Laundry Assistant/Aide
at Volunteers of America

Date Posted: 4/18/2019

Job Description

VOLUNTEERS OF AMERICA is hiring for a laundry assistant in their Valley Manor facility in Montrose, CO.

OBJECTIVE: 

To ensure that all resident laundry is maintained in a timely fashion.  Responsible for collecting, sorting, washing, drying, folding, stacking and distributing linens and personal laundry in compliance with facility laundry policies and procedures.  Assist in keeping the laundry department neat, clean and orderly.  Cleans equipment.

Shift/Hours: Mon-Fri. 2pm-10pm

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS:

To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily.  Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

1.    Performs defined department procedures using various chemicals, detergents, supplies, and equipment for collecting sorting, washing, drying, folding and distributing facility linen and residents’ personal clothing.
2.    Inspects articles for cleanliness, stains and tears; sorts them for re-washing, spot removal and mending.
3.    Observes equipment for changes in pressure, water levels, temperature and chemical flow.
4.    Marks identification information on articles of clothing using press-on labels.
5.    Follows established procedures for storing, labeling and securing laundry chemicals.
6.    Follows established reporting procedures for the following:
a.    Any damaged or loose fixtures, flooring or tiling requiring replacement or repair;
b.    Any unsafe or malfunctioning equipment;
c.    Any conditions conducive to breeding insects, rodents or other vermin.
7.    Collect soiled linen from nursing units.  If linen barrels are used, reline with plastic liners.  Wash out barrels with detergent/disinfectant as necessary and allow to dry.
8.    Follow infection control procedures and universal precautions using gowns/aprons and gloves as required.
9.    Sort soiled linen according to facility procedure.
10.    Wash and dry according to procedures for each machine.
11.    Fold clean linens.  Stack in central linen supply closet.
12.    Separate personal clothing.  Fold undergarments; hand dresses, blouses, shirts and pants on hangers.  Distribute to proper resident room.
13.    Distribute clean linens as directed.
14.    Clean washers and dryers as directed.
15.    Mop floor of laundry department.
16.    Use chemicals as instructed and with safety precautions (gloves, goggles).
17.    Report any malfunctions to supervisor.
18.    Cull linens that are torn or worn beyond use report to supervisor.
19.    Know fire and disaster preparedness plans.  Respond to assist in fighting the fire and evacuating residents, families, visitors and other facility staff.
20.    Observe the practices of dignity and hospitality in respect to residents, families, visitors and other facility staff.
21.    Attends required in-services and completes assigned on-line modules.
22.    Performs other duties or special assignments as directed by the Laundry Supervisor.

Job Requirements

QUALIFICATIONS: |

To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily.  The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill and/or ability required.  Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

1.    High school diploma or G.E.D. preferred.
2.    Previous institutional laundering service experience.
3.    Ability to understand and follow procedure, work assignments, instructions, warnings and labels.  Ability to speak, read, write and understand English.
4.    Adequate strength and endurance to meet the strenuous physical demands of such responsibilities as loading and unloading washers and dryers; coordination necessary to fold and iron clothing items and linen.
5.    Ability to work in an area that is often hot and humid.
6.    Motor coordination and manual dexterity to sort and fold linens, load and unload washers and dryers.
7.    Finger dexterity to pick up articles and manipulate them into various types of folds and to set machines.
8.    Color vision to ascertain stains and separate colored garments from white.
9.    Ability to work as a team member.
10.    Ability to relate positively, effectively and appropriately with residents, families, visitors and other facility personnel.

To Apply: 

EOE M/F/Vets/Disabled

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