polish furnishings and fixtures in rooms and assigned common areas.
  • Clean, wash, sanitize/polish bathroom fixtures.
  • Sweep, dust, mop, strip, wax, buff, and disinfect floors. Ensure that appropriate caution/safety signs are properly set up to perform such tasks.
  • Wash, wipe, dust, and clean all walls and ceilings and non-carpeted floors.
  • Discard trash into proper containers and reline trash receptacles with plastic liner.
  • Work with patients to maintain their living area in a safe and clean condition.
  • Clean and maintain housekeeping equipment.
  • Ensure that work areas are clean and equipment, tools, and supplies are properly stored at all times.
  • Collect soiled linen, sort, wash, dry, fold, and distribute clean items. 
  • Collect patients’ personal laundry, wash, dry, fold, and distribute clean items.
  • Ensure that clean and soiled items are separated and handled in a manner which avoids cross-contamination.
  • Coordinate daily laundry services with other facility departments so that patients are not without clean clothing and/or linen whenever needed.
  • Follow policies and procedures regarding universal precautions and perform all infection control housekeeping/laundry tasks in accordance with such procedures.
SHC is an equal opportunity employer consisting of four separate and unique facilities. The Elms residence is a Medicare certified skilled nursing facility, specializing in rehabilitation services for individuals of all ages. The Pines provides individualized, intermediate care and programming for young adults with Acquired Brain Injuries. The Willows provides care and programming for individuals that require medical and mental health needs at both the intermediate and skilled levels. The Woods is one of the only designated specialized mental health rehabilitation facilities (SMHRF) in the state, providing a quality recovery program for the mentally ill.  Benefits include medical/vision/dental insurance, paid time off, and more!

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