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Samaritas Housekeeping / Janitor / Laundry Assistant $12.85/hour Senior Living Grand Rapids in Grand Rapids, Michigan

Position Details

Assures that the community is maintained in a clean, safe, manner by performing general housekeeping, janitorial and laundry tasks as needed.

Job Summary

Assures that the community is maintained in a clean, safe, manner by performing general housekeeping, janitorial and laundry tasks as needed.

Duties and Responsibilities

  • Clean, wash, sanitize and polish items in residents rooms/apartments, common areas, shower and bathrooms, and hallways as assigned by supervisor

  • Vacuum, mop, spot clean, and wipe spills on floors, floor mats, counters and other areas in resident apartments/rooms and public areas as needed or directed

  • Empty waste containers and dispose of refuse properly

  • Maintain proper supply levels for paper supplies, soap, garbage bags, and other supplies

  • Clean vacant rooms and utility rooms as assigned

  • Evaluate resident’s rooms/apartments/public areas and equipment for safety and report concerns to supervisor

  • May be required to perform functions of laundry aide

  • Perform floor care maintenance including cleaning of carpeted and hard floor surfaces throughout communities

  • Assist with orientation and training of new department teammates. Below also applies to team working in Licensed Assisted Living and Skilled Nursing Communities

  • Collect soiled linen, garments, and items from designated area

  • Sort soiled linen, garments, and items and separate items that require special stain removal/treatment

  • Wash and dry linen, garments, and other items

  • Press/iron garments as instructed

  • Fold, count, stack, hang and distribute clean laundry, linen, garments to residents or as directed

  • Ensure resident garments are labeled

  • Maintain laundry room cleanliness by washing, wiping, dusting, spot cleaning, disinfecting, deodorizing as needed

Job Qualifications

Education, Training, and Licensure/Certification

  • High school graduate or equivalent preferred


  • Experience in a housekeeping capacity preferred

    Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

  • Knowledge of state traffic laws

  • Ability to display compassion and sensitivity with vulnerable adults who may become angry, hostile or combative

  • Ability to maintain a helping role when interfacing with persons served

  • Ability to apply commonsense understanding to carry out step-by-step instructions in oral, written or diagram form

  • Ability to read, speak and write English. Ability to write legibly and print simple sentences containing

  • Ability to read and carry out instructions including for use of equipment and products

  • Ability to add, subtract, and multiply two digit numbers

    Physical and Mental Requirements

  • Ability to be on feet for extended periods of time

  • Stands and routinely moves throughout building and grounds

  • Frequently twists, bends, stoops, kneels, and maintains balance while pushing, lifting, pulling and controlling heavy mechanical equipment

  • Operates light machinery such as sweeper

  • Pushes/pulls weights of up to 150 pounds, lifts weights of up to 75 pounds and performs tasks which require excellent eye-hand coordination

  • Subject to exposure to infectious waste and disease conditions

  • Subject to exposure to odors, disinfectants and/or other air contaminants

  • Subject to changes in noise level and temperature level in work environment

At Samaritas, we ask you to join us - to “Be The Rock That Starts The Ripple”. A ripple of transformation in the individual lives of the 15,000 people we help each year, and a ripple of positive change throughout our community. Our team is growing at Samaritas! We are seeking more Rocks to join our team. We are always looking for additional employees who want to make a big impact and have a lot of fun doing so as part of an enthusiastic, collaborative team. We want you to be our rock!

We walk with people in need, offering hope and compassion while upholding their dignity, advocating for equality and justice, and seeking creative solutions with those who place their trust in us.

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Requisition Number 2021-6993

Employee Type Full-Time

Hours Per Pay Period 80

Shift Varied

Work Hours 10:00 a.m. - 6:30 p.m.

Weekends and/or Holidays Required Yes

On Call Required No

Position LocationUS-MI-Grand Rapids