Director of Housekeeping

Northwood Rehabilitation & Health Care Center - Lowell, MA
Posted 2 weeks ago

We are hiring a Director of Housekeeping and Laundry Services to join our dynamic care team at Northwood Rehab in Lowell!

Working with our team will give you purpose in your professional and personal life. 

Here at Athena Health Care Systems, our employees are the heart of our organization, and we take immense pride in their dedication. We are not only committed to delivering high-quality care and customer service to our patients and their families, but we also aspire to be the employer of choice. We strive to create a workplace where your skills and talents are nurtured to allow you to grow within the company.

The Director of Housekeeping and Laundry Services plans, organizes, develops, and direct the operations of the department including staffing, budgets, and more.

Experience & Education:

  • Must possess as a minimum a high school diploma.
  • A minimum of one (1) year experience in a supervisory capacity.
  • Training in the operation of laundry equipment, practices, and procedures is preferred.
  • Must be knowledgeable in building cleaning and floor maintenance techniques.

Duties & Responsibilities: 

  • Meet the laundry and housekeeping needs of the facility.
  • Manage the department within labor and supply budget guidelines.
  • Ensure the completion of the laundry process and the delivery of adequate levels of linen in a timely manner.
  • Assure that all laundry machinery, equipment are in a safe and efficient working condition.
  • Maintains chemicals under safe conditions at all times.
  • Remove torn, worn, soiled linen or clothing from inventory.
  • Mend and iron as necessary.
  • Ensure residents’ rooms are neat, clean and free from odor.
  • Wet mops floors daily.
  • Buff floors as requested.
  • Shampoo and extract carpets as per schedule.
  • Attend to spills immediately.
  • Empty trash liners and clean containers.
  • Clean bed and rails with disinfectant.
  • Clean all countertops, windowsills, overbed and bedside tables and furniture.
  • Strip, seal and refinish floors as per schedule.
  • Clean windows and mirrors.

Specific Requirements:

  • Must be able to read, write, speak, and understand the English language.
  • Must possess the ability to make independent decisions when circumstances warrant such action.
  • Must possess the ability to deal tactfully with personnel, residents, family members, visitors, government agencies/personnel and the general public.
  • Oversees the quality and workmanship of all cleaning personnel and outside contractors.
  • Must be knowledgeable of housekeeping and laundry practices and procedures as well as the laws, regulations and guidelines governing housekeeping functions in the long-term care facility.
  • Must possess leadership ability and willingness to work harmoniously with and supervise professional and non-professional personnel.
  • Must have the ability to plan, organize develop, implement and interpret the programs, goals, objectives, policies, procedures, etc., of the department.
  • Must maintain the care and use of supplies, equipment, etc., the appearance of the housekeeping areas, and must perform regular inspections of resident rooms/units for sanitation, order, safety and proper performance of assigned duties.
  • Must ensure compliance with building safety and fire codes.
  • Must complete necessary schedules, worksheets, logs and records of work performers and planners.
  • Serves on-call for emergencies and off-duty hours.
  • Represents department at pertinent facility meetings and in various capacities.
  • Supervises department personnel including recruiting, interviewing, hiring, training, orientating, and evaluating.

About Athena Health Care Systems:

Athena Health Care Systems, headquartered in Connecticut, has been a pioneer in delivering exceptional healthcare services since its establishment in 1984. Operating nursing homes across Connecticut, Massachusetts, and Rhode Island, Athena stands out as one of the premier and highly regarded providers of skilled nursing centers in Southern New England. Through our commitment to improving both the lives of our residents and the quality of our environments, we have transformed our managed facilities into thriving communities where residents enjoy an enhanced quality of life, and employees find a fulfilling and supportive work environment.

Become a vital part of our team committed to delivering exceptional care to the residents we serve.

Athena’s Benefits:

  • Competitive and Weekly Pay
  • Holiday Pay for Hourly and Salaried Employees
  • Overtime Pay for Hourly Employees
  • Career Advancement Opportunities
  • Exclusive Employer Discount Program

Benefits Available for Eligible Team Members:

  • Employer Paid Life Insurance
  • 401(k) with Employer Match
  • Vacation and Personal Time
  • Health, Dental, and Vision Insurance
  • Health insurance among the lowest employee contributions in the state (Employee Contributions as low as $12.00 for singles & $39.00 for families)

We are an equal opportunity employer that values diversity at all levels. All individuals, regardless of personal characteristics, are encouraged to apply. Athena Health Care Systems and its managed centers follow federal and state mandatory guidelines regarding staff vaccinations; our vaccination policy requires all newly hired staff, regardless of position or work location, to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 unless they receive an approved exemption from Athena, except where prohibited by state law.

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