Housekeeping / Laundry Aide

Care Initiatives Panora , IA 50216

Posted 3 weeks ago

General Purpose:

Under direction and supervision of the Housekeeping or Laundry Supervisor, the Housekeeping / Laundry Aide performs scheduled housekeeping tasks according to regulations, policy and procedure with the purpose of maintaining the facility and furnishings in clean serviceable condition as well as full range of laundry services to maintain clothing and linen supplies in clean serviceable condition. Functions within strictly defined practices and procedures with little latitude for variation or change.

Essential Functions and Responsibilities:
  • Perform general cleaning tasks such as sweeping, dusting, washing windows, vacuuming and shampooing carpets, cleaning upholstery, cleaning light fixtures, cleaning bathroom fixtures.

  • Perform floor care such as dust-mop, wet-mop, spot-mop, and strip/seal/wax/buff.

  • Empty trash containers, replace liners as appropriate and dispose of trash in proper receptacle.

  • Dispense soap, paper towels, tissue and other supplies to resident rooms and general use areas.

  • Follow material safety data sheets (MSDS).

  • Use chemicals and supplies according to instructions and with proper protective equipment; report any problems immediately.

  • Operate housekeeping and laundry equipment safely, according to instructions and with proper precautions.

  • Perform cleaning procedures in accordance with facility policy.

  • Observe waste disposal procedures in accordance with facility policy; follow directions.

  • Assist in proper care of housekeeping and laundry equipment.

  • Identify and report any equipment malfunction to supervisor or maintenance department as appropriate.

  • Report any observed area in poor repair to supervisor.

  • Use housekeeping and laundry supplies efficiently.

  • Perform related duties or projects as assigned by supervisor.

  • Gather soiled laundry from various locations throughout the facility and transport to laundry area according to established procedures and schedules.

  • Sort soiled laundry by color, fabric, type, etc., and prepare for washing by pre-soaking/spotting as needed and according to established procedures.

  • Load washers and dryers to proper capacity, set proper cycle/time/temperature, dispense proper detergents/chemicals or set dispensing equipment, according to procedures and instructions.

  • Neatly fold/hang/stack items from dryer specific to different types of items, fabric content, size; recognize items in need of ironing and irons them.

  • Recognize items in need of repair or beyond repair; mends items in need of mending; "withhold" items beyond repair/in need of replacement and reports to supervisor.

  • Distribute clean laundry to general storage areas and resident rooms according to established procedures and time frames, and in accordance with residents' rights and facility loss/theft control practices.

  • Maintain washers/dryers/other equipment and laundry area in clean, proper operating condition according to established schedules and procedures.

  • Perform established infection control, universal precautions, and safety procedures in a) transporting/handling/processing/storing soiled and clean laundry; b) use and storage of laundry and cleaning chemicals; and, c) disposal of refuse and waste materials

  • Follow material safety data sheets (MSDS).

  • Follow schedules for the laundry department.

  • Follow laundry procedures in accordance with facility policy.

  • Follow waste disposal procedures in accordance with facility policy.



  • Functional literacy in spoken and written English.

  • Demonstrated effective interpersonal and communication skills.

  • Ability to follow written and oral instructions.

  • Complete assignments timely, completely and accurately.

EOE / AAP Veterans and Disabled

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Housekeeping / Laundry Aide

Care Initiatives