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Houseman, Full-Time

Company: Lasell Village
Location: Newton
Posted on: June 7, 2021

Job Description:

Lasell Village is seeking a full-time Houseman to work in our independent living facility 40 hours per week. The schedule mixed shifts from 12:00 pm to 8:30 pm & 12:00 pm to 8:30 pm. The work schedule includes every other weekend. 

POSITION SUMMARY: The primary purpose of your job position is to perform the day-to-day activities of the Housekeeping Department in accordance with current federal, state, and local standards, guidelines, and regulations governing Lasell Village, and as directed by the Director of Housekeeping, to assure that the facility is maintained in a clean, safe, and comfortable manner. Will include the use of floor cleaning/floor finishing equipment. Quality customer service is a top priority for everyone at the Village.


Housekeeping Services

  • Perform day to day housekeeping functions as assigned
  • Perform specific tasks in accordance with daily work assignments.
  • Clean all assigned areas including but not limited to resident rooms, bathrooms, common areas, hallways, nursing stations, handrails, dining rooms, shower rooms, public bathrooms, and offices as assigned.
  • Keeps utility and storage rooms in clean and orderly condition.
  • Empties wastebaskets, transport trash, and waste to disposal area

Safety and Sanitation

  • Follow established fire safety policies and procedures
  • Follow established safety precautions when performing tasks and when using equipment and supplies.
  • Follow sanitation policies as directed by the supervisor
  • Adhere to OSHA, State and Federal safety standard precautions, i.e. infectious control, PPEs and isolation room

Equipment and Supply Functions

  • Ensure that the housekeeping cart is adequately stocked with supplies to perform daily tasks
  • Keep supervisor informed of supply needs
  • Must be able to operate and maintain all floor cleaning/floor finishing equipment to include but not limited to floor buffer/burnishers, carpet extractor, and carpet cleaning equipment.
  • Report burned-out light bulbs, exit lights, overhead lights, fluorescent lights, room call lights, etc., to your supervisor as soon as practical.
  • Assist others in lifting heavy equipment, supplies, etc., as directed or requested
  • Clean work/supply carts, equipment, etc., as necessary or directed
  • Ensure that equipment is cleaned and properly stored at the end of the shift.

Resident Rights

  • Maintain the confidentiality of resident information
  • Knock before entering a residents room
  • Honor the residents personal and property rights
  • Inform the resident when it is necessary to move his/her personal possessions during cleaning procedures.


  • Must be able to read, write, speak and understand the English language
  • Must possess the ability to make independent decisions when circumstances warrant such action
  • Must possess the ability to deal tactfully with staff, residents, family members, visitors, government agencies/staff, and the general public
  • Thrive in a team environment and work well with others
  • Must have patience, tact, a cheerful disposition, and enthusiasm, as well as the willingness to handle challenging residents/associates.


  • Must be able to push, pull, move, and/or lift a minimum of thirty (30) pounds
  • Must be able to ascend/descend stairs
  • May be exposed to blood, body fluids, infectious diseases, air contaminants (including tobacco smoke), and hazardous chemicals.


Lasell Village offers a comprehensive benefits package that includes; medical, dental, vision, 403b with a generous match (7.5%) after one year, tuition reimbursement, EAP, free ESL training, and public transportation reimbursement. Lasell Village is local to MBTA Riverside Station.

Lasell Village is requiring that all potential employees be fully vaccinated before starting employment. Employees that cannot be vaccinated due to a documented medical restriction or a sincerely held religious belief, should speak with HR during their initial interview.

Lasell Village is committed to equal opportunity in every aspect of hiring and employment. Lasell proactively reviews its policies and practices to assure that decisions with respect to every dimension of employment are made without regard to age, color of skin, disability, gender expression and identity, genetic predisposition, marital status, national origin, race, ethnicity, religion, sex, sexual orientation, veterans status, status as a victim of domestic violence, and all other protected groups and classes under Federal and State Laws and executive orders.

We are proud to be listed as an Age-Friendly Certified Employer.

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