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Housekeeping Environmental Aide

Sisters of Providence

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Job Title:                 Housekeeping Environmental Aide

Department:         Environmental Services

Full Time Position



The Environmental Aide position is responsible for the cleanliness of all buildings.



  • Clean Sister restrooms.
  • Transport waste from trash cans to main collection. This includes special hazardous waste and recycling.
  • Clean and stock public restrooms within the buildings.
  • Clean and maintain floor care in Dining rooms, kitchenettes and breakrooms.
  • Assist with blood spill cleanup.
  • Maintain cleanliness of common areas.
  • Follow a schedule, provided from PSCC, to clean hermitages for guest.
  • Prepare community room for various activities. This is requested 2-3 times a week and includes moving furniture, adding tables, adding chairs, and then putting the room back together after the event.
  • Clean and stock all maintenance building breakrooms and restrooms.
  • Clean and maintain restrooms and common areas of PSCC. Clean and maintain Mother Theodore Shrine.
  • Report any unusual situations, behaviors, etc., of Sisters, to director or nurse
  • Assist some Sisters who need personal help outside of the “norm”. This would include washing their linens and clothes, making their bed, light assistance with dressing.






  • Must know how to use cleaning devices, correct solutions and materials.
  • Must be able to follow schedules and facility procedures.
  • Able to give and receive written and oral instructions and directions in English.
  • Possess basic and accurate mathematical skills.
  • Must be able to maintain confidentiality regarding resident conditions and personal matters.



  • Must be able to read and write and follow oral and written instructions.
  • High school diploma or GED preferred.
  • Previous housekeeping experience in an institutional setting helpful.



The Sisters of Providence (Sisters) are committed to the fair and equal employment of individuals with disabilities.  It is the Sister’s policy to reasonably accommodate qualified individuals with disabilities unless the accommodation would impose an undue hardship on the congregation.  In accordance with the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) as amended, reasonable accommodations will be provided to qualified individuals with disabilities when such accommodations are necessary to enable them to perform the essential functions of their jobs or to enjoy the equal benefits and privileges of employment.  This policy applies to all applicants for employment and all employees.


The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential duties of this job.  Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential duties.

  1. Physical
  2. Will need to continuously stand, walks, reach, bend to floor, twist, sit.
  3. Must be able to lift, move or reposition facility furniture, and resident room furniture, including beds, chairs, and housekeeping cart.
  4. Circular arm and shoulder movements to clean mirrors and wash windows.
  5. Requires varying degrees of pushing, pulling and lifting depending on weight of solutions, containers, and supplies, sometimes up to 25 pounds unassisted or furniture up to 100 pounds with human assistance or mechanical device.
  6. Must have hand/ eye coordination sufficient to measure, pour and mix chemicals in solution for cleaning, stocking housekeeping cart and moving and replacing items when damp dusting horizontal surfaces.
  7. Must be able to identify resident placement and objects in rooms and hallways.
  8. Must be able to focus and read.


  1. Sensory
  2. Must be able to hear normal sounds and voice patterns with constant background noise.
  3. Must be able to receive and follow · verbal instructions.
  4. Must be able to respond to audible emergency signals, alarms, and telephones.
  5. Must be able to smell smoke and offensive environment odors.
  6. Must be able to identify resident placement and objects in rooms and hallways. Must be able to

focus and read chemical labels and mixing directions.

  1. Ability to identify colors for warning lights, signs and labels.
  2. Must be able to read regular/small size print


  1. Cognitive
  2. Must be able to remember multiple assignments and status of completion over an extended period.
  3. Must be able to remember specific requests and relate them as necessary.
  4. Must be able to concentrate on details during frequent interruptions.



Work is typically performed in a climate-controlled setting.  There is a frequent exposure to dust, and other hazardous materials such as chemicals identified in the MSDS manual.  There is seldom exposure to sudden fluctuations in temperature.  There is continuous exposure to latex or vinyl, plastic and materials used for personal protective equipment.



In the event of an emergency, employee must be physically able to assist in resident evacuations.



In support of the Land Ethic, all persons employed with the Sisters of Providence will reduce, reuse, recycle, and conserve energy.



To apply for this position

You may apply via online application or send resume and cover letter to hr@spsmw.org. If mailing your application, send to Sisters of Providence, Attn: HR Department, 1 Sisters of Providence, Saint Mary-of-the-Woods, IN 47876. You may be asked to complete additional application materials if you are called for an interview. All persons hired for positions with the Sisters of Providence are asked to complete an application.

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