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Environmental Services Aide (Full-Time) $17.05/hour

The Dominican Sisters ~ Grand Rapids is seeking a full-time Environmental Services Aide to assist in cleaning and disinfecting assigned work areas according to department procedures and maintaining a clean, safe environment. This position may also include removal of medical waste, trash, and linens.


  • Includes rotating holidays.
  • Performs routine cleaning and sanitizing functions in assigned areas following established work schedules and using prescribed methods.
  • Uses cleaning cart to transport cleaning supplies.
  • Cleans and disinfects bathrooms.
  • Cleans and disinfects kitchens and dining areas.
  • Wipes and dusts surfaces and cleans mirrors.
  • Vacuums and cleans floors, rugs, furniture, and drapes.
  • Picks up and empties trash containers.
  • Assists in cleaning of emergency spills observed or upon request.
  • Maintains assigned equipment for cleanliness; arranges for repairs when needed.
  • Observes and reports needed repairs of furniture and building fixtures.
  • When assigned, collects, sorts, launders, folds, and distributes laundry and linens.
  • Maintains supply distribution and arranges for ordering through supervisor as needed.
  • Performs special assignments when warranted, i.e., deep cleaning, light bulb changing, light floor care, rearranging furniture.
  • Demonstrates a positive, courteous, and helpful attitude towards Sisters, visitors, residents, and co-workers within and outside the department.
  • Demonstrates initiative, independence, and judgment in carrying out recurring assignments.
  • Demonstrates the ability to be understood and to understand a wide range of internal and external contacts.
  • Facilitates teamwork through the acceptance and expression of constructive comments.
  • Treats co-workers with respect and fosters a team approach to accomplish tasks.
  • Regular, predictable attendance is required.
  • Must be able to function independently as well as with a team and be willing to receive direction and learn.
  • Maintains a steady pace, completing work within time requirements.


  • Education sufficient to read, write, and speak as needed for the job.
  • One year of institutional or similar cleaning experience preferred.
  • Basic knowledge of housekeeping equipment, standards and practices preferred.

Physical Demands:

  • Prolonged periods standing and walking and frequently pulling, pushing, and bending.
  • Must be able to lift and carry up to 25 pounds at times.
  • Ability to occasionally move small furniture.
  • Must be able to work with cleaning chemicals and equipment.

Job Hazards:

  • Potential for irritation from chemicals


We are an equal opportunity employer and encourage persons of diverse faiths and backgrounds to apply for employment with Dominican Sisters ~ Grand Rapids


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