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Laundry Aide, Career Opportunity in Sikeston, Missouri

Job description

Position Summary:

Responsible for complete linen supply and maintenance of laundry under general supervision.

Functions of The Job:
Essential Functions:
In General:

  • Maintain a continuous flow of clean linen to wards as needed. Also, pick-up of soiled linen.
  • Keep laundry room clean at all times.
  • Maintain laundry storage area in an orderly fashion.
  • Wash, dry, fold , hang and distribute residents’ personal clothing and linens.
  • Ensure work area and equipment are maintained in a sanitary and safe manner.
  • Assist in maintaining neatness and straightening of clothing drawers and closets.
  • Follow departmental policies and procedures .

Physical:

    1. Lifting.

  • Ability to sort soiled items for washing.
  • Ability to place soiled items into washer.
  • Ability to remove washed items from washer and place into dryer.
  • Ability to remove items from dryer and fold items.
  • Hoving, Bending , Pushing/Pulling.
  • Ability to ambulate from one work area to another on a timely basis for accomplishment of task( s).
  • Ability to bend to pick up , replace, check objects.
  • Ability to observe lint receptacles for safety.
Required Skills

Sensory Requirements:

    1. Auditory.

  • Resident request.
  • Consultation with laundry supply delivery personnel, staff, visitors, representatives,

    2. Visual.

  • Observe checks, areas requiring safety
  • Observe controls on machines.
  • Distinguish among labels on residents’ clothing (names , washing instructions).
  • Observe and distinguish among cleaning product labels

    3. Verbal.

  •   Communicate effectively with residents, visitors , and staff.
  • Communicate effectively with supply representatives and delivery personnel.

Position Qualification Requirements:

  • Knowledge of laundry care and maintenance and ability to anticipate laundry needs.
  • Ability to cooperate with fellow workers.
  • Grade school education.
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