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POST DATE 9/6/2016
END DATE 10/19/2016

Lutheran Senior Services Peoria, IL

Company
Lutheran Senior Services
Job Classification
Part Time
Company Ref #
4650
AJE Ref #
576101261
Location
Peoria, IL
Experience
Entry Level (0 - 2 years)
Job Type
Regular

JOB DESCRIPTION

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JOB DESCRIPTION:

SUMMARY:

Performs laundry duties and operates laundry equipment in accordance with the standard operating procedures of the Housekeeping department.

Demonstrates the philosophy of the sponsoring Lutheran congregations, through upholding the LSS mission of Older Adults Living Life to the Fullest , core values and code of conduct.

RESPONSIBILITIES

* Performs a variety of general laundry duties to include collecting and sorting, washing, drying, folding, organizing for delivery and delivering clothing and linen.

* Operates commercial laundry equipment.

* Follows infection control procedures, including proper hand washing, biohazard protocol, wearing protective clothing and equipment when handling soiled clothing and linen.

* Follows all safety procedures and protocol as dictated by LSS policy, federal and state regulations and standard laundry practice and reports all hazardous conditions, defective equipment and accidents or incidents to the supervisor immediately.

Core Competencies:

Person-Directed, Quality Focused Care to including the following:

* Through interaction and observation of resident s individual preferences, concerns and desires creates and maintains an atmosphere of warmth, personal interest and positive emphasis, as well as a calm resident environment.

* Takes direction and cues from each resident as an individual to tailor their interactions with and care of each resident based on direction and feedback from the resident.

* Actively participates in continuous quality improvement and looks for ways to make things better and listens to and shares ideas.

* Protect and support resident rights and immediately reports any violations to the appropriate personnel.

Leadership and Partnership to include the following:

* Takes active role in providing quality care and services, contributing to resident/customer outcomes and the organization s success.

* Takes initiative. If you know something needs to be complete, then complete the task.

* Shares thoughts, ideas and suggestions and provides input when requested.

* Accepts responsibility for doing job the right way and admits and learns from mistakes.

* Contributes to making everyone feel that they belong. Do not offend, make fun of, embarrass or gossip about coworkers.

* Open to new ideas, different points of view and changes.

* Discusses and resolves differences constructively, shares concerns appropriately and directly with those involved and/or obtains direction from supervisor or Human Resources.

* Practices good stewardship, uses resources wisely and responsibly.

Learning and Teaching Centered to include the following:

* Encourages and supports residents to continue to maintain independence and to continually learn and grow, encouraging them to live life to the fullest.

* Looks for and helps to create new opportunities for residents to participate and/or make a contribution.

* Seeks opportunities to grow skills and knowledge, whether through formal or informal means.

* Attends and participates in scheduled training and educational classes, orientation programs, and activities.

Customer Service Driven in interactions with residents, family members, co-workers and all other customers to include the following:

* Friendly to residents, families and coworkers. Smiles and uses basic manners, such as greeting people in a warm manner, offering to help, and thanking customers for the opportunity to serve them.

* Answers phones in a polite manner, greeting the caller, giving your name and asking what you can do for the caller.

* Shows concern for customers by listening closely, apologizes for any problems, is supportive and makes sure everyone feels appreciated and valued.

* Provides service always identifying yourself and explaining what you are doing.

* Respects privacy, follows HIPPA requirements, only shares information on an as needed basis and always knocks on resident s door before entering.

* Represents the organization and coworkers in a positive light to residents, family members and other customers.

QUALIFICATIONS, KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS & ABILITIES

To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential job duties and responsibilities.

* No prior experience or education required.

* No Certification or Licensure required.

* Ability to read and comprehend simple instructions, short correspondence and memos.

* Ability to write simple correspondence.

* Ability to effectively present information in one on one and small group situation.

PHYSICAL ACTIVITIES AND DEMANDS

The physical activities, demands and work environment described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential job duties and responsibilities.

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to stand; walk; use hands to touch, handle, or feel objects, tools, or controls.

The employee frequently is required to sit; reach with hands and arms; and stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl.

Must be able to lift up to 25lbs. Must be able to push/pull 400lbs on wheels.

This job description is intended to describe the general nature and level of work performed by those assigned to this classification. This job description in no way states or implies that these are the only duties to be performed by those occupying this position. The job description and job functions described herein are subject to possible modification by LSS in accordance with applicable federal, state and local law.

JOB FAMILY:

Environmental Services

SCHEDULED WEEKLY HOURS:

28

WORK SHIFT:

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JOB DESCRIPTION:

SUMMARY:

Performs laundry duties and operates laundry equipment in accordance with the standard operating procedures of the Housekeeping department.

Demonstrates the philosophy of the sponsoring Lutheran congregations, through upholding the LSS mission of Older Adults Living Life to the Fullest , core values and code of conduct.

RESPONSIBILITIES

* Performs a variety of general laundry duties to include collecting and sorting, washing, drying, folding, organizing for delivery and delivering clothing and linen.

* Operates commercial laundry equipment.

* Follows infection control procedures, including proper hand washing, biohazard protocol, wearing protective clothing and equipment when handling soiled clothing and linen.

* Follows all safety procedures and protocol as dictated by LSS policy, federal and state regulations and standard laundry practice and reports all hazardous conditions, defective equipment and accidents or incidents to the supervisor immediately.

Core Competencies:

Person-Directed, Quality Focused Care to including the following:

* Through interaction and observation of resident s individual preferences, concerns and desires creates and maintains an atmosphere of warmth, personal interest and positive emphasis, as well as a calm resident environment.

* Takes direction and cues from each resident as an individual to tailor their interactions with and care of each resident based on direction and feedback from the resident.

* Actively participates in continuous quality improvement and looks for ways to make things better and listens to and shares ideas.

* Protect and support resident rights and immediately reports any violations to the appropriate personnel.

Leadership and Partnership to include the following:

* Takes active role in providing quality care and services, contributing to