Housekeeping/Laundry Supervisor (FT) - 40 hrs a week
at Volunteers of America

Date Posted: 3/18/2020

Job Description

Bethesda Care Center is Great Place to Work-Certified™

We are looking for a Housekeeper/Laundry Supervisor to join our team!

~ The shift hours are 32 hours as Supervisor & 8 hours as Housekeeper per week (Wednesday - Saturday)! 

OBJECTIVE: The Housekeeper/Laundry Supervisor assumes responsibilities for overall housekeeping and laundry duties of the facility.


  1. Supervises the delivery of housekeeping and laundry services.
  2. Administers personnel functions of Housekeeping and Laundry Departments:
  3. Interviews and hires department personnel; supervises orientation; counsels and/or disciplines employees on infractions of established rules; terminates employees when needed; conducts exit interviews of department personnel.
  4. Conducts performance evaluations and recommends wage changes.
  5. Develops, implements and maintains work routines and staffing schedules.
  6. Initiates and directs in-service training programs for department staff.
  7. Monitors monthly department expenditures to budget.
  8. Plans and directs all phases of facility laundry processing:
  9. Inspects laundry at various stages of processing for cleanliness, implements and demonstrates changes in washing and rinsing formulas or procedures as necessary to produce clean and sanitary wash.
  10. Establishes and monitors procedures for collecting, sorting, laundering, identifying and distributing residents’ personal clothing.
  11. Receives, inventories, marks, stores and issues facility laundry to maintain specified level of supply for all departments and residents.
  12. Arranges for distribution and storage of processed laundry to ensure adequate supply of clean laundry for all departments and residents.
  13. Performs Laundry and Housekeeping responsibilities as necessary.
  14. Observes and evaluates operation of equipment and makes minor adjustments; reports machine malfunctions and breakdowns to the Maintenance Supervisor/Environmental Services Director or the appropriate service vendor.
  15. Recommends purchases or repairs of department equipment to the Maintenance Supervisor/Environmental Services Director.
  16. Attends required in-services and completes assigned on-line modules.
  17. Performs other duties or special assignments as directed by the Maintenance Supervisor/Environmental Services Director.

Job Requirements


  1. High school graduate or equivalent education.
  2. Minimum of one-year supervisory experience, or three (3) years related work experience.
  3. Ability to communicate and work effectively with various levels of staff, residents, family members and the public.
  4. Numerical ability for making various computations in planning departmental objectives, keeping work records and schedules, preparing budgets, requisitioning supplies and monitoring inventory control.
  5. Adequate strength, endurance and coordination to meet the strenuous demands of such responsibilities as dusting, mopping, vacuuming, scrubbing, and loading and unloading washers and dryers; ability to fold and iron articles of clothing and linen.
  6. Ability to work flexible hours, such as during a staff shortage or an emergency situation.
  7. Ability to work in an area subject to heat and humidity.
  8. Ability to speak, read, write and understand English.
  9. Ability to utilize computers and other electronic devices for tasks such as timekeeping, in-servicing and documentation.

Job Snapshot

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The national office is located in Alexandria, Va., part of the greater Washington, DC area. The headquarters includes executive staff and major office departments that have national responsibilities and provide support to local offices and Volunteers of America housing and senior living and care communities: communications, fundraising; public policy, finance, chartering, housing, volunteer services, program services and other operations.

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