Housekeeper PT 8am-4pm
Country Meadows Retirement Communities 101 reviews - Bethlehem, PA

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Title: Housekeeper

General Description of Duties: The Housekeeper encourages, supports, and implements the philosophy of wellness via direct contact with residents. In addition to facilitating resident well-being by performing basic housekeeping tasks, this individual also assists in coaching and cueing residents as appropriate.

Reports to: DOW

Supervises: Self

Routine Functions of the Position:
  • Vacuums and dusts all living areas of resident units. Changes linens/makes beds. Removes trash in all units.
  • Thoroughly cleans and disinfects all resident bathroom surfaces using approved products.
  • Vacuums and dusts all common and office areas. Removes trash from all common and office areas. Cleans and disinfects all bathrooms for public and coworker use using approved products only.
  • Checks and cleans if needed laundry room, service kitchen, activity room, dining room.
  • Maintains and protects resident and co-worker confidentiality.
  • Encourages resident participation in activities within facility.
  • Recognizes and respects resident’s rights.
  • Assumes Personal Care Assistant duties as necessary.
  • Recognizes and reports fire/safety hazards in building. Reports maintenance needs promptly. Takes all appropriate safety precautions to minimize risk of injury to resident, self, and other co-workers.
  • Participates in continuing education programs to promote self-development and contributes to the development of the team by helping new co-workers learn job tasks and responsibilities.
  • Practices responsible teamwork as evidenced by participation in facility meetings, commitment to workgroup’s efforts to improve operations or resolve problems and, a willingness to lend assistance to other facility and campus co-workers.
  • Performs other relevant duties as assigned or as necessary.
Critical Success Factors:

Either possesses or is willing and able to learn the following:
  • Exhibits a positive customer service attitude, which includes respect, friendliness and willingness to assist others, consistent completion of job duties, well groomed appearance.
  • Displays personal initiative to complete work without constant supervision, by reliable work attendance, and by taking responsibility to address work related problems with the proper individuals.
  • Communication skills that include careful listening, sensitivity to emotions attached to the message, thoughtful responses, timely and accurate reporting to appropriate people.
  • Commitment to confidentiality that pertains to both resident and co-worker information. Relates personal information only to appropriate supervisory co-workers for action or attention.
  • Approaches work with a flexible attitude. Can change course of activity with changing resident demands without experiencing undue stress or frustration.
Work Environment

  • Stand/walk up to eight hours a day.
  • Sit up to four hours a day.
  • Frequently support up to 70 pounds.
  • Occasionally lift/carry up to 20 pounds.
  • Frequently kneel, bend, and reach.
  • Operate washers and dryers, vacuum cleaner, call bell/intercom/telephone systems.
  • Workplace includes entire building, excluding the attic.

Minimum Qualifications:

Experience: Entry level position. Prior experience in similar environment preferred.

Certification/License: Current CPR certification preferred.

Have the ability to understand and speak English at a level which allows the safe,

efficient performance of the job.


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