Elderwood/Pediatric/PostAcute/Woodmark Lead Housekeeping/Laundry Aide in Amherst, New York

Elderwood at Amherst is seeking a Lead Housekeeping / Laundry Aide.

Position Summary:

  • The Lead Housekeeping/Laundry Aide team member assists with ensuring the health and well-being of our residents by being responsible for the staffing and operation of the Housekeeping/ Laundry Department.

  • This is a full-Time (FT) opportunity; Shift: 2:00pm-10:00pm

Position Duties include but are not limited to:

  • Ability to verbally communicate well with residents, families, and staff members.

  • Ability to read and understand task assignments, ability to report verbally and provide written documentation as required.

  • Display of genuine concern for the elderly; a dependable, patient and compassionate attitude towards residents. Display a demeanor which is always respectful of residents' rights and wishes.

  • Ability to cooperate and maintain respectful treatment of others. Display a sense of responsibility, maturity, diplomacy, and ability to work well with residents, families, and other staff members.

  • Demonstrate willingness to uphold the vision and mission of the company by following the Core Values of Integrity, Teamwork, Passion for Excellence and Reverence for the Individual.

  • Keep facility environment in a sanitary, odor free, attractive and orderly condition and develops a Master Cleaning Schedule for daily, weekly, monthly and annual cleaning tasks.

  • Ensure an adequate supply of clean linens to meet the needs of residents and staff; oversee laundering of the personal clothing of residents.

  • Establish standards and work procedures for housekeeping and laundry staff in accordance with approved facility policies.

  • Supervise and inspect daily the cleaning areas of Housekeeping Aides and the laundry services performed by Laundry Aides.

  • Ensure that infection control policies and procedures are followed by housekeeping/laundry staff.

  • Appraise the effectiveness of housekeeping and laundry supplies and equipment.

  • Requisition supplies and equipment needed by housekeeping and laundry staff.

  • Perform housekeeping or laundry duties normally performed by aides.

  • Manage the packing of possessions and housekeeping tasks involved when resident is discharged or changes rooms at this facility.

  • Coordinate the mending and labeling of residents' clothing as needed.

  • Review annually and update, if necessary, the department policy and procedures manual.

  • Arrives to work on time, regularly, and work as scheduled; responsible for own transportation.

  • Collect soiled linen and personal clothing of residents from designated areas within the facility and transport to laundry area.

  • Sort soiled linen or clothes into appropriate categories according to type, soiling, fabric and color.

  • Label residents clothing and retain records of personal possesions of each resident.

  • Assist in locating missing articles of clothing.

  • Load washing machines, selects wash cycle, adds soaps, detergents, and bleaches.

  • Transfer washed linen or clothes into dryers and start machine.

  • Sort dry linen, and fold and prepare for delivery to designated areas within the facility.

  • Prepare for delivery, and distribute personal garments of residents.

  • Remove lint and dust from machines, and keep laundry area clean on a daily basis.

  • Practice good infection control measures in the processing of laundry items and in personal habits.

  • Performs other duties as assigned by management staff or Administrator.


  • Minimum 18 yrs. age required, HS diploma or equivalent preferred.

  • Two years of experience in housekeeping/laundry environment required.

  • Long-term care or hospital experince preferred.

  • Ability to lead and manage employees necessary.

  • Qualities of dependability, honesty, and discretion necessary.

  • Working knowledge of infection control and safety measures required.

  • Ability to maintain high standards of building cleanliness and orderliness, and care of linens and residents' clothing required.

Elderwood at Amherst is located at 4459 Bailey Avenue, Amherst, New York 14226.

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Requisition ID: 2018-5757

External Company URL: http://elderwood.com

Shift: 2pm-10pm