Laundry Services Associate
at Volunteers of America

Date Posted: 5/20/2019

Job Description

Our Laundry services team members our key players to providing clean clothing and linens as well as creating a safe and healing environment to our residents who call Autumnwood Home. This is a part time opportunity on day shift with competitive pay and comprehensive benefits available.  We offer Careers where making a difference every day is the norm. EOE M/F/Vets/disabled.

Job Requirements

Work Environment

The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee may encounter while performing the essential functions of this job.  Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individual with disabilities to perform the essential functions:

1.    Works primarily in the laundry room.
2.    May be subjected to interruptions throughout the workday.
3.    Exposure to blood, body tissue of fluids.
4.    Exposure to hazardous waste materials, dust and loud or unpleasant noises.

Physical Demands

The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job.  Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individual with disabilities to meet these demands:

1.    Ability to endure prolonged walking, sitting, standing, use of pulling, bending, and stooping movements.
2.    Ability to adapt to changes in daily work hour and schedule.
3.    Ability to lift/carry a minimum of thirty-five (35) pounds.
4.    Ability to push/pull more than thirty-five (35) pounds.
5.    Ability to perform tasks which require arm-hand steadiness.
6.    Ability to walk and stand for prolonged periods of time through duration of shift(s)
7.    Ability to squat, climb stairs, reach above shoulders, twist, bend and kneel repeatedly through duration of shift(s).
8.    Ability to hear normal sounds within background noise.
9.    Ability to keep attention on task if routinely interrupted.
10.    Ability to remember tasks/assignments for a full shift.
11.    Ability to work beyond regularly scheduled shift (overtime) when necessary.

Safe Work Performance Expectations

The safety of employees, residents and visitors is of paramount importance to Volunteers of America.  Our work place safety program will be incorporated as the standard of practice for this organization.  Compliance with these safe work expectations will be required of all employees as a condition of employment.  Our organization focus will hold all employees accountable for safety performance equal with quality and production expectations.

Employees will be expected to:

1.    Follow correct policy and procedures for department and facility Fire/Disaster/Missing Person Plan.  Know the location of fire alarms and extinguishers.
2.    Follow correct policy and procedure for hand washing.
3.    Follow guidelines for proper method of lifting.
4.    All doorways, hallways and areas are to be kept clear.
5.    Know the location and purpose of Safety Data Sheets (SDS).
6.    Follow guidelines for department environment and safety measures.
7.    Follow guidelines for safe handling, inspection, maintenance and storage of equipment.  Report any malfunction of equipment.
8.    Follow guidelines for safe handling and storage of chemicals and supplies.
9.    Follow correct policy and procedure for reporting of incidents:  staff, residents, etc.
10.    Follow correct procedure for food handling/storage and sanitation.

Job Functions

Every effort has been made to identify the essential functions of this position.  However, this job description in no way states or implies that these are the only duties you may be required to perform.  The omission of specific descriptions of duties does not exclude them from the position if the work is similar, related or can be considered essential to this position.

 EOE M/F/Vets/Disabled

Job Snapshot

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At Volunteers of America, we are more than a nonprofit organization. We are a ministry of service that includes nearly 16,000 employees and more than 55,000 volunteers with a shared vision of a world where all people live in safety with social, emotional and physical well-being, spiritual fulfillment, justice and hope.

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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