State of Massachusetts Housekeeper (3rd Shift) in Worcester, Massachusetts
The Worcester Recovery Center and Hospital (WRCH) under the Department of Mental Health (DMH) is seeking Housekeepers to join its Environmental Services team. As a member of the facility team, daily communication and interaction is essential as well as working in a professional and safe manner. The incumbent will complete shift transition assignments, report end of shift duties requiring completion and will notify supervisor of maintenance concerns.
Please Note: Third Shift (11:00 p.m. - 7:30 a.m.) with Friday and Saturday off.
_Duties and Responsibilities (these duties are a general summary and not all inclusive):_
Performs day-to-day housekeeping services to the main hospital and other buildings on campus to ensure a clean, attractive facility in accordance with all applicable laws, regulations, and standards.
Sweeps, vacuums, and washes floors, using appropriate equipment and supplies to maintain the cleanliness and appearance of the hospital.
Dusts, polishes and washes interior surfaces such as windows furniture, walls, ceilings, etc., using appropriate supplies and equipment in order to maintain building in a clean and orderly condition.
Prepares beds after washing using appropriate linen supplies and removes/hangs window draperies and bedside curtains as needed.
Cleans toilets, lavatories, washrooms, mop closets, etc., using appropriate supplies and equipment in order to maintain the appearance and cleanliness of such areas.
Empties and relines trash receptacles, paying particular attention to the safe and proper handling of hazardous waste.
Collects soiled linen to aid in the operation of the laundry function.
Assists with shoveling and sweeps snow from walkways and steps using proper equipment, to aid in the safety and maintenance of facility grounds as needed.
Arranges and prepares conference rooms, patient care units and other designated areas as needed.
Ability to read, write, speak, and comprehend English to communicate effectively with a diverse group of employees, supervisors and visitors.
Skilled in the ability to follow oral and written instructions/directions.
Talent for establishing and maintaining harmonious working relationships and deal tactfully with others.
Working knowledge of the methods, materials, tools and equipment used in general institution/hospital housekeeping work.
Demonstrated language skills that allow for two-way communication, effective patient service, coordination with other members of the patient care team.
Given the population served, bilingual or multilingual fluency.
_About Worcester Recovery Center and Hospital (WRCH):_
Located on over 100 acres in Worcester, Massachusetts, Worcester Recovery Center and Hospital (WRCH) is part of an integrated network of effective, efficient and culturally competent mental health services. It provides intermediate and long-term inpatient care for individuals with serious and persistent mental illness who live in Massachusetts, as well as individuals requiring specialized court ordered evaluations.
WRCH provides inpatient services to 260 inpatient adults, inclusive of a Deaf Inpatient Mental Health Service; 30 inpatient adolescents and 30 residential adolescents, in either an Intensive Residential Treatment Program (IRTP) or a Behavioral Intensive Residential Treatment Program (BIRT).
_DMH Mission Statement:_
The Department of Mental Health assures and provides access to services and supports to meet the mental health needs of individuals of all ages, enabling them to live, work and participate in their communities. The Department establishes standards to ensure effective and culturally competent care to promote recovery. The Department sets policy, promotes self-determination, protects human rights and supports mental health training and research.
As an employee of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts you are offered a great career opportunity influencing a wide-spectrum of services to the diverse populations we serve - but it's more than a paycheck. The State's total compensation package features an outstanding set of employee benefits which you should consider towards your overall compensation, including:
75% state paid medical insurance premium
Reasonable Dental and Vision Plans
Flexible Spending Account and Dependent Care Assistance programs
Low cost basic and optional life insurance
Retirement Savings: State Employees' Pension and a Deferred Compensation 457(b) plan
11 paid holidays per year and competitive Sick, Vacation and Personal Time
Tuition benefit for employee and spouse at state colleges and universities
Short-Term Disability and Extended Illness program participation options
Incentive-based Wellness Programs
Professional Development and Continuing Education opportunities
Qualified Employer for Public Service Student Loan Forgiveness Program
A criminal background check will be completed on the recommended candidate as required by the regulations set forth by the Executive Office of Health and Human Services prior to the candidate being hired. For more information, please visit http://www.mass.gov/hhs/cori
Education, licensure and certifications will be verified in accordance with the Human Resources Division’s Hiring Guidelines.
Education and license/certification information provided by the selected candidate(s) is subject to the Massachusetts Public Records Law and may be published on the Commonwealth’s website.
For questions regarding this requisition, please contact Carolyn Burnett in Human Resources at (508) 368-3596.
First consideration will be given to those applicants that apply within the first 14 days.
Minimum Entrance Requirements:
Applicants must have at least six months of full-time, or equivalent part-time experience in building custodial or institutional housekeeping work.
Special Requirements: None
An Equal Opportunity / Affirmative Action Employer. Females, minorities, veterans, and persons with disabilities are strongly encouraged to apply.
Job: *Equipment, Facilities & Services
Organization: *Department of Mental Health
Title: Housekeeper (3rd Shift)
Location: Massachusetts-Worcester - 309 Belmont Street
Requisition ID: 210001FP